Penang to Ipoh

Penang to Ipoh

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Penang to Ipoh Schedule

Penang to Ipoh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Billion Stars Express VIP 01:00 - 03:06MYR 27.50
KTM ETS Platinum 05:15 - 06:55MYR 44.80
Super Nice Express Express 07:31 - 09:37MYR 27.50
Billion Stars Express VIP 09:15 - 11:21$ 5.01
KPB Express VIP 24 11:30 - 13:42MYR 27.50
Unititi Express Express 12:45 - 14:51MYR 22
Super Nice Express Express 15:45 - 17:52MYR 13.21
KTM ETS Platinum 16:05 - 17:45$ 10.19
KPB Express VIP 18:45 - 20:57MYR 27.50
KPB Express Express 21:00 - 23:07MYR 22
Mayang Sari Express 23:00 - 01:07$ 4

Transportation from Penang to Ipoh

Penang to Ipoh Destination Reviews

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
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
Der Tausch meines Online-Tickets in eine Papier-Ticket war problemlos aber notwendig. Der Bus war ok. Wir kamen halbwegs pünktlich los (10 min später), aber die Reisedauser war fast eine Stunde länger, weil die Verkehrsdichte sehr hoch war. Ich kann es trotzdem empfehlen.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Feb 9, 2020
Over all good bus ride. Very confusing at check in even with pre-paid ticket. Told by driver not correct bus but, shop own said yes. Worked out. Had to transfer buses half way through trip was not told. Arrived safely & air conditioning was great!
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Feb 7, 2020
Recommend to provide elevator or escalator between ticket station and bus station
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Feb 2, 2020
The journey from Penang to Ipoh was smooth and quite quick. But it took an hour to get out of Penang with a stop to get the bus washed - never seen or heard that before - and another stop at Butterworth. Chairs were broken and in reclined position. The seat belts were either broken or missing.
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 10, 2020
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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:

  • 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 180.11. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 2.85.

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 4 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 Super Nice Express: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 2.85 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 180.11.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 2.80 to USD 7.12;
  • Train tickets - USD 6.69 to USD 10.35;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 111.06 to USD 180.07.

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 42 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 8 trains per day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Penang to Ipoh any time of the day.

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 111.06.

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:

  • 91% decided to go for a bus.
  • 9% users enjoyed a train ride.