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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. No elevator/lift available. Not recommended for children/elderlies.

The trip took about 15-20 minutes. Free shuttle bus available to and from bus and train stations to the jetty on the Butterworth side. Recommended for solo travelers/backpackers. Low-cost option.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kikihahax
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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
Thank hanslif
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

I would recommend that you take the ferry once either coming in or getting out of the island instead of taking the bridge both ways. This way you get the enjoy the old way of getting to the island before the bridge was build. Plus, you'll arrive straight into Georgetown and ready for the adventure. Btw, the cost of the ferry is the same with the toll for the bridge so will not be worse of. It's design in such a way that it is an alternative for people to either used the bridges or the ferry.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AzarulF
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

A must ride for the old world "charm" is a ride on the Penang Ferry - I am unsure where else in the world offers the equivalent. Put it on your bucket list to say that you have traveled on them

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank raymac47
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Very cheap ferry only 1,3 RM about 5000 rupiah from penang sentral to penang. And even it was free from penang to penang sentral. Take free bus from penang sentral to ferry. And vice versa. Only 20 minutes ride.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sosweetme
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Muhammad Yazuri... S, Manager at Penang Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

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