How to get to Penang from Kuala Lumpur

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Island Penang is 300 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur (Penang on an interactive map (). You can get to it from the capital by plane, train, bus. Conveniently, the island is connected to the mainland by a bridge, and therefore you can directly get here by bus without changing. The train is also a good option, and although it does not go to the island itself, there is a railway station nearby on the mainland in the town of Butterworth, from which you can reach the ferry to the island on foot.

Prices for flights by plane compete with buses and trains, especially if you buy tickets in advance for Special Offers. If you could not find inexpensive flight options, you can use ground transport, which is also very convenient. For all the ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, read on:

By plane

Penang is home to Penang International Airport (Penang Airport on the map). Flights to it are operated from the main Kuala Lumpur International Airport KLIA, as well as from the old Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (formerly Subang Airport). For tourists, KLIA airport is most convenient, since budget airlines are based there, and most international flights arrive there, so you can continue to Penang without changing airports. Flights are operated by AirAsia, Firefly, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines. Prices for round-trip flights start at $ 25 (about 105 ringgit, see Malaysian currency and Exchange Rate) when buying tickets in advance for the promotion, the standard price is around $ 50.

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By train

The railway does not go directly to Penang, but a branch of the main railway of Malaysia passes through the city of Butterworth on the shore. Near Butterworth railway station (railway station on the map) there is a passenger ferry that takes you to the pier in 20 minutes (Weld Quay on map) directly to the center of Georgetown on Penang . The ferry departs approximately every 15 minutes from 06: 15 to 00: 40, costs 1.2 ringgit.

From Kuala Lumpur station Sentral Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral) There are up to 5 trains daily to Butterworth. Travel time is 4 hours, cost from 54 ringgit (about 13 US dollars).

You can get information about the schedule and cost of tickets, as well as book a ticket on the website of Malaysia Railways - http://www.ktmb.com.my/, learn more about Malaysia trains here.

By bus

Penang can be reached by bus both on flights directly entering the island via the bridge, and on buses to the city of Butterworth (then by ferry). From Kuala Lumpur depart from TBS. They are sent very often, almost every half hour. The journey is 5 hours, the cost is from 8 dollars.

Buses that go directly to Penang Island terminate at the bus station Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal (Terminal Bas Express SG Nibong). The bus station in Butterworth is close to the railway station and ferry, and getting from there to Penang will not be difficult (see above).

Bus schedule for Penang

Самолет Куала-Лумпур - Пинанг ₽ 1,092–12,191 50 м. – 1 ч. 5 м.
  •   Эконом 07:05, 08:20, 09:10, 09:55, 11:10, 13:20, 13:30, 13:50, 15:40, 15:50, 16:25, 16:50, 17:00, 17:40, 17:45, 18:55, 19:15, 19:35, 19:50, 20:10, 20:55, 21:45, 22:20, 23:20
  •   Эконом 05:45, 06:25, 06:40, 08:30, 10:10, 10:40, 11:20, 14:40, 14:55, 15:30, 16:45, 17:15, 17:50, 18:30, 19:00, 20:15, 20:25, 20:40, 21:15, 21:20, 21:45, 23:45
Автобус Куала-Лумпур - Пинанг ₽ 239–64,919 3 ч. – 6 ч. 50 м.
  •   Эконом 41 место 08:20, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:10, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00
  •   Эконом Двухэтажный 60 08:20, 15:10, 22:00
  •   Экспресс 07:30, 09:20, 09:30, 11:00, 11:15, 12:10, 13:00, 14:15, 15:10, 16:00, 18:00, 19:00, 19:40, 20:00, 21:00, 23:00, 23:59
  •   Эконом 45 12:00, 20:00
  •   Эконом 39 мест 12:30, 15:10, 20:45, 22:15
  •   Эконом 41 18:00
  •   Бизнес-класс 08:15, 09:00, 10:00, 11:45, 16:00, 16:30, 17:30, 22:00, 22:45, 23:00, 23:15, 23:30, 23:45, 23:59
  •   Эконом 41 место 05:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:45, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:30
  •   Экспресс 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:20, 09:00, 09:15, 09:20, 09:45, 10:00, 10:45, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 15:10, 16:00, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 21:45, 21:50, 22:00, 22:30, 22:59, 23:59
  •   Эконом 45 08:00, 16:00
  •   Эконом Двухэтажный 60 09:00, 15:45, 22:30
  •   Эконом 41 14:00
  •   Бизнес-класс 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:30, 11:00, 15:30, 15:45, 16:00, 17:00, 20:00, 21:00, 21:30, 22:30, 23:00
  •   Эконом 39 мест 05:00, 07:00, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 10:00, 10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:30, 15:45, 16:00, 18:00, 21:00, 22:00, 22:30
  •   ВИП 01:00, 08:00, 10:00, 12:30, 14:15, 15:30, 18:00, 20:00
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