Cheap flights from Penang to Bangkok

Flight information Penang to Bangkok

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 948 kilometres

1h 45min

Most popular airline last month

Thai AirAsia

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang

2 airports

Flying from Penang to Bangkok

Malaysia Airlines offers direct flights from Penang International Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Singapore Airlines also operates flights on this route, but with a transit in Singapore Changi Airport (as of April 2016). Flights are available every day of the week. 

Budget airlines that fly from Penang to Bangkok

AirAsia (, Malindo Air, Thai AirAsia and Jetstar Asia also offer continuous flights from Penang International Airport to Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok (as of April 2016). Flights are available every day of the week. 

Departure from Penang International Airport (PEN) 

Plenty of public buses ply the route between George Town and Penang International Airport. Travellers are advised to go to major bus terminals in town (like the Weld Quay Bus Terminal) or landmarks like the KOMTAR Shopping Centre to find buses heading towards the airport - the bus ride will most likely be priced at about RM 2-3.

If you’ve no time to spare, though, a taxi ride from George Town to Penang Airport would take only about 45 minutes and set you back less than RM 50 (as of April 2016). Travellers are advised to check in 2 hours in advance for international flights and 1 hour in advance for domestic flights. 

Things to do in Penang International Airport (PEN)

Penang International Airport is well-stocked with most of the amenities and facilities travellers will need as they wait for their flight, including a currency exchange office, souvenir shop, duty-free shopping area, pharmacy and a luxurious airport lounge. Plenty of dining outlets are also available to satisfy every possible craving travellers may have before their flight, from local and international restaurants to fast food chains.  

Arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)   

The largest and busiest airport of Thailand, Suvarnabhumi Airport handles much of the country’s international air traffic. To get from Suvarnabhumi to Bangkok city, take the Airport Rail Link - it’d get you from the airport terminal to the heart of Bangkok within half an hour at a fare of about THB 15-45 (RM 2-4). 

Things to do in Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

There’s lots to do, see and eat in Suvarnabhumi Airport upon your disembarkation from the plane, with eating places like foreign and local restaurants, bistros, cafes and fast food outlets available along with shopping outlets, and airport lounges. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy 2 hours of free wi-fi on the premises.  

Arrival at Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) 

The smaller sibling of Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport is the more common landing port for budget airlines and short-haul flights. It is not without its perks, though, such as being located closer to the city of Bangkok than Suvarnabhumi Airport. From Don Mueang, you can take a public bus or taxi to reach the city - the bus ride would set you back about THB 18 (RM 2), whilst the taxi ride is a pricier THB 200 (RM 23).  

Things to do in Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) 

Though not as expansive as Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang International Airport is still well-equipped to take care of its travellers. You’d be able to find lots of dining outlets, a medical centre, hair salon, massage parlour, bank, airport hotel as well as free wi-fi (for 2 hours) in the airport terminal. 

Time difference between Penang and Bangkok

Penang is one hour ahead of Bangkok.  

Weather in Bangkok

Hot and muggy like most of Southeast Asia, Bangkok has an average temperature of 28.5°C and a monsoon season from July to October.  

Exchange rate between Penang and Bangkok

1 RM is equivalent to 9 THB, whilst 1 USD is equivalent to 35 THB.

Average cost of a meal in Penang and Bangkok

The average cost of a meal in Penang and Bangkok is RM 10 (USD 2.50) and RM 6.60 (USD 1.70) respectively. 

Average cost of hotel/night in Penang and Bangkok

The average cost of a night in a hotel in Penang and Bangkok is RM 120 (USD 30.80) and RM 76 (USD 19.20) respectively.

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This information is correct as of April 2016.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.