Penang to Ipoh Bus

Penang to Ipoh Bus Timings & Fare

Bus OperatorFirst BusLast BusDuration
Adnin Callidora Enterprise
Plusliner Nice
GJG Express
Kesatuan Express

Penang to Ipoh Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration: 1 hour 51 mins
Distance: 155 km

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Penang to Ipoh Bus

Penang to Ipoh Bus

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.

How to reach Ipoh from Penang?  

  • The road distance from Penang to Ipoh is 160 km. The most comfortable and convenient way to cover this route is by bus. 
  • It takes approximately 2-3 hrs to cover the distance by bus. The duration depends on factors like bus operator, road conditions, number of stops, etc. 
  • It is not difficult to get a bus online ticket for Penang to Ipoh bus as service along this route is offered by ten operators. 
  • The bus online ticket from Penang to Ipoh costs anywhere between MYR 17 and MYR 26. 
  • The first bus from Penang starts at 7.30 am, and the last bus departs at 10.30 pm.  

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.

How to travel safely from Penang to Ipoh? 

A safe journey from Penang to Ipoh can be done via a bus. You need to know the following to travel safely -  

  • Since Penang to Ipoh is an interstate trip, there are restrictions and conditions to get a ticket. Make sure that you are travelling with proper permissions and relevant documentation. 
  • Pre-registration is required. 
  • Wear a proper face mask and not a makeshift one while travelling in public transportations. 
  • Buses are allowed to operate at full capacity, so make sure that you have minimal contact with the fellow passenger next to you. 
  • The information related to travel restrictions keeps changing. Passengers are advised to check the official government website for the latest updates.

Penang to Ipoh Bus Details 

There are many bus services at regular intervals provided between Penang and Ipoh. Some of the preferred ones are Unititi express, TransnasionalCity 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.

Things to do in Ipoh 

Here is the list of things that you can do in Ipoh:  

  • Kek Log Tong Cave Temple: A sprawling cave with stunning Buddhist and Chinese deities and a Zen garden, this is surely the crown of Ipoh and a must-visit destination. 
  • The lost world of Tambun: A great place to visit with family, this theme park has varied activities like tiger valley and water park and a range of rides for any age group. Kids will surely love this place. 
  • Birch Memorial Clock Tower: If you want to experience the British touch in Ipoh, visit this building with its controversial history. 
  • Mural’s art lane: This lane near Jalan Masjid in Old Town is a panorama of street art which is like a treasure hunt as many artists have displayed their talents here.

How to Book Bus Tickets Online from Penang to Ipoh using redBus? 

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 -  

  • You can add 'Penang' in the 'From' and 'Ipoh' in the 'to' section for your Penang to Ipoh trip. Select a date on which you want to make the journey. Hit the search button. 
  • A list of buses will be displayed on the screen. You can compare the options in the list before booking your bus ticket from Penang to Ipoh. 
  • After choosing the bus, you will have to select your seats on the bus using the virtual seat layout. 
  • Choose your boarding and drop-off points. Enter the passenger details. 
  • Post entering the details, you will be asked to make payment for your bus tickets. You can use your debit card, credit card or even net banking to make payment for your tickets. Once the payment is confirmed, your bus online tickets are booked. You will receive your e-ticket via SMS or an email shortly. 
  • redBus provides flexibility to all its passengers. If there are any changes required in your itinerary, you can make them easily using the redBus app/website. You can even cancel your tickets easily if there are any changes in your travel plans.

Visit, 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.


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.
Are there any discounts available on the route from Penang to Ipoh?
Penang to Ipoh 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.
Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?
Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.
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.
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.





    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.

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