Penang to Ipoh

Penang to Ipoh

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Penang to Ipoh Schedule

Penang to Ipoh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Billion Stars Express VIP 01:00 - 03:06MYR 27.50
KTM ETS Platinum 05:15 - 06:55MYR 44.80
KTM ETS Platinum 06:20 - 08:00MYR 48.16
CS Travel Express 09:30 - 11:37MYR 22
Sri Theven Travel Express 11:15 - 13:22MYR 22
Unititi Express Express 12:45 - 14:51MYR 22
Super Nice Express Express 15:45 - 17:52MYR 13.21
KTM ETS Platinum 16:05 - 17:45MYR 47.04
KPB Express Express 19:15 - 21:21MYR 27.50
Super Nice Express Express 21:00 - 23:07MYR 22
Mayang Sari Express 23:00 - 01:07MYR 17.60

Transportation from Penang to Ipoh

Penang to Ipoh Destination Reviews

The nice one
Train #9371 ETS Platinum, KTM, Apr 13, 2021
The bus was comfortable and clean enough, not brand new though. It was more or less on time. A driver was nice as a lady at a counter in Sungai Nibong terminal. Booking via 12Go Asia worked well again.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Mar 11, 2020
Everything clear. Elevator to offices. Handy when you have heavy luggage
Bus Business, Transnasional MY, Mar 3, 2020
Poor communication led to confusion! We did not know that we had to take a local express bus to the bus depot pretty far away from New Asian Travel. We were put in the bus in a hurry! We wish we were given step by step instructions beforehand. The bus was nice and had few passengers that day. However the bus driver was talking loudly to his friend the whole journey This discourages us from taking the bus again!
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Feb 9, 2020
Der Tausch meines Online-Tickets in eine Papier-Ticket war problemlos aber notwendig. Der Bus war ok. Wir kamen halbwegs pünktlich los (10 min später), aber die Reisedauser war fast eine Stunde länger, weil die Verkehrsdichte sehr hoch war. Ich kann es trotzdem empfehlen.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Feb 9, 2020
Over all good bus ride. Very confusing at check in even with pre-paid ticket. Told by driver not correct bus but, shop own said yes. Worked out. Had to transfer buses half way through trip was not told. Arrived safely & air conditioning was great!
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Feb 7, 2020
Recommend to provide elevator or escalator between ticket station and bus station
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Feb 2, 2020
The journey from Penang to Ipoh was smooth and quite quick. But it took an hour to get out of Penang with a stop to get the bus washed - never seen or heard that before - and another stop at Butterworth. Chairs were broken and in reclined position. The seat belts were either broken or missing.
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Jan 10, 2020
The staff at the counter is kind and informative. Bus departed ontime and driver drove carefully. I had a satisfaction experience with Sri Maju Group. Thanks
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Dec 5, 2019
The ride was OK. Everything else was unorganized. At komtar a taxi driver took my backpack in his car and I was told to get in the car. No information where we are going. At the bus terminal again no information where the bus will leave and when.. A guy came around and told me that he can give me an earlier bus - he kept my ticket as the bus was not from the same company. Unfortunately again no information when we will leave etc. For your info: There was no toilet stop as written in the details.
Bus VIP, New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), Nov 28, 2019
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How to get from Penang to Ipoh

Travelling between Penang and Ipoh 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 10.44 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 3.50.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 4 hours to travel between Penang and Ipoh depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Penang and Ipoh. Train will bring you to your destination in 1h 40m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 3h 9m to reach Ipoh.

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

Travelling between Penang and Ipoh can be as cheap as USD 3.50 if you opt for a Mara Liner bus and as expensive as USD 10.44 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 Penang and Ipoh ?

  • 18 from Penang to Ipoh starting from 08:00 Sungai Nibong until 23:00 Butterworth
  • 6 from Penang to Ipoh starting from 06:20 Butterworth until 18:45 Butterworth

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

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


Travelling from Penang to Ipoh 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 Penang and Ipoh

Billion Stars Express, CS Travel, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, Sri Maju Group, Sri Theven Travel, 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 Penang to Ipoh?

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