Kuala Lumpur – Penang Express Bus

Frequent express buses ply the Kuala Lumpur – Penang route daily, with most of the companies plying between Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and Hentian Duta in Kuala Lumpur and Sungai Nibong on Penang Island, usually with a stop at Butterworth on the mainland.

The direct journey from Kuala Lumpur to Penang takes approximately 5 hours.

Route Map


Search at 12Go Asia, BusOnlineTicket or Easybook for the schedule and to book tickets.

Booking Methods

Coach Operators

Below is a list of what I think are the coach operators for the Kuala Lumpur – Penang route in alphabetical order. Updates are welcome if I may have missed any operator out.

  • Aeroline
  • Billion Stars
  • Cepat & Cekap Express
  • Economy Express
  • Era Mesra
  • Etika Express
  • Express Kesatuan
  • Jengka Liner
  • KPB Ekspres
  • Mayang Sari
  • Nice++
  • Nice Executive
  • Pacific Express
  • Plusliner
  • Prisma Serimas Holidays Sdn Bhd
  • Seasons Express
  • Sri Maju Group
  • Starmart Express
  • Supernice
  • Susanthika Enterprise
  • Trans MVS Express
  • Transnasional

The above is only a factual list and in no way represents an endorsement by RailTravel Station. There may be a few in this list which I will not recommend travelling with on a personal basis.

Recommended Bus Companies

While most buses are fine for travel, there are some companies which are more reliable or have more convenient pick-up points. Listed in no particular order of merit are suggested companies you can try, but in no way reflects an endorsement by RailTravel Station.

Nice Executive

  • Personal Video-on-Demand screen
  • Meal provided
  • Pick-up point at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Kuala Lumpur (Old) Railway Station and KL Sentral
  • No stop at Butterworth


  • Pick-up point at Kuala Lumpur (Old) Railway Station
  • No stop at Butterworth

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