There are 7 ways to get from Ipoh to George Town by train, car ferry, bus, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Ipoh to Butterworth Eg9412
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$6 - $10

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal

$6

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Medan Kidd to Kamunting
  2. Take the bus from Kamunting to Butterworth
  3. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$6 - $7

Taxi, car ferry  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ipoh to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$81 - $97

Taxi  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ipoh to George Town 97.4 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Ipoh to George Town 97.4 miles

$7 - $11

Fly  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Ipoh (IPH) to Penang (PEN) IPH - PEN

$30 - $132

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ipoh to George Town is to bus which costs RM 25 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ipoh to George Town is to taxi which costs RM 350 - RM 420 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The distance between Ipoh and George Town is 123 km. The road distance is 155.9 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Ipoh to George Town, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ipoh to George Town. However, there are services departing from Terminal Amanjaya and arriving at Jln Ria via Terminal Bas Sungai Nibong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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What companies run services between Ipoh, Malaysia and George Town, Malaysia?

Sri Maju operates a bus from Ipoh to George Town every 4 hours. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 2 h 6 min. Alternatively, Scoot Tigerair , SilkAir and five other airlines fly from Ipoh to George Town every 2 hours.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Singapore
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Singapore
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Indonesia AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Kuala Namu
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $130
Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Ipoh to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$5 - $6
Gold
$7 - $8
Platinum
$9 - $11
Bus operators
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Kumpulan Bas Perak
Website
basperak.com.my
Bus from Medan Kidd to Kamunting
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
basperak.com.my
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Ipoh to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95

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