Bus From Singapore to Penang

Singapore to Penang Bus Schedule & Fare

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Joo Seng Travel

Singapore to Penang Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration: 7 hours 28 mins
Buses depart from: Singapore
Bus arrives in: Penang
Distance: 711 km
Cheapest Bus Ticket: SGD 16.39
Earliest Bus: 20:00:00
Last Bus: 22:00:00
Daily Bus Services: 17
Bus Companies: Transtar Travel, Joo Seng Travel, Supernice Grassland

Bus Travel from Singapore to Penang

Singapore to Penang is among the most popular bus routes in Malaysia. The distance between the two cities is nearly 712 km. A bus from Singapore to Penang takes about 10 hours to complete the journey. Both tourists and locals frequent this route as buses booked via redBus are the easiest, cheapest, and most accessible form of transport between these two cities. 

About Singapore 

People travel from Singapore to Penang mainly to continue their vacations. It has a tropical rainforest climate, perfect for visiting all year round. The popular tourist places to visit in Singapore include the Merlion, the Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Jewel Changi Airport, CHIJMES, National Gallery Singapore, the Singapore Flyer, the Orchard Road shopping belt, the resort island of Sentosa, and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Many operators run buses from Singapore to Penang after you have completed enjoying the beauty of the Republic of Singapore. 

About Penang 

After booking the bus from Singapore to Penang, one must know why Penang is a tourist hotspot. Penang is on the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is divided into two parts, Penang Island and George Town. The two parts of Penang are connected by the longest road bridges of the country, the Penang Bridge and the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge, which you can witness on your bus to Penang. Some famous tourist destinations include Pinang Peranakan Mansion, The Habitat Penang Hill, Street Art in George Town, and TeddyVille Museum. 


Things to do in Penang 

Before you hop on your bus to Penang, here are a few things to do once you are there:  

  • Visit the Batu Ferringhi Beach 
  • Enjoy the Penang Butterfly Park, Entopia 
  • Travel to the Kek Lok Si 
  • Explore the Tropical Spice Garden  


Best Food in Penang 

Some must-have culinary delicacies in Penang before catching your return travel journey on a Penang to Singapore bus include :  

  • Char Kway Teow 
  • Assam Laksa 
  • Hokkien Prawn Noodles 
  • Cendol 
  • Nasi Kandar 
  • Pasembur 
  • Nasi Lemak 
  • Wanton Noodles  


Places to Visit in Penang 

Before you travel back on your Penang to Singapore bus, here are some of the must-visits in Penang.  

  • Tickle your tastebuds at the Tropical Fruit Farm 
  • Enjoy art and history at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery 
  • Pay your respects at Arulnigu Karumariamman Temple 
  • Have fun at Penang 3D Trick Art Museum  


Best time to visit Penang 

Before booking your bus to Penang, you should know the popular tourist seasons of the place. It is usually most crowded from November to January as people try to beat the winters in this tropical climate. The weather is pleasant around this time and perfect for sightseeing and beach vacations. However, the months of February to April see fewer tourists as people leave the country after the new year celebrations. Many prefer to visit around this time for a quieter and more peaceful vacation. 

Bus Service between Singapore and Penang 

Various bus operators are offering their services between Singapore and Penang. The journey usually takes about 10 hours and the average ticket price is 55 SGD. Regular, executive, as well as volvo buses, are available in this route. Some buses do day tours that cover mportant places in Penang. Additionally, you can also hire a car or try to walk around the beautiful island as well as picturesque George Town. 


Boarding and Drop-off Points 

The boarding points in Singapore are:  

  • Kovan hub 
  • Katong V Mall  

The drop-off points in Penang are:  

  • Nibong Tebal 
  • Butterworth 
  • Penang Sentral 
  • Komtar  


Popular Bus Company from Singapore to Penang 

You can choose from bus service providers while booking your bus ticket to Penang, including Transtar Travel Pte Ltd and KKKL Travel & Tours Pte Ltd. Many local bus companies offer services between these two cities, but their tickets are not available online; hence, are subject to uncertainty.

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Transtar Travel
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Joo Seng Travel
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Supernice Grassland


Can I change the date of travel for my bus to Penang on redBus?
Yes, there is an option to reschedule your journey on redBus. You can visit the website or mobile application of redBus and change the dates of travel as per your choice.
Are there any rest stops provided on the Singapore to Penang route?
Yes. Depending on the bus operator, there might be 1-3 rest stops that are offered on this long journey.
Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?
Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Singapore. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.
What is the average fare for a bus ticket when traveling from Singapore to Penang?
Bus ticket prices range from SG$45 to SG$58 when traveling from Singapore to Penang. These prices are subject to several factors such as the type of bus that’s provided, amenities offered, time of the season, etc. Visit the redBus website or download the app to know more.
What are the payment gateways available on redBus?
There are a number of modes of payment that a customer can select when booking their bus tickets online. These are Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and PayPal.
Is Penang safe to travel to at night?
Penang is a tourist hotspot in Malaysia, and so there are a lot of tourists/commuters who travel at night by bus. You will find buses departing even by 10:15 PM from Singapore to Penang. redBus provides quality buses with experienced drivers who will ensure that you have a safe travel experience at night.

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Book bus tickets online from Singapore to Penang

redBus allows you to seamlessly book bus ticket online from Singapore to Penang and vice versa. Booking tickets online is safe, secure, and environment-friendly. You can pre-book the ticket of your choice from the comfort of your home. Given the distance between the two cities, buses are the best option to travel across them, and booking the tickets online via redBus is both easy and time-saving.