Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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Flight information Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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Average flight time, total distance 301 kilometres

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Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Penang: Penang.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Penang is RM83. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
0h 50min is the average flight time from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.
There are 10 airlines who fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.
As of October, there are 320 flights per week flying from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.

Flying from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Penang is located northwest on the coast of Peninsular Malaysia and has a population of 1.7 million people. Penang’s capital city is called Georgetown and is also the home to a UNESCO World Heritage site. Penang is highly diverse in heritage, culture and ethnicity.

Penang is only served by one airport, which is Penang International Airport (PEN). The KL to Penang flight time is only 1 hour, which is extremely fast and a convenient way of getting there.

Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Penang International Airport (PEN)

The cheapest option of flying from Kuala Lumpur to Penang is with AirAsia. Other budget airlines such as Firefly and Thai Lion Air also serve the KL to Penang route. Full-service airlines like Malindo Airways and Malaysia Airlines also serve a direct Kuala Lumpur to Penang flight route.

Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Penang International Airport (PEN)

Passengers wanting to fly out from Kuala Lumpur SZB airport to Penang with a budget airline have the option of flying with Firefly or Thai Lion Air which serve a direct KL to Penang flight route. Full-fledged airlines that serve a direct route include Malindo Airways and Malaysia Airlines.

Departure from Kuala Lumpur International Airport

There are several ways of getting to the airport for your KL to Penang flight. The fastest and most convenient way is via the KLIA Express train departing from KL Sentral, which cost RM55 one way with a journey time of 30 minutes. With complimentary WiFi on-board, you will be able to sit back and relax while heading to the airport to catch your Kuala Lumpur to Penang flight.

This alternative option is for travellers who are travelling on a budget. Taking a KL Airport Coach or Skybus to the airport can take a minimum journey time of 45 minutes depending on traffic but the bus fare will only cost RM10 per way.

For travellers preferring a more direct service, booking a private or shared airport transfer from Skyscanner or taking a public taxi, which will cost between RM65 to RM100 for your Kuala Lumpur to Penang flight will be a good option.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport information

Kuala Lumpur International Airport has two terminals with KLIA serving as the main terminal for both domestic and international flights. KLIA2 is used solely for AirAsia flights arriving and departing the airport. Travellers who are required to travel between terminals may utilise the free shuttle bus provided. With complimentary WiFi provided in both terminals and various dining and duty-free shops readily available, travellers are able to use these facilities provided while waiting to depart from KL to Penang. Prayer rooms are also available in both terminals if required.

Arrival at Penang International Airport (PEN)

Penang International Airport is located 16 km south of Georgetown. Upon arriving from your Kuala Lumpur to Penang flight, the fastest and most convenient way of getting to Georgetown is via a private airport transfer or taxi. An average taxi fare will cost RM40 to Georgetown and RM80 to Batu Ferringhi which will take between 30 - 45 minutes.

An alternative option is to utilise the Rapid Penang bus services that go directly into Georgetown city centre from the airport. The bus fare will cost RM3 one way and will take you to Komtar Shopping Centre in Georgetown. The journey, however, will take a minimum of 45 minutes depending on traffic.

Penang International Airport (PEN) Information

Although the airport has only one terminal, it is the third busiest airport in Malaysia because of its tourism. It has complimentary WiFi within the terminal for passengers with restaurants and duty-free shops open during operational hours. The prayer room is located opposite the Plaza premium lounge within the terminal.

Penang Recommendations

Once securing your Kuala Lumpur to Penang flight, you’ll be on the search for hotels next. Look no further! Here is a list of the 10 best hotels to stay at in Penang. For travellers looking to do something different in Penang, Skyscanner also has a list of 5 things to do in Penang that aren’t the usual tourist highlights.

Other than the city highlights, Penang’s food is also known to be one of the best in Malaysia. Narrowing it down to the 5 best places for hawker food in Penang, this is something you do not want to miss!

Useful Penang Travel Information

What is the time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Penang?

There is no time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

What is the weather like in Penang?

Penang has an average temperature of 28°c all year round.

What is the currency and exchange rate for Penang?

Both Kuala Lumpur and Penang use Malaysian Ringgit (RM).

What is the average cost of a hotel room in Penang?

The average room rate in Penang is RM150 – RM280

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Information is accurate as of 02 October 2018

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