Taiping Airport (IATA: TPG, ICAO: WMBI consists of a dilapidated wooden terminal building dating back to 1929, and a short runway only capable of handling small turboprops. There are no scheduled flights into Taiping, so flying in is only an option if you have your own aircraft.
The nearest airport served by commercial flights in at Ipoh, about an hour's drive away, whose sole commercial fights are twice daily flights from Singapore. Penang is slightly further, about one and a half hour's drive away, but is served by more destinations, with domestic flights from most of the major cities in Malaysia as well as international flights from regional destinations. Alternatively, you can head to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which is about four hour's drive away, but is one of the major air hubs in Southeast Asia.
Taiping is easily accessible from the PLUS North-South Expressway. From Penang (90 km) Kamunting is the nearest exit, whilst Changkat Jering is the most convenient exit from the motorway if you are travelling north from Ipoh (70 km).
Taiping is well connected to the rest of Peninsular Malaysia by express buses, which arrive at and depart from the long distance bus station at Kamunting (6 km from the town centre) as well as Simpang (7km from the town centre). Buses also travel direct from Taiping to Singapore and Hat Yai.
Southbound buses usually depart from Kamunting and call along Simpang (Medan Simpang) to pick up a few more passengers from Simpang before heading to the highway via Changkat Jering interchange. Bus tickets are available from counters located at Medan Kamunting and Medan Simpang. You can drive from Kamunting direct to Selama town about 40 minutes through Jalan Pondok Tanjung.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (formerly known as Malayan Railway) operates a number of daily services along the main