Penang to Ipoh

Penang to Ipoh

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Instant Refundable
09:00
Penang New Asian Travel
2h 30m bus ride in VIP
3.4
11:30
Aman Jaya Ipoh
MYR 45 per adult
Instant Cheapest Fastest
06:20
Butterworth
1h 41m ride in train #9103, ETS Platinum
08:01
Ipoh
MYR 27 per adult

From Penang New Asian Travel to Ipoh by Bus

Instant Refundable
09:00
Penang New Asian Travel
2h 30m bus ride in VIP
3.4
11:30
Aman Jaya Ipoh
MYR 45 per adult

From Butterworth to Ipoh by train

Instant Cheapest Fastest
06:20
Butterworth
1h 41m ride in train #9103, ETS Platinum
08:01
Ipoh
MYR 27 per adult

Transportation from Penang to Ipoh

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

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 MYR 974.28. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as MYR 10.00.

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 96 miles (154 km). The flying distance is 74 miles (119 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 5 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 StarMart: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as MYR 10.00 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 974.28.

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

  • Bus tickets - MYR 10.00 to MYR 45.00;
  • Train tickets - MYR 20.00 to MYR 44.00;
  • Plane tickets - MYR 974.00 to MYR 974.00;

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

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

  • Flights from Penang to Ipoh depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 00:15 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Penang to Ipoh. 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 974.00.

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 Penang to Ipoh
Silkair

Buses

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.

Trains

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:

  • 97% decided to go for a bus.
  • 3% users enjoyed a train ride.