Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur

Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur
Thu, May 30
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Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur Schedule

Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Standard 3pax Any timeMYR 1,042.85
Billion Stars Express VIP 07:45 - 12:48MYR 43.90
KPB Express VIP 24 09:45 - 14:37MYR 44
Super Nice Express Express 11:00 - 16:03MYR 40.43
Billion Stars Express VIP 13:00 - 18:03MYR 46.20
Malindo Air Economy #OD210315:00 - 16:00MYR 186.22
Billion Stars Express VIP 16:00 - 21:03MYR 36.97
Malindo Air Economy #OD210718:55 - 19:55MYR 186.22
Billion Stars Express VIP 21:00 - 01:55MYR 51.98
Billion Stars Express VIP 23:35 - 04:30MYR 46.20

Transportation from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur

Facts about the transport from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur

Cheapest Transport$8
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure12:15 AM
Latest Departure11:59 PM
Departures per day39
Distance437 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAirAsia, Billion Stars Express, Daytrip, Firefly, Jasmine Express, KPB Express, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Super Nice Express

Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur Destination Reviews

Good seats and bus but too cold there!
Bus Express, Billion Stars Express, Mar 29, 2023
I'm really glad I booked through 12go.asia (rather than another 3rd party booking site). It made everything very easy! I wasn't able to use my card internationally on the local sites, so I had to book through other means. 12go.asia didn't have all the transit options in Malaysia, but it had enough for me to be able to make a decent decision / weigh options, and it immediately confirmed my ticket with the provider I was booking with. They also give you a ton of information when you book (the specific counter check in, the bus, the time, if you need a passport, etc), which was also really helpful. The bus itself was extremely comfortable. Lot of legroom, separate vents / lights, etc. So yeah, overall it was a great experience! I'd definitely use them again. Thanks!
Bus Express 27, StarMart, Dec 20, 2022
very easy and worked excellent
Train #9175 ETS Platinum, KTM, Oct 30, 2022
Great service! Prompt responses from the support team. Journeys completed, and enjoyed!
Train #9175 ETS Platinum, KTM, Oct 3, 2022
Butterworth train Station is a bit basic and chaotic, but the KTM train was great.
Train #9175 ETS Platinum, KTM, Sep 15, 2022
Really comfortable seats, a lot of space, usb ports and even 3 massage options in the chair.
Bus Express, Billion Stars Express, Sep 8, 2022
The waiting area in Butterworth is too hot. It should be air conditioned as we have to wait at least half an hour or more for the comfort of the passengers. Furthermore, announcements are not clear and not understood. Too crowded as incoming and outgoing are squeezed in the same room. Improvements should be made asap.
Train #9175 ETS Platinum, KTM, Aug 22, 2022
There is no concept of queueing or looking after oku passengers. My mother was on a cane due to bad back and knee injuries. She is 68 years old..and the staff watched as young men and women pushed past her to get to the lift...and all the seats for waiting were taken up. We wanted to go by train for travels, but she won't know because she doesn't trust KTM to look after people with disabilities.
Train #9175 ETS Platinum, KTM, Aug 5, 2022
Train from Butterworth to KL. Comfortable, fast service. Not sure if Platinum service is living up to expectations as yet in this post-COVID time given the number of stops. However the train is clean, and comfortable. Just make sure you clarify the direction of travel when selecting your seats as the seats are fixed if you are like me and don't like a rearward facing seat it may be challenging.
Train #9175 ETS Platinum, KTM, Jul 24, 2022
Embarkations n disembarkation point should be clearly stated.eg Penang which pier. To connect to Penang sentral... Station master was confused in directing passenger which platform to embark on train.
Train #9179 ETS Platinum, KTM, May 21, 2022
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How to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur

Travelling between Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur is possible by Flight, bus, train and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 376.50 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 7.00.

How long does it take to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 9 hours to travel between Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 8h 44m to reach Kuala Lumpur.

How much does it cost to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur?

Travelling between Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur can be as cheap as USD 7.00 if you opt for a Billion Stars Express bus and as expensive as USD 376.50 if you buy a Daytrip taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur ?

  • 36 from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur starting from 00:15 Butterworth until 23:59 Butterworth
  • 3 from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur starting from 00:00 Butterworth Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Butterworth Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 24.83.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air


Travelling from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur

Billion Stars Express, Jasmine Express, KPB Express, Super Nice Express


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur



Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 60% opted for a bus
  • 39% took a train
  • 1% Other