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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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On the ferry
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.
By ferry from Langkawi
There is also a ferry service between Penang and Langkawi. The crossing time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
- Adult ticket (12 years) - from 70 ringgit
- Child (3-11 years old) - 50
- Children (under 2 years) - 30
The schedule of the ferry from Penang-Langkawi
- Penang - Langkawi at 08:30 and 14:00
- Langkawi - Penang - 10:30 and 15:00
Check the schedule and book tickets on the website - busonlineticket.com.
Ferries to Langkawi arrive at Swettenham pier, which is also located in George town (ferry port Swettenham on the map). From there to the tourist area can be reached on foot.