Penang to the east coast of Malaysia by car – September 2018:
Penang to the east coast, specifically Kuala Besut, is about 350KM. It would take about five hours non-stop, much of the way being on Route 4. It’s an interesting drive, and the road surfaces are generally good. In fact, it’s a drive I have done many times now, most recently in September 2018. I have added some notes from these other drives too.