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

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Another option to Penang Island

One of the oldest transportation option to Penang Island. Free rider from Penang Island to mainland.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joshua S
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Penang
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fery terminal, nothing much to say about it. It's quite straightforward if you come by car/motorbike but for cyclists atm a genuine nightmare unless you know where to go which is to the right side of the jetty, where the staff of the jetty enters. Technically you're not allowed to take the motorbike/car entry but atm you might have... More 

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Thank PetervanderLans
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436 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We drove our Land Rover Double Cab to the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal in Butterworth to get ferry to Georgetown but were in for a surprise as this time the vehicle was classed as a pick-up truck and we had to pay RM 12.70 instead of the usual RM 7.70! The fifteen minute journey was however beautiful and worthy... More 

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Thank Gerard R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in george town and would like to have a quick boat ride, well worth the 1 ringgit 20 cents

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Thank mags_64_12
Butterworth, Malaysia
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waiting facilities for foot passengers could be better organised & needs brightening up. Most of the time, the ferry is scheduled 15-20 mins apart but in the evenings, it is an hour. The company that was allowed by the federal government to take over has no interest in upgrading anything for the ferries on the basis it is not... More 

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Thank bwtripper
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the oldest transportation option to Penang Island. Free rider from Penang Island to mainland.

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Thank Joshua S
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a great service. Only takes about 15 mins to get to Penang from Georgetown and it's free! However if you use the ferry from Penang to Georgetown you pay rm 1.20 It saves time and money over using taxis. Note, if you planning to take a train from Penang station, there is no cafe/shop, facilities at all, except... More 

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Thank Houlton23
adelaide
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105 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

this ferry is easy found on the penang side, took a bit of tome to find our way on butterworth side. its well worth the ride, even if just ride there & back just for the experience. good photo opportunities. dont miss the boat!

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Thank ausiebob
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Ferry is good to go. Can see beautiful landscape in night, free riding from penang to Butterworth and even if you driving your car, you can get your car ,free riding ferry to mainland.

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Thank Nurain N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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250 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

If you are nearby butterworth, Penang Ferry could be very good choice to Penang, the pay shall be in cash only. When peak hour, still very crowded. Recommend for those staying nearby with destination in Penang already not far from Ferry. When good weather could be nice view, but sometime with haze, may make you unhappy

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Thank white j
Tangerang
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174 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We can go to penang island by ferry from this ferry terminal. centralized with bus station. the bad thing is you will wait the ferry docked until they dispatched for about 25 minutes. and you only take 15 minutes to arrive in Penang island.

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Thank Rahadian S

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