Bus from Penang to Ipoh is the most convenient transportation option to travel from Penang to Ipoh. This is because train service in Penang only starts from Butterworth, so travellers need to go to Butterworth for train boarding. As a result, taking bus from Penang to Ipoh saves the hassle of travelling to Butterworth for train boarding.
The bus fare for bus from Penang to Ipoh is selling at reasonable price of RM 17.00 – RM 26.00, depending on the bus choice and departure point. For departure from Komtar Georgetown provided by Newsia Penang, the ticket price is RM3 more expensive because of the van transfer service from Komtar Georgetown to Sungai Nibong bus terminal for boarding.
Duration for bus from Penang to Ipoh usually takes about 2-2.5 hours, depending on traffic condition, especially the traffic at the Penang Bridge. The bus is a direct service from Penang to Ipoh.
Washroom break is provided upon request.
Please note that all coaches are only leaving from Penang Sungai Nibong bus terminal. The authority has stopped the departure from Komtar Prangin Mall. The terminal near Prangin Mall in Georgetown is only for local city bus. Sungai Nibong bus terminal is about 15 to 20 minutes driving distance away from Georgetown. Bus operator Newsia provides check in at Komtar by charging additional RM3, then passengers are transferred by van to Sungai Nibong bus terminal, before boarding the bus.
Bus schedule from Penang to Ipoh is limited as compared to bus from Penang to KL, passengers are good to book Penang to Ipoh bus ticket online at BusOnlineTicket.com to avoid disappointment. The hassle-free and reliable online booking service in BusOnlineTicket.com is popular amongst local and foreign travellers. After online booking Penang to Ipoh bus ticket, passengers just need to print out the email confirmation voucher to check in at bus counter to exchange for boarding pass. It is simple and easy.