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Penang Hill

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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket
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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket
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Penang Hill is the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, dated late 1700’s. The highest peak of Penang Hill stand at 833 metres (2,732ft) above sea level. Penang Hill funicular train service started on October 1923 The current funicular...more
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Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera | Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 4-828 8880
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Reviewed today

Returning to Penang Hill after six years, it is interesting to see the changes. The number of tourists has increased significantly, the number of vehicles also. One thing most appreciated now due to the increased numbers is the Fast Lane option. Although standard tickets for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michael1052
Reviewed today

Poorly organised, a total tourist trap. Not the lush leafy escape you think it is. People are packed into the funicular, no regards to numbers and of course occupants dont care if you are older/sick/disabled, they will push you out of their way to sit...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jhoppy01
Reviewed today via mobile

The funicular ride was potentially interesting, but the train was too jam packed to enjoy the view on the way up and down the hill, which supposedly is the main feature of the ride — unless you’re sitting in the very front row or next...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Cnidaria
Reviewed today via mobile

We saw this destination in a tourist attraction book. Unfortunately the day we visited the Penang Hill the weather wasn’t very good but we still were able to experience the fantastic view. We were taken in a train up to the top. I really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Aquilabangkok
Reviewed 2 days ago

we took a public bus 204 it cost around 2RM really cheap. the bus stops at Penang hill station. so easy. tour guides charge way too much for the same thing. it costs 30RM ($10) per person entry fee and that is your train ticket...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank azra h
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend a visit to Penang Hill. The views are spectacular and there is the option of heading up there on a funicular train or by 4WD.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KerrylLovesMalaysia
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You must take the funicular to the sky walk at 712m alt. The view of Penang Island is amazing. For adults and children.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank karismoh
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were fortunate to find out buy trying to book tickets on line and we couldn't that the funicular was closed for maintenace for a week we were there. No mention of this on their own web site and lots of not happy people arriving...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank emelian
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Splendide view other Georgetown under good weather conditions. Even if you are not in a rush, I’d definitely and strongly recommend paying more for the “fast line” option which will cost you 80RM but it will make you NOT to queue for hours on busy...More

1  Thank Jean R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took taxi from Gurney as would take two buses otherwise. Bought ticket at site - 30RM for non Malaysians, 10 for locals They give you a group number. Wait for your number then join the que. Then wait and wait. Took 50 minutes to get...More

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Penang_Hill_Corp, Marketing Administrator at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for visiting Penang Hill for the second time and still choose Penang Hill as part of your destination here in Penang. We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback and we are delighted that...More

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Loh K
July 14, 2019|
Response from Breeze_NZ | Reviewed this property |
80 RM one way.
June 23, 2019|
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Response from adandang | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The last train back is at 18:30
January 4, 2019|
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Response from Go113366 | Reviewed this property |
Malaysian school’s holidays had ended and if there is still a crowd, it would be bearable. If possible, avoid weekends. Remember to go there early and do not rush yourself, enjoy the scenery and experience the train ride... More