Getting Here

By Air

Penang is easily accessible by air with daily flights from major airports in the country and the region. The Penang International Airport is about 20km from the city centre.

Taxis plying the route follow the coupon system by which fares between the airport and various destinations in Penang are fixed.


By Road

The North-South Highway connects Penang to major cities on the West side of Peninsular Malaysia. Travel by highway can take anywhere from 4-5 hours with toll charges in between.

Once you reach Butterworth, which is the island's main entry point from the mainland, you may take either the Penang Bridge or the ferry to cross over to the island, which still operates from Butterworth to Weld Quay and will transport your vehicle too at a small charge. A charge of RM7 is levied on all classes of cars at the toll plaza in Perai on the mainland. No payment is required for travelling from the island to the mainland.

By Ferry

From Butterworth, a ferry service is available for both passengers and vehicles. Tickets may be purchased at the Butterworth Terminal.

Frequency: 20 minutes
Duration: 20 minutes

Ferry Operating Hours

Island - Mainland Mainland - Island
First ferry: 5.40am
Last ferry: 1.00am
First ferry: 5.40am
Last ferry: 12.40am

Ferry Fares

Car: RM7.70  
Pedestrian (Adult): RM1.20
(Child): RM0.60

By Rail

The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth takes approximately six hours. Taking the train is a comfortable way to travel within the country and it affords one the opportunity to see a lot of the countryside.

The railway station on mainland Penang connects to the mainline which runs from Bangkok to Johor Bahru (for access from Singapore)

Source: myPenang

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