Open in 26th April 2013, Parit Buntar has its first ever overhead bridge in town. Last time, the railway cross Jalan Taiping, the longest road in Parit Buntar. The modernisation of the double tracks railway transport system has made the building of the overhead bridge a must. Many car drivers have benefited from this but daily traveliing from a place to another, we have to do some planning to avoid wasting of time due to you may need to make a big turn to reach a place if by driving.
Drivers need to obey speed limit when you go downwards as there are traffics come out and traffic light ahead of you at both edges of the overhead bridge.
The Parit Buntar Bus Terminal being one of the major Express Bus Terminal for the residents throughout Parit Buntar and some neighbouring towns.
Travelling to North : Alor Setar, Sungai Petani, Butterworth / South : Taiping, Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, KL, Seremban, Melaka, Johor Bahru, Singapore / East Coast : Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bharu, Kuantan, Raub, Temerloh are all can be done from here by taking an Express Coach. Today, all busses are all very comfortable with less seats, some even with massage chair.
All Express Busses have their tickets selling booth in the Bus Terminal. Having the tickets purchased first to secure the seats is a norm.
By Flight :
Nearest airport being Penang International Airport. Take a taxi from airport to the Jetty, after the ferry ride when you arrive at Butterworth Bus Terminal, look for Bumiwira Express 518, this bus will take you to Parit Buntar after an hour journey.
By Bus :
Express buses from North : Butterworth, Alor Setar, Kangar, Kulim ; from Central : Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh ; from South : Melaka, Seremban, Johor, Singapore and from East Coast : Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bharu, Kuantan have their daily trips to Parit Buntar Bus Terminal
Hentian Raya Parit Buntar being the major terminal for buses coming from most of the major town around malaysia.
Some bus companies even operate many trip / daily for busy route. This bus terminal is always busy. People travel to nearby small towns would have to take a taxi at the Taxi Terminal just next to the bus terminal to continue their journey or their relatives would have to come to fetch them
Soon by end of 2012 after the completion of the double raiway tracks project that link North - Padang Besar to IPOH and further South to KL. Reaching Parit Buntar will be much more easier. Currently, only a few express train will stop at Parit Buntar. Just plan your visit as per your convebience, do not worry about the connecting mode of transport. Some taxi drivers are familiar about the train time table, they are here timely to offer their service
Travel by train is very convenience, those who are not in hurry may choose this mode of transport. Some people who are able to sleep while traveling pick night coach with bed to start their journey from here to either North or South. If you are travel in day time, train will pass by the area that will give you different experience to travel by bus or car, for example the train will ride on a track on Bukit Merah Lake and into a tunnel near Kuala Kangsar.