Penang to Ipoh

Penang to Ipoh

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Penang to Ipoh Schedule

Penang to Ipoh Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Billion Stars Express Express 01:30 - 03:36MYR 32.34
KTM ETS Platinum 05:15 - 06:55MYR 44.80
Billion Stars Express Express 07:00 - 09:06MYR 32.34
Billion Stars Express VIP 08:30 - 10:37MYR 23.10
Persada Taiping Express 10:45 - 12:52MYR 28.88
Sri Maju Group Express 13:30 - 16:00MYR 18.49
KPB Express VIP 24 15:00 - 17:07MYR 23.10
Transnasional MY Executive 17:30 - 19:45MYR 27.70
Billion Stars Express VIP 19:30 - 21:37MYR 32.34
Billion Stars Express Express 21:15 - 23:27MYR 23.10
Mayang Sari Express 23:11 - 01:18MYR 17.60

Transportation from Penang to Ipoh

Facts about the transport from Penang to Ipoh

Cheapest Transport$4
Fastest Transport1h 19m
Earliest Departure5:15 AM
Latest Departure11:45 PM
Departures per day48
Distance66 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAerobus, CS Travel, Daytrip, Jetstar Asia, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, Persada Taiping, Scoot, Sri Maju Group, Sri Theven Travel, Super Nice Express, Unititi Express

Penang to Ipoh Destination Reviews

Decent aircon. No WiFi. No sockets I could see. Left on time. Journey delayed by an extra 45 mins due to traffic. Was a full bus. Okay.
Bus Express, Sri Maju Group, Oct 1, 2023
When I got to the bus company I was sent on the wrong bus (KL instead of Ipoh). Before entering and on the bus I'd ask the staff several times if this was the bus going to Ipoh, which they confirmed. And yet, when someone checked tickets (after one hour) I was told to get off the bus and wait for 30 minutes to get on the right bus. When I finally got on the right bus, there was no seat with the number printed on my ticket. So I ended up being moved around until a staff member finally gave me a seat that hadn't been booked.
Bus VIP, Billion Stars Express, Jul 19, 2023
Despite there being large no smoking signs all over the bus. The driver smoked while driving with the window open 5cm. Even wearing a mask the smell burned.
Bus Executive, Transnasional MY, Dec 16, 2022
Vehicle was ice-cold, driver didn’t understand English, we had almost 2 hours delay
Bus Express, Super Nice Express, Aug 10, 2022
All at all it was good online that we have to pay 2RM / pax more because the buyed ticket doesn't function with theyr scan system
Bus Express, KPB Express, Aug 1, 2022
Climatisation en panne, impossible de l'éteindre. Il faisait très froid. Certaines chaises étaient cassées
This review was autotranslated
Bus VIP 24, KPB Express, Jun 11, 2022
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
67 customer reviews

How to get from Penang to Ipoh

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 136.29 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 3.47.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 8 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 19m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 7h 10m 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 3.47 if you opt for a Mara Liner bus and as expensive as USD 136.29 if you buy a Jetstar Asia, Scoot flight 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 ?

  • 46 from Penang to Ipoh starting from 07:30 Sungai Nibong until 23:45 Butterworth
  • 2 by flight from Penang to Ipoh starting from 09:35 Penang International Airport until 09:35 Penang International Airport

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

Aerobus, CS Travel, KPB Express, Mara Liner, Mayang Sari, Persada Taiping, 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 Penang and Ipoh



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
  • 6% took a train
  • 1% Other