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5 Different Ways To Getting To Penang
By Your Own Car Or Taxi
Penang is located on the North-South Highway, if you drive by car from Kuala Lumpur(south) and via exit from nearly Batu Kawan for 2nd Penang bridge connects Bandar Cassia in Seberang Perai On Penang(E28), or you also can via exit from Butterworth for Penang 1st bridge connects George Town on the island of Penang(E1).

From Kuala Lumpur to Penang:
The first stretch is Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Duta exit) to Ipoh ( a town up north) is RM 26.50. Upon exiting this toll, it is a toll free road of about 8km before you enter the second stretch which is Ipoh to Perai where it is about 5km from the Penang Bridge. This stretch will cost you RM 16.80. The Penang Bridge toll is RM 7.00 where you will be driving over the sea for a distance of about 9 km.
By Bus
The cheapest and often quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang is by taking the bus. Busses depart at the main terminal in Kuala Lumpur, Puduraya bus station, to Sungai Nibong the central bus station in Penang. The trip by bus usually takes around 5,5 hours. Tickets are sold for around RM30/RM40, depending on the operator. The most popular coach operators are Plusliner/Nice, Transnasional, Konsortium and Mutiara. The most luxurious operator is Aeroline tickets cost RM60 but you will travel in a very comfortable manner to Penang (Kuala Lumpur departure location is at Corus Hotel, arrival at Queensbay Mall or Sungai Nibong). You can also take the bus from numerous other locations within Peninsular Malaysia to Penang Island. For example there are daily busses from Kota Bharu, Johor Bahru (Singapore) and even Bangkok.
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By Plane
Penang International Airport. Located a mere 9.9 miles/ 16 km south of George Town, the airport serves a large region and provides extensive links with major cities across South East Asia and beyond. George Town is Penang region’s capital city. enang Airport serves mainly the north of western Malaysia and the premises are medium-sized, with check-in and baggage reclaim being comparatively faster than at large sites. Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu International are both busier and larger. Penang International is mainly used by two budget airlines, namely AirAsia and Firefly.

The official airport address:
Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Penang, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia,
Tel: +60 (0) 4 643 44 11
Fax: +60 (0) 4 643 5399
By Ferries Or Boat
Penang Ferry
Penang Ferry Service is the oldest ferry service in Malaysia. Located in the state of Penang, this famous ferry service connects Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal in Butterworth to Raja Tun Uda ferry terminal at Weld Quay in George Town in Penang Island. The ferries are designed for vehicles to roll-on/roll-off. Some board pedestrian passengers on the upper deck and small vehicles (cars) on the lower deck, whereas some board vehicles on both decks. Regular ferry services operating between Butterworth and the George Town centre. Foot passengers will be asked to pay RM 1.20 per person per single journey from Butterworth to Penang Island, but motorists go free. The Ferry operates a fleet of eight ferries, with the first ferry departure from Butterworth at 0600 hours, with the last at 0030 hours; and the first departure from Penang Island at 0530 hour, with the last at 0100 hour. Although there is a huge Bridge connecting historic George Town and the more industrial Butterworth, the traffic on the bridge at peak time can bring progress to a halt, so taking a leisurely ferry ride, while seeing the sights is a great alternative.

Penang Head Ferry Unit contact:-
Tel: +604-310 2360
Fax: +604-324 0255
Ferry From Pulau Langkawi To Penang
Lankawi Ferry Services (LFS) have been operating since 1996 and is one of the largest ferry services of Langkawi. They have a fleet of high speed boats (presently 12 of them) with capacity varying from 100 to 200 seats and travelling at speeds between 30 to 40 knots (nautical miles per hour). All the ferries are air-conditioned, have on-board videos, reclining seats and small canteens. The service operates daily between Langkawi, and places like Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah, Penang, Puala Payar Marine Park and Satun (of Thailand). From Penang they also provide a connection to Medan of Indonesia (3 days a week).

Ferry Schedule & fares:
One Way
Two Ways
MYR 60
MYR 115
Child (3 - 11 Years Old)
MYR 45
MYR 85
Infant (Below 3 Years)
MYR 25
MYR 50
Handling Charge and Tax
MYR 3.50
MYR 7.00
Penang to Langkawi:
Daily 8:15am (via Puala Payar), and 8:30am direct.

Langkawi to Penang:
Daily 2:30pm (via Puala Payar), and 5:15pm direct.
Ticketing Counter Contact Nomber:
Penang : 604-2642088
Langkawi : 604-9663779
Travel duration to/from Langkawi and Penang: 2 hours 45 minutes
By Train

Another ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang is by KTMB Train (Keratapi Tanah Melayu Berhad). You can buy tickets from KL Sentral station in Kuala Lumpur, or book online at the Malaysia Railway Official Website. The ticket office in KL Sentral station is on level 2 on the right hand side. It took about 6 hours to get to Penang. The train has first class sleeper compartments that sleep two people include storage, TV and bathroom.

Ticket Fares & Information:
16:15 Train (This train has 1st and 2nd class seats.)

-1st class costs MYR 67 for adults and MYR 38 for children.
-2nd class costs MYR 34 for adults and MYR 21 for children.

21:35 Train (This train has 1st and 2nd class sleepers, and 2nd and 3rd class seats.)

-1st class sleeper costs MYR 80 for upper berth and MYR 89 for lower berth (children MYR 51 and MYR 60).
-2nd class sleeper costs MYR 40 for upper berth and MYR 46 for lower berth (children MYR 27 and MYR 33).
-2nd class seats cost MYR 34 for adults and MYR 21 for children.
-3nd class seats cost MYR 19 for adults and MYR 12 for children.

Reservation Call Center
Email :
Toll Free : 1-300-88-KTMB(5862)
Phone : +603-2267 1200
(Operation Time :0700 - 2200)