Penang is one of the most travelled places in Malaysia for both local and international folks. Besides the amazing culture that the state holds, most people head up the northern region to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city life or simply just go for an indulgent trip to try out all the tasty Penang food. The main town is located at Butterworth in Seberang Perai and across from Georgetown that is connected by the infamous Penang Bridge. The Butterworth Bus Terminal situated close to the bridge is currently operating as a temporary station before it moves to the brand-new Penang Sentral transportation hub which is still under construction right now. Save plenty of time when you can book your bus tickets through Easybook for all your booking needs including train, ferry and car rental. Make sure you keep us in your bookmarks for your next travel plan!
The Butterworth Bus Terminal is located conveniently next to the train station and ferry terminal in order for travellers to get to their destination easily. It is at an optimal location beneath the highway overpass for transportation users without having to waste time looking for it as they can be reached within walking distance. The bus terminal is constantly busy as it provides bus services to numerous routes and operators in Peninsular Malaysia used by locals in Butterworth and George Town as well.
You can find a wide range of bus options from economy class to VIP ones at Butterworth Bus Terminal aka Penang Sentral. If you are travelling short distance, chances are you are able to just turn up at the terminal to wait for your ride. Here are some of the express buses you can choose from for some of the most common routes used in Malaysia:
Butterworth Bus Terminal ↔ Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS): Cepat & Cekap Express, Eltabina Griffin, HNZ Usaha Niaga, Jasmine Express, Konsortium Bas Ekspres (Malaysia), KPB Ekspress, New Asian Travel, Pacific Express (Butterworth), Plusliner, Starmart Express, Transnasional
Butterworth Bus Terminal ↔ Amanjaya Ipoh Bus Terminal: Cepat & Cekap Express, Express Kesatuan, HNZ Usaha Niaga, Jasmine Express, Jengka Liner, Konsortium Bas Ekspres (Malaysia), KPB Ekspress, Pacific Express (Butterworth), Sri Maju Group, Transnasional
Butterworth Bus Terminal ↔ Melaka Sentral: Beh Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd, Coachliner 707 Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd, New Asian Travel, Shanhua Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd
Make sure you book the tickets with the coaches of your preference ahead of time, especially during holiday seasons and weekend to avoid disappointment. All you need is an internet connection and you are on your way to purchasing your bus ticket to board from Butterworth Bus Terminal.
Getting around Penang is not easy if you do not own a car, but that can be solved easily when you rent a car through Easybook’s platform in order to travel freely upon arriving in Butterworth town. The most well-known attraction would be the Penang Bird Park that has over 300 exotic species located approximately 10 minutes away. You will find a few number of temples to visit in Penang such as Temple of Nine Emperor, Jalan Baru Sri Muniswarar Temple and Thean Hock Keong Temple for some peace of mind. Suling Hill is also great for a quiet escape from the town life to have a camping adventure or just to go for the Penang Durian Season Festival held annually here. If you are in Penang around year-end, don’t miss out on the 2-days Butterworth Fringe Festival that is held during George Town Festival to celebrate the art, culture and heritage of the town.
You cannot escape Penang without trying out the great food available at almost every corner of the street. It would be recommended that you rent a car on Easybook to get around town easily to get to the best food especially before boarding or after arriving at the terminal. From fresh seafood to tasty nasi biriyani, you can try them until your heart is content. There are plenty of cafés popping up, ideal for a coffee break, while you take a breather and grab small bites. Take this time to plan what you will be eating for the next days of your stay in Penang from reasonable priced dim sum to discovering the best fish head curry in town.
When you are in Butterworth, you are most likely spending time outside your hotel, so it would be smart to book budget stay instead whether you are travelling with friends or family. The choices are endless from Batu Ferringhi to George Town, but let’s look at some of the hotels that does not require you to spend over RM100 per night. In Butterworth, you should check out Hotel Palm Inn, Lodge 18 Hotel or Veenai Hotel. Over at George Town, there is Ink Hotel, Grand Inn Macalister Road, Kimberly House, Tune Hotel George Town, Chulia Heritage Hotel, Broadway Budget Hotel, and many others. Travel a little bit further to Batu Ferringhi to check yourself into My Budget Home, EQ Ferringhi Hotel, Rasa Motel Penang, Ferringhi Stay Inn Hotel and more. Book your hotel according to your itinerary and book it in advance to avoid disappointment. Make sure you do some research on your accommodation beforehand too.
With so many things to do in Butterworth, there are also plenty of buses for you to choose from when you book your bus ticket online through Easybook whether it is for business or pleasure. Book a car rental while you are getting tickets to your coach for a smoother trip upon arriving at Butterworth Bus Terminal. Soon enough you will be departing and arriving at Penang Sentral instead. Besides booking the express bus ticket on our website here, you can also download our mobile app for free to your smartphones and get them at the palm of your hand any time you want. Have a great trip!