TRANSPORT
PENANG/GEORGETOWN, MALAYSIA

Area Code 04 $1=RM3.32 Nov 7, 2007

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TRAIN
There are two ticketing offices. The both accept major credit cards. You are requested to take a ferry one hour before the departure of the train.
To Thailand. The border station is Padang Besar. Exchange service is available, RM1=10.95Baht.
T Butterworth Station: After you land from Penang, go right. Train Schedule
T1 At the train station in Butterworth: 6:15-21:30. Advance booking 8-20:30. Money changers.
T2 George Town Ferry terminal: :8:30-16:00

Destination

birth: ADNC(L/U), ADNFB(L/U), ADNS(L/U), chair( ASC / AFC / AEC ) unit: RM

South bound TRAINS depart at 7:00

Sentral KL

Birth: not available, Chair: (19 / 34 / 67)

13:58

Singapore

Birth: not available, Chair: (34 / 60 / 127)

21:40
South bound TRAINS depart at 21:45
Sentral KL

Birth: (43/38), (85/77),(114/94)
Chair: (17 / 30 / 63)

06:10
North bound TRAIN departs at 06:05
Had Yai

Birth: not available, Chair RM 19

11:20
North bound TRAIN departs at 14:20

Had Yai

Birth: not needed, Chair RM 14.9

19:35

SuratThani

Birth: L- 92.9 / U- 84.9, Chair: not available

00:20

BKK

Birth: L-111.9 / U-103.9, Chair: not available

11:50+1

BUS
There are two bus stations. One is B1 in Penang island and the other B2 is in Butterworth next to the ferry terminal. Most long distance buses from/to B1 travel via B2. Since buses have to take the bridge, it takes 1 hr between these bus station. To save tome, you may get off at B2 and take a ferry to land Penang.
B1 Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal(Main): just S from the Penag Bridge. The most buses leave from here. Tickets are sold at Prangin Mall next to KOMTOR. The pickup service from KOMTOR to Sungai Nibong is RM2 additional. Access: Bus from Weld Quay Terminal(ferry port) U301, 303, 401, RM1.5

Destination

fare

Hour

departure time
Ipoh

RM13.5

3h

7:15, 7:45, 11:45, 12:45, 14:15, 19:15, 21:00
Tapah

RM15

4-6h

8:00, 22:00
Cameron HL

RM25-26

5-6h

8, 8:30, 10, 14:30, 15:00
KL RM27

6h

Many 7-24:30
Melaka

RM37

8-9h

9, 11:23, 22:30
Johor Bahru

RM50

11h

9 30, 10, 20:30, 21:30
Singapore

RM50

10h

9:30, 20, 20:45, 22:30, 23:00
Kota Bharu

RM29

6-7h

10:00, 22:00
Mersing

RM49

22:00
K.Terengganu

RM35

21:00
Kuantan

RM43

10:00
Hat Yai

RM25

3.5h

5, 8:30, 12:30, 15:30
B2 Butterworth Station: On the mainland, Butterworth, next to the train station and the ferry terminal. then take a bus to the guest house area or walk 20min to the area.

Destination

fare

Hour

departure time
Ipoh

RM10.6

2h

Many 8:30-22:00
Cameron HL

RM26

4-5h

8:30, 14:30
KL RM24

5h

Many 7-19:30, 24:30
Melaka

RM33.3

8-9h

10:15, 22:30, 23:30
Johor Bahru

RM47.9

10h

Many 7:30-23:30
Singapore

RM48

9h

20:00, 21:00
Kota Bharu

RM25.1

6-7h

10:00, 22:00
Mersing

RM47

22:30
Kuantan

RM33

22:30
Hat Yai

RM28-30

3.0h

8:45, 14:00
Private Bus: Mini buses leave at 5:00, 8:30, 12:00. Change at Hat Yai large buses. You will be pickup at your GH. There have been complaints about the condition of these mini-buses. Confirm all details of your bus, such as A/C or fan, size, duration, etc.
BKK RM105-120 18-20h big bus from Hat Yai
Surathani RM52 10h
Koh Samui RM80 14h
Koh Panghan RM90-95 15h
Krabi RM55 9-10h
Koh Phi Phi RM88 12h
Phuket RM70 10-11h
Had Yai RM30 4h Also at 15:30

BOAT
F Penang Port:Domestic services to Langkawi and International services to Belawan (port for Medan), Indonesia.
Tickets available from travel agents & Tourist Office, in KOMTAR, same price.

Langkawi
2-class OW RM50/ RT RM90
Daily dep. 8:15,8:30, return 14:30, 17:15. Need 2.5hrs.
Tickets may be cheaper at your GH. Love Lane Inn offers
RM45/85.
The alternative way to Langkawi :
take bus to Kuala Kedah (about RM10) & ferry to Langkawi(RM12)

Medan (Sumatra)
Two companies operate. Embarkation fee RM10. Tu-Th SaSu 8:30, need 5hrs. class B - OW RM150, RT RM220(Su plus RM20)
From Medan Tu-Th SaSu 10:00


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