There are two ways to travel from Melaka (also written as Malacca) to Ipoh. You can take a direct bus service or you can take a bus from Malacca to Kuala Lumpur and then a train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh. Travelling direct by bus from Melaka to Ipoh is the quicker and cheaper of the two options.
Travel Times to Ipoh
There are two bus companies operating services on the Melaka to Ipoh route which you can book online.
|08:30||13:40||35.61 MYR||Transnasional MY|
|08:45||13:55||44.88 MYR||Sri Maju Group|
|10:00||15:10||44.88 MYR||Sri Maju Group|
|14:30||19:40||35.61 MYR||Transnasional MY|
|15:15||20:25||44.88 MYR||Sri Maju Group|
|16:30||21:40||44.88 MYR||Sri Maju Group|
|20:30||01:40||35.61 MYR||Transnasional MY|
- Transnasional MY: Passengers travel on a 30 seat bus.
- Sri Maju Group: Passengers travel on a two deck VIP bus with reclining seats and TV.
Buy Tickets to Ipoh
Use the Search Box below to buy your bus tickets from the Melaka to Ipoh.
Melaka Bus Station
Bus services to Ipoh depart from Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal.
Ipoh Bus Station
Bus services from Melaka terminate at Aman Jaya Bus Station, which is the main long distance bus terminal in Ipoh.
Things to do in Ipoh
There are plenty of places to visit both in Ipoh itself and in the surrounding area. In Ipoh city we suggest that you follow the Ipoh Heritage Trail around the Old Town area. The Heritage Trail starts and finishes near Ipoh Railway Station, which is itself an interesting historic building. The Heritage Trail winds its way past 27 historic parts of the city with helpful information plaques by each of the 27 attractions on the route explaining the history of each. In the Old Town you should also take the time to see the street art for which Ipoh is now well known. The most famous pieces of street art in Ipoh are the 8 wall murals painted by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic. Alongside Ernest Zacharevic’s work is a range of other paintings and installation by local artists, some of which are of a very high standard.
There are also some great places to visit outside of the town centre. At the top of the list for most visitors is the Sam Poh Tong Temple, which is a cave temple located about 5 km outside the town. Another popular attraction is the Gua Tambun Cave Paintings, which date back 3,000 years. The Gua Tambun Cave Paintings are located about 8 km to the east of Ipoh Old Town. If you have some time you should also try to visit the Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng, which is a tea plantation covering over 300 acres and is open to the public. The Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng is located 22 km to the South East of Ipoh. There is so much to see and do in Ipoh you need at least 3 days there to make the most of it.