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Welcome to Penang International

Penang Airport is located four miles (6km) north of Bayan Baru or 10 miles (16km) west of Georgetown.

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the terminla, but, to avoid being overcharged, it is best to buy prepaid taxi vouchers inside the terminal. Taxis to Georgetown cost RM 40 and the trip takes approximately 45mins to an hour. Taxis to Batu Ferengghi cost RM 60.

Car Parking

Long and short-term parking is available.

Car Rental

Avis, Hertz and National and a number of local car rental companies are all represented at the airport, however most first-time visitors take taxis or hire a car with a driver.

City Transfers

The hourly (6am to 9pm) yellow bus 83, costs RM 1.60 and goes to Georgetown via Penang's main bus station (Komtar), the trip takes about an hour. However, most foreign visitors take taxis, which are available outside the terminal.


Tel: +60 (0)4 643 4411.

Departure Tax
MYR 45 (generally included in the ticket price)

Facilities include lounges/travel clubs, banks, bureaux de change, a tourist help desk, shops and restaurants.

Bahasa Melayu is the national language, but English is widely spoken and is the language of business. Cantonese, Hokkien and Hakka are spoken by the Malaysias Chinese population and Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi among the Indian population.

The Malaysian Ringit (MYR), also referred to as the Malaysian Dollar, is divided into 100 sen. Malaysian banks charge in the region of US$2-3 for foreign exchange transactions. Moneychangers are generally quicker to deal with and do not charge commission; their rates however are variable. Pounds or dollars are the easiest to exchange. Travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks and some hotels. All major credit cards are accepted at upmarket hotels, shops and restaurants. ATMs are widely available.

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