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Penang to Ipoh Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus Ticket
1 hour 51 mins
MYR 12.00

Penang to Ipoh Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus
155 km

Penang to Ipoh Bus Schedule & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Konsortium (Malaysia) 08:00 23:59 8 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Alisan Golden Coach 00:20 22:30 2 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Unititi Express 07:30 18:30 2 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Kesatuan Express 08:00 22:15 2 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
CS Travel and Tours 07:45 16:30 2 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE


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 Penang to Ipoh?

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).

What is the distance covered by a bus from Penang to Ipoh?

The road distance from Penang to Ipoh is 158 km. The time taken for the bus journey is approximately 2 to 3 hours depending on the route taken. The bus journey time may vary due to weather conditions and traffic encountered.

How much is the ticket fare for a seat on a Penang to Ipoh bus?

The ticket fare for a journey from Penang to Ipoh starts from RM 16 to RM 28 according to the type of bus taken.

What are the timings for the first and the last bus from Penang to Ipoh?

The first bus from Penang to Ipoh leaves at 7:30 am and the last bus departs at 10:30 pm. There is a robust frequency of several buses going from Penang to Ipoh.

Which are the popular bus operators on the route from Penang to Ipoh?

The popular bus operators providing bus services from Penang to Ipoh are Konsoritum, Transnasional, Cepat Express, CS Travels & Tours, Jasmine Express and Unititi Express.

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

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

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

The offer of upto 20% off on Penang to Ipoh 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 Penang to Ipoh buses?

redBus offers a ‘bus pass’ facility for Penang to Ipoh 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?

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.

Penang to Ipoh Bus

A road journey from Penang to Ipoh is made comfortable by buses. Usually, bus timings differ from one bus operator to another. The time taken to complete the journey from Penang to Ipoh is reliant on traffic and climatic conditions. The robust bus service between Penang and Ipoh creates convenience for many commuters. All the buses are well maintained and driven by capable drivers.

Penang to Ipoh Bus

Buses are the cheapest option to travel from Penang to Ipoh. You can find a Penang to Ipoh bus anytime from 7.30 am to 11.45 pm. A bus from Penang to Ipoh takes an average duration of 2 hr 30 min to reach the destination. There are close to 60 daily buses on this route at regular intervals.

About Penang

Penang is an island state on the northwestern coastline of Malaysia, with its capital George Town, named after the former King of England, King George III. The city is still lined with various colonial buildings and is a major tourist centre of this state. People of different nationalities live here, but the Chinese community is the largest. Tourists can enjoy a healthy mix of cultures in many of its quarters, with segments such as Chinatown, Little India, etc. George Town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. Over 12,000 such historic buildings across the city are the major attractions in Penang. The town flourishes under tourism.

About Ipoh

Ipoh, the capital city of Perak state of Malaysia, is known for its limestone hills and other unique places. Nature has wholeheartedly blessed this city with plenty of scenic locations. Ipoh is currently the fourth-largest city and one of the cleanest cities in the country. It was a quiet village in the earlier times, revived by tin mining and later became a central tourist hub. Ipoh is known as the Gateway to Cameron Highlands and is closer to Kuala Lumpur and Penang than other cities. There are more daily buses available from Kuala Lumpur and Penang to Ipoh.

Things to do in Ipoh

  • Trekking through the Ulu Geroh Rafflesia Trail to see the largest flower in the world is one of the must-do things in Ipoh.
  • A trip to the Gaharu Tea Valley and hug the tree for good luck.
  • A visit to the Kok Lok Tong Cave Temple to worship the Chinese and Buddhist deities inside will be wonderful.
  • Visit the Ling Sen Tong Temple for its stalactites and stalagmites formations. There are statues of Gods, animals, etc., to admire.
  • Visit the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, the biggest in Malaysia.
  • Explore the mysteries inside the Gua Tempurung, which has a length of 4.5 km.

Best Food in Ipoh

Ipoh is known for its delicious cuisine and food items that have a local touch. Plenty of eateries for meals, from street stalls to decent restaurants for families. Some of the popular dishes you must try here are,

  • Bean Sprouts Chicken
  • White Coffee
  • Hakka Mee
  • Assam Laksa
  • Chicken Rice
  • Satay
  • Rojak
  • Beancurd
  • Cuttlefish
  • Char Kway Teow
  • Caramel Custard

Places to visit in Ipoh

  • Kinta Riverfront Walk in the evening under the fairy lights will be a mesmerising sight and a wonderful place to enjoy quality time with your loved ones.
  • Ipoh Railway Station to see the white-coloured colonial building known as the Taj Mahal of Ipoh.
  • Old Town to see the wall art by Ernest Zacharevic, a Lithuanian street artist. In half an hour, you will be covering eight such murals by him.
  • Geological Museum that displays rock specimens, minerals, gemstones and other geological items inside this beautiful museum.
  • The Lost World Tambun theme park is perfect for a family with kids to spend their day in Ipoh.

Best time to visit Ipoh

The general tropical climate of Ipoh does not show any significant temperature variation. Due to the frequent rainfall, one must look for the dry months for a better experience. May is the driest and warmest month here in Ipoh and the best time to pay a visit. Another better season is February, when the day temperature will be within the tolerable range and rainfall will be mild to moderate.

Apart from these months, you may visit for other events and festivals such as Christmas, New Year, food, art, etc. The tentative dates for these events may change each year, but most of such events are from March to June and later from November to January.

Bus Service between Penang and Ipoh

The bus service from Penang Sentral to Ipoh will be on the economy, executive, or double-decker buses. The ticket rate for the Penang to Ipoh bus ranges from MYR 9.6 to MYR 29.75 when you book with redBus. Some of these rates are much lower than the operator's rates at the counter rates. You book online tickets for a bus to Ipoh and the return journey from Ipoh Amanjaya to Penang Sentral. The buses will have basic amenities with comfortable seats, USB charging ports, etc.

Boarding and Drop-off Points

  • Boarding points: Penang Sentral, Butterworth, Chai Leng Park - Caltex, Juru Toll, Nibong Tebal, Penang Komtar, and Sungai Nibong.
  • Drop-off points: Ipoh Amanjaya and Kaunter H-3 Ipoh Amanjaya

Popular Bus Company from Penang to Ipoh

As many as 14 bus companies operate their buses from Penang to Ipoh. Each Penang to Ipoh bus operator will have a specific rating given by its past passengers. You can check these ratings at redBus and decide which one you want. Some of the top-rated bus operators are,

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    Konsortium (Malaysia)
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    Alisan Golden Coach
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    Unititi Express
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    Kesatuan Express
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    CS Travel and Tours
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    Arwana Express
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    GJG Express


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Return Bus Tickets Online

When looking for online tickets on a bus from Penang to Ipoh, you will see the option to book a return bus ticket online from Ipoh to Penang. To book return tickets, you can enter the return date while searching for Penang to Ipoh buses on redBus. If you did not mention the return date initially, you could so do in the next step by clicking on the 'Add a return ticket' option. You can look for buses from Ipoh to Penang for your preferred date after clicking on this button. Once you select buses for both routes, you can fill in the passenger details and make the payment. There are discounts available from time to time on redBus on online bus tickets, which you can use to reduce the bus ticket price.

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