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Pulau Pinang (Penang) - getting there and away

 

| By Ferry | By Road | By Rail | By Air | By Bus | Ferry to Langkawi | Ferry to Medan |

 

By Ferry

photos on our visit in 2011

 

ferries plying the geogetown - butterworth route every 15mins cars parked on lower deck

There are regular ferry services for passengers and cars.

Passenger service ferries operate from 5.30am to 11.30pm daily. Passenger fare per way: 60sen and runs every 20minutes.

passengers sit on the upper deck

These ferries operate from Butterworth Terminal to Penang's Weld Quay. From the Weld Quay, there are local buses to various destinations in Penang. Just make sure you hop onto the right bus. Alternatively, you can always take a ride on the trishaw to georgetown central if you're intending to stay in Georgetown. Travel time takes approximately 10 to 15minutes.

Car service ferries operate from 5.30am to 11.30pm daily. Fare per car from Butterworth to Penang : RM7.00 and passengers are charged at 60sen per person. Return from Penang to Butterworth is free. Travel time takes approximately 10 to 15minutes.

 

By Road

From Kuala Lumpur

Take the North-South Highway northwards. Travel time is approximately 5 1/2hours depending on traffic. Signs are clear for exit point from the Highway to Penang. The Penang Bridge toll is RM7.00 per entry into Penang. Returning trip from Penang to the mainland is free.

From North

Take the North-South Highway southbound. Signs are clear for exit point from the Highway to Penang. The Penang Bridge toll is RM7.00 per entry into Penang. Returning trip from Penang to the mainland is free.

 

By Air

Malaysia Airlines

Penang is easily accessible by air with daily flights from major capitals of the region. It has direct links with Singapore, Bangkok, Nagoya, Medan, Xiamen (China) and Madras, operated by Malaysia Airlines. The airline also operates more than 20 flights daily between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. For more information on time schedule and fares , log into www.malaysiaairlines.com

Air Asia

Air Asia, a low fare no frill airline also runs the KL- Penang route. For more information on time schedule and fares , log into www.airasia.com

JetStar

Jetstar asia flies daily from singapore to penang. For more information on time schedule and fares , log into www.jetstar.com

Tiger Airways

Tiger Airways flies daily from singapore to penang. For more information on time schedule and fares , log into www.tigerairways.com

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific has flights from Hong Kong to Penang. For more information on time schedule and fares , log into www.cathaypacific.com

FireFly

FireFly is malaysia airlines version of no frill airline and operates out of its hub in Penang. Firefly provides new and exclusive routes to Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bharu and Langkawi in Malaysia, and to Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand. For more information on time schedule and fares , log into www.fireflyz.com.my . For firefly passengers, there are free bus shuttles from the airport to Port Weld in Georgetown. The ticketing counter for buses are on the 2nd floor. Just present your boarding pass for a free ride into town

bus ticketing booth at level 2, airport rapid bus takes passengers from airport to weld quay, georgetown

 

The Penang International Airport is about 20 km from the city centre.

Taxis from the airport follow the coupon system by which fares between the airport and various destinations in Penang are fixed. Air-conditioned taxis and limousines charge higher fares. Beware of touts.

The Penang Yellow Bus Co. operates an hourly service between the Airport and Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay) in the city between 6.00 am to 10.00 pm daily (Bus No. 83).

Malaysia Airlines (MAS)
Tel: +6 04-262 0011, 262 1403
Ground Floor, KOMTAR, Penang

Penang International Airport
Tel: +6 04-643 0811

 

By Rail

The railway station is located at Butterworth on the mainland. From Butterworth, passengers can take the ferry service across to Penang . Please see above for ferries. The Ferry Terminal is connected to the Railway station by a series of covered walkways.

The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth takes approximately 6 hours. First and second class passengers travel in comfort in the air-conditioned coaches.Trains also have regular services to Alor Setar, Padang Besar, Haadyai and Bangkok from Butterworth. For more on time schedules please log onto www.ktmb.com.my

 

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad
Ferry Terminal, Pengkalan Weld
Tel: +6 04-261 0290

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad
Butterworth
Tel: +6 04-331 2796

 

Ferry to Langkawi

Penang - Langkawi Ferry

Hoye Holidays Sdn Bhd

from

Penang Ferry Terminal. Penang Ticketing Counter Ground Floor,PPC Building, Pesara King Edward, 10300 Penang. Hoye Holidays Sdn Bhd @ +604-5403328

To

Time

Fare

Langkawi Jetty.

This is a ferry ticket. Ticket is subject to best available timing, subjected to change of schedule. PLEASE PRINT OUT THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION EMAIL

8.15am 8.30am

Daily RM 63.50

Book your tickets at :

Book your bus tickets online

Please Note: Changes to fares and time schedules are at the discretion of the operators. Terms & Conditions apply.

 

Langkawi - Penang Ferry

Hoye Holidays Sdn Bhd

from

Langkawi Jetty. Hoye Holidays Sdn Bhd @ +604-5403328

To

Time

Fare

Penang Ferry Terminal.

