Penang Ipoh Bus Times and Fares

Travel on the many Penang Ipoh bus services is the quickest way to travel between these two Malaysian cities, covering the 145 Kilometres (90 Miles) distance from Penang and Ipoh in around two and a half to three hours.

The best place to go to to catch the bus from Penang to Ipoh is Butterworth bus terminal / station on the mainland, which can be easily reached by the ferry from the jetty in Georgetown and just a minutes walk from the ferry terminal in Butterworth.

The bus station at Butterworth has many more departures than from the Sungai Nibong bus station on Penang island and I would recommend you to go from here.

Below you will find some of the main bus companies servicing the Penang to Ipoh route.

Any times and fares shown here are for information only and may change without notice.

I recommend you visit the bus companies own websites where available, to check times and ticket prices before travelling.

You can also pre-book your tickets on many of these websites if you like to plan ahead.



Transnasional Penang Ipoh Bus

From Butterworth to Ipoh :

Departure Times :

09.00, 14.00, 18.30

From Ipoh to Butterworth :

Departure Times :

11.00, 16.00, 20.30

Ticket Price = RM 13.90


Konsortium Bas Ekspres

From Butterworth :

15.30

From Ipoh :

12.00

Ticket Price = RM 15.50 - 16.90


Sri Maju

Sri Maju operate regular buses from both Butterworth and Sungai Nibong to Ipoh.

Tickets cost RM 13.90 from Butterworth and RM 17.60 from Sungai Nibong.


Eagle Express Bus

Eagle Express operates the most frequent bus schedule from Butterworth to Ipoh.

08.30, 09.30, 10.00, 11.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.30, 17.30, 18.30, 19.00, 22.00

Ticket Price = RM 13.90


Bus from KOMTAR to Ipoh

If you would like to travel from KOMTAR to Ipoh by bus there are a few departures a day on more luxurious buses.

Unititi operates two VIP buses at 07.15 and 13.30 costing RM 18 - 20

Gold Star Express has one executive bus departure a day at 14.45, tickets cost RM 20


There are also two trains a day between Penang and Ipoh. it is a little slower and a bit more expensive, but a much more relaxing way to travel.