Penang airport (PEN)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Penang International Airport, opened in 1935, is one of the busiest in Malaysia. In addition to domestic flights, it operates with the main destinations in Southeast Asia and the Far East.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 7.8 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +604 643 4411. Information booth in the public area of the ground floor.


The airport is located in the city of Bayan Lepas, 16 km (10 miles) south from George Town, capital of the state of Penang.

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Public and private transportation

Bus - There are services from Rapid Penang (Tel +604 238 1212) to George Town that leave from the airport every 30 minutes between 5:20 am and 11:15 pm. Line 102 runs to Teluk Bahang, going through Nibong, Komtar Shopping Center, Tanjung Bungah and Batu Feringghi. Route 306 travels to Penang General Hospital, with stops at Bayan Lepas, Tingkat Paya Terubong and Air Itam. Lines 401 and 401E go to Balik Palau terminal and Weld Quay, Komtar, Jalan Teluk Kumbar and Jalan Tun Sardon. Bus 401 also runs to South Ekspres bus terminal, where you can make connections to mainland cities in Penang. Ticket counters are located on the ground floor of the Arrivals Hall and journey time to the city is approximately 50 minutes. Public buses do not pick up passengers after 10:00 pm. Timetables and routes

Taxi - Passengers must buy a voucher for a fixed price for specific destinations at the counter in the Arrivals Hall and hand it to the driver at the ranks located outside. There are surcharges for trips between 0:00 am and 6:00 am. The trip to the city centre takes around 45 minutes.


Car rental agencies

There are car rental desks in the Arrivals area.

Avis (Tel +604 643 9633 - 7:30 am to 9:30 pm)
Europcar (Tel +601 298 9403 - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +604 643 0208 - Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +604 642 1834 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)


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Parking services at Penang airport (PEN)

Short- and long-term spaces are available within walking distance of the passenger terminal, in addition to valet parking services. Fees


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance are advised to inform their airline about their needs before their travel. There are adapted toilets, lifts, ramps and reserved parking spaces close to the terminal.

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Latest updates: June 26, 2019