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Bus From Penang to Kuala Lumpur

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Penang to Kuala Lumpur Bus Schedule & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
KPB Ekspress 06:30 23:59 5 hrs 31 mins VIEW PRICE

Take a Bus ride from Penang to Kuala Lumpur

The State of Penang is located in the north-western region of Peninsular Malaysia. This city was founded by the British East India Company and had a rich cultural history. It is majorly divided into two parts; the Penang Island and Seberang Perai. George Town is the Penang State capital city which is also home to some of the marvelous monuments, including the Fort Cornwallis, the ornate Chinese clan house Khoo Kongsi and the Kapitan Keling Mosque. It is one of the most beautiful places in Malaysia that is also Pearl of the Orient and is famous for its sandy beaches.

It takes around four to five hours to reach Kuala Lumpur from Penang via road. One of the easiest and most convenient ways to travel is by booking a Penang to Kl bus using trusted bus service providers like redBus. The total distance between Penang to Kl is roughly around 325 KMs; this differs depending upon the exact route taken by you and your pick-up and drop-off destinations. You can easily book a Penang to Kl bus online using redBus and get a chance to choose from multiple bus operators and types of buses for your route on a single platform. Generally, a bus ticket from Penang to Kl will cost you in the range of 30 to 40 MYR.

There are 16 bus operators on this route and buses are available every 30 minutes at night and day. 188 daily buses ply between Penang and Kuala Lumpur. The most famous operators are GJG Express and KKKL Express on the route.

Penang to Kuala Lumpur bus Details

You will find some of the most beautiful and underrated tourist spots in Malaysia. The Penang state has a lot of marvellous tourist attractions to offer that will keep you amazed. Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, invites tourists from all across the world and most of them are looking for offbeat destinations to enjoy serenity and history of this terrific nation. Bus transportation is a preferred choice among travellers, especially for those on a low budget. It can be hard to find a reliable and trustworthy bus operator in an unknown destination. redBus helps you find the best bus from Penang to Kl and the most reliable and trustworthy bus operators.

Popular Bus Operators & Bus Types

Numerous bus operators are serving with redBus for the Penang to Kl route. You can easily book a Penang to Kl bus with these bus operators for the most comfortable and safe travel experience. You can also book an Aeroline Penang to Kl bus. Some of the most popular bus operators for this route are mentioned below.

penang to Kuala Lumpur Bus Operators

  • Maraliner
  • KPB Ekspress
  • Quickliner Express
  • KKKL Express
  • Konsortium Malaysia
  • GJG Express
  • Alya Xpress
  • Supernice Grassland
  • Rhino Airiel Express

Some of the most commonly offered buses by these bus operators for the Penang to Kuala Lumpur bus route includes the Double Decker (2+1) & the Executive (2+1).

Amenities Offered

All the buses offered on the redBus portal are from some of the most trusted and reliable bus operators in Malaysia. They aim to provide the most convenient and safe travel experience to the passengers. The buses are equipped with all the necessary amenities required to make the travel experience as comfortable as possible. Some of the commonly offered amenities include the following.

  • Charging Point
  • WiFi
  • Reading Light
  • USB Port
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • CCTV


Boarding & Drop-off Points

Some of the most common boarding points that are used by the majority of the bus operators serving the Penang to Kuala Lumpur route include the following.

  • Penang Sentral
  • Sungai Nibong
  • Chai Leng Park- Caltex
  • Penang Komtar
  • Juru Toll

Some of the mainstream drop-off location lists include the following.

  • Hentian Duta
  • Kl Sentral
  • Terminal Ktm
  • Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

The capital city of Malaysia is a tourist hub and invites people from all over the world for some mesmerizing and memorable travel experience. Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer for the travellers and locals alike. Some of the most popular places that you should visit include Petronas Towers, Menara KL Tower, Chinatown, Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Aquaria KLCC, etc. You can also explore the central market and buy some locally produced items.

Tips for Booking a Penang to Kuala Lumpur bus

The easiest way to make your bus ticket bookings online is by using the redBus application or website. It’s easy to use interface makes the booking process self-intuitive and leaves no room for any error. You just have to visit the redBus portal, choose your pick-up and drop off destinations in the “From” & “To” section and enter your date of the journey before you click “Search”. You will be provided with numerous bus options to choose from, and you can even choose your seat in the next step. After entering your details, including name, email and contact number, you will need to verify your contact details using an OTP. The last step is to make the payment and confirm your booking.  

redBus Safety+

Introducing Safety+, a new way to ensure that your bus travel is safe and devoid of potential infection. This feature allows bus operators to showcase their adherence to all Covid-19 guidelines as suggested by the Malaysian government.

Safety+ also allows users to identify bus services that follow all Covid-19 measures in their buses to ensure long-distance safer bus travel. This is in addition to spatial distancing measures taken by redBus with respect to the number of passengers and the distance between them in a bus.

