Buses from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Buses from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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From TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang by Bus

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Transportation from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang

TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang destination reviews

CM
Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 16, 2020
Very professional handling from booking to arrival. The seats of the (older) bus were comfortable and provided a lot of legroom. I wished there was an option (a net or similar) for personal items to put in during the trip, but it didn't bother a lot. The multimedia screens at the seats didn't work, but it's not a big deal either ;)
RD
Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 8, 2020
Happy with the service provided. Bus arrived pretty much bang on time (15 minute delay), made a food / loo stop half way through the journey and the seats were comfortable.
DT
Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 8, 2020
The picture was not the same as the bus provided.
PM
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Mar 5, 2020
The bus was clean and comfortable. Everything was fine and the driver drove safely. The bus was approximately on time. On the 5-6 hours trip from KL to Penang we had a lunch/restroom break right after Ipoh. Buying the ticket in 12Go Asia was easy and I got the e-ticet to my email right after finishing the purchase on 12Go site.
JL
Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 2, 2020
All Perfect, nice driver
MT
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 29, 2020
Bus was good but the waiting room needs hell of an improvement .
MM
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 10, 2020
The toilets could be cleaner but the journey and coach was nice
KA
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 7, 2020
We left on time and arrived close to on time. Bus was a bit old but clean enough.
AD
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 4, 2020
But was clean and comfortable. Bus driver was a lunatic. Speed limiter alarm was ringing for the whole journey. Coming down one of the big hills, he was going so fast that if another vehicle had pulled out it would have been game over. Very bad driver
TN
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 29, 2020
Travel time is around 6 hours, the bus is old and nobody help in taking luggage on-off
DH
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Jan 24, 2020
Bus was small. Not all recliners worked but we did arrive 2 hours early!
DD
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Jan 21, 2020
Bus is not good , so noisy .
KH
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 20, 2020
Very comfortable ride ! Would definitely recommend
MR
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 19, 2020
Bus needed cleaning.
MY
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 5, 2020
Awesome comfort
RB
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 3, 2020
Arrival was ~30 minutes late. Bus was comfortable, but a little dated.
BP
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 2, 2020
Great service
RS
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 28, 2019
It was a very relaxed ride from KL to Penang. 5+
EH
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 28, 2019
Very comfy bus ride from KL to Penang. No delay, arrived exactly on time. Good driver. Entertainment didn't work, I think. But who needs it on a bus ride? Better look outside and enjoy landscape. Recommended !!
BZ
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 23, 2019
The people were nice, but that’s also the only thing that was pleasant from the trip. The waiting room was very old and uncomfortable. It looked like it was an abandoned house - the toilet was disgusting, the couch was ripped with cracks in it and the room had no ceiling. On the site they said it would take around 4,5 hours to get to the destination. In real it took them more than 8 hours. We could have accepted some delay, but this was almost double the time they said.. very disappointing. Besides that the bus was not clean and comfortable at all. Everywhere were stains of food and drinks from the previous passengers. Also the bus had a bad smell to it. I would not recommend this bus to others. You can better take the plane to spare time.
KK
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 22, 2019
Long voayage en bus car beaucoup de bouchons. Mais service correct.
KJ
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Dec 21, 2019
Bus was comfy, however leaving from a bus station we expected to be dropped off at a bus station instead we were dropped out off by the side of a road with no help at all and no taxis near by. We ended up going into a shop and asking if they minded calling us a taxi as we had no idea where we were.
EK
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 18, 2019
Everything in order! The waiting hall need some renovation but the ride was perfect.
MS
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 18, 2019
Very comfortable chairs that recline and have USB ports for charging. Easy and comfortable journey.
PH
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 17, 2019
A little disappointed. The bus operators office was in very poor condition. The bus was very different from the advertised picture and was generally in poor condition. On the other hand, the ride was comfortable and relatively on schedule.
DM
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 15, 2019
Salio el bus a horario pero por tráfico llegamos hora y media tarde al destino. El bus estaba limpio y cómodo. El aire acondicionado muy fuerte (llevar abrigo). Solo ofrecen una parada para ir al baño y comprar snacks.
BK
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 5, 2019
It was in time but the bus was sooo dirty! Anyway big seats and confortable bus.
DB
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 2, 2019
Everything fine, took a little longer than expected, but there was a lot of traffic, so it wasn’t the drivers fault
AB
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 1, 2019
All great. Very funny destroyed boarding lounge
CA
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 29, 2019
Booking online went smooth, if you print out your ticket then you're good to go. The Old Railway Station in KL is a bit out of shape, but doesn't really matter. The bus departed on time and despite being a bit out of shape, has comfortable and specious seats, which made the trip pretty pleasant. We stopped once for a toilet/food break and arrived a little later than stated, due to traffic jam outside the city. All and all I would recommend!
AB
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 24, 2019
Bus was clean enough and comfortable. Didn't take as long as stated on 12go, but we expected that already. The lobby at KTM railway was in horrible shape, but you only have to wait there for half an hour and it's air-conditioned
AM
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 17, 2019
Bus arrived on time, lots of leg room. Only downside was that the bus smelt a bit of urine.
DH
Bus Express, Plusliner, Nov 16, 2019
The bus was the most fanciest bus I have ever been on! Loads of legroom, cup and phone holders, USB charger, foot rests, seat storage, a mixture of leather and fabric seat that recline. It was like the first class travel of coaches and the four hours flew by. I would've given it five stars by the waiting lounge at Nice bus station looks like it's falling apart and the bus was 15 mins late.
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How to get from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang by Bus

Taking a bus to get from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang is a safe, comfortable and less-expensive alternative for travelling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. Toless travelled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang tickets. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang?

Travelling by bus, the distance from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang by Bus?

The estimate travel time from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang is about 4h 55m. Note that travelling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between TBS Kuala Lumpur and Penang may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is a type of a bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang by Bus?

The ticket price from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

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