Bus From Penang to Ipoh

Penang to Ipoh Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration: 1 hour 51 mins
Distance: 155 km

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Penang to Ipoh Bus

The Penang to Ipoh bus route is busy, with over 100 buses travelling every day. The services start as early as 7.15 am and continue till 11.59 pm. There are 7 pick up points for the Penang to Ipoh buses, each with a different starting and destination terminal.

By choosing a bus trip to Penang, you can also enjoy the scenic landscapes during your journey. Not to forget, bus transport is easily accessible and affordable in Malaysia. All the buses between these Malay cities offer many amenities onboard that facilitate the passengers. Executive and double-decker buses usually run between Penang and Ipoh.

About Penang

Penang, a state in Malaysia, is known as the Pearl of Orient and is an exotic destination to enjoy your holidays. Penang is a centre for the manufacturing and services industry in the country. The state is also known to have an excellent literacy rate. One of those states in Malaysia, which is highly preferred for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment). Apart from tourism, Penang is also a hub for commerce in Malaysia. 

Its capital, George Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Penang is where the culture of the West and East blends perfectly. George Town, also known as the food capital of Malaysia, is a popular destination in this state where you can witness the various realistic murals adorn the walls of the place. 

About Ipoh

In the early eighteenth century, Ipoh was only a fishing village. After the discovery of tin deposits in 1880, the city gained hype nationwide. Ipoh is the capital of the Perak state, with a majority of people following Chinese culture. Over the years, Ipoh also emerged as a transportation centre in the country. Many tourists visit this historic city for British-era architecture and natural beauty. Located between Kuala Lumpur and Penang, tourists often visit this place. The various limestone caves here are some of the city's main attractions.


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Weather in Ipoh

Ipoh experiences hot weather with the occasional rainy season. The average temperature here ranges from 22-35 degrees Celsius. February to April is the hot season, while September to January is colder. The rainy season is from October to November, though other months also may be cloudy and have overcast weather.

Places to stay in Ipoh

There are many places to stay in Ipoh. Depending on your needs and budget, you can book homestays, hotels, or resorts.

Best Food in Ipoh

The restaurants and cafes in Ipoh have all the famous Malaysian and Ipoh dishes. Some of these food items are -

  • Caramel Egg Custard
  • Curry Mee
  • Dimsum
  • Gai Se Hor Fun
  • Hakka Mee
  • Tau Fu Fa

Things to do in Ipoh

  • Visit the cave temples
  • Trip to Gaharu Tea Valley
  • Ulu Geroh Rafflesia Trail trekking
  • Visit Kellie's Castle
  • Walk in the Gunung Lang Recreational Park
  • Explore the art in Oldtown
  • Enjoy White Coffee

Places to visit in Ipoh

  • Han Chin Pet Soo Museum: The Han Chin Pet Soo Museum showcases the history of tin miners in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Ling Sen Tong Temple: This famous temple in Ipoh showcases a perfect blend of the Taoist and Buddhist cultures.
  • Ipoh Heritage Trail: The Ipoh Heritage Trail will help you relive the city's history during the tin mining days.
  • Geological Museum: Geology buffs should visit this museum to view ancient rocks and items from the tin period.
  • Enlightened Heart Tibetan Temple: Located on the city's outskirts, the Enlightened Heart Tibetan Temple was constructed in 1976.
  • Kinta Riverfront Walk: Well-lit trees and beautiful scenes of the Kinta River make this an exciting walk for tourists.
  • DR Seenivasagam Recreational Park: It is located in the city centre. This recreational park houses a skating park, zen garden, bike park, and an artificial lake.
  • Polo Ground: From jungle gyms to workout stations, the Polo Ground comprises several things for tourists.
  • Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple: Situated amidst nature, The Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple offers a serene atmosphere for tourists.
  • Ipoh Railway Station: Apart from transport purposes, many tourists come to see the Ipoh Railway Station. Constructed in 1914, Ipoh Railway Station is a marvellous example of British architecture.

Travel Options in Ipoh

Getting around Ipoh is simple, with multiple options. You can walk around the main centres in the old town and the new city area. If you want an affordable ride, the city buses are the best option. An alternative is to rent the Ipoh Smark Bike or motorcycles. For a private tour, there are rental cars and taxis available.

Best time to visit Ipoh

Many people travel to Ipoh to be a part of the Perak River Safari in April. In July, the Ipoh Fun Run attracts many tourists. During the Ipoh Fun Run, people run between Ipoh and Bandaraya. The Malaysia Fest in September is also an excellent time to plan a trip. One can also visit Ipoh during Christmas, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, and National Day for a memorable experience.

Bus fare from Penang to Ipoh

A bus online ticket from Penang to Ipoh costs a minimum of MYR 9.6. The maximum fare on this route is around MYR 35. You can apply an available coupon code to get an additional discount on the bus online ticket on redBus.

Popular Bus Companies from Penang to Ipoh

Eighteen different companies are operating on the Penang to Ipoh bus route. The most popular bus operators are -

  • Supernice Grassland
  • Plusliner Nice
  • KPB Ekspress
  • Maraliner
  • Golden Silk Holiday Sdn. Bhd

How to book Penang to Ipoh bus tickets online on redBus?

To book Penang to Ipoh 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 Penang to Ipoh 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.


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.
How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Malaysia?
You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Malaysia by logging on to the official website of redBus which is www.redbus.my . The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.
How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?
There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed when you click the FPX (Malaysia Online Bank Transfer).
How do I book a bus from Penang to Ipoh?
You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit www.redbus.my and book your seat within 5 minutes.
Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?
Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Malaysia. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.
How much is the ticket fare for a seat on a Penang to Ipoh bus?
The ticket fare for a journey from Penang to Ipoh starts from RM 16 to RM 28 according to the type of bus taken.
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KPB Ekspress
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Supernice Grassland
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Unititi Express
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Kesatuan Express
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Boarding And Drop-off Points

Boarding Points in Penang

  • 6, Jalan Pantai, 12000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
  • Butterworth
  • Penang Sentral
  • Penang Sentral (Butterworth)
  • Sungai Nibong
  • Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal

Drop-off Points in Ipoh

  • Ipoh AmanjayaIpoh Amanjaya Bus Terminal
  • Kaunter H-3, Terminal Bas Amanjaya, 30200 Ipoh Perak. (017-4379909 / 05-5285889/019-2927776)
  • Terminal Amanjaya, Ipoh

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Return Bus Tickets Online

When looking for online tickets on a bus from Penang to Ipoh, you will see the option to book a return bus ticket online from Ipoh to Penang. To book return tickets, you can enter the return date while searching for Penang to Ipoh buses on redBus. If you did not mention the return date initially, you could so do in the next step by clicking on the 'Add a return ticket' option. You can look for buses from Ipoh to Penang for your preferred date after clicking on this button. Once you select buses for both routes, you can fill in the passenger details and make the payment. There are discounts available from time to time on redBus on online bus tickets, which you can use to reduce the bus ticket price.