Ipoh to Penang

Ipoh to Penang

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Ipoh to Penang Schedule

Ipoh to Penang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Standard 3pax Any time$ 109.22
Billion Stars Express VIP 03:00 - 05:07MYR 25.41
Rhino Airiel Express Express 05:30 - 07:34MYR 28.88
Sri Maju Group Express 09:15 - 11:22$ 5
Unititi Express Express 10:15 - 12:19$ 5
Billion Stars Express Express 13:30 - 15:37$ 5.44
Billion Stars Express VIP 15:00 - 17:07MYR 25.41
Billion Stars Express Express 17:00 - 19:04$ 5
KPB Express Express 19:00 - 21:04$ 4.94
KPB Express VIP 24 20:00 - 22:04MYR 28.88
Billion Stars Express Express 22:00 - 00:07MYR 25.41

Transportation from Ipoh to Penang

Facts about the transport from Ipoh to Penang

Cheapest Transport$4
Fastest Transport1h 20m
Earliest Departure12:31 凌晨
Latest Departure10:41 晚上
Departures per day34
Distance139 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAerobus, CS Travel, Daytrip, Firefly, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, Private Group Van, Scoot, Sri Maju Group, Sri Theven Travel, Super Nice Express, Unititi Express

Ipoh to Penang Destination Reviews

The Bus was in time and very clean the air condition was adjusted very well. I forgot something in the bus, and could collect it the day after - very easy and smooth. The company replied very fast. Great service.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Aug 17, 2023
The bus was early and arrived to destination early, which is great. The reason for 3 stars is that there was a high pitched indicator noise that went off the entire trip and about drove me mad.
Bus Executive, Transnasional MY, Mar 8, 2023
Got there on time, comfortable and with one rest stop.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Aug 22, 2022
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
46 customer reviews

How to get from Ipoh to Penang

Travelling between Ipoh and Penang is possible by Flight, bus, train, van and taxi. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 6.93 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 3.22.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 6 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 20m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 5h 55m 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 3.22 if you opt for a Mara Liner bus and as expensive as USD 6.93 if you buy a CS Travel Bus 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 ?

  • 34 from Ipoh to Penang starting from 00:31 AmanJaya Ipoh until 18:30 AmanJaya 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

Aerobus, CS Travel, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, Sri Maju Group, Sri Theven Travel, Super Nice Express, Unititi Express


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Ipoh and Penang



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.


Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Ipoh and Penang, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Ipoh and Penang

Private Group Van

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
  • 7% took a train
  • 1% Other