The fastest and easiest way to travel by public transport from Genting Highlands to Penang Island is to take a direct bus service which terminates in George Town.
Travel Times to Penang
There are two daily bus services from Genting Highlands to George Town in Penang which are available to book online.
|Genting Highlands||George Town Penang||Cost||Service||Company|
|12:30||17:57||41 MYR||Express||BEH Travel|
|14:00||19:27||41 MYR||Express||BEH Travel|
- BEH Travel bus services are scheduled to complete the journey from Genting Highlands to Penang in 5 hours 27 minutes.
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Genting Highlands Bus Station
BEH Travel services to Penang depart from the First World Hotel bus stop in Genting Highlands.
Penang Bus Station
StarMart Express bus services from Genting Highlands to George Town in Penang terminate at the Komtar Tower Bus Station.
About Travel to Penang
Komtar Tower Bus Station is located at the edge of the historic old town area of George Town on Penang Island, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are hotels near the Komtar Tower Bus Station, however, most visitors to the city choose to stay in the areas near Armenian Street or Chulia Street where the most lively bars and restaurants are located as well as the most popular tourist attractions. From the Komtar Tower Bus Station it’s an 850 metre walk to Armenian Street where you can find excellent value money hotels such as the Armenian Street Heritage Hotel. It’s a little further to walk to reach Chulia Street or the Little India area which also has some good budget hotels such as the Queen City Hotel, as well as a fantastic range of South Asian food. Taxis are plentiful around the Komtar Tower Bus Station if you don’t want to walk or you are unsure of which direction to walk in.
There plenty of places to visit in George Town and if you stay in the historic old town area then a lot of them will be very close by, so much so that you can see pretty much all of the most significant sites in a single day on foot. A popular option is to hire a cycle rickshaw to take you around the city, which will cost you around 50 MYR an hour. Amongst the most popular places to visit in George Town are:
- Chew Jetty: The most interesting of six wooden jetties on the sea front road occupied since the 19th Century by communities descended from early Chinese immigrants.
- Cheah Kongsi: One of the Chinese Clan Houses built in the 19th Century. These houses served as the focal point for different groups of Chinese immigrants, and are infamously connected to turbulent periods of organised violence between different groups of immigrants seeking control of economic activity in the city.
- Sri Mahamariamman Temple: Hindu temple with a spectacular gopura entrance tower and colourful shrines.
- Penang’s Hainan Temple: Chinese Taoist temple with elaborate decorations.
- The Esplanade: Seafront area with a British fort and European style municipal building dating back to the time when Penang was a British colony.
- Street Art: In many locations around George Town there are fantastic wall murals, many of the best of which were created by well known artist Ernest Zacharevic.