By bus the journey from Kuala Terengganu to Penang ususally takes from 8 to 9 hours. There are no direct flights between Kuala Terengganu and Penang.
Bus Times from Kuala Terengganu to Penang
There are currently 2 bus services a day from Kuala Terengganu to Penang available to book online.
|21:30||06:05||53 MYR||Sani Express|
|21:52||06:27||53 MYR||Adik Beradik|
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Kuala Terengganu Bus Station
Bus services to from Kuala Terengganu to Kuala Penang depart from Express Bus Terminal Kuala Terengganu at Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin, Dataran Syah, 20000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Penang Bus Station
Bus services from Kuala Terengganu to Penang terminate at Penang Sentral Bus Station.
About Travel to Penang
The most popular tourist attraction in Penang is George Town on Penang Island. It’s very easy to travel from Penang Sentral Bus Station to George Town via the frequent commuter ferry service. The ferry depart from a pier accesible via an entrance on the 2nd level of Penang Sentral Bus Station. Tickets are sold on the way onto the ferry, and journey takes 20 to 30 minutes. Commuter ferry services arrive on Penang Island at a pier on the main beach front road near the historic centre of George Town.
George Town in Penang has a long and interesting history and lots of old and well preserved buildings. George Town’s expansion as a city began in the late 18th Century when it became a trading outpost of the British Empire. The city is located on the narrow strait between Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula which is an important shipping lane. This made the city important both strategically in terms of facilitating control over shipping passing through the strait and as a centre for trading goods coming to and from China.
The city’s importance as a trading centre attracted large numbers of immigrants other than just the British, most notably Chinese and Indian workers who settled in the city. The Chinese community evenutally outnumbered the Indian community and has the more visible influence on modern day George Town, although the city does also still have a distinct Indian enclave known as Little India where Indian food and other products are still sold today.
There’s lots to see and do in George Town including:
- Visitng Chew Jetty, which houses a community built on posts over the sea.
- Taking a cable car up Penang Hill which was used a summer residence by the British to escape the hot weather.
- Taking a tour of Cheah Kongsi which is 19th Century Chinese clan house.
- Visiting the many old Chinese temples in the city most notably Thean Hou Kong Temple and Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple.
- Seeing the street art, most notably the 6 wall murals by Ernest Zacharevic.