Ipoh to Penang

Ipoh to Penang

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Ipoh to Penang Schedule

Ipoh to Penang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Mara Liner Express 02:00 - 04:04$ 3.48
Mayang Sari Express 04:45 - 06:49$ 3.97
Sri Maju Group Express 09:15 - 11:22$ 4.94
Unititi Express Express 10:15 - 12:22$ 4.97
Super Nice Express Express 13:45 - 15:49$ 3
KPB Express Express 15:30 - 17:37$ 6.21
Billion Stars Express Express 17:00 - 19:07$ 5.50
Mayang Sari Express 18:30 - 20:34$ 3.95
KTM ETS Gold 20:36 - 22:22$ 8.04
Billion Stars Express Express 23:59 - 02:06$ 5.43

Transportation from Ipoh to Penang

Ipoh to Penang Destination Reviews

Bus took us to the ferry terminal where we then had to get a ferry. Ticket says another location entirely (sungai nibong) for destination - actual destination wasn’t even on Penang island
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Feb 24, 2020
Made it to our final destination!
Bus Express, Perak Transit Ekspres, Feb 8, 2020
Comfortable and good driver. Recommended
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Jan 30, 2020
Booked online to go Sg Nibong terminal direct but the coach detour to drop off passengers at Penang Sentral resulting in 1 hr delay. Bus is dirty and poor customer service!
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Dec 25, 2019
Easy to book online. Went to bus station to get tickets printed. Walking distance from old town. Came back in morning to catch bus. Waited in air con room until boarding. All very easy. Bus journey was smooth. Good driver. Highly recommend this booking company and bus company.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Dec 24, 2019
driver is OK.
Bus Express, Perak Transit Ekspres, Oct 28, 2019
It was good
Bus Express, Unititi Express, Sep 18, 2019
Good service ...coach was on time fast and efficient.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Sep 2, 2019
Comfortable trip. No problems
Bus Express, Perak Transit Ekspres, Aug 15, 2019
Smooth and safe ride. Worth it!
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Jun 18, 2019
34 customer reviews

How to get from Ipoh to Penang

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

  • Bus
  • Train

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 Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 10.33. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 2.97.

How far is Ipoh from Penang?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Ipoh to Penang. Your trip will be a total of 87 miles (139 km). The flying distance is 68 miles (109 km).

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

The travel time from Ipoh to Penang 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 Ipoh to Penang?

The cost of the trip from Ipoh to Penang varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Super Nice Express: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 2.97 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as USD 10.33.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 3.00 to USD 6.00;
  • Train tickets - USD 8.00 to USD 10.00;

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 04:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:00. There are 22 available bus trips every day.
  • 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 Ipoh to Penang 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.


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 Ipoh to Penang

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Ipoh to Penang? 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:

  • 92% decided to go for a bus.
  • 8% users enjoyed a train ride.