Johor Bahru to Penang Bus

Johor Bahru to Penang Bus

Johor Bahru to Penang Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration: 7 hours 0 mins
Distance: 688 km

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Johor Bahru to Penang Bus

Johor bahru to Penang Bus

Johor Bahru was formerly known as Tanjung Puteri and is the capital city of the state of Johor. Johor Bahru has a long-standing history and houses the palace of the Sultan of Johor. There’s a great mix of foreign influences visible in the city’s architecture, temples, mosques, and traditional setups.

Penang is a state in Malaysia known for its beautiful architecture. The city has a mainland and an island area known as Seberang Perai and Penang island. It falls on the northwest coast of Malaysia and enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year.


The distance between Johor Bahru and Penang is about 692kms. Being at two ends of the Malay peninsula, it takes time to cover the entire distance by road. It takes about 7 hours 50 minutes to travel this distance. There are various types of buses that operate on this route from sleeper to seaters on which you can find a comfortable seat.

Johor Bahru to Penang Bus Details

There are plenty of comfortable coaches and bus operators on this route. There are 58 buses that ply from Johor Bahru to Penang every day. You can choose from a plethora of pick-up and drop-off points across the city for the most comfortable journey at a very economical price.


Buses make this trip from Johor Bahru to Penang in 7 hours 50 minutes. The distance covered is 692kms and it is therefore imperative that you choose a comfortable bus to embark on this journey. The most popular pick-up point in Johor Bahru is the JB Larkin Bus Terminal. You can also get in at Tun Aminah Terminal or Terminal Taman Universiti. Drop-off points in Penang include Penang Sentral, Sungai Nibong, Nibong Tebal, and Pulau Pinang as well. Passengers can log on to the official website of redBus, Malaysia, to stay up-to-date on their travel plans. The website offers information ranging from duration of the trip, updated fares, pick-up and drop-off points, and much more.


Some of the top bus operators that have buses running from Johor Bahru to Penang are Konsortium MalaysiaEltabina JayaCity ExpressMayang Sari ExpressStarMart ExpressSin Yong, Kejora Express and UBT Liner Express. You can log on to to get every detail of every bus that runs on this route. From the duration of travel to the amenities provided on the bus, the user-friendly website makes booking bus tickets as easy as spelling out your own name.


The first bus that leaves Johor Bahru to Penang is operated by City Express and leaves the city at 9:00 am. The last bus that leaves Johor Bahru to Penang is at 9:30 pm. StarMart ExpressMayang Sari Express, and Konsortium Malaysia, all have buses that leave at this time.


Things to do in Penang


  • Visit the Penang Hill: Get some of the most beautiful and scenic views of the city from Penang Hill. Experience the tram service and also go on hiking tours.
  • Kek Lok Si: This beautiful Buddhist temple is a treat to the eyes and is housed on a hilltop. The intricate design and rich colors in the decor are what makes this a unique temple that you must visit.
  • Fort Cornwallis: This fortress dates back to the 18th century and has an amazing cafe to sit and explore the history of this place.
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi: Chinese temples are all over the city, but this temple is a clan temple with a museum that’s open to visitors. The architecture, unique design, and the stone carvings make this temple a beautiful addition to the tourists list in Penang.
  • Penang National Park: The beauty of this national park lies in the fact that it is an oceanfront national park. The views are mesmerizing and it is easy to lose track of time when you’re here.

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


Where can I find the location of my bus stop?
As you get the listing of buses available on a selected route, you can click on the 'Boarding & Dropping Point' tab to check the exact location of your pickup and drop-off points. redBus also offers ‘Track my bus’ facility in a few countries to check the live location of the bus.
Are there any discounts available on the route from Johor Bahru to Penang?
Johor Bahru to Penang is one of the popular routes and it’s quite likely that you may get exciting discounts on booking bus tickets through redBus on this route. It would be better if you plan your journey in advance and book your tickets so that you can get the best price and best seat for your trip.
At what time do buses start from Johor Bahru to Penang?
Buses from Johor Bahru to Penang generally start early in the morning and continue until late evening. However, the bus timings may vary depending on the bus operators and season. This is where redBus helps you out. You need not contact several bus operators to get updated about the bus schedules. You will find all the updated information on redBus website while booking a bus ticket online.
Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?
This depends upon the bus operator and the country you are travelling in. You can check this information while booking a bus ticket for a particular bus operator. However, most of the bus operators allow M-ticket or E-ticket sent to your registered email address, you may require to print the ticket if any bus operator specifically asks for the same.
How can I book a bus ticket online from one route to another??
You can simply log on to, choose any specific country you would like to book a bus in, and select the source and destination. After choosing the route and the date, you will find a number of options for buses available. redBus site is user-friendly and booking a bus ticket is just a matter of a few minutes.
How early should I arrive for the trip?
Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.


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    Visit the redBus app or website to view the rest stops that are available on the way while traveling by bus from Johor Bahru to Penang. There are several offers and cashback options that a customer can avail on the redBus app and website.

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