Bus From Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration: 3 hours 48 mins
Distance: 358 km

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KL to Penang Bus

The distance from KL to Penang is 355 km, and the air distance between the two cities is about 182 miles.The distance between the two cities can be covered in 4 hours if you travel via private car, but it will cost a fortune. Buses available on the redBus website take only 5 hours to cover the distance at an extremely low ticket price.

About Kuala Lumpur

Known as the City of Contrasts and Diversity, Kuala Lumpur is one of the most popular cities in Southeast Asia. From gleaming skyscrapers to eye-catching natural attractions, there is a lot to see in the capital of Malaysia. KL was established in 1857 and has had a rich history. It is a federal territory and the largest city in the country. Kuala Lumpur's main hub is the Golden Triangle, comprising KLCC, Chinatown, and Bukit Bintang. You will also find many options for shopping and food here. There is a lot to explore, from hawker stalls to posh restaurants, for anyone visiting this place. Many operators provide buses from KL to Penang as tourists and locals travel on this route very frequently. 

About Penang

Situated in the Peninsular Malaysia region, Penang is a beautiful state that attracts many tourists. It is called the Pearl of the Orient for its beautiful sandy beaches. Besides tourism, people come to Penang for various purposes like occupation, family, and education. The state is an economic powerhouse known for its festivals, museums, art, and architecture. George Town, the capital of Penang, is also famously called the food capital of Malaysia. People visit Penang to witness places like Pinang Peranakan Mansion, The Habitat Penang Hill, Street Art in George Town, and TeddyVille Museum.

Things to do in Penang

The various things to do once your KL to Penang bus reaches its destination are:

  • Food tour
  • Bus sightseeing
  • Hiking on Penang Hill
  • Explore the museums
  • Explore the beaches

Best Food in Penang

The city is already famous for its street food. Thus, many travel from Kuala Lumpur to Penang to tickle their tastebuds with the city's delicacies.

  • Char Kway Teow
  • Wanton Noodles
  • Assam Laksa
  • Nasi Lemak
  • Hokkien Prawn Noodles
  • Pasembur
  • Cendol
  • Nasi Kandar

Places to visit in Penang

Some of the most important places to visit once you get down from your Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus are:

  • Penang National Park - Located on the northwestern tip of Penang Island, this beautiful park is home to around 417 flora and 149 fauna species.
  • Dhammikarama Burmese Temple - Located in George Town's Pulau Tikus, it is the oldest and the only Malaysian Burmese temple in Penang.
  • Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm - It was started as a butterfly farm by David Goh in Penang. Today, it is triple its size and is home to many insects and reptiles other than butterflies.
  • Penang State Museum & Art Gallery - It was opened in 1965. The Penang Free School used the museum building in the 1800s and later by the Hutchings School from 1928-1960.
  • Floating Mosque - It is also known as the Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque and is located in Tanjung Bungah, near George Town. It has been built on tilts and piled above the sea. During hide tides, the mosque looks like its floating in the water.
  • Penang Snake Temple - It was built in 1805 for Chor Soo Kong or Master Qingshui, a Buddhist monk known for healing the sick and sheltering snakes during the Song Dynasty. After the construction of the temple's structure was complete, it is said that snakes (pit vipers) appeared repeatedly.
  • Penang Hill - Also known as Bukit Bendera, it is a hill resort consisting of a group of peaks in Penang. It is located 9 km west of George Town's center in the Air Itam suburb.

Best time to visit Penang

Considering the climate conditions, you should visit Penang between November and January. During these months, rainfall is minimal, and the temperature is perfect for tourists.

Many important and exciting festivals/events occur in Penang annually. From the end of January to February, the Kek Lok Si Temple lits up for the Chinese New Year. The display here is beautiful, attracting many people from all over the country and outside. Here, you can also enjoy the Thaipusam festivities.

The Penang International Food Festival is held in April for two weeks. During this month, you can witness Vaisakhi celebrations here. May witnesses a huge procession during Wesak Day.

