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Penang Ferry Service

Weld Quay, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Extremely long wait

The Ferry is Penang's heritage and it's operation is well know for ages. I am a Penangite living in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Travel like a Local

We took the ferry from Georgetown to Butterworth and back, just to experience it. Apart from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chennai (Madras), India
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  • Very good51%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Weld Quay, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ferry is Penang's heritage and it's operation is well know for ages. I am a Penangite living in Kuala Lumpur now and do come back often. I've been waiting over 30minutes now and no ferry in sight. The Penang State Govt need to act...More

Thank FadzilShah
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the ferry from Georgetown to Butterworth and back, just to experience it. Apart from the great views across Penang Strait, the ferry is the cheapest mode of transport here. It was nice to see the cars and people being transported to the other...More

Thank fabwrite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see Georgetown from the water, there is no need to hire a boat. Just take the ferry from Weld Quay in Penang to Butterworth on the mainland. Ride across is free and RM1.80 on your return. Snap away all the photos...More

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry was efficient and really inexpensive ($0.25 USD each) but make sure you realize that there are a number of staircases up and down if you are getting there from the train station. The entrance fee is paid in cash/coins at a turnstile but...More

1  Thank travelingagain08
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Moving from main land to island, a very nice and cheap experience, don't miss the early morning ferry and enjoy the fresh cold air, wave your hand to the other ferry and enjoy the island view

Thank Battat1973
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Penang Ferry Service was the only connector between Penang Island and Seberang Perai before Penang Bridge was built. It's free to go from Penang Island to Seberang Perai but we have to pay MYR 1.2 for adult and MYR 0.6 for child under 12 years...More

1  Thank loekmann
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We went to Penang for the long weekend last week. After dinner at Deen Maju Nasi Kandar, after 10PM, took the ferry crossing from Georgetown to Butterworth. What a night scene. highly recommended! We managed to drove and parked our car on the UPPER DECK...More

1  Thank Abdul S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I like take the Ferry service to Butterworth because we can park your car in the ferry and get down to enjoy the sea view.It's one of my childhood memory. But not suggest for people who are in rush.

4  Thank Michael_Teoh
Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you're traveling to Penang, this is one of the options to choose. Buses can go either Sungai Nibong bus terminal within the island, or in Butterworth in the mainland. The KTM train also has a station in Butterworth. The ferry terminal in the island...More

1  Thank ariel_dapito
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I took it once; it is a nice alternative for the bridge, as long you are not in a hurry. Before the second link was built, you could be stuck in bridge traffic so using the ferry made sense to save time. Today that the...More

2  Thank nomad6022
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