Penang Airport

Penang Airport Information - Travel options from the airport.

Flying into Pulau Pinang you will arrive at Penang International (PEN) which is located in Bayan Lepas, about 16km or 10 miles from George Town.

Arrivals is located on the ground floor, where you will find a Tourist Information Centre, a couple of food outlets, taxi's and car hire counters.

Photo of the inside PEN AirportPhoto of the inside PEN Airport Terminal Building

Travel from PEN

By Public Bus

To take the public bus you have to go up to the next floor, where you will find a small counter by the exit and a RapidPenang bus employee to help you.

Bus 401 and 401E will take you to Georgetown and KOMTAR bus terminal, where you can connect with other buses going to anywhere on the island.

These buses then travel near to Chulia street (if you are looking for budget accommodation), then on to the Jetty for the ferry over to Butterworth on the mainland.

Bus 102 will take you take the beach at Batu Feringghi or Tanjung Bungah.

The fare for both destinations is RM2.70 (you will need the correct change!)

 For more details, please visit our Penang Airport Bus page here>>

Car Hire

As you come out of the customs area there are many counters where you can book your rental car, or if you want to make an advance booking, you can book online for the best deals.

Taxi from the Airport

There is a taxi counter in arrivals where you can purchase coupons at fixed prices for taxis to take you into George Town or out to the beaches at Batu Ferringhi.

Current Taxi fares from the airport are :
PEN to Bayan Lapas RM18
PEN to KOMTAR Georgetown RM45
PEN to Batu Ferringhi RM75
If you are arriving late at night the taxi fare is 50 % more between the hours of midnight until 6am.

Standard taxi's can carry four people (with a reasonable amount of luggage).

Larger taxi's (vans) are also available for up to 10 people and cost double the rate of the standard taxi.

Pre-book Penang Airport Transfers

If you would like to pre-book your private transfers or shared transfers before you arrive, please visit this page for more information.

If you are flying into Pulau Pinang and are in need of some accommodation. Please visit our Hotels page where you will find all the best lodging around the island, both on the beaches and in the city of George Town

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