Public Transport In Penang

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Getting to Penang by Road, Rail & Trishaws

 

o     By Road: Penang Island is accessible by road via the Penang Bridge. A charge of RM 7.00 is levied on all classes of cars using the bridge at the toll plaza in Prai on the mainland. No payment is required for the return trip from the island to the mainland.

 

o     By Rail: The train journey from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth takes approximately 8 hours and affords passengers views of the scenic countryside of Peninsular Malaysia. Comfortable air-conditioned first and second class coaches are available at reasonable rates. Malayan Railway or Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) also operates regular services to Alor Star, Padang Besar, Haadyai and Bangkok from Butterworth, For enquiries regarding train services or fares, contact the KTMB offices at Port Weld in Penang (Tel: 04-261 0290) or Butterworth (Tel: 04-331 2796).

 

o     Trishaws: Besides the novelty of traveling in this three-wheeled vehicle, trishaws allow visitors the opportunity to enjoy the sights in Penang at a leisurely pace. One can also stop at any point to snap pictures or buy souvenirs. There is no standard fare and it would be wise to agree on the price before you get on the trishaw. For extended sightseeing, it is advisable to hire them by the hour.

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