Penang Airport Bus (Rapid Penang)
UPDATEd on 2018 April: Rapid Penang Service Airport Transit, an express bus route that saves you journey time as it skip several stops. Look for it’s code AT (Jeti – Airport / Airport – Jetty). The fare from Jetty or KOMTAR to the Airport is RM2.70.
AT route: Penang International Airport <> Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal <> (via Jelutong Expressway) <> KOMTAR <> Jetty
The main public bus in Penang is the Rapid Bus. To my experiences, they were average. I’m not a frequent bus traveler, so every time I wanted to board the bus I will do some homework first, through their website, which, I think is not that user friendly.
Rapid Penang serves as Penang Airport bus. The bus stop of the Penang International Airport is to the left when u come out from the building. Cross the road and you will need to go up the ramp and head to the left.
It is definitely the cheaper way to travel from airport compare to the taxis. For the route that I always take, the difference is a huge RM29.40. You can check the airport taxi fare this post – Penang Airport Taxi.
The 4 airport routes that provided by Penang Rapid Bus currently are as below:
Bus No. Route Main Stop(s) For Tourist upon Arrival 102 Airport <> Teluk Bahang Sg Nibong Bus Station, KOMTAR 306 Airport <> Penang General Hospital Queensbay Mall 401 Weld Quay (Penang Jetty) <> Balik Pulau Sg Nibong Bus Station, KOMTAR 401E Weld Quay (Penang Jetty) <> Balik Pulau Sg Nibong Bus Station, KOMTAR
– If you are uncertain, ask a Rapid staff. Which, mostly, ‘hiding’ at the left corner of the bus stop.
– Bus fare starting from RM1.40. You can tell the driver where you are going and he’ll be gladly to tell you the amount to pay. But remember to have small notes and coins because there will be no change for you.
Visit Rapid Penang for the full list of their routes and other information.