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Public buses and taxi in Penang

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Public buses and taxi in Penang

We are heading to Penang island next week (2 adult + 2 children) and would like to know if it is easily to travel by public bus and what's the waiting interval like. Does the taxi in Penang operate by using its metre or we need to agree on a price before boarding?

Greatly appreciate some advice. Thanks!

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1. Re: Public buses and taxi in Penang

G'day Hoyajan,

All the information you require about public buses is found via this link to Rapid Penang: http://www.rapidpg.com.my/ , Some services are as regular as every 6 minutes and others over an hour.

All taxi's have meters but most will not use them, so you need to set the price before commencing your journey.

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2. Re: Public buses and taxi in Penang

Hi we used the public bus in penang with our 3 children and had no trouble, clean and cheap. We probably had to wait about 15-20 mins but it was easy enough. Taxi's are easy enough and cheap too and we always agreed on a price first before hopping in.

Enjoy

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3. Re: Public buses and taxi in Penang

Hi Gaya

Thanks for taking time to reply and the link is certainly most helpful!

Regards

Hoyajan

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4. Re: Public buses and taxi in Penang

Hi Librian2000,

Thanks for your kind advice. We feel more confident to use the public bus after reading your reply :)

So now, we are considering whether to purchase the Rapid Passport (not sure we will indeed need RM30/- to get us around for 3 days).

Best regards

Hoyajan

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5. Re: Public buses and taxi in Penang

that's RM30.00 per adult ..for three days I would say not worth it ..also the blue taxis ..will use their meter

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6. Re: Public buses and taxi in Penang

Hi Roostown,

Thanks for the feedback.

We will look out for blue taxis then...

Regards & thanks

Hoyajan

7. Re: Public buses and taxi in Penang

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