If you are looking to travel from Singapore and Penang by bus then there are a number of bus companies that operate including Sri Maju group, Konsortium, billion stars express and so on. Long distance buses on this route are quite comfortable with large reclining seats and all coaches are fully air conditioned, making the long journey and quite a comfortable one.
How long is the bus from Singapore to Penang?
The trip by bus is quicker than the train to Penang and it should take around 9 hours that includes stopovers for breaks and allow you to stretch your legs and have some refreshments. There are various departure points in Singapore and which one you choose that depends on how easy it is to access the place from where you are staying.
Buses from Singapore to Penang depart and then arrive at both the golden mile complex and golden mile tower which is a good choice for many backpackers and there is plenty of budget accommodation will be here. For these long distance bus trips to Penang, you will have to plan ahead and then book tickets in advance.
The chances of you getting a seat by just turning up at one of the bus station are quite low and impossible during peak seasons and holidays. In Singapore, there are travel agents everywhere you go in the city that can sell you bus tickets to Penang. The other main place to buy tickets will be from one of the agents.
Depending on the bus company there will be a choice of departures that you can take the bus from your journey to Singapore. One of the easiest places to catch the bus from is at komtar. The final departure point is on the mainland at the Butterworth bus terminal.