TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang

TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang Schedule

TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Billion Stars Express VIP 00:30 - 05:32MYR 41.80
Cosmic Express Express 07:25 - 12:27MYR 58.08
Cosmic Express Express 09:25 - 14:27MYR 59.40
Billion Stars Express VIP 10:00 - 15:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 12:00 - 17:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 14:00 - 19:02MYR 41.80
Billion Stars Express VIP 16:00 - 21:02MYR 41.80
Super Nice Express Express 16:30 - 21:32MYR 44
Cosmic Express Express 17:15 - 22:17MYR 52.81
Billion Stars Express VIP 18:00 - 23:02MYR 41.80
Super Nice Express Express 20:30 - 01:32MYR 48.41
Billion Stars Express VIP 23:00 - 04:02MYR 41.80

Transportation from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang

TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang Destination Reviews

Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 16, 2020
Very professional handling from booking to arrival. The seats of the (older) bus were comfortable and provided a lot of legroom. I wished there was an option (a net or similar) for personal items to put in during the trip, but it didn't bother a lot. The multimedia screens at the seats didn't work, but it's not a big deal either ;)
Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 8, 2020
Happy with the service provided. Bus arrived pretty much bang on time (15 minute delay), made a food / loo stop half way through the journey and the seats were comfortable.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 8, 2020
The picture was not the same as the bus provided.
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Mar 5, 2020
The bus was clean and comfortable. Everything was fine and the driver drove safely. The bus was approximately on time. On the 5-6 hours trip from KL to Penang we had a lunch/restroom break right after Ipoh. Buying the ticket in 12Go Asia was easy and I got the e-ticet to my email right after finishing the purchase on 12Go site.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Mar 2, 2020
All Perfect, nice driver
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 29, 2020
Bus was good but the waiting room needs hell of an improvement .
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 10, 2020
The toilets could be cleaner but the journey and coach was nice
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 7, 2020
We left on time and arrived close to on time. Bus was a bit old but clean enough.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Feb 4, 2020
But was clean and comfortable. Bus driver was a lunatic. Speed limiter alarm was ringing for the whole journey. Coming down one of the big hills, he was going so fast that if another vehicle had pulled out it would have been game over. Very bad driver
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 29, 2020
Travel time is around 6 hours, the bus is old and nobody help in taking luggage on-off
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Jan 24, 2020
Bus was small. Not all recliners worked but we did arrive 2 hours early!
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Jan 21, 2020
Bus is not good , so noisy .
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 20, 2020
Very comfortable ride ! Would definitely recommend
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 19, 2020
Bus needed cleaning.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 5, 2020
Awesome comfort
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 3, 2020
Arrival was ~30 minutes late. Bus was comfortable, but a little dated.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Jan 2, 2020
Great service
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 28, 2019
It was a very relaxed ride from KL to Penang. 5+
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 28, 2019
Very comfy bus ride from KL to Penang. No delay, arrived exactly on time. Good driver. Entertainment didn't work, I think. But who needs it on a bus ride? Better look outside and enjoy landscape. Recommended !!
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 23, 2019
The people were nice, but that’s also the only thing that was pleasant from the trip. The waiting room was very old and uncomfortable. It looked like it was an abandoned house - the toilet was disgusting, the couch was ripped with cracks in it and the room had no ceiling. On the site they said it would take around 4,5 hours to get to the destination. In real it took them more than 8 hours. We could have accepted some delay, but this was almost double the time they said.. very disappointing. Besides that the bus was not clean and comfortable at all. Everywhere were stains of food and drinks from the previous passengers. Also the bus had a bad smell to it. I would not recommend this bus to others. You can better take the plane to spare time.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 22, 2019
Long voayage en bus car beaucoup de bouchons. Mais service correct.
Bus VIP 24, Sri Maju Group, Dec 21, 2019
Bus was comfy, however leaving from a bus station we expected to be dropped off at a bus station instead we were dropped out off by the side of a road with no help at all and no taxis near by. We ended up going into a shop and asking if they minded calling us a taxi as we had no idea where we were.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 18, 2019
Everything in order! The waiting hall need some renovation but the ride was perfect.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 18, 2019
Very comfortable chairs that recline and have USB ports for charging. Easy and comfortable journey.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 17, 2019
A little disappointed. The bus operators office was in very poor condition. The bus was very different from the advertised picture and was generally in poor condition. On the other hand, the ride was comfortable and relatively on schedule.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 15, 2019
Salio el bus a horario pero por tráfico llegamos hora y media tarde al destino. El bus estaba limpio y cómodo. El aire acondicionado muy fuerte (llevar abrigo). Solo ofrecen una parada para ir al baño y comprar snacks.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 5, 2019
