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Bus From Penang to Johor bahru

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Penang to Johor bahru Bus Schedule & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Konsortium (Malaysia) 23:00 23:00 9 hrs 9 mins VIEW PRICE
City Express 22:00 22:00 8 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Mayang Sari Express 00:25 00:25 7 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
StarMart Express 09:30 21:30 9 hrs 9 mins VIEW PRICE
Kkkl express 21:30 23:15 7 hrs 15 mins VIEW PRICE

Penang to Johor bahru Bus

The stunning state of Penang has two parts - Penang Island and Seberang Perai peninsula. The Island is connected to the rest of the state by the two longest road bridges in the country, one being the longest oversea bridge in Southeast Asia. A considerable area of the natural environment is safeguarded despite rapid urbanization. The capital of Johor state – Johor Bahru is the fastest growing city in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur. You are sure to find at least one plant of the world’s top electronics manufacturers here.

The industrial town of Johor Bahru is 700 km away from the island of Penang. It takes anywhere between 7-9 hours to cover this distance via bus. Bus services between the cities remain the primary choice of travel among people thanks to the advantage of arriving at the city center of Johor Bahru at a cheaper price when compared to flight tickets. The airport is 30 minutes away from the city center.

The bus companies provide a range of options to travel between Penang and Johor Bahru. Seater and standard coaches start from as low as MYR 50 for budget travelers. For more comfort and luxury, one can choose from executive or SVIP options for a maximum of MYR 75.

Penang to Johor Bahru Bus Details

Overnight buses would take around 10-11 hours to complete the journey of around 700kms, with less traffic. Whereas, taking a bus during the day can make the journey as long as 12 hours, due to the traffic conditions.

Every bus operator provides at least one rest stop on the way. If required they are cooperative in making an additional stop. The stops last anywhere between 15-20 minutes. Road transport between Penang and Johor Bahru is one of the most in-demand routes in Malaysia. This gives an opportunity for bus companies to prosper. There are ten companies in total that provide bus services between the two cities. Popular ones being StarMart Express, Billion Star, Seasons Express, etc.

To make your travel towards the industrial city of Johor Bahru easy, the buses from Penang depart as early as 12:15 am. The main boarding points for these buses are Penang Sentral, while few choose Sungai Nibong. The coaches range from seater to standard for budget travelers and executive or SVIP for luxury travelers.

Don’t rush to get to Johor Bahru as the last bus from Penang leaves as late as 23:45 hours. With flexible options, you can comfortably get to Johor in an executive coach or SVIP. If on a budget, consider one of the seater or standard coaches. Penang Sentral is the major boarding point, with the exception of a few operators who prefer Sungai Nibong.

Things to do In Johor Bahru

  • Pay a visit to the impressive Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, a magnificent mosaic created with 300,000 pieces of glass in a multitude of colors
  • Be impressed by the LEGOLAND Malaysia theme park
  • Visit the fascinating Old Chinese Temple which united five Chinese dialect groups
  • Splurge at Komtar JBCC shopping mall and have some fun at the Angry Birds Activity center
  • Marvel over the exhibits at the Chinese Heritage Museum

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

Top Bus Operator Images



    • Penang Sentral
    • Sungai Nibong
    • Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal (call 010-4093001 for enquiry)
    • Penang komtar

    Johor bahru

    • JB Larkin Bus Terminal
    • Larkin Bus Terminal, Johor Bahru (Emergency Contact Number: 011-26511176 / 019-4503090)


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    Q-1 ) 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.

    Q-2 ) How do I book a bus from Penang to Johor bahru?

    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.

    Q-3 ) 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.

    Q-4 ) 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.

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