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Bus From Ipoh to Penang

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Ipoh to Penang Bus Schedule & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
KPB Ekspress 11:15 20:45 2 hrs 55 mins VIEW PRICE

Ipoh to Penang Bus

Bus Travel Guide from Ipoh to Penang

Ipoh is the capital city of Perak state in Malaysia. It is a beautiful city located on the banks of the Kinta River. The transportation system of Ipoh city is well organized with trunk roads and highways. The air transportation system is also available in the Ipoh city via the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport. There are buses and trains available in the city for conveyance to other cities. Penang, situated on the northwest coast of peninsular Malaysia, is around 156 km from Ipoh. It takes around 2-3 hours to reach Penang from Ipoh via a bus.

redBus offers its users to book a bus ticket Ipoh to Penang online. There are a lot of buses on the route of Ipoh to Penang via various operators like Kesatuan Express, KPB Exspress, Unititi Express, Cs Travels & Tours, etc. A lot of buses travel to Penang from Ipoh due to the high number of passengers between the cities. One can find the schedule and fare of different buses on this route via redBus.

Ipoh to Penang Bus Details

Penang is a multicultural city and is famous for its heritage sites and architecture. A lot of prominent personalities have praised this city. There are a lot of service providers on this route, and one can find frequent bus services between these cities. The Old Interstate Route connects Ipoh to Penang. Let us see more details about buses on this route.

Popular Bus Operators & Bus Types

There are around 10 different bus operators providing bus services from Ipoh to Penang. The most popular ones are Kesatuan Express, Unititi Express, KPB Exspress, Cepat Express, etc. The fare of Ipoh to Penang buses ranges between MYR 15 to MYR 25 depending upon the bus type and operator. There are different types of buses on this route, like:

  • Executive Buses (2+1)
  • Economy Buses (2+2) and
  • Double Decker Buses (2+1)

There are around 25 buses on this route daily throughout the day from different operators.

• Amenities Offered

There are luxurious as well as economical buses on this route. One can compare and choose their preferred bus via redBus. All the amenities offered by different buses are as follows:

• Charging Point

• Reading Light

• Air-conditioners


• Central Television

• Sanitisation Facility

• Pick-Up & Drop-Off Points

The Pickup points in Ipoh are Ipoh Amanjaya and Terminal Amanjaya. The dropping points in the city of Penang are Pulau Pinang, Penang Sentral, and Sungai Nibong. One can easily filter buses of his/her preferred boarding/dropping points via redBus.

Things to do in Penang

There are a lot of places of historical importance in Penang. A lot of tourists visit this city. Penang has many temples, ruins, preserved forests, Chinese culture sites, etc. The most famous tourist attractions of Penang are:

  • Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple
  • Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest
  • Bukit Panchor Forest Park
  • Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
  • Eastern & Oriental Heritage Building
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque
  • Teluk Kampi Beach

There are a lot of interesting things to do in Penang, like shopping at Batu Ferringhi Night Market, taking a tram ride to Penang hill, experiencing the night like at Upper Penang Road, etc.

Tips to Book an Ipoh to Penang Bus

redBus provides a rich online medium for booking bus tickets. To book a bus ticket from Ipoh to Penang via redBus, open the redBus mobile application or visit the official website. You will see ‘From’ and ‘To’ sections on the interface, enter your source and destination details in those sections. Enter your travel date in the ‘Date of Journey’ section and click on ‘Search.’

You will see a complete list of buses available on your entered route & date. Select any bus, and you will be shown the seat layout of that particular bus. After selecting your seat, enter your name and contact information on the next page and move to the payment section. The payment process of redBus is highly secured and trusted. You can apply coupon codes also to avail discount.

redBus Safety+

redBus is introducing Safety+, a special feature that reinforces the implementation of critical Covid-19 measures across all activities involving bus travel. It also acts as an indicator for bus operators to showcase their adherence to these measures for everyone’s safety and well-being.

These measures primarily involve thorough disinfection of buses after every trip, staff wearing masks and gloves at all times, regular temperature checks of all passengers and staff, and availability of hand sanitizers inside buses.

You can identify if a bus follows these Covid-19 measures by checking the Safety+ shield icon while booking. You may also check for the Safety+ sign while boarding the bus.

