By direct bus the journey from Singapore to Penang is scheduled to take 9 hours 30 minutes. Flights from Singapore to Penang take around 1 hour 20 minutes but are twice as expensive as travel by bus.
Bus Times from Singapore to Penang
There are currently 2 bus services a day from Singapore to Penang Sentral Bus Station available to book online.
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Singapore Bus Station
Bus services from Singapore to Penang depart from the Golden Mile Tower.
Penang Bus Station
Bus services from Singapore to Penang terminate at Penang Sentral Bus Station.
About Travel to Penang
Penang Sentral Bus Station is conveniently located on the opposite side of the Penang Strait to George Town on Penang Island. The old part of George Town has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site and has lots of interesting old buildings to visit.
Ferry to George Town
Commuter ferries to George Town depart from a ferry pier connected via a walkway to the 2nd level of Penang Sentral Bus Station. These ferry services to George Town depart every 20 minutes from 05:20 until 22:00 and then every 40 minutes until 00:10. The journey takes around 20 minutes.
Arrival in George Town
Commuter ferries from Penang Sentral Bus Station to George town temrinate at Pangkalan Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal on Pengkalan Weld, which is the beach front road. From Pangkalan Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal it’s only an 500 metre walk to the southern end of Chulia Street and a 650 metre walk to the southern end of Armenia Street.
Taxis are also available at Pangkalan Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal.
Adjacent to Pangkalan Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal is a local bus station, Penang Jetty Bus Terminal. Bus services from Penang Jetty Bus Terminal travel all over the island and are much cheaper than using taxis.
Tourist Attractions in George Town
There are lots of interesting places to visit in George Town. These are some the most popular:
- Penang Hill is a former hill station for British colonialists looking to escape the heat at sea level. You can reach the top by taking a funicular railway service.
- Cheah Kongsi is a Chinese Clan House which was the headquarters of one of Penang’s infamous secret societies in the 19th Century.
- Chew Jetty is a full of houses on stilts occupied by the descendents of Chinese immigrants living over the water free from local taxes.
- In the old part of the town there are lots of excellent wall murals, the most famous of which are the 6 images created by Ernest Zacharevic.
- Old Chinese temples such as Thean Hou Kong Temple and Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple.
- Kek Lok Si Temple which is a large impressive Chinese style temple overlooking George Town.