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Penang International

Penang International Airport (PEN)


Penang International Airport is served by a number of low-cost carriers. It's the perfect gateway to one of Malaysia's popular coastal towns, which is near the Thai border. The facility used to be called Bayan Lepas International and is a mid-sized, visitor-friendly airport offering passengers easy access to one of the premier destinations in southeast Asia.


Penang Airport is located two miles (4km) north of Bayan Baru or 12 miles (20km) west of Georgetown.

Getting to the city

Rapid Penang runs a bus service that is frequent and covers most destinations from the airport. The trip to the capital of Penang State, George Town, takes just under an hour. Many foreign visitors take taxis, however, which are available outside the terminal.


GMT +8.


Tel: +60 4 643 4411.

Car rental

Euro Rent A Car, Pinang City and Shangri La are among the car rental companies represented at the airport. Most first-time visitors take taxis or hire a car with a driver.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the terminal, and travellers should purchase prepaid taxi vouchers inside the building to avoid being overcharged. The trip to George Town takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour.


Facilities include lounges, travel clubs, banks, bureaux de change, a tourist help desk, shops and restaurants.


Short and long-term parking for just over 800 cars is available at Penang International Airport.



WiFi is available throughout the airport.

Business Lounges

A business centre is located in the main terminal.

Penang International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.