How to Get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang by Bus

If you happen to be Kuala Lumpur and want to continue down the banana pancake trail, you’ll almost certainly want to make your way through Penang. This is the Malaysian west-coast island that features the city of Georgetown. With its beautiful beaches, ornate colonial architecture, coffee houses and famed Indian quarter you’d certainly regret to miss it. Getting there however may not be easy for a first time traveler. Take a look at some of the following tips to learn how you can more easily get a bus ticket to Penang without a major headache.     First, this is not all that complicated. If you’re a tourist there’s a very good chance that you’re already staying in a hostel or a hotel near Petaling street. If that’s the case there are tons of tourist agencies in this area where you can book a bus ticket easily. It’s always best to check with your hotel staff first to see if they can book a ticket for you. If not, they can surely give you directions to the closest tourist agency, where a standard VIP ticket can be booked. Despite their being called VIP buses, these are essentially standard coach buses for inexpensive prices, just in case you’re worried you’re going to have to pay an excessive amount for the luxury option.   The rates are relatively inexpensive. Don’t expect to pay more than 50 Ringgit, which is just over 8 pounds or 15 USD. Exchange rates have become more advantageous for most travelers in Malaysia. If you go directly to the bus station you get a slightly cheaper price without having...