There are two departures a day from Langkawi to Penang with Super Fast Ferry Ventures, which is the only ferry company operating on the Langkawi to Penang route. The only other to travel direct from Langkawi to Penang is to fly which takes 35 to 40 minutes but costs nearly twice as much as taking a ferry.
Travel Times to Penang
Ferry services from Langkawi are scheduled to reach Penang in 2 hours 20 minutes after departure.
|10:30||12:50||80.80 MYR||Super Fast Ferry|
|15:00||17:20||80.80 MYR||Super Fast Ferry|
- Super Fast Ferry Ventures ferries have an air-conditioned cabin and on board toilets.
Buy Tickets to Penang
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Kuah Jetty in Langkawi
Super Fast Ferry services to Penang depart from Kuah Jetty in Langkawi.
Penang Ferry Terminal
Ferry services from Langkawi arrive at Penang Ferry Terminal in George Town.
About Food in Penang
Penang’s culture and cuisine is diverse due to it long history as a trading centre. Malay, Chinese, Indian and European people all settled in Penang to take advantage of the commercial opportunities and they brought with them their food traditions. Modern day Penang, in particular George Town, is considered by many as the ‘Culinary Capital’ of Malaysia famous for highly rated versions of popular Malay dishes such as Laksa and Nasi Kandar, Chinese influenced dishes such as Char Kway Teow, and as the best place in Malaysia to eat traditional Indian dishes particularly street food such as samosa and bhaji.
Penang has some great formal restaurants in a variety of price ranges such as the luxurious Farquhar Mansion and the more down to earth Kimpo Famous Roasted, however, for real flavour of the local cuisine at reasonable prices then the places to eat at the street stalls in the city’s many food courts. Amongst the most popular dishes to try are:
- Char Kway Teow: A fried noodle dish.
- Penang Assam Laksa: Noodles and fish in a tangy broth.
- Nasi Kandar: Yellow rice topped with a choice of various different Indian style meat and vegetable curries. Stalls have a variety of different curries to choose from.
- Rojak: Fruits such as mango and pineapple, with raw vegetables particularly cucumber topped with a lightly spiced peanut based gravy. An acquired taste.
- Roti Canai: Thin Indian style pancakes with various fillings such as sambar and chicken curry.