Article about Penang

What to choose for a vacation: Langkawi or Penang

Пляж Пантаи Ченанг, Лангкави

We have already considered in detail in the pages of Our Planet information about the Islands of Penang and Langkawi. Both Islands are one of the most popular resorts of Malaysia, primarily due to their availability. And so the question of which of the two Islands to choose for recreation, there is most tourists planning a holiday in Malaysia package tour. If you don't have time to read detailed information about each of the Islands to choose, we offer you a brief review and comparison of these resorts...read more...

How and what to get to Langkawi from Penang and back c

Паром Лангкави-Пенанг Ferry Langkawi-Penang

The Islands of Penang and Langkawi are separated by slightly more than 100 kilometers. To get from one island to another by plane, ferry or bus. Optimal methods are an airplane or a bus, while commuting by bus is not the best option neither the time nor the money. The fact that Langkawi is not connected to the mainland by a bridge, and to take the bus, you first need to cross on the ferry, but the idea has to catch the bus. At the time it will take almost the whole day, and at the price you practically nothing will save compared to by plane or ferry. Therefore, we next consider in full detail only way to get from Penang to Langkawi or return only by plane and ferry...read more...

How to get to Penang from Kuala Lumpur

Самолет AirAsia

The island of Penang is about 300 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur (Penang interactive map of Malaysia). You can reach it from the capital by plane, train, bus. Conveniently, the island is connected with mainland with a bridge, and therefore it is possible directly without a transplant to get here by bus. The train is also a good option, and although the island itself it is not, nearby on the mainland in Butterworth is the train/railway station, from where the ferry to the island can be reached on foot.

Prices for flights compete with buses and trains, especially if you buy tickets in advance for special offers. If cheap choices of flights to choose failed, you can use ground transport, which is also very convenient. About all the ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, read more...read more...

Bus station in Penang

Автобусная станция Weld Quay Bus Terminal на Пенанге Bus station Weld Quay Bus Terminal

Bus station Weld Quay Bus Terminal (такжеJetty), 19-24 Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown. The city bus station Georgetown. Almost directly adjacent to the ferry pier (Jetty). For tourists this station is also important due to the fact that this is the final stop for the bus 401E coming from the airport. From here to the backpacker area hotels Penang...read more...

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. ...