Travel from Kuala Lumpur to Lumut

Lumut is where you can get a public ferry to Pangkor Island. It is not possible to take a car to Pangkor Island so from Kuala Lumpur many visitors choose to take a bus to Lumut, and from where the bus drops off passengers it’s a 5 minute walk to get the ferry over Pangkor Island.

Travel Times from Kuala Lumpur to Lumut

There are 3 bus services a day from Kuala Lumpur to Lumut which are available to book online.

Kuala LumpurLumutCostCompany
11:3015:4527.00 MYRTransnasional
13:0017:2030.00 MYRSri Maju Group
20:3000:4527.00 MYRTransnasional
  • On Transnasional bus services the journey by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Lumut is scheduled to takes 4 hours 15 minutes.
  • On Sri Maju Group bus services the journey by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Lumut is scheduled to takes 4 hours 20 minutes.

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Kuala Lumpur Bus Station

Bus services Kuala Lumpur to Lumut depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, at Jalan Terminal Selatan, Bandar Tasek Selatan, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Lumut Bus Station

Bus services from Kuala Lumpur to Lumut terminate at Lumut Bus Station, Jalan Iskahdah Shah, 32200 Lumut, Perak, Malaysia.

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Pangkor Island near Lumut

Pangkor Island is a small island, approximately 10 km long by 4 km at its widest point, on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. Pangkor Island is located near to the mainland. The journey by ferry from the pier in Lumut town, which is 300 metres walking distance from Lumut Bus Station, to Pangkor Island takes 20 minutes. The ferry first docks at Sungai Pinang Kecil, before carrying on to Pangkor Town.

Pangkor Island near Lumut
Pangkor Island near Lumut

Pangkor Island is hilly. The roads on the island follow the coastline as a consequence. To reach the hilly interior you need to walk, and there are some walking trails which are popular with more active visitors. The beaches and resorts are on the west coast of the island, with much of population living on the east coast. The east coast is where the island’s main non-tourist related industries, particularly the preparation of dried fish, are conducted. To the south of the island is a nature reserve and the island’s major historical site, a dilapidated Dutch built fort dating back to the 17th Century. Pangkor is very much a beach resort type destination. The island has lots of wildlife, most notably the hornbill birds which are encouraged to congregate on the tourist beaches by being left food. There are also three small islands near Pangkor. One of these islands, Pulau Giam, has a coral reef around it which makes it a good place to go snorkelling.

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