Malacca to Penang by bus, flight

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From Melaka Sentral to Butterworth by bus

10:00
Melaka Sentral, Malacca
17:05
Butterworth
7h 5m
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From Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal to Butterworth by bus

08:30
Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal, Malacca
14:15
Butterworth Penang
5h 45m
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08:30
Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal, Malacca
14:15
Butterworth Penang
5h 45m
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08:30
Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal, Malacca
14:15
Butterworth Penang
5h 45m
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09:00
Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal, Malacca
14:45
Butterworth Penang
5h 45m
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20:30
Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal, Malacca
02:15
Butterworth Penang
5h 45m
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20:30
Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal, Malacca
02:15
Butterworth Penang
5h 45m
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21:00
Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal, Malacca
02:45
Butterworth Penang
5h 45m
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From Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal to Penang by bus

09:00
Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal, Malacca
18:00
Terminal Bus Sungai Nibong, Penang
9h
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20:00
Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal, Malacca
05:00
Terminal Bus Sungai Nibong, Penang
9h
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21:00
Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal, Malacca
06:00
Terminal Bus Sungai Nibong, Penang
9h
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From Batu Berendum Airport to Penang by flight

#AK6285
15:10
MKZ Batu Berendum Airport, Malacca
16:20
PEN Penang International Airport
1h 10m
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#OD1333
18:35
MKZ Batu Berendum Airport, Malacca
19:55
PEN Penang International Airport
1h 20m
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Malacca to Penang Schedule

Malacca to Penang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Transnasional MY Business 08:30 – 14:15MYR 51.30
Sri Maju Group VIP 24 10:00 – 17:05MYR 56.11
AirAsia Economy #AK628515:10 – 16:20MYR 150.58
Malindo Air Economy #OD133318:35 – 19:55MYR 556.78
Transnasional MY Economy Club 39 20:00 – 05:00MYR 53.02

Malacca to Penang destination reviews

3.3
19 customer reviews
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16%
4
42%
3
21%
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21%
SS
3
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Feb 23, 2019
2 hours delay
FA
4
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Dec 15, 2018
Good...long drive :)
AM
4
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Dec 4, 2018
Everything ok

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How to get from Malacca to Penang

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

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. 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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about MYR 550.47. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as MYR 47.72.

How far is Malacca from Penang?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Malacca to Penang. Your trip will be a total of 304 miles (489 km). The flying distance is 251 miles (403 km).

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

The travel time from Malacca to Penang can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 9 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Malacca to Penang?

The cost of the trip from Malacca to Penang 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 MYR 47.72 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as MYR 550.47.

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

  • Bus tickets - MYR 48.00 to MYR 60.00;
  • Plane tickets - MYR 97.00 to MYR 550.00;

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 08:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:00. There are 8 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Malacca to Penang depart during the day - there are approximately 2 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Malacca to Penang. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is MYR 97.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Malacca to Penang
AirAsia (AirAsia), Malindo Air

Buses

Taking a bus from Malacca 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.

The most popular transport from Malacca to Penang

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Malacca 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:

  • 911 decided to go for a bus.
  • 89 users took a plane.