How to get around in Penang

It is easy to get around in Penang with numerous types of public transportation easily accessible. Explore Penang by taxis, buses and even trishaws are some of the common transportation utilized by locals and visitors.

By Taxis

Taxis are widely available from major tourist attractions, hotels, bus stops and shopping complexes. However, it is highly recommended to hail or call a metered taxi or agree on a fare before the journey begins.

By Buses

The Hop on Free Central Area Transit is a free bus service taking visitors around Georgetown. The bus service is available from 6am till midnight with 15 minutes interval. The buses ply between Komtar and Weld Quay Jetty taking visitors to 19 stops within the heritage city. Download the bus route here.

The main bus stations are at Weld Quay Jetty and Komtar.

By Trishaws

For visitors who like to travel in old fashion way, hire a trishaw (a unique 3 wheel vehicle) and tour around Georgetown at your own pace. Visitors can request to stop at anywhere or request the trishaws driver to propose a tour route. There is no fixed rate for the trishaw ride and visitors are advised to agree on the fare before hopping on the vehicle. Tour fare is normally charged on hourly basis.

By Rental Car and Private Transfers

As Penang Island is not a big city and it is always easy to tour around on your own. A rental car can be easily obtained from the airport or through online reservation, during peak seasons, advanced booking is highly recommended.

Alternately, for visitors who wish to avoid all the hassles with self drive, hire a private transfer service can be a good option.

Related Transportation Links:
Private Transfer
Suitable for group tour and customized travel itinerary with personalized service.
Car Rental Service
Easy and convenient way to get in and get around in Penang.
Recommended Area to Stay in Penang:
Batu Ferringhi
Line up of beach front resorts from budget to luxury along Batu Ferringhi Beach.
Georgetown
For those looking for boutique style hotels and countless of cosy backpacker hostels.
Gurney Drive
A series of luxury hotels with fantastic sea view. Eateries and night entertainments are within walking distance.
Bayan Lepas / Airport
For business travelers.

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on Feb 07, 2014