Butterworth to Ipoh

Butterworth to Ipoh

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Butterworth to Ipoh Schedule

Butterworth to Ipoh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Minivan 4pax Any timeMYR 855.88
KTM ETS Platinum 05:15 - 06:55MYR 44.80
KTM ETS Gold 07:50 - 09:34MYR 35.84
KPB Express Express 08:30 - 10:37MYR 23.10
Billion Stars Express Express 11:00 - 13:07MYR 28.88
Sri Maju Group Express 13:30 - 15:37MYR 18.49
CS Travel Express 14:30 - 17:53MYR 23.10
Sri Theven Travel Express 17:45 - 19:52$ 5.01
KTM ETS Platinum 18:45 - 20:25MYR 45.92
Super Nice Express Express 21:00 - 23:07MYR 23.10
Billion Stars Express Express 23:00 - 01:07MYR 34.66

Transportation from Butterworth to Ipoh

Butterworth to Ipoh Destination Reviews

We had to sit backwards as when booking the seat it didn’t inform us it was going to be backwards.
Train #9175 ETS Platinum, KTM, Oct 30, 2022
Bus was delayed 2 hours, bus driver was smoking whilst driving so all I could smell was smoke, bus driver wouldn’t let me drink any water during the trip and told me where I had to put my legs- I am very tall and have long legs, the leg room wasn’t sufficient enough so I had to have my legs slightly to the side. Felt very uncomfortable throughout the whole journey.
Bus Express, Sri Theven Travel, Jun 5, 2022
if ktm available, will be better.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Feb 14, 2020
OK.. Good
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Jan 7, 2020
Counter agents were friendly, bus departed on time, although we arrived at the terminal about a half hour behind schedule. The ride itself was unremarkable, which is a good thing! Didn't feel dangerous or risky at all.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Dec 18, 2019
Nice bus. Good AC.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, May 4, 2019
Train trip was fast with no delays
Train #9105 ETS Platinum, Easybook Trains, Mar 24, 2019
Butterworth train station is pretty basic. The train was comfortable and I enjoyed the views along the way. Air conditioning very cold. Bring a shawl or a sweat shirt
Train #9105 ETS Platinum, Easybook Trains, Mar 14, 2019
Great service both regarding the actual journey and the support of the staff
Train #9321 ETS Gold, Easybook Trains, Mar 4, 2019
We connected with a very early morning ferry from George Town, on our way from Butterworth to Ipoh (and then on by bus to Cameron Highlands). Ferry connection was very easy, train was on schedule and very comfortable.
Train #9321 ETS Gold, Easybook Trains, Feb 14, 2019
49 customer reviews

How to get from Butterworth to Ipoh

When you want to get from Butterworth to Ipoh, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 193.07. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 4.91.

How far is Butterworth from Ipoh?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Butterworth to Ipoh. Your trip will be a total of 97 miles (155 km). The flying distance is 77 miles (123 km).

How long does it take to get from Butterworth to Ipoh?

The travel time from Butterworth to Ipoh can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 3 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Butterworth to Ipoh?

The cost of the trip from Butterworth to Ipoh varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Transnasional MY: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 4.91 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 193.07.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Butterworth to Ipoh:

  • Bus tickets - USD 4.91 to USD 4.91;
  • Train tickets - USD 8.04 to USD 10.27;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 119.19 to USD 193.07.

How many trips per day are there between Butterworth and Ipoh?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 6 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Butterworth to Ipoh is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Butterworth to Ipoh. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 119.19.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Butterworth to Ipoh

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Butterworth to Ipoh? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 69% decided to go for a bus.
  • 31% users enjoyed a train ride.