To help redBus and its staff enforce these measures and ensure safe travel, users are expected to wear proper face masks, use hand sanitizers or soap and water to wash their hands regularly, and avoid touching their faces. Individuals who are unwell or have associated symptoms are advised to postpone their travel. 

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Disclaimer: Bus timings, routes, and fares are subject to change. Please check locally for any last-minute changes. 

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    • Ipoh Amanjaya
    • Terminal Amanjaya, Ipoh


    • 6, Jalan Pantai, 12000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
    • Penang Sentral
    • Sungai Nibong


    Easy online bus booking methods and secure payment options on enable travellers to book Ipoh to Penang bus tickets. Avail great redBus offers on bus reservation. Simply book tickets online and travel in comfort.


    Q-1 ) How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Malaysia?

    A: You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Malaysia by logging on to the official website of redBus which is . The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

    Q-2 ) How do I book a bus from Ipoh to Penang?

    A: You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit and book your seat within 5 minutes.

    Q-3 ) Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?

    A: There are two main scenarios that you might fall into when you have to board a bus. Now, if your boarding point is at any terminal in Malaysia, passengers will have to take a print out of the bus ticket that has been sent to the email in a PDF format. The second scenario is when your boarding point is a bus stop and not a terminal. In this case, you will receive an M-ticket that you will have to produce before boarding your bus. If the operator does not provide an M-Ticket, you will have to take a printout of the ticket (PDF) that has been sent to the registered email ID that you have used to book the bus ticket on the redBus website. Some operators might levy a charge if these conditions are not followed.

    Q-4 ) Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?

    A: Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Malaysia. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.

    Q-5 ) How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?

    A: There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed when you click the “FPX (Malaysia Online Bank Transfer).

    Q-6 ) How many operators run buses on this route before 12 P.M.?

    A: There are different kinds of buses that ply between Ipoh and Penang. The list of all the operators on this route is available on the user-friendly app and on our website. You can filter for the number of buses that run before 12 P.M. using the “Departure Time” checkboxes for your suitable timings. Some of the buses leave as early as 12:25 A.M. to Penang. Please note that the bus timings are subject to change from time to time and you can get the latest information from our website or mobile app.

    Q-7 ) What is the travel time taken by bus from Ipoh to Penang?

    A: There are over 25 buses between the two locations that leave at different times of the day. These buses typically take about 2 hours to travel from Ipoh to Penang to cover a distance of about 160 kilometers.

    Q-8 ) What are the types of buses that are available between Ipoh and Penang?

    A: Different types of buses are run by different operators between these two locations. The popular categories for this short journey are SVIP, Economy class, and Double-decker buses.

    Q-9 ) What are the major terminals for my Penang drop-off point that are available for booking?

    A: Depending upon the operators, Penang has several drop-off points for your convenience. Pick a drop point that is close to the location that you wish to visit. The major drop-off points are Penang Sentral Bus Terminal, Simpang Ampat, Bukit Mertajam, and Sungai Nibong.

    Q-10 ) What are the amenities provided on the Ipoh to Penang bus?

    A: There are different kinds of buses that run on this route through different times of the day. All of the buses that operate with us provide comfortable travel as well as safe and experienced drivers. Some of the standard amenities on the bus include Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, more legroom, central TV, and USB ports for charging points.

    Q-11 ) Are there any buses that reach Penang late at night?

    A: There are many buses that run on this route throughout the day. You can list the buses according to your convenience by using the filter for “Departure Time” on the left side of the page. Just select the buses that depart after 6:00 P.M. to have a list of buses that reach late at night.

    Q-12 ) What are the safety measures against the Covid-19 scenario by bus operator?

    A: redBus has launched the Safety Plus feature in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. There are a lot of buses from Ipoh to Penang under the Safety Plus category. The buses marked with Safety Plus are regularly sanitized and offer regular temperature checks.

    Q-13 ) How will I receive my bus ticket if I booked a bus ticket via redBus?

    A: You will receive an E-ticket on your mail and an M-ticket via SMS. These tickets will act as an original ticket and can be shown to the bus staff. However, in case of any terminal as a boarding point, you will need to take a print out of your E-ticket.

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