Taking the Bus from Penang Airport

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Rapid Penang bus approaching the Penang International Airport (27 October 2012)




Taking the Bus from Penang Airport is the cheapest and most convenient way to start your vacation in Penang, especially if you are a budget traveler. As you exit the Arrival Hall into the Arrival concourse area, you will see the road in front of you split into three channels. The one nearest the terminal building is for awaiting Airport White Taxis. Next to it, the middle channel, is for private cars. Furthest away, on the outer channel are for buses and cars entering the car park. The public bus stop is located on that outer channel.

Bus stop at the Penang International Airport (27 October, 2012)


There are four bus routes operating out of the Penang Airport. They are 102 (relaunched on 15 March 2010), 306, 401 and 401E. The frequency of each route is every 45 minutes.

As you board the bus of your choice, inform the driver where you are heading, and he will issue you the ticket. Drop the fare in the box. Make sure you bring small change, as the driver is not able to provide change.

Interior of the Rapid Penang busInterior of the Rapid Penang bus (12 July 2011)

Getting off the bus

When you are ready to alight from the bus, press the bell. It is the red button with the word "STOP" available at regular intervals in the bus.

Route of Rapid Penang 102 from Airport

Penang International Airport - Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah - Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone - Bayan Baru Roundabout - Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal - Batu Uban - Universiti Sains Malaysia - Gelugor - Green Lane - Dato Kramat Road - Komtar - Macalister Road - Burmah Road - Jalan Bagan Jermal - Tanjong Tokong - Tanjung Bungah - Batu Ferringhi - Telok Bahang - Teluk Bahang Bus Terminus

Route of Rapid Penang 306 from Airport

Penang International Airport - Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah - Jalan Tengah - Jalan Mayang Pasir - Jalan Mahsuri - Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah - Lebuh Bayan Lepas - Queensbay Mall - Persiaran Bayan Indah - Lebuh Bayan Lepas - BJ Kompleks - Jalan Tun Dr Awang - Jalan Dato' Ismail Hashim - Jalan Paya Terubong - Tingkat Paya Terubong 4 - Tingkat Paya Terubong 2 - Tingkat Paya Terubong 1 - Jalan Paya Terubong - Lebuhraya Thean Teik - Lintang Angsana - Jalan Angsana - Jalan Thean Teik - Jalan Air Itam - Jalan Scotland - Jalan Utama - Jalan Macalister - Jalan Residensi - Hospital

Route of Rapid Penang 401 from Airport to George Town

Penang International Airport - Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah - Jalan Mahsuri - Jalan Mayang Pasir - Jalan Tengah - Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah - Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal - Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah - Jalan Jelutong (Jelutong Main Road) - Jalan Sungai Pinang - Jalan Patani - Jalan Veterinari - Jalan Sungai - Jalan Gurdwara - Lebuh Macallum - Lebuh McNair - Jalan Magazine - Lebuh Lintang - Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong - Lebuh Carnarvon - Kampung Kolam - Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (Pitt Street) - Gat Lebuh Chulia - Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay) - Pesara King Edward - Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal

Route of Rapid Penang 401E from Airport to George Town

Penang International Airport - Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah - Jalan Tengah - Jalan Mayang Pasir - Jalan Mahsuri - Jalan Tun Dr Awang - Persiaran Bayan Indah - Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway - Jalan Magazine - Lebuh Lintang - Prangin Road - Jalan Ria - Komtar Bus Terminal - Magazine Road - Penang Road - Carnarvon Road - Kampung Kolam - Pitt Street - Chulia Street - Chulia Street Ghaut - Weld Quay - Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal

Getting out of the airport by other means

In addition to private cars, you can also leave the airport by taxi, rental car or van transfer. For the details, read Arriving by Plane in Penang.

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