It was in time but the bus was sooo dirty! Anyway big seats and confortable bus.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 2, 2019
Everything fine, took a little longer than expected, but there was a lot of traffic, so it wasn’t the drivers fault
Bus Express, Nice MY, Dec 1, 2019
All great. Very funny destroyed boarding lounge
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 29, 2019
Booking online went smooth, if you print out your ticket then you're good to go. The Old Railway Station in KL is a bit out of shape, but doesn't really matter. The bus departed on time and despite being a bit out of shape, has comfortable and specious seats, which made the trip pretty pleasant. We stopped once for a toilet/food break and arrived a little later than stated, due to traffic jam outside the city. All and all I would recommend!
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 24, 2019
Bus was clean enough and comfortable. Didn't take as long as stated on 12go, but we expected that already. The lobby at KTM railway was in horrible shape, but you only have to wait there for half an hour and it's air-conditioned
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 17, 2019
Bus arrived on time, lots of leg room. Only downside was that the bus smelt a bit of urine.
Bus Express, Plusliner, Nov 16, 2019
The bus was the most fanciest bus I have ever been on! Loads of legroom, cup and phone holders, USB charger, foot rests, seat storage, a mixture of leather and fabric seat that recline. It was like the first class travel of coaches and the four hours flew by. I would've given it five stars by the waiting lounge at Nice bus station looks like it's falling apart and the bus was 15 mins late.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Nov 5, 2019
On time leaving, arrival delayed due to road works. Coach comfortable but cold! No real complaints.
Bus Express, Plusliner, Nov 1, 2019
Good airco on the bus. Took us 30mins longer then planned incl. a stop on the way. Ride was comfortable.
Bus Express, Plusliner, Oct 25, 2019
Office location not clear , place of waiting furniture quit old and danage
Bus Express, Nice MY, Oct 19, 2019
Not so clean bus. Power station not working. TV not working. But the seat is rather comfortable enough for me take naps once in a while. Receiving area is soooooo not clean!!! Everything’s broken.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Oct 14, 2019
Very good bus, comfortable. A bit dirty though. We reached the final station before expected, good point. The stop could be more then 10 min.
Bus Express, Nice MY, Sep 30, 2019
Bus left exactly on time Seats were nice and comfortable Price also very good
Bus Express, Plusliner, Sep 25, 2019
comfortable, quick and easy. Great trip to Penang
Bus Express, Nice MY, Sep 22, 2019
Good journey, air con a little too cold
Bus Express, Plusliner, Sep 16, 2019
We enjoyed our bus journey and had a very considerate, helpful bus driver. Good local food and toilets available at 30 minute stop. Air con was set too low and we were cold... you need extra layers of clothing for this bus ride!
flight Economy, AirAsia (AirAsia), Sep 15, 2019
Good and no issues
Bus Express, Plusliner, Sep 12, 2019
Excellent service, friendly staff and clean bus!
Bus Express, Plusliner, Sep 3, 2019
So so easy, driver was great, Counting number of passengers after toilet breaks. Perfectly on time
Bus Express, Plusliner, Sep 2, 2019
Excellent!! Easy to book , find pick up point and hassle free on time trip
Bus Express, Nice MY, Aug 30, 2019
Super comfortable and smooth ride. Would definitely travel with Nice again.
Bus Express, Plusliner, Aug 29, 2019
The bus was old and they are cheaper ASR’s and nicer for the same or less price
Bus Express, Nice MY, Aug 26, 2019
Most comfortable bus trip ever! Seats were very comfy, lots of legroom and the possibility to charge your phone if you bring a usb cable.
Bus Express, Plusliner, Aug 25, 2019
Very good and comfortable service thank you
562 customer reviews

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How to get from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang

When you want to get from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang, 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 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 Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about MYR 695.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as MYR 41.80.

How far is TBS Kuala Lumpur from Penang?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang. Your trip will be a total of 217 miles (349 km). The flying distance is 181 miles (290 km).

How long does it take to get from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang?

The travel time from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 5 hours.

How much does it cost to get from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang?

The cost of the trip from TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang 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 MYR 41.80 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as MYR 695.00.

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

  • Bus tickets - MYR 42.00 to MYR 57.00;
  • Plane tickets - MYR 61.00 to MYR 452.00;
  • Train tickets - MYR 67.61 to MYR 88.66;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from MYR 853.92 to MYR 1,912.72.

How many trips per day are there between TBS Kuala Lumpur and Penang?

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

  • Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 00:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Kuala Lumpur to Penang any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Kuala Lumpur 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 61.00.

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 Kuala Lumpur to Penang
AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air


Taking a bus from Kuala Lumpur 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.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. 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 MYR 853.92.

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 TBS Kuala Lumpur to Penang

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from TBS Kuala Lumpur 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:

  • 87% decided to go for a bus.
  • 7% users took a plane.
  • 6% users enjoyed a train ride.