How to get to Penang from Kuala Lumpur

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The island of Penang is about 300 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur (Penang interactive map of Malaysia). You can reach it from the capital by plane, train, bus. Conveniently, the island is connected with mainland with a bridge, and therefore it is possible directly without a transplant to get here by bus. The train is also a good option, and although the island itself it is not, nearby on the mainland in Butterworth is the train/railway station, from where the ferry to the island can be reached on foot.

Prices for flights compete with buses and trains, especially if you buy tickets in advance for special offers. If cheap choices of flights to choose failed, you can use ground transport, which is also very convenient. About all the ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, read more:

On the plane

Penang international airport Penang International Airport (Penang airport on the map). Flights to it are from the main international airport of Kuala Lumpur KLIAand from the old airport Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (formerly Subang Airport). For tourists the most convenient airport KLIA because there are budget airlines, and it arrives most international flights, so you can continue the journey to Penang without a change of airport. Flights operated by airlines AirAsia, Firefly, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines. Prices for a round trip start from $ 25 (about 105 ringgit, see the Malaysian currency and the exchange rate) when you buy tickets in advance for the shares, the standard price is around 50 dollars.

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By train

Directly on Penang railway does not go, but through the city of Butterworth (Butterworth) on the shore is the main branch of the railroad of Malaysia. Near railway station Butterworth (railway station on the map) is a passenger ferry, which takes 20 minutes to get to the pier (Weld Quay on the map) right in the heart of Georgetown on Penang . The ferry departs approximately every 15 minutes from 06:15 to 00:40 is 1.2 ringgit.

From Kuala Lumpur station , Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) to Butterworth departs daily to 5 trains. Journey time 4 hours, cost from 54 ringgit (about $ 13).

To obtain information on schedules and fares, and book tickets on the website of the Railways of Malaysia, read more about trains of Malaysia here.

By bus

Penang can be reached by bus as on flights directly into the island over the bridge, and buses to the city Butterworth (then by ferry). From Kuala Lumpur depart from the station TBS. Travel very often, almost every half hour. In duration 5 hours, cost $ 8.

Buses that go directly to the island of Penang, end the path at the bus station Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal (Terminal Bas SG Nibong Express). Bus station in Butterworth is next to the railway station and the ferry, and getting from there to Penang is not difficult (see above).

The schedule of buses to Penang

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
minister 26 July, 2018
On the island of Penang in Malaysia, I visited already 3 times. The first time I came for 3 days, second time for a week, for the third time already for 3 weeks. And I think that will go again. Talking to different people on the island and outside it, I notice more and more that this place is very much underestimated. Someone generally knows nothing about it and does not even think about to come. Someone (a lot) arrives in 2-3 days to make Thai or Indonesian visa. Really, Penang is an excellent and very convenient place for visa-wound of those long lives in Thailand (Phuket, Samui, Phangan) and those who "Longstreet" to Bali in Indonesia. But other than that, Penang is also very beautiful and interesting place in itself and that is what I want to share. Their posts in instagram I have inspired several people to go and explore the island a little deeper, and now decided to write a full article in the blog. I hope and believe will inspire even more!
A little General information. Penang is a state in North of Malaysia, just 160 kilometres from the border with Thailand. The state consists of the island and the mainland strip of Seberang-Perai. It is now going about the island, what I liked 3 of their arrival.
The size of Penang is about 2.5 times more than Thai of Koh Phangan, just a quarter more of Koh Samui and is about 20 times smaller than the island of Bali. If you look at the map, we can see that Penang is about halfway between the three most numerous Asian Nations — India, China and Indonesia. This arrangement was facilitated by a large influx of people from these countries and resulted Penang has become a beautiful, harmonious and prosperous center of the mixing of cultures and peoples. Here ...
admin 26 July, 2018
minister, the same question as in other topic. Your message can be construed as spam by the forum rules. ...
Anfisa 21 September, 2018
Please tell me it is better to Penang by plane to Langkawi and back and forth? And 2-3 days is enough to see the most interesting places? Thank you. ...
admin 21 September, 2018

It depends on what you what you mean by "Better" ? If faster, then Yes, the plane is faster, but not so much, because the flight need to arrive for check-in , plus the aircraft arrives at the other end of the island, where the Georgetown still have to drive 30-60 minutes. But the ferry arrives right in Georgeton immediately to the hotel on foot can be reached, if well guided. 2-3 days, in principle, the most interesting to watch. Of course not all will see, but if several days to run the attractions. Also because you are tired physically and mentally, everything will be monotonous, so 3 day norm.
But on the other hand, IMHO, the old parts of Georgetown are so cool, it is possible to walk endlessly, always something interesting. I personally just fell in love with Georgetown, so I went back a second time, and still going. ...
Anfisa 22 September, 2018
Thanks for the reply.. I understand.. better.. tell me the ferry tickets booked in advance or on the spot has to buy for Langkawi ferry to Penang? The hotel is better for sure in advance I guess ...
admin September 23, 2018

Better, at least for the day. It is possible to buy over the Internet in place. But the place is inconvenient, you have to spend on taxi to the pier and back, and time to spend. Via the Internet here can try: or ...
Aleksandrr August 16, 2019
Good day. In November we will cruise in Langkawi - Penang - Klang. Should you buy a group tour? What is most interesting and need to uvideti? What popracovat from the local cuisine? And what nicolee popular Souvenirs to buy? Thank you ...
admin August 18, 2019

Hello! Well, you start to read our guide, it's no wonder they tried to write And here is clarifying the questions to ask, and that they are too extensive you. ...
lyudochka 21 October, 2019
Good afternoon. For the first time will be on at hotel Jen Penang in Georgetown . Tell me how faster and better to find graffiti? The landmark Komtar tower ...
admin 21 October, 2019

Hello! Graffiti is not in one place, but scattered around the old town. So just go out and walk on foot. Find streets Lebuh Chulia, Lebun Pantai, Lebuh Armenian. And you can find accommodation in hotels and travel agencies are free of the map marked with graffiti. ...