|Avg. Bus Duration||: 1 hour 51 mins|
|Buses depart from||: Penang|
|Bus arrives in||: Ipoh|
|Distance||: 155 km|
|Cheapest Bus Ticket||: MYR 12.00|
|Earliest Bus||: 00:00|
|Last Bus||: 23:59|
|Daily Bus Services||: 670|
|Bus Companies||: Konsortium (Malaysia), Alisan Golden Coach, Unititi Express|
A road journey from Penang to Ipoh is made comfortable by buses. Usually, bus timings differ from one bus operator to another. The time taken to complete the journey from Penang to Ipoh is reliant on traffic and climatic conditions. The robust bus service between Penang and Ipoh creates convenience for many commuters. All the buses are well maintained and driven by capable drivers.
Buses are the cheapest option to travel from Penang to Ipoh. You can find a Penang to Ipoh bus anytime from 7.30 am to 11.45 pm. A bus from Penang to Ipoh takes an average duration of 2 hr 30 min to reach the destination. There are close to 60 daily buses on this route at regular intervals.
Penang is an island state on the northwestern coastline of Malaysia, with its capital George Town, named after the former King of England, King George III. The city is still lined with various colonial buildings and is a major tourist centre of this state. People of different nationalities live here, but the Chinese community is the largest. Tourists can enjoy a healthy mix of cultures in many of its quarters, with segments such as Chinatown, Little India, etc. George Town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. Over 12,000 such historic buildings across the city are the major attractions in Penang. The town flourishes under tourism.
Ipoh, the capital city of Perak state of Malaysia, is known for its limestone hills and other unique places. Nature has wholeheartedly blessed this city with plenty of scenic locations. Ipoh is currently the fourth-largest city and one of the cleanest cities in the country. It was a quiet village in the earlier times, revived by tin mining and later became a central tourist hub. Ipoh is known as the Gateway to Cameron Highlands and is closer to Kuala Lumpur and Penang than other cities. There are more daily buses available from Kuala Lumpur and Penang to Ipoh.
Best Food in Ipoh
Ipoh is known for its delicious cuisine and food items that have a local touch. Plenty of eateries for meals, from street stalls to decent restaurants for families. Some of the popular dishes you must try here are,
Places to visit in Ipoh
Best time to visit Ipoh
The general tropical climate of Ipoh does not show any significant temperature variation. Due to the frequent rainfall, one must look for the dry months for a better experience. May is the driest and warmest month here in Ipoh and the best time to pay a visit. Another better season is February, when the day temperature will be within the tolerable range and rainfall will be mild to moderate.
Apart from these months, you may visit for other events and festivals such as Christmas, New Year, food, art, etc. The tentative dates for these events may change each year, but most of such events are from March to June and later from November to January.
The bus service from Penang Sentral to Ipoh will be on the economy, executive, or double-decker buses. The ticket rate for the Penang to Ipoh bus ranges from MYR 9.6 to MYR 29.75 when you book with redBus. Some of these rates are much lower than the operator's rates at the counter rates. You book online tickets for a bus to Ipoh and the return journey from Ipoh Amanjaya to Penang Sentral. The buses will have basic amenities with comfortable seats, USB charging ports, etc.
Boarding and Drop-off Points
Popular Bus Company from Penang to Ipoh
As many as 14 bus companies operate their buses from Penang to Ipoh. Each Penang to Ipoh bus operator will have a specific rating given by its past passengers. You can check these ratings at redBus and decide which one you want. Some of the top-rated bus operators are,
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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.