Penang to Johor Bahru

Penang to Johor Bahru

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Penang to Johor Bahru Schedule

Penang to Johor Bahru Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Billion Stars Express Express 01:00 - 10:08MYR 75.08
Billion Stars Express VIP 06:30 - 15:45MYR 60.50
Billion Stars Express VIP 08:30 - 17:45MYR 75.08
Billion Stars Express Express 11:00 - 20:08MYR 66
Billion Stars Express Express 12:30 - 21:45MYR 66
Malindo Air Economy 15:40 - 20:10฿ 3,095
AirAsia Economy #AK642317:10 - 18:20MYR 218.49
Billion Stars Express Express 19:00 - 04:08MYR 66
KKKL Express Express 20:30 - 05:38$ 16.58
Super Nice Express Express 22:15 - 07:30MYR 82.50

Transportation from Penang to Johor Bahru

Penang to Johor Bahru Destination Reviews

It was pretty rugged. None of the staff spoke English and that was a challenge. They were helpful and friendly but one had no idea what was happening. seemd like chaos on wheels.
Bus VIP 24, StarMart Express, Jul 10, 2019
Very unfriendly staff. Bus had no safety belts. Arrived 3 hours later then planned. Seating comfort is very good.
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jun 14, 2019
4 customer reviews

How to get from Penang to Johor Bahru

When you want to get from Penang to Johor Bahru, 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 USD 79.41. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 14.37.

How far is Penang from Johor Bahru?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Penang to Johor Bahru. Your trip will be a total of 288 miles (463 km). The flying distance is 617 miles (992 km).

How long does it take to get from Penang to Johor Bahru?

The travel time from Penang to Johor Bahru can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 10 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Penang to Johor Bahru?

The cost of the trip from Penang to Johor Bahru varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Billion Stars Express: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 14.37 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 79.41.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 14.47 to USD 22.16;
  • Plane tickets - USD 40.93 to USD 79.37;

How many trips per day are there between Penang and Johor Bahru?

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 06:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:35. There are 48 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Penang to Johor Bahru depart during the day - there are approximately 7 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Penang to Johor Bahru. 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 USD 40.93.

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 Johor Bahru

AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines


Taking a bus from Penang to Johor Bahru 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 Penang to Johor Bahru

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

  • 52% decided to go for a bus.
  • 48% users took a plane.