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1. Posted by appleseed (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Hi ppl,

I am planning a short getaway to Penang in May.

Just need some advice, how is the public transport like over there?

To get to and fro the airport, what is the time required and the cost.

Appreciate any advice.


2. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 10y

buses or taxis. caution: some of taxis dont use meters and town buses are cheaper alternative pay (on the bus) as u go. find KOMTAR, a shopping mall theres bus station there

3. Posted by appleseed (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y


4. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

and do not forget to get some small change such as 10 cents, 20 cents and 50 cents. I met some drivers before who insist they did not have small change and you have to pay in a 'big' cash...

5. Posted by shamita (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Hi there ,

further info petaining to your question , try to take busses more ,a s taxi guys are quite a riff off most of the time . If you are staying in a hotel , check on their shuttle services .

Try staying at Batu Ferenghi as its more laid back and relax there .

Always have cash with u , as not much credit card used if ur trying the Local food there & transportation .

Would be great if u could let me know , what sort of activitiy or how you would like ur holiday to be like .. then would suggest on places to see .. whats the duration .. usually 3 -4 days is far suffcient .