Flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Flight information Penang to Kuala Lumpur
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Average flight time, total distance 301 kilometres
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Kuala Lumpur International and Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Azziz Shah
Flying from Penang to Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, or more commonly known as ‘KL’, is the capital city of Malaysia. The city is known for its diverse culture and heritage. Having a population of over 7.2 million people, travellers will be able to experience at least three different culture, religion and heritage in this city.
Kuala Lumpur is served by two airports, Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. The flight time from Penang to KL takes approximately an hour.
Airlines that fly from Penang International Airport (PEN) to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
For those looking for a cheap flight from Penang to Kuala Lumpur, AirAsia is the only budget airline serving a direct route. Other budget airlines such as Firefly, Scoot and Thai Lion Air also serve the KL to Penang route but require an airport transit.
If not, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Airways are full-fledged airlines serving a direct route from Penang to Kuala Lumpur.
Airlines that fly from Penang International Airport (PEN) to Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB)
Passenger looking at arriving in Kuala Lumpur SZB airport from Penang have a variety of airlines to choose from. The two budget airlines serving a direct Penang to Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah flight route are Firefly and Thai Lion Air. Full-fledged airlines having a direct Penang to KL SZB flight are Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Airways.
Departure from Penang International Airport
The most convenient and fastest way to get to the airport for your Penang to Kuala Lumpur flight is via a taxi or private airport transfer. The average taxi fare will cost RM40 to George Town and RM80 to Batu Ferringhi and should take approximately 30 - 45 minutes.
There is also the option of using the Rapid Penang bus service that goes directly to the airport from Komtar Shopping Centre in George Town. The bus fare will cost RM3 per way and will take a minimum of 45 minutes depending on traffic for your flight from Penang to KL.
Penang International Airport information
Penang Airport is located 16km from George Town and is the third busiest airport in Malaysia. It is recommended for travellers to eat before arriving at the airport for their flight from Penang to Kuala Lumpur as there are not much dining and shopping options at this airport. The shops are also only open during operational hours with no 24-hours convenience shops for travellers. Complimentary WiFi in most public areas, prayer room and a premium lounge is available within the terminal if required.
Arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is located 45km south of KL city centre. Once arriving from Penang to Kuala Lumpur, the fastest and convenient way of getting to KL Sentral from the airport is via KLIA Express train. Costing RM55 per way, it takes only 30 minutes to get to the city from the airport with complimentary WiFi on-board for passengers.
For the more budget conscious travellers, taking the Skybus or KL Airport Coach would be an option. The bus fare should cost RM10 per person and take a minimum of 60 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
Alternatively, travellers that prefer a more direct and door-to-door service can consider pre-booking a private or shared airport transfer from Skyscanner before your Penang to KL flight.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) Information
There are two terminals in KLIA with a free shuttle bus connecting both terminals if required. KLIA is its main terminal for domestic and international flights while KLIA2 is solely based for only AirAsia flights. If travellers are flying from Penang to Kuala Lumpur with AirAsia, do take note that your flight will arrive in KLIA2. There are various dining and duty-free options with complimentary WiFi available in both terminals. A 24-hour prayer room is also available in both airport terminals if required.
Arrival at Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
Kuala Lumpur SZB Airport, or more commonly known as ‘Subang Airport’, is located in Subang Jaya, Selangor. It is located approximately 24km from KL Sentral. Upon arriving from your Penang to Kuala Lumpur flight, the easiest and direct way of getting to KL Sentral is via a public taxi or pre-arranging a private or shared airport transfer from Skyscanner. The car journey to KL Sentral should take a minimum of 25 minutes depending on traffic.
There is also the option of taking the commuter rail system from Subang Airport. The KTM Komuter departs from SZB airport to KL Sentral every 90 minutes with a direct route. This will cost RM15 per way and will have a journey time of 30 minutes.
Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB) Information
Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport has one building and is an easy, no-fuss airport. There is a variety of food outlets although not as many as the KLIA. Duty-free shops are also limited at this airport. However, complimentary WiFi and prayer rooms are available for passengers if required.
Kuala Lumpur Recommendations
Once you have searched and booked your cheap flight from Penang to Kuala Lumpur on Skyscanner, here is a list of the 5 hotels most worth your dime in KL.
For recommendations on places to visit, the Petronas Twin Towers, Merdeka Square and Batu Caves are top must-see places in Kuala Lumpur. For the shopaholics, Bukit Bintang, Central Market, Petaling Street (also known as Chinatown) and the many shopping malls located everywhere in KL are for you. Alor street is also a must-go-to spot to try KL’s mouthwatering local food.
Useful Kuala Lumpur Travel Information
What is the time difference between Penang and Kuala Lumpur?
There is no time difference between Penang and Kuala Lumpur
What is the weather like in Kuala Lumpur?
Kuala Lumpur has an average temperature of 29°c all year round with October - December being their rainy season.
What is the currency and exchange rate for Kuala Lumpur?
Penang and Kuala Lumpur both use the Malaysian Ringgit (RM).
What is the average cost of a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur?
The average cost of a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur ranges from RM180 – RM350. Skyscanner also helps find and compare hotel rooms in Kuala Lumpur for travellers.
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Information is accurate as of 05 October 2018
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