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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  
Transnasional 08:00 23:30 6 hrs 20 mins VIEW PRICE
Plusliner 08:00 23:59 4 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Nice 09:20 19:00 5 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
City Express 10:30 23:55 9 hrs 37 mins VIEW PRICE
Cepat Express 11:15 11:15 4 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE

Take a Bus ride from Penang to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is nearly 250 square miles in area and is a buzzing metropolis capital city of Malaysia. Locals explain that the word Kuala Lumpur means muddy-confluence in Malay. The city has multiple tourist attractions including its pristine beaches, the Cameroon Highlands which is famous for tea, and beautiful landmarks showing the history, art, and culture of the place, its mixed religious diversity, and a buzzing economy. Penang Island is perhaps one of the most scenic and beautiful Malaysian islands known as the birthplace of Jimmy Choo, the shoe company. Traveling from Penang to the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is a breeze as you can travel by air, train, car or bus. Penang Bridge at South Georgetown connects the mainland to Penang at Butterworth.

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:

The buses to KL run from the main bus station in Penang, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). The pick-up points for buses to KL from Penang are Penang Sentral, Sungai Nibong, and Penang Komtar connecting to the drop points at KL which are TBS, Hentian Duta, Berjaya Times Square, KL Sentral, and Sentral Bus Terminal, and the Terminal KTM rail station.

It is about 358 km by bus via the E1 Lebuhraya Utara – Selatan. The fare could range between RM 33 to RM 49 depending on the kind of bus. Some of the tickets are refundable and can be rescheduled if need be.

The buses are the most economical and safe mode of travel preferred by travelers and locals alike with peak traffic of 65 buses between 12 and 6 pm. The bus coaches are also graded as a single and double deck, SVIP, VIP, Business Economy Club, Xtreme, Standard, and Executive.

At Kuala Lumpur, one can travel around by city shuttles, express routes, local shuttles, and trunk routes. Within KL you can use any of the five bus hubs like the KL Sentral, Maluri, Pudu Sentral, KLCC, and Titiwangsa.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur:

The must-see tourist places in Kuala Lumpur are:

  • Petronas Twin Towers and the Batu Caves are always the high points of KL.
  • Explore for free the Perdana Botanical Gardens, National Art Gallery, and the KLCC Park.
  • Visit the Publika, Berjaya Times Square, Pavilion KL, Mid Valley, and The Gardens Malls.
  • Enjoy your food cravings and shopping at night- markets at the Petaling Jaya, Taman Connaught, and Bangsar.
  • Explore Petaling Street, Central Market, and the Kasturi Walk for souvenirs, fashion, clothing, and much more.

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.

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    • Sungai Nibong
    • Penang Sentral
    • Penang komtar
    • 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.

    Kuala Lumpur

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


    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.

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