A.Malaysians are very generous when it comes to approximate travel time.They put the bus ride from KL to Penang at +/-6hours.It's usually less than the estimated time unless there is a National Holiday in Malaysia.
in response to one of my reader's comment (Doc Gelo)
here is a link to the bus companies with daily routes to Penang
Maybank Headquarters,(left) is a landmark near Puduraya Bus Station
Be reminded:There are many bus companies with hourly trips to Penang, go inside the terminal.This is what I mean when I say you have more choices there,and more flexibility too.
The bus ride to Penang was smooth,thanks to the good and efficient highway system of Malaysia.Once the bus leaves the terminal,expect it to be a continuous ride to your destination,in our case,Butterworth.
The FARE costs RM1.20 and that's good for a 2-way ride.Yes.The return trip is free.That said,as long as you are from Palau Penang,ferry ride is free.For example,you flew to Penang from KL and would like to cross to Butterworth,you don't have to pay a cent.Isn't that cool?
If you are bringing your car (say,you rented one),you can also board it to the ferry rather than taking the bridge.The passenger section is at the upper deck and there are chairs provided but cars are also allowed to fit the sides of the upper section.Motorbikes and other cars fill the lower section.Passengers are to exit first before vehicles are allowed to roll out.
Penang Seriescoming up!!!
This post is part of my Malaysia2.0 Series:Feel free to read the rest of the entries here:http://www.pusangkalye.net/search/label/Malayisa2.0