All buses tagged with the Safety+ sign are disinfected after every trip, have drivers and staff that wear masks and gloves at all times, and have hand sanitizers installed in them. Users are also expected to maintain social distancing, wear masks and observe personal hygiene, and travel only if needed.

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. 

Penang to Kuala Lumpur Bus

A road journey from Penang to Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur is reliant on traffic and climatic conditions. The robust bus service between Penang and Kuala Lumpur creates convenience for many commuters. All the buses are well maintained and driven by capable drivers.

Top Bus Operator Images



    • 6, Jalan Pantai, 12000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
    • Chai Leng Park - Caltex
    • Komtar Penang. (Emergency Contact Number: 011-26511176 / 019-4503090) ***For Depature on Komtar, Free shuttle van going to Bus terminal. Van plate number PKA 1815 and driver contact: 0164098071.
    • Penang komtar
    • Penang Sentral
    • Sungai Nibong

    Kuala Lumpur

    • Hentian duta
    • KL Sentral
    • Kl Sentral
    • Kl sentral
    • KL Sentral Bus Terminal (Emergency Contact Number: 011-26511176 / 019-4503090)
    • Persiaran Tuanku
    • TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan)
    • Tbs (terminal bersepadu selatan)
    • Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
    • Terminal KTM (Old Railway Station)


    Easy online bus booking methods and secure payment options on enable travellers to book Penang to Kuala Lumpur bus tickets. Avail great redBus offers on bus reservation. Simply book tickets online and travel in comfort.


    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 Kuala Lumpur?

    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.

    Q-5 ) 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).

    Q-6 ) When does the first bus to Penang from KL start?

    A: The first bus to Penang from KL departs at 11:59 pm. In the morning, the first bus departs at 12:15 am. Both executive types and VIP buses are available for this route.

    Q-7 ) How long does it take to travel from Penang to KL?

    A: It takes approximately 4 to 5 hours on average to travel from Penang to KL, depending on the time when you are traveling. If you are traveling during the daytime, it will take relatively more time due to traffic, you can travel faster during the night.

    Q-8 ) Can the bus tickets from Penang to Kuala Lumpur be booked in advance?

    A: Yes, you can definitely book your bus ticket from Penang to Kuala Lumpur in advance. Even if there is a change of plan after the tickets have been booked, there is nothing to worry about. With the customer-friendly policies of redBus, you can easily modify your travel at any time.

    Q-9 ) Can I can cancel my bus ticket for a seat on a bus from Penang to KL?

    A: Yes, the tickets of your bus from Penang to KL booked through redBus come with a hassle-free cancelation option. Just in case you change your mind, or an emergency pops up, you can simply cancel your ticket. You do not even have to stand in a queue and waste your time and effort to do the same. It can be done online with a click of a single button.

    Q-10 ) How much is the fare for tickets of Penang to KL bus?

    A: The fare of Penang to KL bus tickets vary, depending on the kind of bus you choose. While the normal seaters have a relatively low fare, the executive and the VIP buses have relatively high rates. On average, the fare of bus Penang to KL ranges from RM 25 to RM 49.8.

    Q-11 ) What are the facilities available on a bus from Penang to KL?

    A: There are quite a number of facilities like free WiFi connection, charging points for charging your mobiles, laptops, power banks, etc. CCTVs for security, television for entertainment on the go, USB ports for chargers, GPS tracking system, and so on. However, all these facilities are not available for all kinds of buses. They will depend on the kind of bus that you are traveling by.

    Q-12 ) What are the pick-up points for buses that travel from Penang to Kuala Lumpur?

    A: The most popular pick-up points on the Penang to KL route are Sungai Nibong, Penang Komtar, and Penang Sentral. Out of these, Penang Komtar and Penang Sentral are relatively more popular and most buses depart from Penang Sentral.

    Q-13 ) At what time should I reach the bus stand to catch a bus to Penang from KL?

    A: The buses from Penang to KL depart at various times. Please refer to the redBus schedule to choose your convenient one. It is advisable to reach the pick-up point at least an hour before the time of departure to avoid any sort of rush and crowds.

    Q-14 ) Can I cancel my bus tickets booked using redBus?

    A: Yes, you can easily cancel your bus tickets on the redBus online portal by visiting the website and navigating to the cancellation section. Please note that cancellation charges are applicable as per the policy.

    Q-15 ) How safe is it to travel by bus in times of Coronavirus pandemic?

    A: To ensure the safety of the passengers, redBus has taken special measures to limit and reduce the spread of Coronavirus and make it convenient for the passengers to travel. redBus has introduced as Safety+ feature that requires bus operators to take special measures including staffs with a mask, regular temperature checks, deep cleaned buses, hand sanitizers, etc.

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