How to get from IPOH to PENANG?

How to get from Ipoh to Penang
How to travel from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang? From Ipoh to Penang you can travel by bus or train.

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 Train – Ipoh to Penang
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    • Penang Island is roughly oval in shape and it has a granitic, mountainous interior—reaching a high point of 2,428 feet (740 metres), is ringed by narrow coastal plains that are most extensive in the northeast, where Malaysia’s chief port, George Town, uses the sheltered harbourage of the inside strait. Penang is now one of Malaysia’s prime tourist destinations, with luxury and resort hotels and nice beaches mainly on the north coast at Batu Feringgi. Penang Island is a good place for stopover if you continue to Langkawi Island. From Penang Island you can travel by ferry/boat or plane to Langkawi. There are 3 options how you can travel to Penang from Ipoh – bus, train or private taxi/car.
    • Book your bus e-tickets from Ipoh to Penang online 12go.asia or Baolau

From Ipoh (Perak) to Penang you can travel by bus, train, taxi.

    • Travel distance from Ipoh town to Penang Island is about 160 km. From Ipoh (Perak) to Penang is possible to travel by bus or train of KTM Berhad. The most cheapest way for tourist is to travel by bus – bus tickets are cheap and cost only about $3-6 and travel by tourist bus takes about 2-2.5 hours. Transfer by train (KTM) takes only about 2 hours. Buses from Ipoh to Penang (or Butterworth) run through the all day and in the evening. All the trains end in Butterworth town, from Butterworth you can travel by boat/ferry to the Penang Island, it is only about 3-5 km. There are no flights from Ipoh to Penang, it is not possible to travel by plane. Book your bus or train tickets from Ipoh to Penang online.

How do I get from Ipoh to Penang?


1. BUS from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang

    • travel by bus from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang takes about 2-2,5 hours
    • sleeper and comfortable modern tourist buses (air-conditioned, steward, wc, tv, snack…)
    • bus companies to Penang: Transnasional, CS Travel, Untiti, Seasons Express, Sri Maju Group, Transnasional MY
    • one-way bus ticket from Ipoh to Penang costs about $3-6/pp
    • a cheapest way how to travel from Ipoh to Penang
    • there are lots of various buses through the all day
    • some buses run to Sungai Nibong or Penang Sentral (Penang) and some buses to Butterworth
    • bus stations in Ipoh – various depart bus stations, check 12go.asia
    • bus stations in Penang/Butterworth – various arrival bus stations (island or town), check 12go.asia
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Ipoh to Penang online on 12go.asia or Baolau
    • this is a top travel route from Ipoh to Penang – recommended – book your bus tickets online!
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Transnasional Express bus from Ipoh to Penang (photo: 12go.asia).


2. TRAIN from Ipoh (Perak) to Butterworth (Penang)

    • you can also travel by KTM train from Ipoh to Butterworth
    • Butterworth is only about 5 km by ferry/boat from Penang Island
    • modern and comfortable trains (ETS Gold + ETS Platinum, KTM Berhad)
    • duration of travel by train from Ipoh to Butterworth takes about 2 hours
    • one-way train ticket from Ipoh to Butterworth costs about $8-11/pp
    • from Butterworth you can take a boat/ferry or taxi to Georgetown (Penang)
    • railway station in Ipoh – Ipoh Railway Station
    • railway station in Butterworth – Butterworth Railway Station
    • Book and buy train tickets from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang on 12go.asia or Baolau
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Trains of KTM Malaysia Railway, 2nd class, seats (photo: Baolau).


How to travel from Butterworth to Georgetown?

    • from Butterworth to Georgetown in Penang Island you can travel by Penang ferry or taxi
    • ferry departs regularly from the ferry terminal in Butterworth (5.30am till 11.30pm) every 10 or 20 minutes
    • Pangkalan Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
    • you can get to the ferry terminal directly from the train and bus stations in Butterworth – look for covered walkways and indications, ferry takes just 15 minutes to reach the pier at Weld Quay in Penang
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PAGE 63 hostels in Penang (Georgetown) (photo: Agoda). 10 best cheap backpackers hostels in Penang.
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Apollo Inn in Penang – Georgetown (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels + guesthouses in Penang.
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Eastern And Oriental Hotel in Penang (photo: Agoda). 10 best luxury 5 star hotels in Penang.

