There are 6 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.

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Train, car ferry  •  2 h 34 min

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

$6 - $10

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Butterworth Bus Terminal
  2. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

$5 - $9

4 alternative options

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

$80 - $95

Taxi  •  1 h 45 min

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

$80 - $100

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Ipoh to George Town 97.4 miles

$7 - $11

Fly  •  4 h 53 min

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

$32 - $213

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Ipoh to George Town without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 2 h 34 min and costs .

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

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There is no direct flight from Ipoh Airport to Penang Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipoh to George Town is 156 km. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Ipoh to George Town.

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SilkAir, Malindo Airways, Scoot Tigerair and two other airlines offer flights from Ipoh Airport to Penang Airport.

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There are 1296+ hotels available in George Town. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ipoh to George Town.
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  • Distance: 76.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

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

Scoot Tigerair , AirAsia and five other airlines fly from Ipoh to George Town hourly.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Johor Bahru
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Johor Bahru, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Ipoh to Penang via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur Subang
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$5 - $6
Gold
$6 - $8
Platinum
$8 - $10
Bus operators
Express Kesatuan
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Butterworth Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
easybook.com
Perak Transit
Website
peraktransit.com.my
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya Ipoh to Butterworth Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
peraktransit.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Cepat Express
Website
cepatexpress.com.my
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Sri Maju
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
srimaju.com
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
$75 - $95

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