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Bus From Ipoh to Penang

Ipoh to Penang Bus Schedule & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Cepat Express 02:45 17:00 2 hrs 36 mins VIEW PRICE
Mayang Sari Express 17:30 18:00 2 hrs 36 mins VIEW PRICE
Jasmine Express 14:25 16:45 2 hrs 36 mins VIEW PRICE
Unititi Express 10:15 18:00 2 hrs 36 mins VIEW PRICE
Kesatuan Express 00:25 20:00 2 hrs 36 mins VIEW PRICE


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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can I get any discount on Ipoh to Penang bus tickets?

A: Yes. Passengers can avail upto 20% discount on Ipoh to Penang bus tickets while booking bus tickets on redBus, Malaysia.

Which is the best offer for Ipoh to Penang bus tickets on the redBus platform?

A: The offer of upto 20% off on Ipoh to Penang bus tickets is, indeed, the best offer on the redBus platform as customers can save a lot on their totale bus ticket 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.

The capital of Perak state, Ipoh, is well connected with highways and trunk roads to various cities. Ipoh is well-connected to Penang, a city in peninsular Malaysia. Penang is around 156 km away from Ipoh by road.

How to reach Penang from Ipoh?

You can reach Penang from Ipoh using the following modes of transport -

  • Flight: You can travel from Ipoh to Penang via a flight. This mode of travel may be more expensive compared to others.
  • Train: Trains travel from Ipoh to Penang at various timings.
  • Taxi: You can also choose to travel to Penang from Ipoh via a cab.
  • Bus: You can opt for Ipoh to Penang buses to conveniently travel along this route. Bus services are quite common in Malaysia and have a robust network. Buses take around three hours to cover this route. You can also travel at night on this route via buses. The most common operator servicing this route is KPB Ekspress. Some of the common dropping points of a bus from Ipoh to Penang are Sungai Nibong, Penang Sentral, etc.

You can easily book Ipoh to Penang bus tickets online on the redBus mobile application or website.

How to travel safely from Ipoh to Penang?

To travel safely from Ipoh to Penang, you must -

  • Always follow the state guidelines for travelling amidst the COVID pandemic.
  • Wear a mask while travelling and use hand sanitisers to maintain personal hygiene.
  • Follow social distancing norms while boarding the bus and at bus stations. The state has ensured regular sanitisation of bus stations to provide a safe travel bubble to commuters.

It is also advised to book bus tickets online rather than standing in queues at the physical ticket counters. You can book your Ipoh to Penang bus tickets online by visiting the redBus website/mobile application.

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.

Bus Fare from Ipoh to Penang

Booking a bus from Ipoh to Penang is not only cost-effective but also a more efficient way to travel. Penang, being a city known for its diversity and multiple cultures, is extremely popular among tourists within as well as outside of Malaysia. While booking a bus from Ipoh to Penang with redBus, customers will notice that there is a provision of a plethora of bus booking options for them to choose from. The main operators servicing this route are GJG Express, KPB Ekspress, Kesatuan Express, Transnasional and Mega Star Transportation. The bus prices range between 15 to 25 MYR, with any variation depending upon the operator and bus type chosen. The available Ipoh to Penang bus types includes executive buses with a 2+1 seating arrangement, economy buses with a 2+2 seating plan and Double Decker buses with a 2+1 plan.

Night Bus from Ipoh to Penang

With the help of redBus’s simple booking procedure and filters option, customers can select their departure time by simply filtering it according to their specific needs. Using this, customers can just choose the option of looking at all the available buses plying after 6 pm. Depending on the operator of one’s choice, passengers will receive a certain set of amenities as well. KPB Ekspress is an operator that provides a bus at 8:45 pm. redBus is thus the best option while booking an Ipoh to Penang bus online.

Travel Duration from Ipoh to Penang

Travelling from KTM Ipoh to Penang by bus takes around 2 hours. The distance between the two locations is a little more than 155 kilometres, and there are around 25 buses that ply on this route during varying times of the day. This time duration may exceed onto 3 hours and vary depending upon how busy the roads are and how many stops the bus of choice has on its route. This can all be looked at by customers as the information is readily provided on the screen before them. Depending on collective information, the customer can choose exactly what options fit their travel requirements.

Ipoh to Penang Bus Schedule

Buses between Ipoh and Penang are available and run all day long. The earliest bus is available at around 12:30 am. There are a large number of buses that ply after 6 pm as well. Booking a bus from Ipoh to Penang is made easier with redBus as it provides easy access to all available bus schedules. redBus provides flexible travel slots to book KTM Ipoh to Penang buses which thus makes booking and travel for customers hassle-free. It works with only the best bus operators who provide passengers with comfortable and safe travels. Safe travel has become very important with the tough situation that this pandemic has created even for the ordinary commuters. redBus has taken up an initiative known as Safety+, under which are stringent norms to keep all passengers healthy and safe from COVID-19. Customers also have the opportunity to choose a pick-up and a drop location that would best suit their comfort. The pick-up locations present in Ipoh are Ipoh Amanjaya as well as Terminal Amanjaya.

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.

Visit or download the official app of redBus to avail exclusive discounts and offers.

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

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