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Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Flight information Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Cheapest return price last month

€26

Direct airlines

10

Flights per week

320

Average flight time, total distance 301 kilometres

0h 50min

Most popular airline last month

AirAsia

Penang

1 airport

Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Information is correct as of July 2016

 

Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

AirAsia, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.

 

Terminal Information - Departing

Kuala Lumpur airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, so it’s definitely worth researching it prior to flying. KLIA and KLIA2 are the same airport, and there’s a 3-minute shuttle bus between the 2 of them. AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo swap between the 2 for different flights, but it’s easy to travel between them.

There are plenty of hotels and lounges in both terminals. If you have an early morning flight, the best thing to do is to stay at the airport overnight, as it’s located around an hour away from the city centre.

In KLIA1 and 2, it almost feels like a shopping mall: you can buy clothes, electronics, health foods and children’s toys before boarding your flight. There’s also free Wifi, and lounge access starts at €25.00.

See our guide to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

 

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to the Airport

The Express trainfrom the Kuala Lumpur is the fastest and easiest way to get to the airport. There are also coach services, and plenty of taxi transfers going to and from the city to the airport.

 

Terminal Information – Arriving

Penang Airport is located on the south of the island, whereas Georgetown and many of the resorts are on the east, west and north coasts. The bridges are on the east coast of the island, which allow you to drive over to mainland Malaysia. As you arrive, eating and drinking options are limited on the ground floor, but if you go up to the food court you can grab noodles, sushi or ice cream before you move on.

There’s also a currency exchange, ATM and transfer services to the rest of the island.

Taxis and transfers are available outside of the airport, and this is generally the easiest way to get around Penang. However, there are a number of buses that go up to Georgetown and around Penang. A bus costs between 3 and 5 MYR, whereas a cab costs 38+ MYR. The Grab Taxi App is the most popular ride sharing app in Malaysia, which is also popular in Penang Airport.

 

Practical Information

There’s no time difference between Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

The Malaysian Ringgit is used in all of Malaysia. 1 MYR is equal to 0.20 EUR (at the time of writing).

You’ll need to arrive 90 minutes prior to your flight.

 

What to expect in Penang

Penang is an island on the north west coast of Malaysia. Prices are, on average, very similar to Kuala Lumpur, but Penang is much cheaper when it comes to transport and consumer prices. If you dine at the street stalls, you can expect to eat for as little as €0.40 for a meal.

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Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.