Getting to and from Penang
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Penang has an airport serviced by Malaysian airlines and international flights to Sumatra and Java Indonesia and Singapore (flight time 1 hour to Singapore). A taxi from the Penang Airport to Georgetown is a fixed price of RM44.70. You need to purchase a voucher at the taxi counter before going to the taxi rank.
Firefly is a new Malaysian budget airline flying between Malaysia and Sumatra. Firefly have direct flights from Penang to Medan, Aceh and Batam in Sumatra as well as to Subang airport in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Johor Bahru in Malaysia and to Phuket in Thailand. www.fireflyz.com.my
Tiger Airways is a budget airline that has direct flights from Penang to Bangalore and Chennai in India, Perth in Australia and also to Singapore. www.tigerairways.com
Jetstar is a low cost airline with direct flights from Penang to Perth Australia and Singapore. www.jetstar.com
Silk Air have direct flights from Penang to Singapore, flight time is around 1 hour 25 minutes. www.silkair.com
Malaysian Airlines have flights from Penang with connecting flights all over the world. www.malaysiaairlines.com
There are regular buses that go from Penang to A.Famosa, Butterworth, Ipoh, Kota Bharu, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Seremban and to Sungai Pentani. There are buses that leave with Penang Island and more that leave from the bus terminal in Butterworth.
Travel time to these locations and economy prices are:
Penang to A.Famosa
Penang to Butterworth
Penang to Ipoh 2 hours
Penang to Kota Bharu
Penang to Kuala Lumpur 6 hours around RM25
Penang to Melaka
Penang to Melaka
Penang to Seremban
Penang to Sungai Pentani
For the longer trips the buses stop half way for a meal/toilet break. Some of the bus companies to make these trips include:
Sri Maja Buses www.srimaju.com
KBES Buses www.kbes.com.m
Last updated 21st November 2010
There is a train line traveling along the west coast of Malaysia with a train station in Butterworth on the mainland close to Penang. trains travel south through to Singapore or north to Kuala Lumpur and Thailand.
There is a regular ferry service from Penang across to the mainland town of Butterworth. The ferry leaves Penang from the Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal at Weld Quay Georgetown and goes across to the Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal in Butterworth.
Langkawi Ferries have online bookings www.langkawi-ferry.com
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