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Penang to Genting Highlands

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Coimbatore, India
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Penang to Genting Highlands


I will be staying at Penang from 20-23 March and I am to travel to Genting Highlands on 23rd March morning. I am going to stay at Tune Hotels, Penang and I am planning to take a bus for my travel.

I have a few questions related to my Penang - Genting travel:

1. I read somewhere in this forum that there are direct bus services from Penang to Genting. Is it true and which bus companies offer this service? Please clarify.

2. If there exists no direct bus from Penang to Genting, then the other option is to reach KL and then travel to Genting in a different bus. Please let me know the best bus operator for traveling from Penang to KL, so that it is easy to get a KL to Genting bus after reaching KL.

3. How good is the Aeroline bus for my requirement? If I am staying in Tune hotel, which is my best boarding point in Penang? I think Aeroline reaches Corus Hotel in KL and I might have some tough time to find a bus to Genting from Corus hotel. Please clarify.

Thanks & Regards,


Edited: 2:51 pm, March 07, 2010
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1. Re: Penang to Genting Highlands


There is no bus running directly from Penang to Genting - the tourist theme park casino place not far from KL. You would need to get back to KL, then bus or taxi from Kuala Lumpur.

Do you meant Cameron Highlands?? The highlands of tea plantations and strawberries?

you will find information about all the Cameron Highland buses on this link


What are your requirements for the Aeorline bus? Getting formPenang to KL? Then it meets that purposes.

Buses to Genting Highlands are on this link


You won't have a tough time getting form the Corus Hotel to the various departure points, just need to get from the Corus to the various location, like KL Sentral, Puduraya bus station, Pasarakyat bus station. You will probaly need to get the LRT from near Corus hotel. http://www.kiat.net/malaysia/KL/transit.html

Have fun planning.

Coimbatore, India
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2. Re: Penang to Genting Highlands

Hello Mitch,

Thanks for the prompt response. I am not traveling to Cameroon Highlands and I meant Genting Highlands.

By the way, I was referring to this link tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293951-i7006-k159… that says about the bus service from Penang to Genting Highlands. This is the only useful link that I found over the internet regarding the bus service for this route.

So, it looks like it is better to make an online booking for aeroline coach for my travel to Penang to KL. If I choose Aeroline, please let me know which boarding point should I choose - Sungai Nebong or Queensbay Mall. Which boarding point is easily accessible from Tune hotel downtown Penang.

Best regards,


Coimbatore, India
posts: 16
3. Re: Penang to Genting Highlands


Can you please guide me in choosing the better boarding point out of the 2 possible options for Aeroline bus from Penang to KL - Sungai Nebong or Queensbay Mall?

I am going to stay at Tune Hotel, Penang downtown.

Best regards,


Petaling Jaya...
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4. Re: Penang to Genting Highlands

There are several travel agencies who operate vans/buses from Penang>Genting on a daily basis. You can check at the Sg Nibong bus terminal.

My neighbour is a regular Genting visitor and uses the big bus from Sin Pen travel agency.

SinPen travel is near Tune hotel. It's along Jalan Macalister (opposite Red Rock hotel). A return ticket should be RM60 .

Coimbatore, India
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5. Re: Penang to Genting Highlands

Hi Cassandara,

Thanks for the info. Actually, I was thinking to choose Aeroline for a couple of reasons:

1. I am assuming that the journey from Penang to KL is going to be scenic and traveling in the upper deck of the Aeroline bus is going to be enjoyable. I also thought that the other buses like Sin Pen travels don't use a double deck bus for this route. Please correct me if I am wrong.

2. Since the cable car ride in Genting is going to be fun, I am thinking that it will make sense to go to KL and take the cable car to Genting. My assumption here is that if I choose a direct bus from Penang to Genting Highlands, then I am going to land in Genting Highlands straight away without any chance of going in the cable car.

Look forward to your response.

Best regards,


Petaling Jaya...
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6. Re: Penang to Genting Highlands

SinPen express bus from Pg>Genting is not a double decker, but comfortable . Several buses will depart at the same time, around 7.30am and another trip after 10pm.. You can check out if interested. Tel:04- 2266161

This express bus picks passengers from a few main hotels in Georgetown and drops off at First World and reach there by lunchtime.

Aeroline is double decker.

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8. Re: Penang to Genting Highlands

Hi Kartik,

No matter from KL or penang, you will be able to use the cable car as most of the buses will be stopping at the cable car station for you to move with it.

You will be not able to anything as most buses will be using the North-South Highway. Thus I would recommend you to use the SIN-PEN travel service. As far as I knew, only SIN PEN Travel conduct the Pen-GH trip almost every day with nice bus.

Have a wonderful trip then


Coimbatore, India
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9. Re: Penang to Genting Highlands

Hi Shan,

Thanks for sharing the information. It is very helpful.



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