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Bus From Singapore to Penang

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Singapore to Penang Bus Schedule & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
StarMart Express 10:00 22:01 14 hrs 37 mins VIEW PRICE
WTS Travel City Holidays 21:30 22:15 7 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Joo Seng Travel 21:00 21:00 10 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE

Bus Tour from Singapore to Penang

Penang is a state located in the Northwest part of Malaysia, mainly comprising of Penang Island and Seberang Perai. The capital of Penang, George Town is known for its landmarks including the Chinese clan house Khoo Kongsi, Fort Cornwallis, and the Kapitan Keling Mosque, which are all testaments of foreign influence. There are several flower gardens that await visitors to the Western part of Penang Hill.

The distance between Singapore to Penang is 715 km by road and it takes about 8 to 9 hours to cover this distance by bus. The one bus company that provides maximum buses on this route is StarMart Express. With a fleet of 13 buses running every day, people prefer bus transport over other modes as there are continuous services available between these two places and at economical rates as well.

Singapore to Penang Bus Details

The main bus company operating between these two cities is StarMart Express apart from WTS Travel City Holidays. This bus operator provides buses throughout the day and at frequent intervals making it easier for you to book buses at any time. The buses are comfortable, punctual, and clean, ensuring you’ll enjoy a smooth ride throughout.

The first bus leaves Singapore at 10 am from the Golden Mile Tower and arrives at Penang at around 8 pm at Sungai Nibong. The last bus departs at 10 pm from the same place. There are multiple rest stops provided during the journey as well. The standard bus fare for all buses operating between Singapore and Penang is S$ 45. The arrival points include Penang Sentral, Bukit Tengah, and Bukit Tambun among others.

Things to do in Penang

Here is the list of things that you can do in Penang:

  • Kek Lok Si: This is a hilltop temple built in the 19th century consisting of ornate decor, intricate architecture, and many Buddhist temples.
  • Penang National Park: This is a 1,213-hectare park facing the oceanfront featuring rare species of plants, animals, wildlife, beaches, and more.
  • Penang Hill: Penang Hill is a resort atop a hill comprising of many groups of hills on the island. Located at the Air Itam suburb, there is a unique tram that ferries visitors to the hill
  • Cheong Fatt Tze: This is a government gazette heritage structure that’s also known as the Blue Mansion owing to the indigo-blue outer walls. The beautiful external decorations make it a distinctive building.
  • Fort Cornwallis: This is a fort built back in the 18th century by the British with many of the original buildings, cafes, and guided tours still present.

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Disclaimer: Bus timings, routes, and fares are subject to change. Please check the redBus app or website for any last-minute changes.

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    Q-1 ) How far is Penang from Singapore?

    A: Penang lies at a distance of 715 km from Singapore by road. People can either take the train, flight, or car to get to Penang. But, taking a bus is the most comfortable and cost-effective mode of transportation that people can take when traveling from Singapore to Penang.

    Q-2 ) Is there anything good to do in Penang?

    A: There are things to do and places to visit in Penang. Some of these are Tropical Spice Garden, Khoo Kongsi, Kek Lok Si Temple, Little India, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang Peranakan Museum, Snake Temple, Fort Cornwallis, Chulia Street Night Market, Penang National Park, Batu Ferringhi Night Market, Tram rides to Penang Hill, Suffolk House, Nightlife at Upper Penang Road, Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, and much more.

    Q-3 ) How long does it take to travel from Singapore to Penang by bus?

    A: It generally takes about 9-12 hours to complete a bus journey from Singapore to Penang. This could be due to a number of factors such as type of bus, route taken, rest stops, etc.

    Q-4 ) Are there any rest stops provided on the Singapore to Penang route?

    A: Yes. Depending on the bus operator, there might be 1-3 rest stops that are offered on this long journey.

    Q-5 ) What is the average fare for a bus ticket when traveling from Singapore to Penang?

    A: 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.

    Q-6 ) How long is the bus ride from Singapore to Penang?

    A: Generally, it takes about 9 hours to complete the journey from Singapore to Penang by bus. This duration can vary due to a number of different factors such as route taken, type of coach bus offered, rest stops on the journey, traffic, etc.

    Q-7 ) Do I need a visa to enter Singapore from Malaysia?

    A: Yes, you do.

    Q-8 ) What are the places I could visit in Singapore?

    A: Singapore has an array of beautiful landmarks and sites that every visitor to the country should try and visit. Some of these places are Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park, Singapore Zoo, Singapore Flyer, Chinatown, Sentosa Island, and Universal Studios Singapore.

    Q-9 ) What are the payment gateways available on redBus?

    A: 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.

    Q-10 ) Can I change the date of travel for my bus to Penang on redBus?

    A: 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.

    Q-11 ) Is the bus journey a safe option while traveling from Singapore to Penang?

    A: All the bus services that operate on this route make sure that you have a safe travel experience. The drivers are very well-trained to ensure that your journey is secure and comfortable.

    Q-12 ) How do I choose my pick-up location on the redBus app or website?

    A: When you visit the redBus app or website and put your departure and arrival destinations in their respective fields, it shows you all the buses operating on that route. You can choose amongst all the pick-up and drop-off points and book your ticket accordingly.



    • Golden mile tower
    • City Plaza
    • Boon lay
    • Park Royal Hotel (Kitchener)
    • Tampines
    • Big Box Jurong East Main Entrance (Facing Ng Teng Fong General Hospital). Emergency contact: 92973646
    • Marina Bay Sands


    • Sungai Nibong
    • Penang Sentral
    • Bukit Tengah
    • Tambun toll
    • Chai Leng Park - Caltex
    • Jawi toll
    • Nibong tebal
    • Raja Uda
    • Penang komtar
    • Simpang Ampat


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