Penang to Ipoh

Penang to Ipoh

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Penang to Ipoh Schedule

Penang to Ipoh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Billion Stars Express Express 01:30 - 03:36MYR 32.34
KTM ETS Platinum 05:15 - 06:55MYR 44.80
Billion Stars Express Express 07:00 - 09:06MYR 32.34
Billion Stars Express VIP 08:30 - 10:37MYR 23.10
Persada Taiping Express 10:45 - 12:52MYR 28.88
Sri Maju Group Express 13:30 - 16:00MYR 18.49
KPB Express VIP 24 15:00 - 17:07MYR 23.10
Transnasional MY Executive 17:30 - 19:45MYR 27.70
Billion Stars Express VIP 19:30 - 21:37MYR 32.34
Billion Stars Express Express 21:15 - 23:27MYR 23.10
Mayang Sari Express 23:11 - 01:18MYR 17.60

Transportation from Penang to Ipoh

Facts about the transport from Penang to Ipoh

Cheapest Transport$4
Fastest Transport1h 19m
Earliest Departure5:15 AM
Latest Departure11:45 PM
Departures per day48
Distance66 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAerobus, CS Travel, Daytrip, Jetstar Asia, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, Persada Taiping, Scoot, Sri Maju Group, Sri Theven Travel, Super Nice Express, Unititi Express

Penang to Ipoh Destination Reviews

Decent aircon. No WiFi. No sockets I could see. Left on time. Journey delayed by an extra 45 mins due to traffic. Was a full bus. Okay.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Oct 1, 2023
When I got to the bus company I was sent on the wrong bus (KL instead of Ipoh). Before entering and on the bus I'd ask the staff several times if this was the bus going to Ipoh, which they confirmed. And yet, when someone checked tickets (after one hour) I was told to get off the bus and wait for 30 minutes to get on the right bus. When I finally got on the right bus, there was no seat with the number printed on my ticket. So I ended up being moved around until a staff member finally gave me a seat that hadn't been booked.
Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Jul 19, 2023
Despite there being large no smoking signs all over the bus. The driver smoked while driving with the window open 5cm. Even wearing a mask the smell burned.
Bus Executive, Transnasional MY, Dec 16, 2022
Vehicle was ice-cold, driver didn’t understand English, we had almost 2 hours delay
Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Aug 10, 2022
All at all it was good online that we have to pay 2RM / pax more because the buyed ticket doesn't function with theyr scan system
Bus Express, KPB Express, Aug 1, 2022
Climatisation en panne, impossible de l'éteindre. Il faisait très froid. Certaines chaises étaient cassées
This review was autotranslated
Bus VIP 24, KPB Express, Jun 11, 2022
The nice one
Train #9371 ETS Platinum, KTM, Apr 13, 2021
The bus was comfortable and clean enough, not brand new though. It was more or less on time. A driver was nice as a lady at a counter in Sungai Nibong terminal. Booking via 12Go Asia worked well again.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Mar 11, 2020
Everything clear. Elevator to offices. Handy when you have heavy luggage
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Mar 3, 2020
Poor communication led to confusion! We did not know that we had to take a local express bus to the bus depot pretty far away from New Asian Travel. We were put in the bus in a hurry! We wish we were given step by step instructions beforehand. The bus was nice and had few passengers that day. However the bus driver was talking loudly to his friend the whole journey This discourages us from taking the bus again!
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Feb 9, 2020
67 customer reviews

How to get from Penang to Ipoh

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

  • Flight
  • 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 Flight 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 USD 136.29. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 3.47.

How far is Penang from Ipoh?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Penang to Ipoh. Your trip will be a total of 42 miles (66 km). The flying distance is 42 miles (66 km).

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

The travel time from Penang to Ipoh can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 8 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Penang to Ipoh varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Mara Liner: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 3.47 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 USD 136.29.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 3.43 to USD 6.86;
  • Train tickets - USD 6.43 to USD 9.86;
  • flight price: USD 136.33. From Penang to Ipoh starting from 09:35 Penang International Airport until 09:35 Penang International Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 119.83 to USD 194.21.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:45. There are 46 available bus trips every day.
  • 2 by flight from Penang to Ipoh starting from 09:35 Penang International Airport until 09:35 Penang International Airport

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Penang 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 Penang 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 119.83.

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 Penang to Ipoh

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

  • 93% decided to go for a bus.
  • 6% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% Other