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Flights to Penang International Airport (PEN) Information

Penang International Airport (IATA: PEN) is one of the busiest airports in Malaysia. Located in George Town, Penang Island, it takes around 25 minutes from the airport to the downtown of the city. The airport connects major cities in Asia such as Kuala Lumpur (PEN – KUL), Singapore (PEN – SIN), Jakarta (PEN – CGK), and Bangkok (PEN – BKK).

It is the third busiest airport in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI). Some of the big names that operate flights to Penang International Airport are Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Cathay Dragon, and Jetstar Asia Airways.

The airport provides lounges, rest zones, showers, and Wi-Fi connections for your comfort. The average Penang International Airport flight arrivals are between 06:00 AM and 06:00 PM.

Penang International Airport (PEN) Information

Car Rentals

There are at least 14 car rental companies that serve transport in and out of the Penang International Airport. Some of them are Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Keddy by Europcar, and Thrifty. With plenty of options, it is easy to find car rentals in Penang that is suitable for your needs. Pick the perfect car size, price, and schedule to your own preference.

Hotels

As a medium-sized airport, Penang International Airport does not provide accommodations within its compound. However, you can find hotels near the Penang International Airport which are only a few minutes away. One of them is the DR Hotel Penang that is only 5-minutes driving from the airport. Though this budget hotel does not have a free shuttle service, you can easily hire an airport car to get there.

For an easier option, Hotel Equatorial Penang is located 10 minutes away from the airport offers a daily free shuttle service at 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM from the hotel and at 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM from the airport. The meeting point can be found at the airport’s gate 6, outside the arrival hall.

Terminals

Penang International Airport features a single terminal with 11 gates, 12 aerobridges, and 64 check-in desks. The departure and arrival gate is located side-by-side, giving easy navigation within the airport. The two runways serve more than 7 million departures and flights to Penang International Airport in the year 2018. In the upcoming year, the airport plans to expand to serve a yearly passenger count of 12 million.

Transfers

All of the areas within the airport are highly accessible on foot. If you are looking for transfers to the hotel or other destinations, there are shuttle services that may be provided by your hotel, or you can hire a car instead.

Transportation

There are plenty of transportation options available around the airport. First is the public bus also known as Rapid Penang Bus which runs every 30 minutes. The 401, 401A, and 401E buses connect the airport with the downtown of George Town. Please note that the bus only takes exact fare which is less than 1 SGD. The bus stops operating after 10:00 PM. Thus, it is more advisable to take a taxi if you are taking night to early morning flights.

However, most taxi services refuse to use the meter and fix fares once you get to your destination. It is easier to book it at the Taxi Counter at the arrival hall and use a voucher with a prefixed fare. It is also possible to rent a scooter or motorbike.

Wi-Fi

The airport provides free Wi-Fi connection without any registration or phone number required. For those planning a longer visit in Penang and Malaysia, try buying local SIM cards such as Digi, Tune Talk, Hotlink, and U-Mobile that are available on counters before you reach the immigration centre at the arrival hall.

*Information is accurate as of February 2019

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