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Passenger reviews out of total 1,129 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 Penang to Ipoh
Travelling between Penang and Ipoh 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 Penang to Ipoh?
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 4 hours to travel between Penang and Ipoh depending on the means of transport you choose.
Train is the fastest way to travel between Penang and Ipoh. Train will bring you to your destination in 1h 40m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 3h 35m to reach Ipoh.
How much does it cost to get from Penang to Ipoh?
Travelling between Penang and Ipoh 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 Penang and Ipoh ?
- 51 from Penang to Ipoh starting from 06:30 Penang New Asia Travel until 22:00 Butterworth
- 10 from Penang to Ipoh starting from 04:45 Butterworth until 20:00 Butterworth
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Penang to Ipoh.
What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?
Travelling from Penang to Ipoh 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 Penang and Ipoh
New Asian Travel (New Asian Travel), 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 Penang to Ipoh?
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
- 788 took a train
- 212 opted for a bus