Ipoh to Penang

Ipoh to Penang

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Instant
19:45
AmanJaya Ipoh
2h 7m bus ride in Express
4.5
21:52
Sungai Nibong, Penang
Instant
17:30
AmanJaya Ipoh
2h 7m bus ride in Express
4.5
19:37
Sungai Nibong, Penang
Instant Fastest
22:32
Ipoh
1h 43m ride in train #9126, ETS Gold
00:15
+1
Butterworth

From AmanJaya Ipoh to Penang by bus

Instant
17:30
AmanJaya Ipoh
2h 7m bus ride in Express
4.5
19:37
Sungai Nibong, Penang
Instant
19:45
AmanJaya Ipoh
2h 7m bus ride in Express
4.5
21:52
Sungai Nibong, Penang

From Ipoh to Penang by train

Instant Fastest
22:32
Ipoh
1h 43m ride in train #9126, ETS Gold
00:15
+1
Butterworth

Ipoh to Penang Schedule

Ipoh to Penang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
KTM ETS Gold 09:39 - 11:23MYR 37.20
KTM ETS Platinum 10:39 - 12:09MYR 45.92
KTM ETS Platinum 13:34 - 15:16MYR 48.16
Sri Maju Group VIP 24 17:00 - 19:26MYR 22.63
KPB Express VIP 16:30 - 18:34MYR 20.58
Mayang Sari Express 17:30 - 19:34MYR 16.46
KTM ETS Platinum 18:23 - 20:05MYR 48.16
KTM ETS Platinum 20:01 - 21:42MYR 48.16
KTM ETS Gold 22:32 - 00:15MYR 38.20

Transportation from Ipoh to Penang

Ipoh to Penang destination reviews

PM
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Feb 24, 2020
Bus took us to the ferry terminal where we then had to get a ferry. Ticket says another location entirely (sungai nibong) for destination - actual destination wasn’t even on Penang island
TG
Bus Express, Perak Transit Ekspres, Feb 8, 2020
Made it to our final destination!
JK
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Jan 30, 2020
Comfortable and good driver. Recommended
4.2
30 customer reviews
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7%
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How to get from Ipoh to Penang

Travelling between Ipoh and Penang is possible by Bus and train. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you MYR 48.16 if you go by train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MYR 14.03.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 3 hours to travel between Ipoh and Penang depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Ipoh and Penang. Train will bring you to your destination in 1h 30m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 2h 26m to reach Penang.

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

Travelling between Ipoh and Penang can be as cheap as MYR 14.03 if you opt for a Perak Transit Ekspres bus and as expensive as MYR 48.16 if you buy a KTM train ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 1 from Ipoh to Penang starting from 00:25 Butterworth until 22:00 Butterworth
  • 1 from Ipoh to Penang starting from 09:39 Tasek Gelugor until 22:32 Butterworth

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Ipoh to Penang.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Bus

Travelling from Ipoh to Penang overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Ipoh and Penang

Alisan Coach, Cepat Express, CS Travel, Kesatuan Express, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, Perak Transit Ekspres, Persada Taiping, Prisma Express, Sri Maju Group, Unititi Express

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Ipoh to Penang?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 93% opted for a bus
  • 7% took a train