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KL to Penang by Road / Rail / Air

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KL to Penang by Road / Rail / Air

Hi everyone,

I am sure all of you are enjoying your time so me !

I have booked flights for KL for four of us (both parents are in 70s) with expected arrival on 8th May 2013. We would be put up near KL Sentral.

We would like to travel to Penang on 11th May 2013 to meet some of our relatives whom we never met for 30yrs.

Can anyone of you be kind enough to advise the easy mode of transportation to Penang ? I checked the Air Asia, its pretty cheaper but whether Penang has airport in the center of the town ?

Any suggestion is welcome and appreciated.


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1. Re: KL to Penang by Road / Rail / Air

Go by air and the airport is modern and only about 30mins from Georgetown.


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By airasia.com.

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3. Re: KL to Penang by Road / Rail / Air


Welcome ot the Kuala Lumpur forum.

I would not look to get a hotel at KL Sentral, unlike its name it is central. Look for something around Bukit Bintang, more to see and do with minimal walking!!

Agree with the others on 'best' way of getting to Penang. Fly with Air Asia from LCCT at KUL Airport - cheap and easy. The flight is 30-40mins, 1 hour to the airport, 1 hour check in.

Like most places you don't find airports in the centre of town . . . to much noise etc. Penang airport is on the south of the island, and less than 30mins drive as Tommo says!

The train is around 6 hours (to Butterworth) and the coach similar time!!

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