Genting Highlands to Penang
by Bus, Train, Flight, Car - How to Go

If you want to travel from the Genting Highlands to Penang Island (Georgetown) using public transport you have a choice of taking a direct bus or minivan or you can head down to Kuala Lumpur and take a train.

The distance from Genting Highlands to Penang Island is approximately 340 km.

Bus from the Genting Highlands to Penang

Bas dari Genting Highlands ke Pulau Pinang

The most direct and cheapest way to travel to Georgetown from Genting Highlands is to take a bus or minivan.

Bus companies offering services on this route include:

Shanhua Travel, Beh Travel and GJG Express who operate 10 seater minivans.

Most departures leave from the First World Hotel with a few others departing from the Genting Awana Bus Terminal.

From Genting, you can choose to travel by bus on the following routes to get to Penang Island.

Genting Highlands to Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal.

Genting Highlands to Penang KOMTAR / Prangin Mall.

Genting Highlands to Butterworth Penang Sentral

If you plan to stay in Georgetown, the best option to take is to KOKTAR / Prangin Mall as you can easily walk to the heritage area from here or you can catch a RapidPenang bus into Georgetown or anywhere else on the island.

If you want to enter Penang by the ferry, take the bus to Butterworth Penang Sentral.

It is then just a short walk to the ferry jetty where you can take a scenic 15 minute boat ride over to Georgetown.

For more information about the ferry to Penang, click on the photo link below:

How much is a Bus Ticket to Penang from Genting Highlands

Berapakah Tiket Bas ke Pulau Pinang dari Genting Highlands (Tanah Tinggi Genting)

Bus ticket prices from Genting to Penang start at around RM 40 but may increase during busy holiday periods.

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The duration of the journey by bus is around five and a half hours.

How to Travel from Genting Highlands to Butterworth Penang Sentral by Train

If you prefer to travel around Peninsular Malaysia by the modern, safer KTM trains, from Genting you will have to first take a short bus ride to TBS bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur.

From TBS you can then connect to KL Sentral by cheap KTM Komuuter train, then take an ETS train from KL to Butterworth.

For the latest timetable for trains from KL to Butterworth click here >

From Butterworth train station, you then take the ferry over to Georgetown.

Driving / Car from Genting Highlands to Georgetown Penang

Memandu / Kereta dari Genting Highlands ke Georgetown Pulau Pinang

If you have your own car or a rental, the drive from Genting to Georgetown will take approximately 4 to 5 hours.

The distance (jarak) from Genting Highlands to Georgetown on Penang Island by car is approximately 340 km.

Flight to Penang from Genting Highlands

Penerbangan ke Pulau Pinang dari Genting Highlands

There are no direct flights from Genting to Penang so you will have to go to the nearest airports at either Kuala Lumpur International (KLIA / KLIA2 - KUL) or Subang Airport (SZB).

From both airports, you can take the short one hour flight to Penang (PEN).

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