Cheap Flights From Singapore to Penang
Flight information Singapore Changi to Penang
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Flying from Singapore to Penang
Penang is a Malaysian state rich with historical significance. The state consists of Penang Island and Seberang Penai. Penang displays interesting blends of the Old Asian Kingdom and colonial era. Recognized as one of the World Cultural Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2008, Penang is rich with historical, cultural, and culinary spots. Penang International Airport (PEN) serves as the main aviation hub of the state.
Airlines that fly from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Penang International Airport (PEN)
SilkAir and Singapore Airlines provide daily direct flights from Singapore to Penang. The average duration for a direct flight is one hour and 25 minutes. Low-cost carriers that provide Singapore to Penang cheap flights are AirAsia, Jetstar, Scoot, and Malindo Air.
Arrival at Penang International Airport (PEN)
Penang International Airport only has one terminal, which serves both domestic and international passengers. The terminal consists of two levels, and international passengers must go through the immigration counters at the bottom level (near baggage claim counters). International passengers with tourist visa are not required to fill out an immigration form.
Taxi is the most convenient way to travel. Taxi counter is available in the arrival hall, and passengers must buy a coupon before meeting the arranged driver outside. A trip to downtown Georgetown (the capital city) takes around 25 minutes, and the standard fare is between MYR 40 and 60 (SGD 13.12 to 19.68). The surcharge rate applies between 24.00 and 06.00, regardless of destination.
Rapid Penang Bus numbers 102, 306, and 401E make routine stops at the airport. The ticket costs between MYR 2 and 3 (SGD 0.66 and 0.98). The bus comes every 30 minutes, but the trip to the city by bus is longer than by taxi due to many stops.
Penang International Airport (PEN) Information
Penang International Airport offers free Wi-Fi. Charging post is available at the end of the departure terminal. A VIP lounge serves passengers arriving at the international terminal (not available for passengers who take cheap flights from Singapore to Penang). A business centre provides Wi-Fi, fax machine, telephones, and printer.
The airport has food establishments near arrival and departure terminals, such as KFC, McDonald’s, and several coffee shops. Currency exchange machines are located at the second storey. Gift shops are available near arrival and departure terminals.
Penang offers beaches, art and cultural centres, and is a culinary heaven. Its capital city, Georgetown, is a pedestrian-friendly city with numerous attractions. Visitors should see Cheong Fatt Tze’s 19th century mansion, Ke Lok Si Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque, and Fort Cornwallis. Georgetown is also popular for its street arts, created in 2012 by Lithuanian mural artist Ernest Zacharevic.
The northern part of Penang is full of beautiful beaches. Tanjung Bungah and Batu Ferringhi beaches have resorts, dining spots, and watersport facilities. Shoppers can visit markets such as Little Penang Street Market, Lorong Kulit Flea Market, and Batu Ferringhi Night Market.
Penang is famous for street foods and traditional coffee shops called kopitiam. The kopitiams have simple but hearty dishes, such as milk tea, coffee, and toasted bread with kaya (coconut and egg “jam”). Penang is a home for Chinese and Malayan dishes, and visitors can find cheap but delicious meals at hawker centres, such as in Presgrave, Long Beach, and Gurney Drive.
Frequently asked questions about flights from Singapore to Penang
What is the time difference between Singapore and Penang?
Singapore and Penang have no differences in the time zone (GMT+8)
What is the weather like in Penang?
Penang has an equatorial climate with hot and high humidity all year round. The average temperature ranges from 29 to 35 degrees Celsius during the day. June to August is the hottest period, while April—May and October—November are the wettest.
What is the exchange rate between SGD and MYR?
As per 27 November 2018, SGD 1 = MYR 3.04
What is the average cost of a meal in Penang?
A cheap meal in Singapore costs around SGD 8, but only around MYR 12 (SGD 3.94) in Penang. Meals for two at a mid-range restaurant may cost around SGD 50 in Singapore, but only around MYR 65 (SGD 21.32) in Penang.
What is the average cost of a hotel in Penang?
Penang has a good number of luxurious and mid-tier accommodations. Four and five-star hotels may cost between SGD 117 and 459 per night. Mid-tier hotel rates start from around SGD 33 per night, depending on facilities.
Getting from Singapore Changi to Penang
Singapore Changi serves Singapore to Penang flights, both direct and with a stopover. The airport consists of four terminals, with the fifth is currently in development. Most international flights are served from Terminal 3, especially flights with Singapore Airlines, Jet Airways, and Malindo Air.
Train is a convenient way to reach Changi. Passengers can board a train from Tanah Merah Station, with the first train departing at 05.20 and the last one at 23.50. Arriving passengers at Changi can board the train from Terminal 2 or 3 to the city. The first train departs from the airport at 05.31, and the last at 23.18. Passengers can buy EZ-Link card for cheap multiple train rides. The train ride between the city and the airport is around 25 minutes.
Taxi is the most flexible way to go to the city from Changi. Taxi booths are available in all terminals. Regular taxis cost around SGD 20 to 30 (SGD 30 to 35 during peak hours). The trip is around 30 minutes long.
Changi Airport provides free Wi-Fi in all areas. Terminal 1 to 4 are surrounded by charging ports, lounge rooms, baby care rooms, ATMs, stores, and clinics. Passengers can eat, shop, watch movies, and enjoy a beautiful garden while waiting for their flights.
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