Penang is one of the most famous tourist attractions for many visitors coming to Malaysia, thanks to its status as the UNESCO site in Malaysia. Because of this attraction, access to the town can be done easily via public transport. There are express bus services from Kuala Lumpur to Penang almost every half an hour, and also from other places such as Singapore, Malacca, Alor Setar to Penang and many more.
Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal provides bus from Penang to KL at the highest frequency.
Express Bus Services in Penang
Last time in Penang, all buses used to depart from Prangin Mall. It was the hub for long distance express bus and local domestic city bus. However, since 2005, almost all long distance express buses were moved to the new bus terminal Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal. But even until today, there are still some express bus companies operating from Komtar, Georgetown. These buses would depart from Komtar and then proceed to Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal before heading to their final destination. This is especially convenient for many tourists who usually hang around in the Georgetown area.
Popular Coach from Penang
Bus Terminals in Penang
Please refer to the below bus terminals for more information on the coach from Penang.
- Butterworth Jetty Bus Terminal/Penang Sentral – This is a temporary bus terminal set-up near the Butterworth Jetty and Penang Bridge. Many buses going to the northern part of Malaysia (e.g. Sungai Petani, Hatyai, Alor Setar) will make a stop at this bus terminal
- Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal – This is the main bus terminal in the island of Penang. Many locals and tourists take the express bus from KL to Penang and arrive at this terminal.