Exploring Penang: TRANSPORTATION

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Getting To And Around Penang

The island is linked to the mainland by the Penang Bridge, which at 13.5 km long is the longest bridge in Asia. However, should the old world charm of traveling in the famous 24-hour ferry service appeal to you, the service still exists. The ferry leaves from Butterworth and tickets can be purchased there. Ferry fare-Adults: 40 sen, Children: 20 sen. For cars below 1200cc the rate is RM4; RM5 for cars 1200cc- 1600cc and cars above 1600cc pay RM6. A toll of RM7 is collected at the Penang Bridge from all cars driving from the mainland.

Penang's Bayan Lepas International Airport is about 20 km from Georgetown, its capital. If you wish to travel by train, the Railway Station is on the mainland, located at Butterworth, Seberang Prai.


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