Cheap flights to Penang International Airport (PEN), Malaysia
Penang International Airport (PEN) is the main airport that serves Greater Penang, one of Malaysia’s most populous areas. The airport handles local and regional flights to major cities in Asia. It is one of the busiest airports in Malaysia and the main hub for AirAsia.
Penang Airport has one terminal that serves around 6.5 million passengers every year. The terminal has facilities such as ATMs, currency exchange offices, eateries, gift shops, car rental and taxi booths, and a duty-free shop.
The airport is located in Bayan Lepas, the southeast area of Penang Island, and is about 14 kilometres from the centre of George Town. You need around 15 to 30 minutes to travel between the airport and city centre, depending on the traffic conditions. Rapid Penang Bus provides four bus routes with an average fare of RM1.40.
Need faster transportation? You can hop on the airport sedan taxi with a standard fare of RM44.70. Otherwise, you can rent a car straight from the airport or use Skyscanner Airport Transfer for a convenient door-to-door service.
Airlines that fly to Penang Airport (PEN)
Travelling to Penang
Best time to visit Penang
If you’re looking for a relaxing atmosphere, February to April is the best time to visit Penang. This is the lull period after the Christmas and New Year celebrations. If you’re up for the hype, join in the crowds from November to January. The weather is a touch cooler during this time as compared to the rest of the year, but of course, prices are higher too. May to October, which is the low season in Penang, can also be nice to visit if you don’t mind the occasional rain.
Things to do in Penang
Penang offers historical sights, artistic murals and mouth-watering foods.
Prepare your camera to capture Penang’s famous street art along Beach Street. The murals and creative installations were created by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic in 2012.
History buffs can visit sites like Fort Cornwallis, Penang War Museum, and Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, a nineteenth-century blue mansion with Chinese-European design. Made in Penang Interactive Museum makes history fun, while Ke Lok Si Temple and Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram show the beauty of Penang’s religious sites. Families with kids can have fun at Adventure Zone Theme Park and Escape Adventureland.
Penang is famous for its hawker fare which are influenced by the Chinese, Indian, and Malay cultures. Enjoy spicy assam laksa, filling char koay teow, or nasi kandar, then quench your thirst with a local dessert like ais kacang.
Penang travel budget
Penang uses the Malaysian Ringgit (RM) as its currency.
The average price for a budget meal in Penang is RM12, while a complete meal at a mid-range restaurant costs around RM30. There are many places to stay in Penang, from cheap hostels to four-stars hotels. The average rate for a cheap hotel in Penang is RM150.
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Information is accurate as of 22 April 2019.
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