How to get to Penang island

If you were in Malaysia to reach Penang island you will have no difficulty. The island has an international airport, where every day comes a lot of flights from different parts of Asia. Moreover, the prices of the tickets of the budget airline AirAsia, if you buy them in advance, you will be pleasantly surprised. Well, if you plan your flights to Penang are from Russia, you can find and book tickets to Penang using the search form below. Options the cheapest flights on any date you can view and book here: the cheapest air tickets to Penang.

Long road bridge connects the island with the mainland, and it is easy to get here by bus from any corner of mainland Malaysiaand from Thailand and Singapore. Ferries connect the island with the mainland and neighbouring Islands, including is possible to get here from the island of Langkawi.

On the plane

Аэропорт Пенанга

The island is Penang international airport - Penang International Airport (previously Penang Bayan Lepas International Airport, IATA code - PEN). It is 16 kilometers from George town (Penang airport on the map). To fly can airlines Air Asia, Firefly, Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Tiger Airways, Thai Airways and Malaysia Airlines. Direct flights from cities in Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Langkawi (Langkawi) as well as from cities in other countries of South-East Asia. Direct flights from Russia and CIS is not running.

Airfare purchased in advance on the website of AirAsia or other local budget airlines, competes with the cost of a bus ticket, and will cost you a little expensive. For example, a flight from the airport to Kuala Lumpur last 45 minutes can be purchased at a promotional rate for 69 ringgit (refer to the currency of Malaysia, the exchange rate) with all charges, while the 6-hour bus ride will cost around 40 ringgit.

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From the airport to the hotel can be reached by taxi, hired for the Parking lot exit. Taxi by meter or by agreement in Georgetown will cost about 30 ringgit. To book a taxi also available at the arrival hall of the airport at the front (look for the Desk with the words teksi). The trip is carried out according to fixed tariffs: in the heart of Georgetown – 38 ringgit, and very far from the airport of the North-Western part of the island is 60 ringgit.

How does a transfer bookingDetails >
Поиск трансфераFind the right route
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Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station
Автобус 102 отправляется из аэропорта

The cheapest way to get from the airport to George town is to use public transportation (bus system to Rapid Penang). Bus Parking is located immediately at the exit of the airport on the left, and not notice there waiting passengers bus very difficult. The route goes 401E from the airport in George town to the end station Weld Quay Bus Terminal (Jetty) via Komtar every 25-35 minutes. Route 102 to Batu Ferringhi beach on the Northern tip of the island via Komtar every 60-80 minutes. Trip to George town will cost 2.7 ringgit. Buses from 6 am to 23 PM every 30 minutes.

Attention! Bus No. 306 from the airport to the centre of Georgetown is not.

By train

Railways on the island there, but through the city of Butterworth (Butterworth) on the shore is the main branch of the railroad of Malaysia. From the railway station in Butterworth to Penang is very easy to get on the ferry pier which is a short walk via a covered walkway (railway station Butterworth on the map). The ferry is 20 minutes to the jetty, Weld Quay (Jetty) in Georgetown, and is 1.2 ringgit (back from Georgetown to Butterworth, the ferry carries all free).

Внутри ASC вагона

Daily between Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth runs several trains, the night train is currently not. The cost depends on the class: starts from 34 ringgit for a seat, and reaches 138 ringgit for a place in the compartment. Even the cheapest seats (ASC) on the train from KL is quite decent, with TV and air-conditioned (sometimes too much), and it makes no sense, so if you decide to go browsing, to take a more expensive sedentary class of the AFC. The only problem is when you travel by night train from unregulated and not turning off air conditioners (they always work when the electricity is included in the train) can be very cold.

To obtain information on schedules and fares, and book tickets on the website of the Railways of Malaysia http://www.ktmb.com.my/. Purchase tickets on the website and trip tested by the authors of the site. No problems with boarding the train on the printout of the purchased electronic tickets does not arise.

Read more about the railroad and trains in Malaysia, read here.

By bus

Автобус на Пенанге The bus to Penang

The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge, so get here by bus is very easy and convenient. Various companies perform here non-stop flights from the cities of Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore.

The most popular route from Kuala Lumpur takes about 5 hours and costs 35 ringgit.

Buses on the island of Penang, arrive at the intercity bus station - Georgetown Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal (Terminal Bas SG Nibong Express), located between the city and the airport (station on the map). Taxi to the city centre can be reached in 20 ringgit.

Besides taxi you can reach the city by public transport. Right when you exit the bus station on Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah is a stop of buses, and some buses stop directly at the station. There you can wait for city bus number 102 (to the beach Batu Feringghi via Komtar), No. 401 and No. 303 (Weld Quay to Komtar via) the fare to the city centre is 2 ringgit.

Some coaches end up not directly on Penang and Butterworth (Butterworth), located on the shore. The final stop of buses – ferry Butterworth (Butterworth Ferry Terminal). From there to the bus station Weld Quay in George town there is a ferry, which is 1.2 ringgit, 20 minutes away.

On the ferry

Паром на Пенанге Ferry to Penang

Penang in George town is a ferry (Marina Penang on the map), where is very convenient to reach from the mainland city of Butterworth. So usually get to Penang, arriving first to Butterworth by train or bus (jetty Butterworth on the map). Bus and train station Butterworth is located near the pier of the ferry. The first ferry from Butterworth to Penang departs at 06:15 and the last at 00:40. Penang to Butterworth first ferry at 06:28, last at 01:00. In transit - 20 minutes. The ferries run very frequently, about every 15 minutes. Travel cost from Butterworth to 1.2 ringgit, Penang to Butterworth ferry for free. That ferry is possible a Bicycle, motorcycle, car.

