Six hours on the bus
You have several options to reach from Kuala Lumpur Penang. You can take the bus, train or plane. The bus is by far the cheapest option, but it also takes the longest. We once made the mistake to take the bus to Ipoh and were on the road for six hours. Penang is even further, so we didn’t like to spend a day in this vehicle again. Via the KTM website, you can easily book your train tickets. The train leaves from KL Sentral and stops at Kuala Lumpur Station, a small station next to Pasar Seni. Along the way you have a beautiful view to enjoy and about four hours later you get off at the final destination Butterworth. From there it’s, depending on the traffic, half an hour to Georgetown.
Langkawi and Redang
Even though Penang is an island, you don’t immediately get that typical island feeling. It feels more like a city on the waterfront. Penang is therefore not seen as the island where you have to be for the most beautiful beaches. Then you better make the crossing to Langkawi or the east, Redang. Of course, there are hotels on the beach where you can stay, but if you want to taste more the culture of this island, you have to go to Georgetown.