The quickest way to shuttle between George Town and Butterworth is by the car and passenger ferry, which runs throughout the day. The journey takes 10 minutes and fares are charged only for the journey from Butterwo…
At least five daily trains (nine Friday to Sunday) connect this station with Kuala Lumpur. Heading in the opposite direction, 14 daily Komuter trains head to the border with Thailand at Padang Besar, as well as two …
Boats leave at 8.30am and 2pm and return from Langkawi, the resort island in Kedah, at 10.30am and 3pm. The journey each way takes between 1¾ and 2½ hours. Book a few days in advance to ensure you get a seat.
The least sweaty way to reach the top of Penang Hill is to ride the funicular. On weekends and public holidays lines can be horrendously long, which may persuade you to stump up the fare for the fast lane.
From the top of Penang Hill, beside the food court, hop on one of the electric carts carrying up to five people for a 20-minute round trip to the Monkeycup@Penang Hill gardens.
Whisks you to the highest level of Kek Lok Si, presided over by an awesome 36.5m-high bronze statue of Kuan Yin, goddess of mercy.
The ferry departs from the pier at Batu Musang every two hours; boats leave Pulau Aman an hour earlier. On weekends, there are departures every 15 minutes or so.
Butterworth's long-distance bus terminus is a short walk from both the train station and the ferry to George Town.
The ferry connecting Butterworth and George Town takes 10 minutes and runs at least hourly throughout the day.
If you arrive in Penang by cruise ship, this will be where you'll dock.