There is also a ferry service between Penang and Langkawi. The crossing time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Cost: 60 ringgit for adults, 45 for children. But the ferry to Langkawi arrive at different Swettenham pier, which is also located in George town (ferry port Swettenham on the map).

The schedule of the ferry from Penang to Langkawi (Penang-Langkawi Ferry). Ferries are recovering daily from Penang to 8.15 and 8.30, Langkawi at 14.30 and 17.15.

Current information about the schedule and the cost of the ferry is posted on the website http://www.langkawi-ferry.com/

The schedule of buses to Penang

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Tatyana 09 Mar 2013, 14:42
How to get to Penang island from Kuala Lumpur. The plane to eliminate you want to drive over the bridge to Penang ...
admin 09 Mar 2013, 15:38
Hello Tatiana. It seems that directly from airport Kuala Lupur could not be reached by land, except by taxi. If you are ready for replanting, you need to take the bus straight from the airport to Puduraya, where you can take the bus to Penang, there are plenty of them. But don't forget to go to Penang from KL for 5 hours, and if you go late, there is a chance to take a ride on the bridge already dark, it gets dark sooner, in 18 hours.
PS you Know that the plane you want to exclude, not a fool, but just in case, I will say that the bridge you drive are already arriving on the island by taxi or BEST. There are even tours to the bridge in my opinion, found mention. Cross, for example, on the ferry to Bacherlors and there get a taxi or BEST, and enter the island via a bridge. Well, or Vice versa. At the same time and Butterwort view. ...
Lena.Ovcharenko 11 May 2013, 13:23
Will anyone not be in Kuala Lumpur from July 29 to August 4, really want to visit the island Penang or Langkawi to have one but not risk.I fдекватна, don't smoke, I would like to meet a fellow traveler a middle-aged woman. Write muravei28071948@rambler. Flying on Singapore, tickets are bought, hotel booked. ...
Maria 25 Nov 2013, 13:52
The island of Penang from KL you can get two popular vehicles: the bus and the plane.
The plane.
Fly to Penang's largest airline AirAsia, but please note when purchasing tickets that the price You announce does not include taxes and fuel surcharges, and BAGGAGE! For each suitcase up to 15 kg You'll pay 12 euros. You can fly here an hour from the airport to Georgetown is an hour away, could be 40 min. Can be reached by bus number 102 in just 20 rubles, you can vibratex, the cost will speak with the driver.
BUS
There are plenty of buses from the station, Puduraya. From the airport take the KL Express (ground floor), go to the station KL Sentral(350 RUBLES), take the Metrorail aside Gombak station madjik jamek (2 stops cost 10 rubles) at the exit of the metro srazu left, along the Avenue, 5-7 minutes from the station, Pudu, back in the station, climb to the 4th floor and select loubou any cash (listen to intuition))) will buy a ticket to Penang (be sure to note that Bjorg town)will pay around 380 RUB and 5 hours and You are in Penang at the bus station, to get to Georgetown to drive 20 min autobusem 102 or 401 for 20 rubles. the Buses are comfortable, 5 chasov pass unnoticed, and the window otkryvayuschii beautiful views. Good luck to the travelers. And Hello from Penang))) ...
Judy 28 Apr 2015, 17:50
Prompt, please, try to save some money would be to spend a couple of weeks in Penang or on the main mainland Malaysia? We just plan to spend a month in Thailand and to make a visa in Thailand and how to spend the time I want for a couple of weeks to fly to Malaysia, I found out that the Thai Embassy is in kalua Lumpur and gotone...we are more inclined to the latter, as it is not so great and Shumen as kulalumpur..did I understand correctly? ))) ...
admin 29 Apr 2015, 16:01
Hello! By Far Is Penang (Georgetown). In Kuala Lumpur for two weeks, "flipped out", pardon the expression . And Penang and the sea, the beach, and proximity to the sea. The prices I significant difference noticed between Penang and Kuala Lumpur, I think, will be about the same. ...
Judy 30 Apr 2015, 20:44
thank you))) ...
Svet 05 May 2015, 17:44
Hello. Going to Langkawi for two weeks. As I understand it, on Langkawi are not really a lot of interesting places, I'm thinking rolled up for a couple of days in Penang and see the sights. Is it worth it? And how better to do this, is there a tour? ...
admin 05 May 2015, 18:25
My IMHO, is by far. I really like Penang, though not impose, on taste and color, as they say. But to take an evening walk to George town in search of flat wire sculptures (don't know how they correctly are called), or to seek out the famous graffiti on the walls... Romance. In General, I really like it there, despite the fact that it is noisy, dusty city. But beyond the island, too, all abound. But from romance to business.
About the city of Langkawi in doubt, at least not seen such, though I do have tourist pamphlets from Langkawi to find and scroll through, there is about all the excursions booked. And you don't need trips, they can do it. If you already travel date is known in advance tickets by AirAsia to Langkawi-Penang-Langkawi. If shares can catch, they can give you $ 25 to do with man back and forth. You can still on the ferry, but by the time it turns out a little longer, almost half a day to spend. Well, or in one direction on the plane, back on the ferry, as you like. But in any case do not go ashore on the ferry+bus, kill the whole day.
If questions, ask. ...
Artem 06 Dec 2016, 10:03
A very beautiful place. Vacationing with suprugoj, all happy like. The boys shot a cool video about Penang https://youtu.be/MCS7H1eYttg I advise everyone to go in Penang. ...