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