From Ipoh to Penang by Trains
From Aman Jaya Ipoh to Penang by Buses
From AmanJaya Ipoh to Penang by Buses
From Jalan Bendahara Ipoh to Penang by Buses
Passenger reviews out of total 1,021 passengers who traveled with us on this route.
At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:
Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)
Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.
How to get from Ipoh to Penang
Travelling between Ipoh and Penang is possible by bus and train. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you MYR 46.58 if you go by train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere MYR 15.31.
How long does it take to get from Ipoh to Penang?
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 4 hours to travel between Ipoh and Penang depending on the means of transport you choose.
Train is the fastest way to travel between Ipoh and Penang. Train will bring you to your destination in 1h 44m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 3h 35m to reach Penang.
How much does it cost to get from Ipoh to Penang?
Travelling between Ipoh and Penang can be as cheap as MYR 15.31 if you opt for a Transnasional MY bus and as expensive as MYR 46.58 if you buy a KTM train ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
How many trips per day are there between Ipoh and Penang ?
- 35 from Ipoh to Penang starting from 08:15 Jalan Bendahara Ipoh until 20:30 Aman Jaya Ipoh
- 8 from Ipoh to Penang starting from 00:29 Ipoh until 23:11 Ipoh
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Ipoh to Penang.
What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?
Travelling from Ipoh to Penang overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.
Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.
They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.
Companies operating bus routes between Ipoh and Penang
Perak Transit Ekspres, Sri Maju Group, Transnasional MY, Unititi Express
Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.
Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.
What is the most popular transport to get from Ipoh to Penang?
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route
- 949 took a train
- 51 opted for a bus