|Avg. Bus Duration||: 1 hour 51 mins|
|Distance||: 155 km|
Ipoh is the capital of the Malaysian state of Perak and the third-largest city in Malaysia with respect to its population. The city was once a village but now it has gained popularity as a tourist spot owing to its endeavor in preserving British colonial-era charm with its structures. It is also a city with great cuisine, Buddhist temples, and caves as well as natural attractions and theme parks. Strategically situated between Kuala Lumpur and George Town, it is a major land transportation hub. Penang is also called a pearl of the orient because of its soft sandy beaches and is also a great place for foodies to visit. Penang is also called the Silicon Valley of the East, with its GDP being the highest among Malaysian states. A major chunk of its economy comes from manufacturing and servicing. A lot of passengers travel this route everyday.
The road distance from Penang to Ipoh is 160 km which can be covered by the bus in approximately 2 to 3 hours. There are numerous operators providing shuttle buses to Ipoh from Penang. With a total of 10 operators in this area and 85 trips through the week, the bus commute seems to be the most economical as well as a convenient option to use for traveling between these two cities.
You can also travel via taxi from Penang to Ipoh. However, it may be expensive. You can find connecting flights for this route as well.
A safe journey from Penang to Ipoh can be done via a bus. You need to know the following to travel safely -
There are many bus services at regular intervals provided between Penang and Ipoh. Some of the preferred ones are Unititi express, Transnasional, City Express, and New Asian travel. The ticket rates range from RM 17 to RM 26. The cheapest tickets are provided by Cepat Express which operates 3 times in a day. Most buses are equipped with reclinable seats and AC and the bus stops for a washroom or refreshment break for 20 minutes on the way, making the journey very comfortable.
The first bus starts at 6:45 am from Penang Komtar and the last bus departs at 11:00 pm from Sungai Nebong. There are continuous bus services mostly after every 15 minutes. The destination point in Ipoh is the Aman Jaya Bus terminal.
Here is the list of things that you can do in Ipoh:
You can book a Penang to Ipoh bus ticket online in a few minutes. To book the online bus tickets on redBus, follow the steps mentioned below -
Visit www.redbus.my, your official guide to discovering and booking a comfortable and safe bus journey that best suits your individual needs and requirements. To know more about bus operators, routes, timings, fares, and much more, log on to the official website of redBus or download the app now.
Disclaimer: Bus timings, routes, and fares are subject to change. Please check the redBus app or website for any last-minute changes.
Visit the redBus app or website to view the rest stops that are available on the way while traveling by bus from Penang to Ipoh. There are several offers and cashback options that a customer can avail on the redBus app and website.