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Penang Hill: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open today: 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Penang Hill is the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, dated late 1700’s. The highest peak of Penang Hill stand at 833 metres (2,732ft) above sea level. Penang Hill funicular train service started on October 1923 The current funicular...more
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Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera | Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful views from the top of Penang Hill - it is certainly a must do while you are in Penang. It is also cooler at the top so a lovely reprieve from the heat below!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ContentedTraveller51
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view is spectacular, no doubt about that. The funicular train ride is nothing special if you have ridden similar trains before. Actually the train wagons are exactly the same that is running in Saltzburg (AT). Might have been different before 2010 but now it’s...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Exceptional views of Georgetown, both bridges and mainland. Very busy indeed, but well worth the visit Noticeable temperature drop at the top made our visit very pleasant Our tour guide for the day gave us the option of the fenicular train up the hill, advising...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ozypete
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not the clearest day to visit Penang Hill because of fires burning in Sumatra but the sun burned off the haze by mid-morning. We were lucky that there were no long delays using the funicular, and lots to see and do once at the top....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mike c
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we arrived the waiting time to go up was over 1 hour. We decided to pay the extra and take a fast track ticket. This brings you up almost immediately. The ride up goes fast and once on the top the view is great....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 570,414,586
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kids liked the ride up the hill. We got to lock our love on the LOVE bridge. We didn't have clear sky's so the view wasn't the best! Be careful getting ripped off. I asked where the love locks were? They said to pay 50...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ang2boys
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great view of Penang from this vantage point they also cater for all sorts in relation to transport requirements. Would recommend a visit

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing view of Penang City from the hill. Various choices and modes of transport. A good tourist attraction

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We combined our trip here with seeing Kek Lok Si Temple and you can walk between the two in half an hour. Unless you get here early, there will be a queue for the funicular, which is quite pricey and even more if you want...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank katiedJ1465GM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to the train departure point from the Komtar Bus Station but it takes a little time. Foreigners are charged extra which seemed a little unfair. Once at the top there are fantastic views and peaceful forest walks to enjoy.

Date of experience: October 2019
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4 September 2019|
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Response from Dr_Bingcarlos | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But do check their website for any schedules of maintenance activities.
Loh K
14 July 2019|
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Response from FedoriGregori | Reviewed this property |
50 before I paid.
24 June 2019|
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Response from oge2328 | Reviewed this property |
The last train is about 11 pm