Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus

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It will take 5 hours 12 mins to reach from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. The earliest departure from Kuala Lumpur is at 12:30 AM. And the last bus is at 11:59 PM. The price for one bus ticket starts from MYR 35.

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Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration Lowest Fare No of Services  
Etika Express 08:20 23:59 5 hrs 12 mins MYR 40 30 BOOK TICKET
Alya Xpress 01:30 23:59 5 hrs 12 mins MYR 39 24 BOOK TICKET
KPB Ekspress 00:30 21:30 5 hrs 12 mins MYR 35 22 BOOK TICKET
Pancaran Matahari 10:00 23:59 5 hrs 12 mins MYR 48 20 BOOK TICKET
KKKL Express 00:30 23:45 5 hrs 12 mins MYR 36 20 BOOK TICKET

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration


5 hrs 12 mins

Buses depart from


Kuala Lumpur

Bus arrives in



Daily Bus Services



Cheapest Bus Tickets


MYR 35

Earliest Bus


12:30 AM

Last Bus


11:59 PM

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Buses from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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About Kuala Lumpur

The city comprises everything extraordinary from commercial sites to tourist attractions. They are ingenious mosques, old-fashioned shop-houses, well-built skyscrapers, squatter huts and so much more to be enjoyed.

The city is all about clear skies. Temperatures are humid. Tourists mostly enjoy the lifestyle, cuisine, nightlife, and beaches of the capital. There are famed monuments like Petronas Twin Towers, Chinatown, Batu Caves, KLCC Park, Menara KL Tower and more. It is also well-connected in terms of roads and highways. But driving remains the most commuting choice. People also take taxis, urban rails and buses.

Bus boarding points in Kuala Lumpur

The time taken to reach anywhere depends on the route taken. Each pick-up point differs from one operator to another. You can start from any of the points mentioned according to where you’re staying and your convenience.

  • Chinatown KL
  • Kluang Bus Terminal
  • Berjaya Times Square
  • Scott Garden
  • Bukit Bintang

About Penang

Penang is a Malaysian state divided into George Town and Penang Island. It serves as an electrifying travel destination. Its diverse population shows beautiful ethnicity, culture, language and religion. These make it rich to explore and learn from.

It has safeguarded the natural environment. It has also prioritised prompt urbanisation. This makes it the best reason with perfect tropical humid weather for sightseeing.

It makes itself a tourist attraction by providing magnificent architectural buildings, lively festivals, rich heritage, perfectly prepared cuisine, great retailing options, performance arts and more.

Some of the points that you can’t afford to miss are Penang Hills, Kek Lok Si Temple, Chew Jetty, Armenian Street and many more around the island and capital city. This way you can make the most out of your journey.

Drop off points in Penang

Picking up your dropping point can be an essential step to get right when booking your tickets. This will help you to avoid the hassle later and reach your place with ease.

Check out the bus stop, your destination location and taxi services available from there to decide by getting help from bus operators and your local guide. Some of the popular ones are:

  • Komtar Bus Terminal
  • TM Point
  • Hin Bus Depot
  • Little India
  • Pejabat Maritim

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus

While booking Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus, one needs to know that it takes five hours to reach as the distance is 361 kilometres. This depends on traffic during the peak hours of 3 to 10 PM. There are 14 operators providing services for easy transportation. Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus ticket prices range from RM 25.00 to RM 60.00.

Multiple filters can be altered according to your choice in terms of time, pickup and boarding points, and seating available while Kuala Lumpur to Penang online bus ticket booking through redBus. Types available include top-rated buses that are either AC or seater in nature.

Places to visit in and around Penang

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It comprises of Natureland and Cocoon. It is the perfect location to get a hint of nature and enjoy a beautiful ambience away from the rush of the city.

Khoo Kongsi

It presents Chinese Supremacy. It serves as a place for noticing detailed architecture and the history of the state itself.

The Habitat Penang Hills

A biosphere reserve to make sure that this can be your stop for the perfect rainforest experience. From Starlight Camping to Wild Immersion VR experience, it has everything for the tourists.

Street Art in George Town

It represents a different culture and expression. It serves as another enriching experience of communication with locals.