This is a ferry ticket. Ticket is subject to best available timing, subjected to change of schedule. PLEASE PRINT OUT THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION EMAIL

2.30pm 5.15pm

Daily RM 63.50

Book your tickets at :

Book your bus tickets online

Please Note: Changes to fares and time schedules are at the discretion of the operators. Terms & Conditions apply.

Ferry to Medan, Indonesia

Langkawi Ferry Services

Daily Departures

PENANG

MEDAN

Fares per way (RM)

MONDAY - SATURDAY

9.00AM , 9.30AM

10.30AM , 11.00AM

RM90.00 (adult)

RM45.00 (child 3-12yrs)

RM20.00 (infant below 3yrs)

SUNDAY

9.00AM

10.30AM

Please Note: Changes to fares and time schedules are at the discretion of the ferry operators. The time schedule and fares provided by journeymalaysia.com acts only as a guide. Please contact the operators for most updated information.

Fast Ferry Ventures Sdn Bhd
No.11, Lebuh Light, 10200 Penang
Penang Counter Tel: +6 04 262 0802 Fax: +6 04 262 0445

 

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Accommodation and Packages to Penang and Surroundings

Accommodation :

George Town ~ within the UNESCO World Heritage Core and Buffer Zones

Boutique Hotel | Eastern & Oriental Hotel | 1881 Chong Tian Hotel | Penaga Hotel | Seven Terraces | Spices@Lumut Lane | The Boutique Residence Hotel | Yeng Keng Hotel |

Heritage Stay | 23 Love Lane | Coffee Atelier | China Tiger | Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion | Cintra Heritage House | Muntri Mews | Segara Ninda (Residence of Ku Din Ku Meh) | Soul Kitchen Residence | Straits Collection | Straits Heritage |

Heritage Inn | Ren i Tang |

Backpackers Budget | Cocoa Mews | Guest Inn Muntri | Ryokan Chic Hostel | Red Inn Heritage Guesthouse | Red Inn Cabana | Reggae Penang Love Lane Hostel | 100 Cintra Street | 75 Travellers Lodge | Hutton Lodge | Olive Spring Hotel | Oriental Guest House | Transfer Lodge |

4 star | Bayview Hotel Georgetown | Cititel Penang |

3 star | Hotel Continental | Hotel Malaysia | An-Nur AnCasa Express |

Budget Motel | Banana Boutique Hotel | Broadway Hostel | Hon Ping Motel | New Asia Heritage Hotel | Oriental Hotel | Towne House Hotel | Chulia Heritage Hotel |

Retreat | Sekeping Victoria |

Guesthouses | Red Inn Court | Retro R by Straits Heritage | Wil House | Kimberley House | Muntri House (guesthouse) |

Georgetown ~ Outside of the UNESCO World Heritage Core and Buffer Zones

Boutique B&B | Chymes | Mango Tree Place | Palanquinn Heritage Suites |

Heritage Stay | Clove Hall | Hotel 1926 | Macalister Mansion | Noordin Mews | Deluxcious Hotel | Heritage Lodge |

5-star | Hotel Royal Penang | Traders Hotel |

4 star | Georgetown City Hotel | Sunway Hotel |

3 star | G Inn | Hotel Grand Continental | Red Rock Hotel | Hotel Sentral George Town | So Hotel, George Town | Super 8 Hotel | Yes Hotel |

Business Hotel | 69 Boutique Hotel | Old Penang Hotel (Penang Times Square) | Grand Paradise Hotel | Heliconia Hotel |

Serviced Apartments | Bobo Vacation Home | Desa Pelangi Condominium | Gurney Residence |

Budget Motel | Goodhope Inn | Paramount Hotel |

Hostel | YMCA | Syok@Chulia St |

Holiday Home Rental | Green House @ Popus | Twelve Inn Boutique Home | Melody Home @ Georgetown |

Guesthouses | 8 Penang Old House Homestay | 12 Penang Old House Homestay | Reflection GuestHouse |

Gurney Drive

5 star | Evergreen Laurel Hotel | Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences | G Hotel | Northam All-Suite |

Budget | Goodhope Inn |

Tanjung Tokong

3 star | Sentral Seaview Hotel |

Budget | Sea Wind Beach Motel | Baan Talay Homestay |

Apartment Rental | Apple Apartment Stay | Brezza Home |

Tanjung Bungah

4 star | Copthorne Orchid Penang | Flamingo By The Sea | Four Points Penang | Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort |

3 star | Tanjung Bungah Beach Hotel |

Boutique B&B | Chymes | Sea Home Boutique |

Batu Feringghi

Boutique Hotel | Lone Pine Hotel |

5 star | Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa | Hard Rock Hotel | Parkroyal Resort |

4 star | The Bayview Beach Resort | Holiday Inn Resort | Hydro Majestic Hotel | Shangri-La's Golden Sands Resort |

Serviced Apartment | Bayu Emas Apartment | Happy BeachPad @ Bayu Emas | Sri Sayang Resort Service Apartment |

