Tuesday, Mar 03

Penang International Airport Transfer Guide

By Nur Azim Syukri Hamzah

Are you planning a holiday trip to Penang? If you are traveling by plane and have no idea what airport transfer that is available in Penang Airport, this is just the perfect article for you. Located 16 km south of George Town, which is the capital of Penang.

View of Penang City from Penang Hill

View of Penang City from Penang Hill

The first thing you should know is that Penang International Airport is not so busy if you compare it to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Penang International Airport is mainly used by two budget airlines, which are AirAsia and Firefly. The international airlines that use Penang International Airport are DragonAir, Slikair, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Wings Air and Thai Airways.




What Airport Transfer Available in Penang Airport?



Rapid Bus Airport Shuttle

The Rapid Penang Bus lines 401, 401A and 401E are a shuttle service running between the airport and Komtar and the Jetty. The buses run every 30 minutes and take around 1 hour to reach their final destination. Bus 401 also goes through south Ekspres Bas terminal, which has connections to mainland cities in Penang. The bus fare for one journey per adult is around MYR 2 – 5.  Take note that due to the many stops, this service will be a bit slower than other services.


Taxi/Grab Pick Up & Drop Off Service

Grab driver is always available on demand. No worries on that. The charges are based on where you are going. For the taxi service, the counter is in the arrivals hall. You need to get a taxi voucher to use the service. Just tell where is your destination and a taxi voucher will issue to you. The fare is based on your destination zone, and there are 7 different zones. Zone 1 costs around 14 Ringgit, Zone 2 will cost around RM22 and Zone 5 to George Town will cost around RM38.  



Private Airport Transfers & Charters Services

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No need to worry that the service will be cancelled if the flight arrives late. The experienced drivers will wait up to 90 minutes.

Plus ! when you prebook your service, you can select if the baby seat is included or what car type that fit for your need.

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