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getting around penang by public bus transport

Location Of Penang Public Bus Kiosks

Weld Quay Terminal

Komtar Terminal

Bukit Jambul Complex

Penang Internationall Airport , Bayan Lepas

Penang Sentral Express Bust Terminal - Mainland Ferry Terminal

Lorong Kulit ( Headquarter )


PENANG City Hop-On Free Central Area Transit Shuttle Bus ( CAT City Shuttle )

This free shuttle bus is a hop-on to and fro Pengkalan Weld (Penang Island Ferry Terminal) and KOMTAR stops, passing through a few major roads in Georgetown City.  KOMTAR, a 65-storey building, is an iconic landmark guide for finding your ways around the city and when asking for directions from local folks.  Just look out for buses with 'CAT' route and 'City Hop On' display signages.  Enquiry : 04-283 1313 Rapid Penang Sdn Bhd



The public bus is quite comfortable with air-condition and some may have WIFI connection as well.  Bus fare is only a few Malaysian Ringgit depending on the route distance, so reasonably cheap.


If you are using iPad or iPhone, you can download the software to check arrival time of  'Rapid Penang' buses at the bus-stop as they are all equipped with GPS


Detailed bus route information can be obtained from Rapid Penang website or at the bus kiosk.  You can request for a free pocket map if you plan to travel by bus.  As the public bus routes cover almost all the accessible regions within island and mainland of Penang, it is really cost effective to go by bus, except for the waiting time.  But advisable to beware of pick-pockets at all times, especially in crowded areas,  for your belongings as well as personal safety.

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