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Bus From Kota Bharu to Penang

Kota Bharu to Penang Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
Buses depart from
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus Ticket
5 hours 23 mins
Kota Bharu
MYR 38

Kota Bharu to Penang Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
09:00 AM
Last Bus
10:00 PM
340 km
Bus Companies

Kota Bharu to Penang Bus Schedule & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Ekspres Perdana 09:15 PM 09:15 PM 3 hrs 15 mins
Transnasional 01:45 PM 09:00 PM 2 hrs 15 mins
Ekspres Mutiara 09:30 AM 09:30 PM 7 hrs 9 mins
Queen Express 09:00 PM 09:00 PM 7 hrs 9 mins
Permata Utara Sdn Bhd 11:45 PM 11:45 PM 7 hrs 48 mins

Kota Bharu to Penang Bus

Kota Bharu to Penang bus is a popular route frequented by tourists and locals alike. Multiple operators offer buses along this route and you can easily choose the bus from Kota Bharu to Penang that suits your needs.

About Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan and lies in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. People often spend some time in this city before getting on their Kota Bharu to Penang bus. While various operators offer buses from Kota Bharu to Penang, booking bus tickets via redBus is a must if you want a bus and seat, as these are trendy tourist destinations. It has a tropical monsoon climate, and the weather is usually on the warmer side for most of the year.

About Penang

Penang is located on the northwestern side of Peninsular Malaysia and along the Malacca Strait. It is Malaysia's eighth most famous city and has a tropical rainforest climate. It is also highly significant in Malaysian history, its cosmopolitan religious history, architecture, and literature. People also visit Penang to get a taste of the extraordinary culinary delicacies that are famous in this part of the country.

Things to do in Penang

There are various things to do in Penang, and one must be aware of the many treasures that can be found during their Penang trip.

Best Food in Penang

While people mostly visit Penang for its natural beauty, it is no news that exploring the street food scene in the city is also a top favorite thing to do for tourists.

  • Apom
  • Appalam
  • Samosa
  • Bhajji
  • Eu char kuih
  • Lor bak
  • Phong Pneah
  • Popiah
  • Otak-otak
  • Banana leaf rice
  • Biryani
  • Fish head curry
  • Mee Goreng Mamak
  • Nasi Kandar
  • Pasembur
  • Bak kut teh
  • Bee Tai Bak or Mee Tai Mak
  • Char Koay Kak
  • Char Koay Teow
  • Claypot chicken rice
  • Duck soup noodles
  • Fried Oyster Omelette or Oh Chien
  • Hainanese chicken rice
  • Hokkien mee or Hae Mee
  • Lor mee
  • Wan Than Mee

Places to visit in Penang

Penang is a beautiful city in Malaysia where people from all over the world visit to experience the rich cultural and historic significance of the city. It is home to many religious places pilgrims visit to pay their respects.

  • Kek Lok Si Temple
  • Penang Hill
  • Fort Cornwallis
  • The Top Penang
  • Penang Peranakan Mansion
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

Best time to visit Penang

The prime tourist season when most people plan their Kota Bharu to Penang trip is November to January. The onset of Christmas, along with the other festivals, accounts for holidays and family get-togethers, and the weather is pleasant and fit for trips and tours during this time. The cities also light up during the new year, and bars and restaurants are as lively as ever. Usually, there is a huge influx of tourists, so you should pre-book your bus online ticket, or there is a risk of not getting the buses of your choice during this time.

Bus Service between Kota Bharu and Penang

There is ample bus service between Kota Bharu and Penang. The buses are frequent, comfortable, and highly affordable. The ticket price for the buses ranges from 37 MYR to 42 MYR. It usually takes around 6 and 40 minutes to cover the distance between two cities. Tourists and locals use private and shared public vehicles in Penang to move around the city.

Boarding and Drop-off Points

On your bus to Penang, the boarding points are:

  • Terminal Bas Kota Bharu
  • Terminal Bas Kota Bharu (TESCO)

On your bus to Penang, the drop-off points are

Popular Bus Company from Kota Bharu to Penang

Many renowned bus companies offer their services on the Kota Bharu to Penang route. Some of the most popular ones among them, with frequent buses and comfortable seats, and other amenities, are:

To enjoy the bus ride and to have a hassle-free journey in Malaysia, book your tickets with redBus.

Disclaimer: Bus timings, routes, and fares are subject to change. Please check the redBus app or website for any last-minute changes.

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    Ekspres Perdana
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    Ekspres Mutiara
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    Queen Express
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    Permata Utara Sdn Bhd


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    How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Malaysia?

    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 Kota Bharu to Penang?

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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).

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