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Reviewed 4 days ago

We used the ferry to get to the mainland to catch a train to KL. We caught the first early morning ferry and it was cheap and on time. Had to catch a bus from the ferry to the train station due to works being...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good stuff. A ferry leaving every 15 minutes or so and it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to cross. Costs are 1.4rm (0,25 usd) to get to Penang and the way back to the mainland is free. If you're a tourist on your way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thomastD3842RH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Currently known as Rapid Ferry, it is a ferry service between Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim in Butterworth on the Penang Mainland & Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda in Georgetown on Penang Island. Since it was a long time ago that my partner & I boarded a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wildcat7400
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take the ferry across to Butterworth for a Sunday meeting Service was punctual and as usual hassle free Sitting in the car w windows down enjoying the sea breeze on a Sunday morning is nice and relaxing

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GeorgetownPenang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you can hop into the ferry using your car or motorbike or just by walking as ample space for everyone. if you walk, the upper deck is yours to enjoy the view during the short rides

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ManisChen
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Do check the schedule. It is free if one leaving the island but chargeable embarking from the mainland. It is now under a new management hopefully there are improvements.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harith
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This is a scenic and economical way to reach the island of Penang. There are free shuttlebuses that take you from the bus stop or train station to the ferry terminal. For pedestrians the ferry costs 1.20RM from Butterworth to Georgetown and is free from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Easy to access by rapid bus, no need to pay to enjoy the ferry ride from penang to butterworth and most of all, enjoyed the wonderful scenery along the way crossing from and to butterworth. Ferry service starts early in the morning and we only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank emikosuryali
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Limited seats available depending on which ferry you ride on. Not air-conditioned. Had to stand among the vehicles. Not an ideal service on rainy days. If you're riding Grab to the ferry terminal on the Georgetown side, you have to cross the overhead pedestrian bridge....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kikihahax
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

New system.. Not like the first time i used this service.. Pay for rm1.20 for a ticket and just scan at the machine.. Got to see the view on the way to island..

Date of experience: September 2018
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marie77702
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hi.. i was looking for this info too and clicking 'public ferry to penang island' i stumbled upon the info that even offers tickets with online bookings.. anyway, there were timetable in it. i think it says earliest departs... More
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