As popular tourist destinations, Ipoh and Penang attract visitors on a daily basis. As the distance between them is around 77 miles, a a bus takes 1-2 hours for a trip. A stop of several minutes is an option on the way.
Different bus companies serve the itinerary, and among them are Transnasional, or Kulim First Travel and Tours, as well as Sri Maju Group, Newsia Express, Cepat and Cekap Express, etc. For late hours at night, tickets are available at the temporary bus station in Ipoh. It is usual that tourists for the two destinations travel at night. Tickets can be purchased in due time at the nearest station. Schedules are also available at the stations or private companies provide them.
To know what the bus fare of the transporter is, proves to be a primary issue for the passenger to fix. Assistance can be found at the bus station. Lower rates are offered to children. Adult prices may vary from MYR 13.90 to MYR 25, depending on the coach company, route, etc.
The most recommended way to get a ticket for the bus from Ipoh to Penang is to make an online booking via easybook.com, as the company offers quick, convenient and passenger-friendly services, or by telephone reaching any of the companies mentioned above, among others. Booking online ensures a seat of individual choice, credit card payment, queue-free manner of ticket purchase, as well as saves the passengers’ time. Regular bus trips to the two destinations provide a discount option.
A pickup point in Ipoh is Ipoh Amanjaya, and, respectively, it is a drop-off point when traveling from Penang, also like Jalan Bendahara. There are various pickup points from Penang to Ipoh, and some are Butterworth and Sungai Nibong terminals.
The buses are well-equipped; they have air-conditioning, too. Lie-back seats contribute to the overall comfort.