Transportation in Perak is relatively well developed and you won’t have any problem trying to get to the state or even when getting around to various attractions and places of interest. Just like in the rest of the country, transportation in Perak is mainly availed through the Malaysia express bus and train for ground transportation and the Malaysia airline for air travel. There are various airlines in Perak that ferry tourists and visitors from other parts of the world, particularly in Asia to Perak. The Malaysia airline is the national carrier of Malaysia and serves both international and local destinations. The airline provides reasonably priced airfares, travel packages, online schedule and loyalty programs.
AirAsia is the regional airline that not only serves Malaysia but also most of the South East Asian destinations and provides planes, flight and corporate transportation and even online booking facilities. FireFly is the first community airline in Malaysia that flies from Subang and Penang to other exclusive destinations in Thailand and Malaysia. Finally, there is Berjaya Air, which offers travel packages to Pangkor Island, Redang Island, Malaysia and Tioman Island.
The Malaysia Express Bus offers reliable and highly convenient transportation all over Malaysia and Perak as well. The Grassland Express maintains a highly extensive coverage all over Peninsula Malaysia, Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Genting, Penang, Malacca, Hatyai and Singapore. Other bus services that offer local transportation in Perak include plusliner express bus, Sri Majau express bus, mara liner, consortium bas ekspres semenanjung, super nice bus express, yoyo bus, Transtar travel, aeroline and star shuttle.
Railway is a major element of transportation in Perak and the railway service here is well developed and has even gone through a major upgrade for the last couple of years. The government has introduced electrified trains that run on the double tracks from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur. The famous Ipoh Railway Station has since erection being an imposing structure of the city center. It features the Moorish style and the white structure has been nicknamed as the Ipoh’s Taj Mahal. It was built in 1935 and served as the replacement of the original railway shed that was built in 1917.
In fact, the Ipoh railway station has been named as Malaysia’s second most beautiful and popular railway station after the iconic Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. The railway station is ideally located on the Jalan Panglima Bukit Wahab. As you can see, the transportation network in Perak is ideally very well developed and it makes visiting the state incredibly convenient. The best way to enter Perak is by air as it is more convenient and fast especially if you are flying. Most airlines offer relatively cheaper air fares and you can be sure that you will be able to travel into the state even on a limited budget. Most of the local attractions are best visited by road and local bus services will help ensure that you reach to your destination fast. Alternatively, taxis are also available for hire in Perak.