BY AIR TO PENANG

Getting to Penang

Mode

Means / Transit

Air

Fly to Penang International Airport

Road

By the North-South Expressway

Sea

To George Town, Penang Island

Rail

To Butterworth, Seberang Perai

By Air

From outside Malaysia, fly to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or straight to the Penang International Airport, on Penang Island. The airport is just 20 minutes from Georgetown.

There are several (almost hourly) daily flights from Kuala Lumpur and a number of flight from Johor, Langkawi, East Malaysia (Kuching, Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah) and from Singapore to Penang. You can also transfer from any domestic destinations at KL to Penang.

Other connecting air flights available from Penang are to domestic airports are: Langkawi (Kedah), Kota Baru (Kelantan), Kuala Terengganu (Terrenggnu) and Kuantan (Pahang).

Malaysia-Singapore low cost airlines

The cheapest option is to fly by the budget carrier Air Asia or FireFly (sub. of MAS) from Penang to Senai Airport, Johor Bahru (JB) - this route is frequented by those travelling to Singapore. It is easy to get a taxi or bus from the JB to Singapore or vice versa. Air Asia also flies from Penang to Singapore from June 2009.

Alternatively, fly by Air Asia from Penang to KLIA (LCCT terminal), check out and then check in to fly on the low cost carriers such as Air Asia, Jet StarĀ  or Tiger Airways from KLIA to Singapore (Important note: Budget airlines are point to point air services, so be sure to have 3 hours interval between your flight schedule, if you have to board another flight.)

Note: Malaysia Airlines’s budget airline based in Penang, called Firefly, flies to the island fromĀ  Phuket and Koh Samui, Thailand.

Airlines flying to Penang

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has a number of daily flights to and from KLIA (Kuala Lumpur), Langkawi Island

Direct International destinations by MAS are: Bangkok, Medan, Singapore, Hong Kong.

Air Asia flies to Penang from KLIA, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu. Direct international destinations are: Jarkarta, Medan, Macau, Bangkok (also see: Thailand to Malaysia), Singapore (from 2009)

FireFly (MAS budget airlines) flies from Penang to Johor Bahru, Langkawi, Kuala Trengganu, Kota Bahru, Kuantan and KL (Subang), and international destinations such as Phuket, Bandar Acheh, Koh Samui and Singapore

Singapore Airlines (Singapore) also fly daily from Changi Airport to Penang Island.

Silk Air (Singapore) flies daily from Singapore to Penang Island.

Flights to Penang Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia (Low Cost flyer), Firefly (Low Cost flyer), Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Xiamen Air, Eva Air, Thai International are some fof the airlines flying into Penang.