Information & Facts
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
Long and short-term parking is available.
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.
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.
MYR 45 (generally included in the ticket
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.