Transport in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: Once again, Penang is recognised internationally when named as one of 17 must visit destinations in 2017 by CNN.
The state, known as Pearl Island, was second behind Prince Edward Island, Canada, and was among three destinations in Asia listed in the chart other than Thailand and China. Read More…
Chulia Street is one of the famous street that tourist couldn’t miss. Tourist can get anything they need and want in this street, including travel and tour company, hotel and budget hostel, famous local food, licensed money changer, rent motorcycle and bicycle, arrange Thai Visa, transport to Thailand etc. Read More…
Visit Penang by train.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad ( KTMB) is the national train company. It provide railway service around West Malaysia and Thailand.
You may take a train from any state in west Malaysia to come to Penang. The train will stop at Butterworth Railways Station which is in mainland. Read More…
The Swettenham Pier built in 1904. After completed major rebuild, it opened in 2010 and became a terminal for large cruise ships and other boats.
The main tenants at this pier are Star Cruise, Amusement World and ferry service that ply between Penang and Pulau Langkawi.
Near The Swettenham Pier,there are few companies selling ticket and tour package for tourist. Read More…
There are another way to discover Penang Island–by motorbike.
Before you rent motorbike, please make sure you have a valid driving license, then you can go any place you like by motorbike.
There are a rental shop at Chulia Street, Love Lane or somewhere around George Town. The shop owner will ask some deposit , it is about RM 100. And the rent for a motorbike is from RM 30 per day with helmet. Read More…
Bicycle rental business are booming in these few years, it provide visitors an alternative way to exploring George Town.
Tourists ride around the street with a map on hand and searching for famous street arts, heritage sites or delicious local food. Read More…
Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal opened in 18 April 2005. It is a main bus terminal for long-distance buses.
Before that, all express buses stop at Komtar and Gelugor, these two places did not have proper space for buses to stop and it were cause traffic jam.
So that, government decided to relocate all express buses at Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal. Read More…
Penang Hop-On Hop-Off bus offer visitor another way to discover Penang Island since November 2014.
The ticket holder able to get off and on the bus whenever and wherever preferred at any of the bus stop. The interval between buses is around 20-30 minutes.
The double-decked tour bus offer two different router, which are the City Router and Beach Route. Read More…
Trishaw used to be an important mode of transport in George Town, Penang. Due to the modern infrastructure, most local people have their own car or taking buses and taxi in the island. So that the number of trishaws is reducing, now it is about 200 trishaws in town.
Nowadays trishaw became an attraction of Penang, it carry tourists to see George Town from different angle. Read More…
Explore Penang by Bus.
Rapid Penang established in 2007, provide public transport service for Penang. The bus service started from 5.30am to 12 mid night daily.
Travel around Penang by bus is cheaper but time consuming. The bus fare charge by distance, you may ask the Bus Driver when you boarding, remember to prepare small change and get a ticket after paid. Read More…