Penang Public Transport

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Getting Around

Penang’s public transport system is efficient and getting around by taxis, buses or trishaws may be a fun and inexpensive way of catching the sights. Do note that prices differ tremendously between the public bus and taxi. We did a price comparison between the two and this is what we got:

 

o     From 100 Cintra Street (a Hostel in Penang Chinatown) to Batu Ferringi
Taxi ride costs RM$30.00

Bus ride costs RM$1.50

 

o     City Taxis: Most city taxis do not use the meter. You may either insist on the meter being turned on or agree on the price before you move off.

 

o     City Buses: Most buses use coin machines to collect fares. The main bus terminals are at Pengkalan Weld (ferry terminal) and KOMTAR (ground floor).

 

o     The maps showing bus services, bus routes are clear and easy to read. You can also ask the ticket master how to reach your destination.

It is an experience to take the buses, as not only are they cheap but you get to see a variety of landscapes as well. Buses in Lane 1 go towards Batu Ferringi and Lek Lok Si temple, while buses in Lane 2 travels through the schooling district in
Penang.

 

Transit Link (white and red)

Bus 1   Air Itam

Bus 2   Bagan Jermal

Bus 3   Jelutong

Bus 4   Jalan Veap Chor Ee via Jalan Perak

Bus 5   Jalan Masjid Negeri via Dhoby Ghaut

Bus 6   Jalan Masjid Negeri via Jalan Patani

Bus 7   Jalan Kebun Bunga (Botanical Garden)

Bus 8   Penang Hill Railway (from Air Itam)

Bus 9   Jalan Masjid Negeri via Jalan Penangj/Jalan Dato’Keramat

Bus 10   Kampung Melayu

Bus 11   Taman Tun Sa’ardon via Jalan Masjid Negeri

Bus 12   Jelutong/Air Itam Village

Bus 18   Bukit Mertajam (via Penang Bridge from Port Weld)

Bus 28   Bukit Mertajam (via Penang Bridge from KOMTAR}

Bus 130   Air Itam/Farlim

Bus 202   Batu Ferringhi/Teluk Bahang

Bus 353   Balik Pulau

Bus 325   Bukit Gedung

Bus 361   Balik Pulau (via Air Itam)

Bus 353   Balik Pulau (via Sungai Ara)

Bus 361   Balik Pulau (via Air Itam)

 

Sri Negara Transport Services Co. (blue and yellow)

Bus 136   Port Weld to Pepper Estate

Bus 137   Port Weld to Tanjong Tokong

 

Hin Bus (white and blue)

Bus 93     Batu Ferringhi/Teluk Bahang

 

Mini Bus

Bus 66    Port Weld to Balik Pulau (via Snake Temple)

Bus 67    Port Weld to Gertak Sanggul

Bus 69    Port Weld to Batu Maung

Bus 21    Port Weld to Air Itam

Bus 32    Port Weld to Bayan Lepas

Bus 80    Port Weld to Paya Terubong

Bus 84    Port Weld to Bayan Baru

Bus 86    Port Weld to Mayang Pasir

Mini buses also ply various routes in the city charging a flat rate of RMO.70 except for bus no. 66 & 69.

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