Transfer to/from - Penang airport (PEN)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Penang airport (PEN)




You can request a transfer via the Grab app once you have arrived at the airport and collected your bags. Follow the instructions on the app to meet your driver.


There are Rapid Penang services (Tel +604 255 8000) to George Town departing from the airport every 30 minutes between 5:20 am and 11:15 pm. They can be boarded at lane 3, level 1, outside the Arrivals area. Travel time to town is approximately 50 minutes. Public buses do not accept passengers after 10:00 pm.

- 102: goes to Teluk Bahang, via Nibong, Komtar Shopping Centre, Tanjung Bungah and Batu Feringghi.
- 306: travels to Penang General Hospital, with stops at Bayan Lepas, Tingkat Paya Terubong and Air Itam.
- 401/401E: travel to Balik Palau Terminal and Weld Quay, Komtar, Jalan Teluk Kumbar and Jalan Tun Sardon. Bus 401 also goes to the South Ekspres bus terminal, where connections can be made to Penang's mainland cities.

Rent a Car



Passengers must purchase a fixed-price voucher for specific destinations at the counter located in the Arrivals Hall, level 1, and hand it to the driver at the taxi ranks outside. There are surcharges for travel between 0:00 am and 6:00 am. The journey to the city centre takes about 45 minutes. Some of the companies available are: Sunshine Radio Taxi (Tel +604 642 5961), Speedy Taxi (Tel +601 2492 9204), Penang Taxi (Tel +604 262 5721), Taxi Service Batu Kawan (Tel +601 2579 9765).

Further information

Latest updates: November 22, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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