Holiday Home Rental | Penang Hills Bungalow 5 | Penang Hills Bungalow 21 | Penang Hills Bungalow 22 |

Resort Villa | Lost Paradise Resort |

Guesthouse | Lazy Boys Guesthouse |

Butterworth

Balik Pulau

Retreat | Malihom Private Estate | Bao Sheng Durian Farm |

Bukit Jambul

5 star | Equatorial Hotel |

4 star | Vistana Hotel |

Bayan Lepas

2 star | Anggerik Lodging Hotel | Hotel Seri Malaysia Penang |

3 star | B Suite | The Krystal Suites |

4 star | Eastin Hotel |

Retreat | Fig Tree Hill Resort |

Pulau Jerejak

4 star | Jerejak Rainforest Resort | Sun Yi Villas |

Pulau Tikus

Holiday Home Rental | Twelve Inn Boutique Home |

Penang Hill

Hotel | Bellevue Hotel |

Sungai Nibong

Serviced Apartment | Century Bay Residences |

2 star | Apple 1 Hotel |

Seberang Jaya

4 star | Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya |

Bukit Mertajam

2 star | Hotel Palm Inn | Starway Hotel |

4 star | Summit Hotel |

Kepala Batas

2 star | Hotel Seri Malaysia |

Trips & Packages :

Day Trip Packages

| UNESCO Little India & Pinang Peranakan Mansion Walking Tour | UNESCO Heritage Trail & Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Walking Tour | UNESCO Heritage Trail with Street of Harmony & Historical Enclave Walking Tour | UNESCO George Town Heritage Sites + Traditional Trades + Penang Famous Hawker Food Tour | UNESCO Heritage Trishaw Tour | Breakfast at Local Wet Market Tour | Heritage On A Plate Walking Food Tour |

Trekking Trip | Guided Nature Trek to Penang National Park |

Bird Watching Trip | Penang Hill Bird Watching Trip |

Cooking Classes | Cooking Traditional Food Class with Nazlina in Penang | Cooking Classes with Pearly Kee ~ Penang's Nyonya Cuisine | Tropical Spice Garden with Cooking Class Tour (transportation included) | Tropical Spice Garden with Cooking Class Tour (transportation NOT included) |

Cycling Trip | Penang Cruise Shore Excursion - Heritage Bicycle & Trishaw Tour Package ( With Hawker Food) | UNESCO George Town Heritage Cycling Tour | UNESCO George Town All in One Bicycle Tour | Balik Pulau Old Trades Day Tour | Balik Pulau's Afternoon Cycling Tour |

Penang Day Tours

| Mangrove Sunset Cruise | Round Island Discovery | George Town City Tour | Penang Hill & Kek Lok Si Tour | Scenic Night Tour + Hawker Dinner Tour | Botanical Garden & Butterfly Farm |

Day Tours Outside of Penang

| Bujanga -  The Valley of Dragons | The Lost World Of Tambun with lunch | Langkawi Geo Park Discovery with lunch | Pulau Payar Marine Park - starts from Penang & ends in Penang | Pulau Payar Marine Park - starts from Penang & ends in Langkawi |

Combination Trips

Nature/ Highland/ Island / Culture / Heritage

| 5 Days 4 Nights Kuala Lumpur & Penang - Cooking Class + Food Trip Package | 5 Days 4 Nights Kuala Lumpur Cooking Class + Food Trip Package | 7 Days 6 Nights Peninsular Malaysia Nature & Island Trip | 7 Days 6 Nights Peninsular Malaysia Animals , Nature & Island Trip | 8 Days 7 Nights Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Langkawi Tour Package | 9 Days 8 Nights Peninsular Malaysia Highland, Nature & Island Trip |

 

Malaysia Islands

Peninsula Malaysia Islands

| Pulau Aur | Pulau Besar | Pulau Bidong | Pulau Duyung Besar | Pulau Gemia | Pulau Kapas | Pulau Langkawi | Pulau Lang Tengah | Pulau Pangkor | Pulau Payar | Pulau Perhentian | Pulau Pemanggil | Penang | Pulau Rawa | Pulau Redang | Pulau Sibu | Pulau Tenggol | Pulau Tioman |

Peninsula Malaysia Coastal Beaches

| Marang | Merang | Rantau Abang | Penarik | Port Dickson | Tanjung Jara | Cherating |

Sabah and Sarawak ~ Borneo Islands & Coastal Beaches

Sabah Islands ~ | Gaya Island | Kapalai | Pulau Mabul | Pulau Sipadan | Selingan Turtle Island | Mantanani Besar Island | Manukan Island | Mataking Island | Lankayan Island | Layang Layang Island | Pom Pom Island | Pulau Tiga Resort (Survivor Island) | Mari Mari Sepanggar - Sepanggar Island |

Sabah Coastal Beaches ~ | Kinarut, Papar | Tuaran |

Sarawak Coastal Beaches ~ | Damai Beach, Santubong | Kayakking with Dolphins |