By bus the journey from Mersing to Penang is scheduled to take 10 hours 17 minutes. Services on this route travel overnight, arriving very early in the morning.
Bus Times from Mersing to Penang
There is 1 daily direct bus service from Mersing to Penang which you can book online.
|17:30||03:47||66 MYR||Cepat Express|
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Mersing Bus Station
Bus services from Mersing to Penang depart from Mersing Jetty Gateway which is the ferry port for connections from Tioman Island.
Penang Bus Station
Bus services from Mersing to Penang terminate at Penang Sentral Bus Terminal in Butterworth.
About Travel to Penang
The most visited place in Penang is George Town on Penang Island. It is very cheap and easy to travel to George Town from Penang Sentral Bus Station. You go to the 2nd Level of the station and follow the signs to the walkway to the Rapid Ferry Service to Penang Island. By ferry the journey takes 15 to 20 minutes and costs 1.20 MYR for adults and 0.60 MYR for children. The point of arrival on Penang Island is Pangkalan Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal, which is on the seafront road close to the centre of the historic part of George Town.
George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with lots of things to see and do. George Town was an important trading port and part of British Empire. This prosperous city also attracted large numbers of immigrants, particularly from China and India, whose impact on George Town is obvious from its culture, food and architecture. Amongst the most interest places to visit and things to see in George Town are:
- Cheah Kongsi: 19th Century Chinese clan house with a temple on the first floor and a large courtyard.
- Chew Jetty: Historic wooden pier on the seafront where a community of Chinese immigrants live free from local taxes.
- Street Art: In many locations around the old part of George Town there are brilliant examples of street art celebrating the city’s history and culture.
- Esplanade: Seafront road with monuments and municipal buildings built by the British colonial government in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century.
- Sri Mahamariamman Temple: Hindu temple in George Town’s colourful Little India district.