Ipoh to Penang

Ipoh to Penang

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Ipoh to Penang Schedule

Ipoh to Penang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Mara Liner Express 02:00 - 04:04$ 3.50
Mayang Sari Express 04:45 - 06:49$ 3.95
Sri Maju Group Express 08:45 - 11:11$ 4.94
Sri Theven Travel Express 11:45 - 13:49$ 4.99
KPB Express Express 12:30 - 14:37$ 6.17
KPB Express Express 15:30 - 17:37$ 6.25
Mayang Sari Express 17:00 - 19:04$ 3.97
Sri Theven Travel Express 18:15 - 20:19$ 4.97
KPB Express VIP 24 20:00 - 22:04$ 5
Sri Theven Travel Express 23:16 - 01:20$ 4.97

Transportation from Ipoh to Penang

Ipoh to Penang Destination Reviews

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
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Feb 24, 2020
Made it to our final destination!
Bus Express, Perak Transit Ekspres, Feb 8, 2020
Comfortable and good driver. Recommended
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Jan 30, 2020
Booked online to go Sg Nibong terminal direct but the coach detour to drop off passengers at Penang Sentral resulting in 1 hr delay. Bus is dirty and poor customer service!
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Dec 25, 2019
Easy to book online. Went to bus station to get tickets printed. Walking distance from old town. Came back in morning to catch bus. Waited in air con room until boarding. All very easy. Bus journey was smooth. Good driver. Highly recommend this booking company and bus company.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Dec 24, 2019
driver is OK.
Bus Express, Perak Transit Ekspres, Oct 28, 2019
It was good
Bus Express, Unititi Express, Sep 18, 2019
Good service ...coach was on time fast and efficient.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Sep 2, 2019
Comfortable trip. No problems
Bus Express, Perak Transit Ekspres, Aug 15, 2019
Smooth and safe ride. Worth it!
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Jun 18, 2019
34 customer reviews

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 USD 10.31 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 2.97.

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 41m. 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 USD 2.97 if you opt for a Super Nice Express bus and as expensive as USD 10.31 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 ?

  • 20 from Ipoh to Penang starting from 04:45 AmanJaya Ipoh until 20:00 AmanJaya Ipoh
  • 6 from Ipoh to Penang starting from 10:34 Ipoh until 22:41 Ipoh

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?


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

KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, Sri Maju Group, Super Nice Express, Unititi Express


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

  • 92% opted for a bus
  • 8% took a train