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Penang Ferry Service
Ranked #40 of 226 things to do in Penang Island
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

You can ride from Penang to Butterworth for nothing, and the return is just 1.2RM. Where else can you take two boat rides for 40 cents?! If you walk quickly off the ferry, you can catch the same return. The views of the harbor are quite nice. On the down side, these are very old boats and the passenger sitting area is in the middle of the cars. However you can walk to the sides for sightseeing while the boat is in motion.

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We took the ferry at 6am after arriving on the overnight train from KL. Be advised that it's a bit of a hike (mostly because you have to carry your luggage up and down stairs) to the ferry station. They are connected by walkways but it was further than we expected. Cost was a mere rm 1.30 per person, which includes the return trip if you need it. Cool morning views of the sun rising which heading toward Georgetown. Can take one of the busses once you get off the ferry.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Used the service to cross the Penang Bridge. Was part of a tour, able to park car on ferry, get out and take photos. lovely cool breeze and nice way to travel with no bridge congestion and arrived at destination quicker. Highly recommende, just for the experience.

Thank Honesty183
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

For something different to do in Penang we took the ferry from Penang to Butterworth and back, it was around midday and the ferry was busy, we queued up with everyone else before boarding the ferry, it's free to travel to Butterworth just walk on board, there's an area in the middle of the top deck to sit and benches along the edges but it's more interesting to move around or stand at the edge and look at the views and before you know the trip has ended, the trip was smooth considering the bulkiness of the vessel. Once at Butterworth you just walk off do a u-turn at the end then put 1.20RM in the turnstile and your back on board, we found the people on board friendly and were interested in us catching the ferry. It's well worth the time or just to experience the trip and see Penang from the sea we found it relaxing and interesting.

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

I took the earliest ferry (6am) from Butterworth to Penang island and it costed me RM2.10. The views were beautiful while watching outside the ferry. And it's fun to see students in uniform, nun, nurse, office girls and...... catching the ferry in the early morning for different purposes and destinations to the island. Return ferry from Penang to Butterworth is free of charge.

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