Penang International Airport, Penang

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    Taxi Rates from Airport

    by SLLiew Written Jul 27, 2006

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    I was at the Penang Airport on July 28, 2006.

    The taxi fare from airport depend on your destination on which of the 7 Zones in Penang Island that you are going.

    Zone 1 - 14 Ringgit, Zone 2 - RM 22, Zone 3 - RM26 (Bukit Jambul, Hote Equatorial, Hotel Istana), Zone 4 - RM31, Zon 5 - RM38 (Geogetown, Hotel Berjaya), Zon 4 - RM47 (Tanjung Bunga (Hotel Copthorne), Zon 6 - RM60 Batu Ferringhi (Hotel Golden Sands)

    1) Per taxi allowed 4 person
    2) 50% surcharge during 12am - 6am

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    Taxi to Batu Ferringhi

    by Linda_T Written Mar 29, 2006

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    Taxi's fromr the airport are easy. Just go to the Taxi Counter on the right hand side of the terminal and purchase a voucher, cost to BF was 60MR in March 06, you then take the voucher outside to the taxi line where you are allotted a taxi.

    Returning from BF to the Airport was 50MR, you can organise this from individual taxi driver or tour company, the hotels will charge you more.

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    By Air

    by cheekychic Written Jul 26, 2004

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    Penang is easily accessible by air with daily flights from major airports in the country and the region. Malaysia Airlines & Air Asia operates daily flights between Penang and major airports in the country.

    The Penang International Airport is about 20km from the city centre. Taxis plying the route follow the coupon system which fares between the airport and various destinations in Penang are fixed.

    Penang International Airport

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    Penang Bayan Lepas Airport

    by bpacker Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Just take note that the newly renovated airport is some 20km from the city, Georgetown. You can either take a cab, a public bus or rent a car from the expensive rental car agencies over here. Here's some useful info:

    Buy your coupons from the terminal. It'll cost you less than RM40 . The ride to town is about 20min, thanks to the new Bayan Lepas Highway.

    Yellow Bus #83 goes to Pengkalan Weld and Chinatown hourly.
    The ride to town is about 45min or so. The cost is below RM5.

    Rental Cars:
    AVIS, Budget, HERTZ, National, etc. It's cheaper a rent a car in town, trust me.

    Penang International Airport

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    Taking AirAsia

    by kielorla Written Sep 23, 2004

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    Budget Airline like AirAsia is the best way to travel to Penang. You can get cheap ticket on the website and there are also promotional price at certain month that you can fly very cheap. I bought mine at RM45 boarding at Senai Airport( Johor,Malaysia).

    So do go into the web and check out the price from time to time, you may get a cheap ticket at about RM$0.99 if you book early.


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    Malaysian Airlines

    by CandS Updated Feb 18, 2005

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    Our flights were all with Malaysian Airlines... Unfortunately we didn't have a very good experience with them on the way over... One of my friends had her bag lost on the way (luckily she got it back later that night) and my bag was broken into...the lock was smashed off and the things inside were all messed up...the zipper was also broken on the suitcase (but Malaysian Airlines have since compensated me for that damage).

    Malaysian Airline plane

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    Airport to town by bus

    by putri_jogja Written Feb 14, 2010

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    I stayed in Tune Hotel Penang. I didnt take taxi from airport to Tune Hotel. From airport, you can take Rapid Penang. Go to downstair and find the Rapid Penang bus counter. Bus number is U401. You only pay 2 Ringgit (i was there last year).
    Bus will go and stop to Komtar. From Komtar, you can walk 5-10 minute to Tune Hotel. Check on the google map. It will give you the direction clearly.

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    No need to worry about being fleeced!

    by pepemorris11 Written Aug 19, 2008

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    When you leave the departure hall at Bayan Lepas Airport, head for the taxi counter. Tell the lady behind the counter which hotel you are heading for and she will issue you with a voucher. You pay her for the voucher and you head for the taxi stand. Taxi driver takes the voucher and gives you the counterfoil. No worries about being fleeced! No worries about jumping meters when caught in a jam. If you are feeling generous, you may tip the driver.
    If you really want to stint on the taxi, then take a bus to Komtar. Will cost you a song...but you have to WAIT...AND WAIT...AND WAIT!

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    Fly Air Asia between KL or BKK and Penang

    by iNorv9 Updated Dec 24, 2005

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    Air Asia probably offers the widest selection of cheap flights for air travel in SE Asia. They are criticized for not being the most reliable carrier, however out of the 6 flights I took with them, only one was late by 10 minutes.

    Air Asia usually has a daily flight between Bangkok and Penang, as well as 3-4 daily between KL and Penang. Depending on time of departure and how far ahead you book your ticket, a one-way flight from BKK (1hr 50min) will cost you as little as $50, and a one-way flight from KL (50 min) as little as $20.

    Bottom-line: For the budget traveler, Air Asia is a great way to get around SE Asia. They might not always be on time, but you get what you pay for, and all things considered it's a good value.

    Friendly Air Asia flight attendants

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    Penang International Airport

    by AngMimi Written Jun 8, 2012

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    Penang International Airport is situated at Bayan Lepas. Seems to be the third busiest airport in Malaysia after KLIA and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The Airport was under expansion for the past two years and now, its almost completed with some minor renovation work around the departure lounge.

    Entrance Postbox beside entrance Some renovation..

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    From The Airport

    by chrisoc Written Jul 22, 2005

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    When staying at a hotel in Malaysia, and especially Penang, they all have mini buses that will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. There is sometimes a surcharge for this service of between 20-30 MYR.
    There is also a bus service from the airport to any part of Penang .
    The white taxi's are available at the airport and cost between 25-48 MYR depending on where you are going on the island. You have to take a ticket from the desk and wait at the taxi rank. The taxi's are outside the main arrivals door.

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    Penang Airport

    by DunaKal Updated Jan 17, 2004

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    In both times I have visited Penang(1993-1994),we used the airplane from KL to Penang,flying with Malaysian Airline.
    The flight was easy and comfortable.(I can`t seem to remember how much it costs nor how long it took).

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  • Risk to checked baggage at airport ???

    by colcolcol Written May 20, 2008

    When we arrived at Penang airport in April 2008, my wife's checked suitcase had been broken open and the contents rifled. nothing apparently was stolen but then there was nothing of intrinsic value in the case. We had flown from KL with a budget airline.

    A week later we flew with the same airline from Penang to Bangkok. When we retrieved our checked suitcases in Bangkok we saw that the combination locks were missing from both suitcases and again the contents had been rifled. I found in my suitcase a dirty and damp towel which was not mine. Again nothing appeared to be missing.

    The budget airline replaced the zip tag which had been broken off my case and said they were only liable for damage to the case. They compiled a report of the incident in case I needed to claim off my travel insurance.

    We can only assume that the damage to our suitcases and attempted theft probably happened at Penang airport after check-in.

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    Airasia to Penang?

    by daryll Written May 7, 2003

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    Yes! Easiest way to Penang is by Airasia. Airfare is available from RM70. Is cheap, convenient and effiecient. You may check the website as i don't work as advertising in Airasia.

    Malaysian Budget Airline
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    Singapore Airlines

    by Carino Written Mar 8, 2008

    Singapore Airlines has (currently) 4 daily flights from Singapore to Penang.
    It takes only about 1.5 hours and is a great weekend trip from Singapore.

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