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Bus From Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Daily Bus Services
3 hours 48 mins

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  
RTM Travel 00:00 22:00 7 hrs 22 mins VIEW PRICE
Alif Bata AQM Enterprise 09:00 23:59 4 hrs 15 mins VIEW PRICE
Transnasional 01:30 23:59 5 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Plusliner Nice 08:45 23:00 6 hrs 15 mins VIEW PRICE
AeroCity Express 03:00 22:30 5 hrs 37 mins VIEW PRICE

KL to Penang Bus

KL (Kuala Lumpur) to Penang is a popular road route in Malaysia. Many tourists, including locals, travel along this route frequently. The journey is beautiful, with clear blue skies and limestone hills covered with rainforests.

The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Penang is around 343 km, and buses are one of the main and most affordable modes of transportation. You will find buses run by some of the most popular operators on this route. These buses provide several amenities, including wifi, charging point, USB port, reading light, and more. When travelling from KL to Penang, you can easily book your bus tickets online via redBus.

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. From hawker stalls to posh restaurants, there is a lot to explore for anyone visiting this place.

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.

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.

Why choose redBus for your journey?

redBus is a one-stop solution for booking a KL to Penang bus ticket. Apart from buying bus tickets online for a reliable bus company in at least 5 minutes, you can enjoy discounts, cancellation and reschedule facilities, and see reviews/ratings online on the platform. redBus also offers 24x7 customer care service.

Weather in Penang

Penang possesses an equatorial climate and experiences rain throughout the year. It sees the most rainfall from August to November. Penang's average highest temperature and lowest temperature for a year are 31.3 and 23.5 degrees, respectively. Water bodies around usually govern the weather in the state. Travel to Penang between November and January for the best experience.

Places to stay in Penang

Penang has abundant accommodation facilities for commuters/tourists. You can find budget as well as luxury hotels, hostels, guest houses and villas for your stay. Some of the best areas in Penang for accommodation are George Town, Gurney Drive, Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah, Sungai Dua, Bayan Lepas, and Bukit Mertajam. You can choose a drop-off near your accommodation facility while booking a bus ticket online from KL to Penang.

Best food in Penang

The best food items to try while in Penang are:

  • Char Koay Teow
  • Oyster Omelette
  • Curry Mee
  • Crispy Duck with Rice
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Murtabak
  • Lok Lok

Many restaurants in Penang offer local flavours. Also, make sure to explore the street food markets while you are there.

Things to do in Penang

  • Food tour
  • Bus sightseeing
  • Hiking on Penang Hill
  • Explore the museums
  • Explore the beaches

Places to visit in Penang

The top tourist attractions in Penang are listed below:

  • Penang National Park - Located in 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 by Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang Raja Uda Raja Muhammad. The museum building was used by the Penang Free School 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 piling 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) appreared 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 from George Town's centre in the Air Itam suburb.  

Travel options in Penang

Within Penang, buses are the main form of transportation for locals and tourists. You can book a bus online ticket to travel to different areas of the state. You can also find taxis to travel from one place to another. Don't forget to use the Penang Hill Railway that takes you to the top of Penang Hill.

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.

There are many important and exciting festivals/events that take place in Penang throughout the year. From 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 from outisde. Here, you can also enjoy the Thaipusam festivities. 

The Penang International Food Festival is held in April for 2 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. 

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

Bus fare from KL to Penang

KL to Penang bus online tickets can range between MYR 27.2 and MYR 50. One can easily check the real-time fare of buses on redBus. You can also use coupon codes on the platform to enjoy discounts on the KL to Penang bus fare.

Popular bus company from KL to Penang

Over 30 bus operators provide buses between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Before booking their bus tickets online, one can check the operator ratings and reviews on redBus. Some of the popular bus operators for this route are -

Boarding and Drop-off Points

Boarding Points in Kuala Lumpur

  • 5 Elements Hotel, Chinatown, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (6074342399 / 6074338199 - Enquiry & 0127082999 / 0127849999 - Hotline)
  • G5, Ground Floor, Kompleks Selangor, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur. (0193398699)
  • Hentian Duta
  • Kl Sentral
  • TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan)
  • Terminal KTM (Old Railway Station)

Drop-off Points in Penang

  • Butterworth
  • 6, Jalan Pantai, 12000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
  • Penang Sentral (Butterworth)
  • Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal

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.

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KL to Penang Bus


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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.

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.

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Return Bus Tickets Online

You can search for return bus tickets 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 a bus from KL to Penang, you can select the option for adding return tickets from the top right-hand corner on the redBus website. 

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