Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Penang, Malaysia

Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal

address: Terminal Bas Expres Sungai Nibong, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah / Jalan Sungai Dua, Batu Uban, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Terminal-Bas-Express-Sungai-Nibong.jpg, The Sg. Nibong Terminal is the main express bus terminal for long-distance buses in Penang. The terminal is located near Batu Uban about 20min (10km) outside of Georgetown city centre.
The Sg. Nibong Terminal is the main express bus terminal for long-distance buses in Penang. The terminal is located near Batu Uban about 20min (10km) outside of Georgetown city centre.

How to get to and away from Sungai Nibong Terminal
Bus
There is a public bus stop to Georgetown directly outside the terminal
RapidPenang bus U401 (will go to Komtar, the jetty, Little India)
Some bus companies also offer minivan transfer from Komtar bus terminal for RM2.
Taxi
It will cost around RM15-20 to go to Georgetown.

 


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A variety of bus companies serve the Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal. The ticketing offices are located on the first floor of the terminal. Tickets to and from Penang can be booked at the ticket counters of the bus companies but also online (use the booking form below).

approx. Travel times:
Penang - Cameron Highlands: 5 hours
Penang - Ipoh: 2h30min
Penang - Johor Bahru (JB): 8h
Penang - Kota Bahu: 8h30min
Penang - Kuantan:
Penang - Kuala Besut:
Penang - Kuala Lumpur: 4h30min
 


 

Buy bus tickets online
You can also buy bus tickets online (up to 2 hours before departure). Just click on the links below or use the search box.

Penang - Cameron Highlands Cameron Highlands - Penang
Penang - Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur - Penang
Penang - Hatyai (Thailand) Hatyai (Thailand) - Penang
Penang - Singapore Singapore - Penang
Penang - Kuala Besut (jetty Perhentian Islands) Kuala Besut - Penang


platforms
Bus Platforms


first floor
First Floor
Ticket counters, small shop and toilettes are located here.



Hotels in Penang

Hutton Lodge

Experience unique colonial-style living in our recently restored guesthouse, with clean, comfortable rooms and spacious bathrooms.

Ryokan @ Muntri Street

Japanese themed flashpacker hostel in the heritage zone of Georgetown

Attractions

Botanical Gardens, Penang

Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants.

Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple, Penang

Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added

Attractions

Thean Hou Buddhist Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Picturesque Chinese temple with impressive architecture. It is situated on a hill offering excellent view over the city.

Pantai Batu Buruk (Beach), Kuala Terengganu

The beach is close to city center. The name literally means Beach of the Ugly Stone. It is popular to visit by the locals but it is considered too dangerous for swimming.