Penang National Park

To get closer to natural wealth by checking out a variety of flora and fauna, this park becomes another important stop while travelling.

Batu Ferringhi Beach

A pleasant beach experience to relax and take a day off from the hustle-bustle. It is worth the visit to add to your overall journey.

Upside Down Museum

Built with an amalgamation of art and science, this can be a rare experience. An enriching opportunity to learn but also, be amazed by its simplicity and variation.

Wonder Food Museum Penang

To check out the best diets and recipes and taste the awesomeness of the cuisine, this place allows you to explore, get energy and have fun.

Chulia Street

If you are looking for a walking tour, you can’t miss out on one of the major streets of the city. It has history and beauty at its best.

Cannon Street

After exploring the temples and other attractions, this can be your stop for multiple food options and a rich heritage experience.

Why choose redBus to book Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus

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We take care of your comfort, timing and safety. We have a free cancellation, rescheduling and refunding policy. So you can get help without any worries during your journey. With hygiene purposes, multiple drop and pickup point to even taking care of your rental services, we have everything at one tip with an online service to answer all your queries.

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How can I book a bus ticket online from one route to another??
You can simply log on to www.redbus.com, choose any specific country you would like to book a bus in, and select the source and destination. After choosing the route and the date, you will find a number of options for buses available. redBus site is user-friendly and booking a bus ticket is just a matter of a few minutes.
Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?
This depends upon the bus operator and the country you are travelling in. You can check this information while booking a bus ticket for a particular bus operator. However, most of the bus operators allow M-ticket or E-ticket sent to your registered email address, you may require to print the ticket if any bus operator specifically asks for the same.
Where can I find the location of my bus stop?
As you get the listing of buses available on a selected route, you can click on the 'Boarding & Dropping Point' tab to check the exact location of your pickup and drop-off points. redBus also offers ‘Track my bus’ facility in a few countries to check the live location of the bus.
How early should I arrive for the trip?
Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.
Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?
Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on www.redbus.com. You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.
At what time do buses start from Kuala Lumpur to Penang?
Buses from Kuala Lumpur to Penang generally start early in the morning and continue until late evening. However, the bus timings may vary depending on the bus operators and season. This is where redBus helps you out. You need not contact several bus operators to get updated about the bus schedules. You will find all the updated information on redBus website while booking a bus ticket online.
Are there any discounts available on the route from Kuala Lumpur to Penang?
Kuala Lumpur to Penang is one of the popular routes and it’s quite likely that you may get exciting discounts on booking bus tickets through redBus on this route. It would be better if you plan your journey in advance and book your tickets so that you can get the best price and best seat for your trip.
How long is the bus journey from Kuala Lumpur to Penang?
Depending on the bus operator, you’ll be able to access buses with different timings. For example, Transnasional operates buses which reach Penang in a matter of just 3 hours and 25 minutes. There are buses which complete the journey in 4 hours and 25 minutes, with stops in between.
What are the amenities available in the buses?
Some buses come with basic amenities like leg space and comfortable seats, but other travellers go the extra mile and offer amenities such as water bottles, Wi-Fi, reading lights and so many more, to ensure you have a comfortable journey.
Where is the pick-up and drop-off points for the KL to Penang Bus?
The KL to Penang buses start from various points in KL, including TBS, Terminal KTM, and Hentian Duta, while the drop-off points include Penang Sentral and Sungai Nibong.
Can we book a return ticket while booking our travel ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Penang?
Yes, you can book a return ticket too, the option to book is available while selecting your destination. Select the source and destination of your journey and then select the date and click “Search Buses” on the page.
Is there any Kuala Lumpur to Penang Bus scheduled at 3:30?
The company KKKL Express has 2 of its buses scheduled at 3:30. You can check the details on the app.
Which is the best offer for Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus tickets on the redBus platform?
The offer of upto 20% off on Kuala Lumpur to Penang bus tickets is, indeed, the best offer on the redBus platform as customers can save a lot on their totale bus ticket price.
Kuala Lumpur
  • Hentian Duta
  • Kl sentral
  • Nu Sentral Shopping Mall Bus Stop
  • TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan)
  • Penang Sentral (Butterworth)
  • Sungai Nibong

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