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There are 5 ways to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2h 32m

  1. Take the train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur Ipoh

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Bus  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to KL Sentral AmanJaya Ipoh - KL Sentral

3 alternative options

Bus via Jalan Bendahara Ipoh  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Jalan Bendahara Ipoh to TBS Kuala Lumpur Jalan Bendahara Ipoh - TBS Kuala Lumpur

Taxi  •  2h 12m

  1. Take a taxi from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur 206 km

Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur 206 km
Ipoh → Kuala Lumpur
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kuala Lumpur is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kuala Lumpur is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kuala Lumpur is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 03 88810200.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur is to bus, which costs RM 29 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur is to taxi which costs RM 450 - RM 550 and takes 2h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from AmanJaya Ipoh and arriving at KL Sentral. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ipoh and arriving at Kuala Lumpur. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 32m.

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The distance between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur is 174 km. The road distance is 206 km.

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The best way to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to train which takes 2h 32m and costs RM 32 - RM 37.

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The train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur takes 2h 32m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Billion Stars Express, depart from AmanJaya Ipoh station.

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Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, depart from Ipoh station.

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The best way to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur is to train which takes 2h 32m and costs RM 32 - RM 37. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 29 and takes 2h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 174.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 32m

What companies run services between Ipoh, Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur twice daily. Tickets cost RM 32 - RM 37 and the journey takes 2h 32m. Alternatively, Billion Stars Express operates a bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to KL Sentral hourly. Tickets cost RM 22 - RM 28 and the journey takes 2h 52m. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 32 - RM 37
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 24 - RM 26
Gold
RM 32 - RM 37
Platinum
RM 40 - RM 50
Bus operators
Billion Stars Express
Website
12go.co
Bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 22 - RM 28
Schedules at
12go.co
KPB Express
Phone
+604 332 6815
Website
kpbekspres.com
Bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 31
Schedules at
kpbekspres.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 23 - RM 29
Schedules at
redbus.my
Naik Selalu Express
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 29
Schedules at
easybook.com
Sri Maju Group
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Jalan Bendahara Ipoh to TBS Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Sri Maju Group SG
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Jalan Bendahara Ipoh to TBS Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 550
Taxi servis Ipoh
Phone
+60-19-456-4857
Website
taxi-servis-ipoh.business.site
Persatuan Pemandu- Pemandu Teksi
Phone
+60135848085
Website
taxiteksiipoh.blogspot.com
Perkhidmatan teksi/kereta sewa ipoh
Phone
019-456 4857
Website
perkhidmatan-teksikereta-sewa-ipoh.business.site

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Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Billion Stars Express, arrive at KL Sentral station.

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Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, arrive at Kuala Lumpur station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur is 206 km. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur.

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