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Penang Ferry Terminal

| Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim Terminal, Butterworth, Malaysia
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From ETS to Jetty - only able-bodied, no luggages.

Was told no improvements have been made since 1988, after an unfortunate incident. Elderly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Rapid Penang

The journey takes about 20 minutes, lil bit dirty sea, but viewable scenery, you can also sea the... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia
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| Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim Terminal, Butterworth, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday

Was told no improvements have been made since 1988, after an unfortunate incident. Elderly, couples with kids, special needs, if you're arriving from KL from the electric train, thinking that taking the ferry is the most convenient, I can assure you it's not. Please make...More

Thank puhuhupu
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The journey takes about 20 minutes, lil bit dirty sea, but viewable scenery, you can also sea the Penang bridge.

Thank Boogzz
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We used the ferry to and from Penang Island, it was cheap and conveniently located a short walk from the Butterworth railway station. There is also a bus terminal as well as taxi's located outside the ferry station on the Island. Too Easy!!

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

New Penang Sentral is currently built so expect an unpleasant environment. From Georgetown, you can embark for train or bus to your next destination. Convenient and cheap way to go to or from Georgetown.

Thank ChernnieIyvonny
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is part of the Penang Heritage! these ferry were brought in from Hong Kong in the 80's and they are still working perfectly fine! You don't get to be ferried elsewhere in Malaysia on the upper deck in the ferry. Love the views of...More

Thank StevoCCC
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I've been using the ferry service for 3 months now. It costs RM7.70 per round trip for cars. Early morning ferries arrives and departs on time. The workers there are friendly. I just hope that someday just like Penang people have discounts for using the...More

Thank blackindian36
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Second time on ferry ,it is a slightly awkward finding it from the train station side(wonder why no train on Penang bridges),and odd method of coin entry ,but slight lack of supervision is the real problem --- would be good to see someone in uniform...More

Thank therealdeadbird
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

As I'm writing this, I am now try to catch my breath from the walk (Butterworth Bus Terminal - Penang Ferry Terminal). You have to climb up stairs and quite a distance walk... Take you around 5 mins to 10 mins depending on your pace......More

Thank ummusaadahzubir
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

After more than an hour of waiting we finely got into the next ferry that took us to the mainland. Night view of awesome looking back to Penang skyline. The journey takes about 25 minutes and it's enough time for each individual to have your...More

Thank patricklX2291SA
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Drove and was walk in passenger. With car wait longest 1/2 hour. But enjoyed that sea breeze flying thru' hair

Thank RRMalar
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19 March 2017|
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Response from Sooria_Pragash | Reviewed this property |
Same location just after the come out of the ferry, less than 100meter walk. I am 99% sure there is no bus back to penang as the main idea was you take the ferry to butterworth and take bus elsewhere in Malaysia. Best take... More
13 September 2016|
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Response from Houlton23 | Reviewed this property |
No problem to take luggage, its all very easy, people take their cars and motorbikes! Enjoy the easiness of it and the little or no cost.