How To Get Across Penang Bridge Easily (And Enjoy It)

We first saw the Penang bridge from the ferry from Butterworth to Georgetown, why wouldn't you want to cross the famous Penang Bridge at least once in your life! Luckily there are plenty of ways to see the bridge up close.

Penang Bridge at 13.5 kilometres or 8.4 miles long, is the longest bridge in Malaysia, and it is beautiful to look at!

If you are interested in crossing the Penang Bridge, the below is how you can do it.

Option 1:
Buses (and Ferry maybe)

Georgetown from the Penang bridge

Bus from Komtar to Bukit Jambul (approx RM 2.70 each)
301, 302, 303, 304, 307, 401E
buses come every 18 min to 35 min

Bus from Bukit Jambul to Sunway Carnival Hub (approx RM 4.00 each way)
It is best to catch the B or Best C route
4:30pm, 4:50pm, 5:10pm, 5:30pm, 5:50pm, 6:10pm (or thereabouts)
Some buses do return trips so you may be able to stay on the same bus and head back to Bukit Jambul over the bridge again.

Bus from Sunway Carnival Mall to Penang Ferry (approx 1.40 RM each)
703, 709
Buses come every 15 – 30 minutes

Penang Ferry to Georgetown (RM 1.20 each)

3 to 4 hours in total travel


Option 2:
Motorbike (and Ferry maybe)

Rent motorbike RM25.00 for 24 hours
Ride down Pengkalan Weld > Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway > (past Tesco) > Turn LEFT on to Penang Bridge
TOLL is RM 1.40 for motorbike (each way)

cross bridge (either turn around or head to FERRY)

Turn Left @ Jalan Baru > Jalan Besar > Lingkaran Luar Butterworth Highway > Ferry Terminal on left somewhere
FEE RM 2.00 for motorbike inclusive of pillion

MAP of this ride –

1 to 2 hours in total travel plus you then have a motorbike to ride the streets with for another 22 hours 🙂

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