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Johor Bahru to Penang Bus Schedule and Bus Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus No.of Trip Depart Day Fare From
Billion Stars 10:00 15:30 6 M T W T F S S  RM 125.00
City Holidays Express 09:00 11:00 2 M T W T F S S  RM 75.00
Eltabina Jaya Sdn Bhd 21:15 21:15 1 M T W T F S S  RM 70.00
ETIKA BILLION STARS 09:30 11:30 2 M T W T F S S  RM 75.00
GJG Express Sdn Bhd 22:00 22:00 1 M T W T F S S  RM 75.00
JB Transliner 08:45 10:30 3 M T W T F S S  RM 75.00
Kejora Masyhur Sdn Bhd 07:45 09:30 3 M T W T F S S  RM 65.00
KKKL SDN BHD (Terus Nanti) 09:30 22:15 4 M T W T F S S  RM 76.00
KPB Ekspress 08:45 22:30 15 M T W T F S S  RM 35.00
Mega Star Transportation (Kejora Express) 06:45 11:45 5 M T W T F S S  RM 65.00
Seasons Express Larkin 00:34 23:59 15 M T W T F S S  RM 70.00
Sin Yong Express 08:45 22:30 10 M T W T F S S  RM 75.00
Starmart Express 22:15 22:45 2 M T W T F S S  RM 70.00
Super Nice Express (Grassland) 21:00 22:15 3 M T W T F S S  S$ 30.00
Supernice Grassland 09:30 21:31 5 M T W T F S S  RM 90.00
UBT Group (Skudai) 10:00 10:00 1 M T W T F S S  RM 95.00

Johor Bahru to Penang Bus Trip Summary


687 km

Avg Duration

9 hr 15 min

No.of Operator


Total Trip


Johor Bahru to Penang Bus Guide

Bus from Johor Bahru to Penang

Bus from Johor to Penang is one of cheapest transportation option to travel to Penang for well-known Penang food and visiting Unesco World Heritage Site Georgetown for historical-rich building structures. JB to Penang bus service does not only serves tourists from Singapore but also the locals who travel frequently between these two cities.

Why Take the Johor Bahru to Penang Bus?

Though budget airlines have been servicing the market for years, the service of bus from Johor Bahru to Penang does not stop even though passengers need to travel about 10 hours by bus. One of the reasons is that the budget airline ticket is almost 2 times more expensive than bus ticket (unless you get it during limited promotion period).

Another reason is that travellers can always take night bus from JB to Penang. By the time you wake up in the morning, you are already in the beautiful Penang Island. Hence, travelling with night bus from Johor to Penang saves time. This is the reason why you could only find night schedule available for JB to Penang bus.

Duration, Fare, Stops, and Notes

Seasons Express, Supernice Grassland, Sin Yong (KPB Express) and KKKL Express are the few coach companies providing bus from Johor Bahru to Penang. The journey duration is about 9 – 10 hours as mentioned above. Buses will have minimum 1 and sometimes 2 washroom break along the journey.

The bus fare is in the range of RM 70 – RM 85, which much cheaper than budget airline ticket that usually costs around RM 120 – RM 200. It is always better to book bus ticket in advance to avoid disappointment, due to limited trip daily from Johor Bahru to Penang at night.

The departure point for bus going to Penang in Johor Bahru is at JB Larkin Terminal. As for the arrival point, most of the time the buses will alight some passengers along the journey at places like Juru Toll and Butterworth, before terminating at Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal. Please note that Sungai Nibong bus terminal is 20 minutes driving distance away from Georgetown.

If you have your preferred choice of bus and preferred timing, it is advised to book your JB to Penang bus ticket online in advance at to avoid disappointment, especially during weekend. This is also the easiest way to get your JB to Penang bus ticket, avoiding the queue at terminal. It also gives you peace of mind that you have everything is in place before you travel.