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Penang Ferry Terminal

| Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim Terminal, Butterworth, Malaysia
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Under major reconstruction on Butterworth side

Fine for just passing through from the mainland to Penang Island. From the railway station there is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
via mobile
Convenient and covered walk from the station, suitable for those with very light luggage

A fairly easy and well-signposted walk from Butterworth Railway Station for foot passengers with... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Grace B
Kuching, Malaysia
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| Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim Terminal, Butterworth, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine for just passing through from the mainland to Penang Island. From the railway station there is a free shuttle bus, just follow the signs Pay for the ferry at the top of the ramp, which is a nominal fee. Free on return trip. Once...More

Thank Maxiesan
Reviewed 25 September 2017

A fairly easy and well-signposted walk from Butterworth Railway Station for foot passengers with light luggage, thanks to the covered walkway connecting the station with the ferry terminal. Went on a rainy day and the covered walkway kept everyone dry. Best to have your RM1.20...More

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

As one reaches the Rapidpenang bus terminal at Weld Quay.. newly painted arches ..side stalls where one could purchase titbits.. bottles of favorite drinks before one walks towards the ferry. As you walk towards the ramp as one waits for the arrival of ferry .....More

Thank safwangimmy
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Queue for almost 45 Minutes by car (start queue around 5:45PM) and finally able to hop into the Ferry. Free from Penang to BW but need to pay from BW to Penang. The ferry is quite old and one ferry only can take upto 33...More

1  Thank Chan C
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Was told no improvements have been made since 1988, after an unfortunate incident. Elderly, couples with kids, special needs, if you're arriving from KL from the electric train, thinking that taking the ferry is the most convenient, I can assure you it's not. Please make...More

Thank puhuhupu
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The journey takes about 20 minutes, lil bit dirty sea, but viewable scenery, you can also sea the Penang bridge.

Thank Boogzz
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We used the ferry to and from Penang Island, it was cheap and conveniently located a short walk from the Butterworth railway station. There is also a bus terminal as well as taxi's located outside the ferry station on the Island. Too Easy!!

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

New Penang Sentral is currently built so expect an unpleasant environment. From Georgetown, you can embark for train or bus to your next destination. Convenient and cheap way to go to or from Georgetown.

Thank ChernnieIyvonny
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is part of the Penang Heritage! these ferry were brought in from Hong Kong in the 80's and they are still working perfectly fine! You don't get to be ferried elsewhere in Malaysia on the upper deck in the ferry. Love the views of...More

Thank StevoCCC
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I've been using the ferry service for 3 months now. It costs RM7.70 per round trip for cars. Early morning ferries arrives and departs on time. The workers there are friendly. I just hope that someday just like Penang people have discounts for using the...More

Thank blackindian36
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20 March 2017|
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Response from Sooria_Pragash | Reviewed this property |
Same location just after the come out of the ferry, less than 100meter walk. I am 99% sure there is no bus back to penang as the main idea was you take the ferry to butterworth and take bus elsewhere in Malaysia. Best take... More
13 September 2016|
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Response from Houlton23 | Reviewed this property |
No problem to take luggage, its all very easy, people take their cars and motorbikes! Enjoy the easiness of it and the little or no cost.