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Getting to Perak

Car

Car

Travelling by car to Perak is straightforward. Whether you're travelling from the South of Peninsular Malaysia to Perak or from the North to Perak - all you need to do is get on the North-South Highway.

From:
Johor Bahru - Perak: PLUS Highway - 5 hours and 30 minutes
Kuala Lumpur - Perak: PLUS Highway - 3 hours
East Coast - Ipoh: 6 hours
Penang - Perak: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Remark:
The time given above is the approximate time for travelling and it is depending on traffic.


Train

KTM Berhad oversees train services across Peninsular Malaysia’s states. Visitors to Perak will often stop by the capital, Ipoh, first.

From:
Johor- Switch from KTM to ETS at Gemas
KL- Take ETS from Kuala Lumpur station or KL Sentral Station: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Penang - Perak: 1 hour and 50 minutes

Train

Flight

Flight

Airlines that charter flights to Ipoh include AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

From:
Singapore - Perak: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Johor - Perak: 1 hour
Langkawi - Perak: 50 minutes


Bus

Bus services are available from the bus stations where prices vary depending on the bus chosen.

From:
Perlis - Perak: 4 hours and 25 minutes
Penang - Perak: 2 hours
Kuala Lumpur - Perak: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Johor - Perak: 11 hours and 15 minutes
Pahang - Perak: 6 hours and 25 minutes

Bus

Getting Around Perak

Travelling within the second largest state of Peninsular Malaysia can take up to 4 hours just to travel from one end of the state to another. Hence reaching places of attractions may also be time consuming. There are a few choices in how to get around listed below.


Train

Train

Just as how it is accessible from other states, travelling between the districts is possible by Malaysia’s train service, KTM.


Taxi

Taxis are ever available around the public areas such as malls, hotels, shops, and bus stations. Ask for an agreed fare or ensure it is a metered taxi before getting on one.

Taxi

E-hailing Apps

E-hailing Apps

There is an increase of access to E-hailing transportations now in the major cities as well as the more rural areas. The most common will be Grab.


Bus

One of the more affordable choices of transport, buses and bus stations are scattered around Perak.

Bus

Car

Car

Renting a private car always offers travellers a better and more flexible time when it comes to moving around.


Bicycle

Rental bikes are also placed in certain cities like Ipoh. They can be booked using apps on the phone.

Bicycle

Tips:

Ensure to book any travel tickets early when travelling on peak periods such as the school and public holidays. Prices are often hiked up during these periods, but there may also be difficulties in acquiring any tickets at all!

Plan your travels as it will take time to reach your destination. Therefore, make sure to know where you’re going, and the type and condition of your choice of transportation. The little details will help to make your travel much easier.

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