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Bus From Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
Buses depart from
Bus arrives in
Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus Ticket
3 hours 48 mins
Kuala Lumpur
MYR 5.00

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus
358 km

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus Schedule & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Konsortium (Malaysia) 01:00 22:55 5 hrs 2 mins VIEW PRICE
Cepat Express 00:00 23:30 4 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Intercity Coach 09:00 23:59 4 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Jasmine Express 10:30 23:30 4 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Prisma Express 02:15 23:00 4 hrs 0 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 Kuala Lumpur 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 long is the bus journey from Kuala Lumpur to Penang?

A: Depending on the bus operator, you’ll be able to access buses with different timings. For example, Transnasional operates buses which reach Penang in a matter of just 3 hours and 25 minutes. There are buses which complete the journey in 4 hours and 25 minutes, with stops in between.

How much does a ticket cost for a bus from Singapore to KL?

A: The average price of a ticket is around 45 MYR. However, tickets can be as cheap as 32 MYR or go up to 59 MYR depending on the travels and tours you opt for. The buses come with varying degrees of amenities based on the operator you choose.

What are the amenities available in the buses?

A: Some buses come with basic amenities like leg space and comfortable seats, but other travellers go the extra mile and offer amenities such as water bottles, Wi-Fi, reading lights and so many more, to ensure you have a comfortable journey.

What are the timings of the buses available on this route?

A: Buses from KL to Penang are available all through the day, with the earliest one starting out from Kuala Lumpur at 12:10 AM. You can choose the timings that suit you best via the RedBus app or website and book tickets.

Where is the pick-up and drop-off points for the KL to Penang Bus?

A: The KL to Penang buses start from various points in KL, including TBS, Terminal KTM, and Hentian Duta, while the drop-off points include Penang Sentral and Sungai Nibong.

How do we find the next available bus from Kuala Lumpur to Penang?

A: You can log into our website and select your destination, date and then find the list of buses along with other details like time of departure mentioned and you can easily select the bus at the time convenient to you. You can use the filter option available on the left-hand side of the page and select the time slots for specific timings of buses available.

Can we book a return ticket while booking our travel ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Penang?

A: Yes, you can book a return ticket too, the option to book is available while selecting your destination. Select the source and destination of your journey and then select the date and click “Search Buses” on the page.

What are the safety measures on a GJG Express Bus?

A: GJG ensures the complete safety of its passengers. Wearing masks by all the people on the bus is a must. The bus administration regularly checks the Body temperatures of the passengers and staff. Hand-sanitizers are always available.

Is there any Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus scheduled at 3:30?

A: The company KKKL Express has 2 of its buses scheduled at 3:30. You can check the details on the app.

Can I get any discount on Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus tickets?

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

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

A: The offer of upto 20% off on Kuala Lumpur 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.

How can I get cheap bus tickets for Kuala Lumpur to Penang buses?

A: redBus offers a ‘bus pass’ facility for Kuala Lumpur to Penang buses on selected buses. If you are traveling with one of these operators and you travel on this route quite often, you can grab an amazing discount on your bus trip by opting in for the bus pass.

What is redBus bus pass?

A: By using the redBus bus pass, one can save up to 25% on commuting. The bus pass is applicable on buses from selected routes and operators. To avail the pass, one can choose the route, bus operator, select number of trips and pay the one time discounted fare. This pass can be easily redeemed on the date of journey.

KL to Penang Bus

The distance from KL to Penang is 355 km, and the air distance between the two cities is about 182 miles.The distance between the two cities can be covered in 4 hours if you travel via private car, but it will cost a fortune. Bus from KL to Penang will take nearly 5 hours to reach the destination.

About Kuala Lumpur

Known as the City of Contrasts and Diversity, Kuala Lumpur is one of the most popular cities in Southeast Asia. From gleaming skyscrapers to eye-catching natural attractions, there is a lot to see in the capital of Malaysia. KL was established in 1857 and has had a rich history. It is a federal territory and the largest city in the country. Kuala Lumpur's main hub is the Golden Triangle, comprising KLCC, Chinatown, and Bukit Bintang. You will also find many options for shopping and food here. There is a lot to explore, from hawker stalls to posh restaurants, for anyone visiting this place. Lots of tourists and locals take the bus to Penang very frequently. 

About Penang

Situated in the Peninsular Malaysia region, Penang is a beautiful state that attracts many tourists. It is called the Pearl of the Orient for its beautiful sandy beaches. Besides tourism, people come to Penang for various purposes like occupation, family, and education. The state is an economic powerhouse known for its festivals, museums, art, and architecture. George Town, the capital of Penang, is also famously called the food capital of Malaysia. People visit Penang to witness places like Pinang Peranakan Mansion, The Habitat Penang Hill, Street Art in George Town, and TeddyVille Museum.

