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Penang Airport Taxi Charges

Updated on July 31, 2012

Penang airport taxi service from the airport is cheap and reliable. A voucher system with fixed prices for specific destinations is used.

You need to buy a voucher at the taxi counter in the terminal building, located at the ground floor near to the baggage area and then present the voucher at the taxi rank outside where you will be allotted a taxi. This is protect tourist from unscrupulous taxi drivers. The price for each destination in Penang is clearly shown at the board. I think it is about RM 60 ~ 70 to go to Batu Ferringhi area and to Komtar area is about RM 30 ~ 40. Midnight price is little bit higher also shown at the board. Price is subject to changes without price notice !

To get back to the airport, ask your hotel to get a taxi from a reputable company. Basically, taxi charge is in Penang is charged based on zones and there are 7 zones.

Zone 1 ~ RM 14

Zone 2 ~ RM 22

Zone 5 to George Town ~ RM 38

By law, taxi drivers in Penang need to use meters. If they refuse to use the meter, just take another taxi.

50 % surcharge is applicable from 12am to 6am for taxi service no matter where you want to head to.

If you want to hire car at Penang Airport, you could rent one from the following companies:

a) Avis Penang Airport Car Hire

  • website
  • telephone +60 04 643 9633.
  • The office hours are Sunday 08.00 hours to 17.00 hours, Monday to Friday 08.00 hours to 21.00 hours and on Saturdays the office is open from 08.00 hours to 17.00 hours.

b) Hertz Penang Airport Car Hire

  • tel +60 4 643 0208
  • The office is open Mondays to Saturdays from 07.30 hours to 22.00 hours and on Sundays and during public holidays the opening hours are from 08.00 hours to 14.00 hours daily.

c) Europcar Penang Airport Car Hire

  • tel +60 13 399 8818
  • Europcar’s car rental station is open 24 hours a day every day of the year.

Penang City Taxi Photo.  Not Airport Taxi Photo !
Penang City Taxi Photo. Not Airport Taxi Photo !

Bus Terminal and Taxi Stand in Penang Island and Butterworth

show route and directions
A markerButterworth Bus Station & Taxi Stand -
Butterworth Bus Terminal, Jalan Bagan Dalam, 12100 Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia
get directions

Butterworth Bus Stop Penang. You could take taxi from here also.

B markerBus Terminal & Taxi Stand in Penang, Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal -
Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal, Pengkalan Weld, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
get directions

Rapid Penang Bus Terminal. And also Penang Taxi Stand is just nearby the terminal.

C markerPenang International Airport (PEN) -
Penang International Airport (PEN), Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
get directions

Penang International Airport (PEN)


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      Shella 4 years ago

      Have the price updated??

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      johnywoo1990 5 years ago

      Taxi rate from Penang airport is cut throat! ... .. Paying around RM35 for less than 5KM. Most unbelievable is that most of them are very old cars (ie. proton saga) converted to become airport taxi (they just painted it white..that's all). Air-conditioning very WARM! And yet they call it Airport LIMO! ... If you notice, there is a sign says "Choose which ever car that suites you", which means that you will be lucky if the next car that comes by, would be a real taxi. Even the non-airport taxi condition is much better than the Airport LIMO. This is very PATHETIC!

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      Eidul Ameen Bin Sahul Hamid 5 years ago from Part Buntar, Malaysia

      Already updated the page.

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      Eidul Ameen Bin Sahul Hamid 5 years ago from Part Buntar, Malaysia

      Hi, thanks for the update. It been more than 2 years. I will check the price

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      kiki 5 years ago

      this webpage is look likes a fault statement.....whereby the price given is totally not been updated.... hope the admin of this webpage should repair and provide the latest price to avoid misunderstanding ..please do it ASAP