During Ramadan, there are several bazaars where people can shop. In June, you can enjoy the George Town Festival. It is the month when the Penang Durian Festival starts, which goes on until July end.

The end of September- early October is when the Nine Emperor Gods Festival is held. It is celebrated for nine days, beginning on the 9th day of the 9th Lunar month. People follow a vegetarian diet during this time, and you can see the fire walking ceremony and colorful procession. November's annual Penang Bridge International Marathon is held on the First Penang Bridge. Apart from these, you can enjoy Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations here.

Bus Service between KL and Penang

There is usually a rush on every Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus, and to avoid last-minute travel plans, one must try to pre-book their tickets from redBus. You can book your bus ticket from KL to Penang with any of the many bus operators that offer their services along this route.

Boarding and Drop-off Points

The boarding points for a bus from Penang to KL are

  • TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan)
  • Hentian Duta
  • Kl sentral

The drop-off points in your bus ticket from KL to Penang are:

  • Penang Sentral
  • Sungai Nibong
  • Butterworth

Popular Bus Company from KL to Penang

You can pre-book your bus online ticket at the following bus companies. The ticket price is 25 MYR to 40 MYR, and the travel time taken by most buses is around 5 hours.

When travelling from KL to Penang, you can easily book your bus tickets online via redBus.

Are you looking for affordable bus tickets from KL to Penang?

To get affordable bus tickets from KL to Penang, you can book bus tickets online on the redBus website/mobile application.

Travel options in Penang

Within Penang, buses are the main form of transportation for locals and tourists. You can book a bus online ticket to travel to different areas of the state. You can also find taxis to travel from one place to another. Don't forget to use the Penang Hill Railway that takes you to the top of Penang Hill.

How to book Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus tickets online on redBus?

To book Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus tickets online on redBus, follow the steps mentioned below -

  • Scroll up to the top of this page.
  • Click on ‘Modify’ to change the date. You can also use this option to change the route. After selecting the date, click on ‘Search’.
  • You will see the list of buses from Kuala Lumpur to Penang for your chosen date. Compare and choose a bus.
  • Next, select seats, boarding and drop-off points.
  • Enter passenger details and proceed to pay.
  • Make the payment to confirm the booking. You will receive your bus ticket online via email and SMS.

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus

KL to Penang Bus


How long is the bus journey from Kuala Lumpur to Penang?
Depending on the bus operator, you’ll be able to access buses with different timings. For example, Transnasional operates buses which reach Penang in a matter of just 3 hours and 25 minutes. There are buses which complete the journey in 4 hours and 25 minutes, with stops in between.
What is redBus bus pass?
By using the redBus bus pass, one can save up to 25% on commuting. The bus pass is applicable on buses from selected routes and operators. To avail the pass, one can choose the route, bus operator, select number of trips and pay the one time discounted fare. This pass can be easily redeemed on the date of journey.
Is there any Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus scheduled at 3:30?
The company KKKL Express has 2 of its buses scheduled at 3:30. You can check the details on the app.
What are the safety measures on a GJG Express Bus?
GJG ensures the complete safety of its passengers. Wearing masks by all the people on the bus is a must. The bus administration regularly checks the Body temperatures of the passengers and staff. Hand-sanitizers are always available.
Where is the pick-up and drop-off points for the KL to Penang Bus?
The KL to Penang buses start from various points in KL, including TBS, Terminal KTM, and Hentian Duta, while the drop-off points include Penang Sentral and Sungai Nibong.
Which is the best offer for Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus tickets on the redBus platform?
The offer of upto 20% off on Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus tickets is, indeed, the best offer on the redBus platform as customers can save a lot on their totale bus ticket price.
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Return Bus Tickets Online

You can search for return bus tickets online easily when you book a KL to Penang bus on redBus. To do this, you will have to put in your return date while searching for KL to Penang buses and then choose a bus available from Penang to KL .

There is another method of booking the return journey. After choosing a bus from KL to Penang, you can select the option for adding return tickets from the top right-hand corner on the redBus website.

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