Penang Sentral Bus Station

Penang Sentral Bus Station is a new bus station which opened in November 2018 replacing Butterworth Bus Station

Waiting area at Penang Sentral Bus Station
Waiting area at Penang Sentral Bus Station

Penang Sentral Bus Station is the main bus station for Penang State, and is located near to Butterworth Railway Station and connected to Pangkalan Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal, which is the mainland ferry port for RapidFerry services to George Town on Penang Island.

About Penang Sentral Bus Station


Penang Sentral Bus Station is open, but not complete. The Malaysian Government has a grand plan for Penang Sentral Bus Station to incorporate bus services, railway services, retail space, offices, accommodation and a connection to ferry services to Penang Island. The project started in 2007 and only the first of total of eight phases of planned construction has been completed so far.

Bus service at Penang Sentral Bus Station
Bus service at Penang Sentral Bus Station

At the time of writing Penang Sentral Bus Station is a three level building, with bus services operating from the 1st Level and a connection to ferry services to Penang via a bridge on the 2nd Level. It is short walk to the railway station via a path outside, and the apartment blocks and office buildings are yet to be built. Nonetheless, in terms of comfort and facilities Penang Sentral Station is much better than Butterworth Bus Station ever was.

Location of Penang Sentral Bus Station


Penang Sentral Bus Station is located 550 metres walking distance from Butterworth Railway Station.

Penang Sentral Bus Station

Facilities at Penang Sentral Bus Station


Penang Sentral Bus Station has a wide range of facilities. There are toilets on all three levels, but the shops and restaurants are all on the 2nd and 3rd Level which are accessible via a series of escalators.

Inside Penang Sentral Bus Station
Inside Penang Sentral Bus Station

Facilities at Penang Sentral Bus Station include:

  • KFC restaurant.
  • Food Court.
  • Baggage lockers on the 2nd Level.
  • Muslim prayer rooms on the 3rd Level.
  • ATM machines.
  • Convenience stores.
Entrance to the Ferry Terminal at Penang Sentral Bus Station
Entrance to the Ferry Terminal at Penang Sentral Bus Station

To board the RapidFerry to George Town on Penang Island you need to go to the 2nd Level of Penang Sentral Bus Station and follow the signs to the link bridge. The bridge goes straight to the entrance to the ferry. You pay the fare for your journey on arrival in George Town. 

Buying Tickets at the Bus Station


Penang Sentral Bus Station has a large ticket hall on the 2nd Level. The ticket counters sell tickets for all the different companies operating out of Penang Sentral Bus Station.

Ticket hall at Penang Sentral Bus Station
Ticket hall at Penang Sentral Bus Station

If you have pre-ordered your tickets online then you need to go to Counters 9 and 10 on the far right of the ticket hall to exchange your electronic booking voucher for a boarding pass before you commence your journey.

Buy Tickets online


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Bus to Kuala Lumpur


There are a number of different bus companies operating direct services from Penang Sentral Bus Station to Kuala Lumpur TBS Bus Station.

  • Timetable of Billion Star Express services from Penang Sentral to Kuala Lumpur:
PenangKuala LumpurTicketServiceCompany
07:3012:3338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express
09:3014:3338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express
10:3015:3338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express
11:0016:0338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express
11:3016:3338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express
12:3017:3338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express
13:3018:3338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express
14:3019:3338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express
15:3020:3338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express
16:3021:3338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express
19:0000:0338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express
21:3002:3338 MYRVIPBillion Star Express

  • Journey Time: The journey from Penang to Kuala Lumpur is scheduled to take 5 hours 03 minutes.
  • Tickets: Buy tickets for bus services from Penang to Kuala Lumpur.

Bus to Ipoh


There are also several bus companies which operate direct services from Penang to Ipoh.

  • Timetable of Sri Maju Group services from Penang Sentral to Ipoh Amanjaya Bus Terminal:
PenangIpohTicketServiceCompany
13:0015:0716.00 MYRStandardSri Maju Group
16:0018:0716.00 MYRStandardSri Maju Group
17:3019:3616.00 MYRStandardSri Maju Group

  • Journey Time: The journey from Penang to Ipoh is scheduled to take 2 hours 07 minutes.
  • Tickets: Buy tickets for bus services from Penang to Ipoh.

Bus to Hat Yai


Alisan Gold Coach & Travel and Billion Star Express operate direct services from Penang to Hat Yai in Thailand.

  • Timetable of Billion Star Express services from Penang Sentral to Hat Yai Bus Station:
PenangHat YaiTicketServiceCompany
06:1509:5640.00 MYRMinivanBillion Star Express

  • Journey Time: The journey by bus from Penang to Hat Yai is scheduled to take 3 hours 41 minutes.
  • Tickets: Buy tickets for bus services from Penang to Hat Yai.

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