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Address: | Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim Terminal, Butterworth, Malaysia

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Very efficient and clean.A bit of a walk along gangways and over the railway bridge to get to the ferry. Very cheap and you get a free return when you go back to Butterworth. Bus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Penang
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You cannot missed this place, as this is the main entrance to Penang Island from Main Land before the Penang Bridge was built. Now its still cater for all public transport users. Its also within walking distance from the Railway station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

The ferries have operated more than forty years.This used to be the main transportation carrying people and vehicles across the mainland andýPenang island. It is the only kind still in service. Since the construction of Penang Bridge less people is using it.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Another way to enjoy the pleasant sea breeze on your way either to or from Penang island from mainland, Butterworth without the traffic hassles. You only have to pay for one way which is great & cheaper than using the bridges.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very efficient and clean.A bit of a walk along gangways and over the railway bridge to get to the ferry. Very cheap and you get a free return when you go back to Butterworth. Bus terminal is also at ferry terminal which is very handy but you may have to wait a little while for your bus depending on what... More 

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Selangor, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Long queue from island to mainland..but i guess it was due to school holiday. Use bridge if you are in rush.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It is one of the attraction in Penang. You can reach Penang Island by using the bridge or using a ferry. Its a nice half and hour ride using the ferry. u can drove your car inside the ferry. Once the ferry start sailing u can exit your car and have the nice view of Penang Island from the ferry.

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bayan lepas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was the only way to get to Penang Island, when I was just a younng boy. The Terminal was such a wonder. Today, it is just a place to get from A - B. However it still retains a certain charm. I would recommend an evening or sunset ride. The cost per person is RM1.20 and for cars RM7.70.... More 

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Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The ferry from Penang island to butterworth is free, fast & on the particular time we travelled (mid afternoon on a Wednesday) not at all crowded. Lovely journey with views of both Penang and Butterworth.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

For those who like to have a relaxing crossing and enjoy the scenery this ferry is a must. As most people use the bridge now the ferry queue is short

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Getting to the ferry is like training for a mini triathlon. I got out from the bus station (same side as the new railway station) and 2 steep flight of stairs awaits me. A flat path for 50m and another 60 degree slope climb of maybe 50m. If you have any luggage, this will leave you panting for breath. I... More 

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Address: | Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim Terminal, Butterworth, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Seberang Perai District  >  Butterworth

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