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At the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang.
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In the streets of Georgetown in Penang.
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Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang.
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Penang National Park offers various nice beaches.
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Chinese houses in Georgetown in Penang.
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Little India in Penang.


icon-info-circle Faqs + Tips – Travel route from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang:

How to book and buy tickets from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang?

    • You can book e-tickets from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang online on 12go.asia.
    • You can search another route, e.g. Ipoh > Kuala Lumpur, Penang > Langkawi…

How long does it take from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang?

    • Travel by tourist bus from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang takes about 2.5 hours.
    • Travel by train from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang (Butterworth) takes about 2 hours.
    • Travel by taxi/car from Ipoh to Penang takes about 2 hours.

How much does it cost to travel from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang?

    • Travel by tourist bus from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang costs about $3-6/pp.
    • Travel by train from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang (Butterworth) costs about $8-11/pp.

What is the travel distance from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang?

    • Travel distance from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang is about 160 km by train/bus.

Is there a flight from Ipoh to Penang?

    • No, there is no direct flight from Ipoh (Perak) to Penang. The only way how to get from Ipoh to Penang island (or to Georgetown) is to travel by toruist bus or train of KTM Berhad.

What is the cheapest way of transfer to Penang from Ipoh?

    • The cheapest option how to travel to Penang from Ipoh is to travel by tourist bus, bus tickets start at $3/pp.

What is the best way of getting to Penang from Ipoh?

    • The best way how to get from Ipoh to Penang is to travel by bus. There are tourist buses running directly to Penang island (e.g. to Georgetown), KTM trains run to Butterworth (25 km from Penang island-Georgetown), because there is no railway station in Penang island.

How to get from Penang to Langkawi?

    • From Penang to Langkawi island you can travel by ferry/boat or by plane (direct low-cost flights). Travel time by ferry is about 3 hours and direct flight from Penang Airport to Langkawi takes about 1 hour.

Bus Schedule / Timetable – Ipoh to Penang + Bus Tickets:

FULL UPDATED BUS SCHEDULE TO PENANG – CLICK HERE

Bus Schedule - Ipoh to Penang

Departs in Ipoh

Arrival in Penang

Bus Ticket

Sri Maju Group

09:15 (Aman Jaya)

11:25

From $5.00

Sri Maju Group

10:30 (Aman Jaya)

12:40

From $5.00

Sri Maju Group

12:30 (Aman Jaya)

14:40

From $5.00

Sri Maju Group

15:15 (Aman Jaya)

17:25

From $5.00

Sri Maju Group

17:30 (Aman Jaya)

19:40

From $5.00

Sri Maju Group

19:45 (Aman Jaya)

21:55

From $5.00

Sri Maju Group

08:45 (Jalan Bendah.)

11:15

From $5.00

Sri Maju Group

10:00 (Jalan Bendah.)

12:30

From $5.00

Sri Maju Group

12:00 (Jalan Bendah.)

14:30

From $5.00

Sri Maju Group

14:45 (Jalan Bendah.)

17:15

From $5.00

Sri Maju Group

15:30 (Jalan Bendah.)

18:00

From $5.00

Transnas. MY

12:00 (Aman Jaya)

15:35

From $4.00

Transnas. MY

14:30 (Aman Jaya)

16:45

From $4.00

Transnas. MY

21:00 (Aman Jaya)

00:35

From $4.00

Unititi Express

10:00 (Aman Jaya)

12:10

From $5.30

Unititi Express

18:00 (Aman Jaya)

20:05

From $5.30

Perak Transit Ekspres

12:30

14:40

From $5.00

Perak Transit Ekspres

17:00

19:10

From $5.00

Perak Transit Ekspres

18:30

20:40

From $5.00

BOOK TICKET TO PENANG


Train Schedule / Timetable – Ipoh to Butterworth + Train Tickets:

FULL UPDATED TRAIN SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Train Schedule - Ipoh to Butterw.

Departs in Ipoh

Arrival in Butterw.

Train Ticket

KTM Berhad ETS

01:07

02:50

From $8.10

KTM Berhad ETS

10:48

12:31

From $8.10

KTM Berhad ETS

13:50

15:33

From $10.30

KTM Berhad ETS

16:09

17:52

From $10.30

KTM Berhad ETS

20:19

22:03

From $8.10

KTM Berhad ETS

23:02

00:45

From $10.30

BOOK TRAIN TO BUTTERWORTH


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