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Go Penang Airport to Gurney Resort & Residence by bus?

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Melbourne, Australia
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Go Penang Airport to Gurney Resort & Residence by bus?

Hi everyone,

We are a party of 4 visiting Penang soon. Booked ourselves in Gurney Resort & Residences. Our flight arrives at around 11am on a Thursday. How do we get from the airport to the hotel by bus?

We want to use public transport as much as possible.


Sydney, Australia
Destination Expert
for Penang
posts: 2,597
reviews: 51
1. Re: Go Penang Airport to Gurney Resort & Residence by bus?

from your other post ..understand that two of your party are elderly ..bus may be a problem for them ....taxis from the airport are FIXED price ..no need to haggle ..go to taxi counter and buy coupon...also round town the blue taxis use their meter..getting round by bus is fairly easy but at times buses are crowded and you may have to stand for the journey

Perth, Australia
Destination Expert
for Penang, Kuala Lumpur
posts: 1,816
reviews: 27
2. Re: Go Penang Airport to Gurney Resort & Residence by bus?

Hi roast_pigeon,

We agree with Roostown on this point. For ease and comfort do take a taxi from the airport to your hotel. It will cost around A$15 (RM45.70) via coupon taxi to the hotel.

While technically bus is an option, the airport buses (102, 401E and 401) do not go nearby your hotel. You would need to take the 401/401E to the Weld Quay terminus and then switch to the 103 bus to get to your hotel. Complicating matters further (or rather adding to inconvenience and discomfort), the 401/401E run only every 30-40 minutes, and the 103 runs roughly every 40 minutes ( www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/schedules/ ).

Unfortunately if public transport is a priority, you've picked the wrong hotel as your hotel is only serviced by the 103 bus. Other buses do run in the area but you're looking at around a 550m walk (per Google Maps) from your hotel to the nearest bus stop.

Lise & Sabrina

3. Re: Go Penang Airport to Gurney Resort & Residence by bus?

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