Things to do in Penang

Some of the most important places to visit once you get down from your Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus are:

  • Penang National Park - Located on the northwestern tip of Penang Island, this beautiful park is home to around 417 flora and 149 fauna species.
  • Dhammikarama Burmese Temple - Located in George Town's Pulau Tikus, it is the oldest and the only Malaysian Burmese temple in Penang.
  • Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm - It was started as a butterfly farm by David Goh in Penang. Today, it is triple its size and is home to many insects and reptiles other than butterflies.
  • Penang State Museum & Art Gallery - It was opened in 1965. The Penang Free School used the museum building in the 1800s and later by the Hutchings School from 1928-1960.
  • Floating Mosque - It is also known as the Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque and is located in Tanjung Bungah, near George Town. It has been built on tilts and piled above the sea. During hide tides, the mosque looks like its floating in the water.
  • Penang Snake Temple - It was built in 1805 for Chor Soo Kong or Master Qingshui, a Buddhist monk known for healing the sick and sheltering snakes during the Song Dynasty. After the construction of the temple's structure was complete, it is said that snakes (pit vipers) appeared repeatedly.
  • Penang Hill - Also known as Bukit Bendera, it is a hill resort consisting of a group of peaks in Penang. It is located 9 km west of George Town's center in the Air Itam suburb.

Best time to visit Penang

Considering the climate conditions, you should visit Penang between November and January. During these months, rainfall is minimal, and the temperature is perfect for tourists.

Many important and exciting festivals/events occur in Penang annually. From the end of January to February, the Kek Lok Si Temple lits up for the Chinese New Year. The display here is beautiful, attracting many people from all over the country and outside. Here, you can also enjoy the Thaipusam festivities.

The Penang International Food Festival is held in April for two weeks. During this month, you can witness Vaisakhi celebrations here. May witnesses a huge procession during Wesak Day.

During Ramadan, there are several bazaars where people can shop. In June, you can enjoy the George Town Festival. It is the month when the Penang Durian Festival starts, which goes on until July end.

The end of September- early October is when the Nine Emperor Gods Festival is held. It is celebrated for nine days, beginning on the 9th day of the 9th Lunar month. People follow a vegetarian diet during this time, and you can see the fire walking ceremony and colorful procession. November's annual Penang Bridge International Marathon is held on the First Penang Bridge. Apart from these, you can enjoy Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations here.

Bus from KL to Penang

There is usually a rush on every Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus, and to avoid last-minute travel plans, one must try to pre-book their tickets from redBus. You can book your bus from KL to Penang with any of the bus operators that offer their services along this route.

Boarding and Drop-off Points

The boarding points for a bus from KL to Penang are - 

  • TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan)
  • Hentian Duta
  • Kl sentral

The drop-off points for a KL to Penang bus are:

Popular Bus Company from KL to Penang

You can pre-book your bus ticket at the following bus companies. The ticket price is 25 MYR to 40 MYR, and the travel time taken by most buses is around 5 hours.

When travelling from KL to Penang, you can easily opt for bus ticket online booking via redBus.

Are you looking for affordable bus tickets from KL to Penang?

To get affordable bus tickets from KL to Penang, you can book bus tickets online on the redBus website/mobile application.

How to book Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus tickets online on redBus?

To book Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus tickets online on redBus, follow the steps mentioned below -

  • Scroll up to the top of this page.
  • Click on ‘Modify’ to change the date. You can also use this option to change the route. After selecting the date, click on ‘Search’.
  • You will see the list of buses from Kuala Lumpur to Penang for your chosen date. Compare and choose a bus.
  • Next, select seats, boarding and drop-off points.
  • Enter passenger details and proceed to pay.
  • Make the payment to confirm the booking. You will receive your bus ticket online via email and SMS.

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus

KL to Penang Bus

  • Konsortium (Malaysia)
  • Cepat Express
  • Intercity Coach
  • Jasmine Express
  • Prisma Express
  • Cosmic Express
  • KKKL Express

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Return Bus Tickets Online

You can search for return bus ticket online easily when you book a KL to Penang bus on redBus. To do this, you will have to put in your return date while searching for KL to Penang buses and then choose a bus available from Penang to KL .

There is another method of booking the return journey. After choosing your choice of bus to Penang, you can select the option for adding return tickets for bus to KL from Penang on the redBus website.

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