How To Reach Georgetown

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Sub-Region: Western Coast of Peninsular Malaysia


How to Reach Georgetown

You can get to Georgetown by air, bus, cab/car and even by sea, making it that much more accessible.

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How to Reach Georgetown from India

Malaysia Airlines, Jet Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malindor Air are the carriers that will take you to Penang and then Georgetown, from Indian cities.

Visa Policy for Indians

In 2014, Visa On Arrival was introduced for Indians visiting Malaysia. This Visa On Arrival is applicable at Malaysia's main airports like Kuala Lumpur International Aiport, Low cost Terminal LCCT, Penang International Aiport, Johor Bahru, Sultan Ismail International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah and Kuching International Aiport, for RM 330/ $100.

How to Reach Georgetown by Bus

Get into one of the buses from the Butterworth Bus Terminal. After that, you can take a car ferry to take you to the ferry terminal. If youĂȘd like to take a bus directly to Penang Island, get into one that stops at Sungai Nibong station, close to Georgetown.

How to Reach Georgetown by Flight

Air Asia has a lot of flights to Penang Airport. Flights land within Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Kuching Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi) as well as Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia (Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya) and Thailand (Bangkok).

Tentative return flight prices to Georgetown from major cities in India:

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Starting City Return price (approximate)
Mumbai ₹ 174,143 Check
New Delhi ₹ 179,965 Check
Chennai ₹ 203,147 Check
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How to Reach Georgetown by Road

You can take metered taxis or even rent a car from the airport, to take you to Georgetown.

How to Reach Georgetown by Waterways

The ferries at Georgetown are very convenient for travelling. There are ferries going to and from Butterworth. You can alight at the port/stop and take a bus to your hotel.

Local Transport in Georgetown

Public transport is organized pretty well here, with buses being the most popular forms. All buses stop on their route, so you can always hop in to go where you want. In case you want to travel beyond the city limits, you should know that d the public buses stop pick-ups after 22:00. Taxis and trishaws are also available for transport purposes. You could also rent a bike from shops on Chulia Street and Penang Road.

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