Sweetenham Pier, Penang

Sweetenham Pier in George Town, Penang, is the Island’s cruise ship pier and the pier from where ferries to Langkawi, Pulau Payar and Medan (in Indonesia) depart, as well as casino ships which offer day cruises in international waters as a way of bypassing Malaysia’s anti-gambling laws.

Sweetenham Pier building
Sweetenham Pier building

You can buy ferry tickets at Sweetenham Pier, or you can buy them online. See below for more details..

About Sweetenham Ferry Pier

Sweettenham Pier was established in 1904. The name of the pier is a reference to Frank Sweetenham, who was the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Straits Settlements from 1901 to 1904. 

Cruise Ships at Sweetenham Ferry Pier
Cruise Ships at Sweetenham Ferry Pier

Sweetenham Pier is the most popular port in the Malay Peninsula for cruise ships, with an estimated 1.35 million passengers having disembarked at Sweetenham Pier in 2017.

Passenger entrance to Sweetenham Pier
Passenger entrance to Sweetenham Pier

Sweetenham Pier’s popularity as a cruise ship destination has been facilitated by the construction of a three storey terminal building containing immigration and customs offices, as well as toilets, waiting rooms and other amenities servicing ships docking into the 400 metre long deep sea pier.

Langkawi Ferry Services Office
Langkawi Ferry Services Office

Tickets for passenger ferries can be purchased at the Langkawi Ferry Services office which is on the Pesara King Edward in the row of shops opposite the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower.

Ferry Times to Langkawi

There are two fast ferries a day from Penang to Langkawi.

PenangLangkawiBuy at PierBuy Online
08:3010:5070 MYR80.80 MYR
14:0016:2070 MYR80.80 MYR

It costs more to buy your ferry ticket online in advance rather than at the ferry pier, however, there are limited places on ferry services from Penang to Langkawi and tickets often sell out in advance of the day of travel at busy times of the year.

Buy Tickets to Langkawi

Use the Search Box below to buy your Penang to Langkawi ferry tickets online.

Powered by 12Go Asia system

Location of Sweetenham Pier

  • Sweetenham Pier is located on the Pengkalan Weld seafront road in George Town on Penang Island.

Google map of Swettenham Pier

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.