The Malaysian state of Penang includes the mainland area of Seberang Perai, and Penang Island, reached by one of two bridges from the mainland. The state capital, George Town, is steeped in colonial history and the whole island is a fascinating mix of different cultures and ethnic influences. Local attractions include colonial Fort Cornwallis, the Kapitan Kellin Mosque, and the Chinese clan house Khoo Kongsi. Penang island attracts visitors from all over the world, both as a destination in its own right, and as a must-see stop on the itinerary of the many overland tourists and backpackers who visit this area.
Flying to Penang
1. Which airports serve Singapore to Penang?
All flights from Singapore to Penang leave from Changi International Airport. It is to the east of the city, and the last east-bound stop on the Singapore subway system.
All flights from Singapore arrive at Penang International Airport, which is conveniently located on Penang Island, around a 30 minute drive from George Town. There are buses, taxis and rental cars to take you on to your final destination.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Singapore to Penang?
There are four airlines offering regular direct flights from Singapore to Penang, with over 10 flights a day, every day. You can choose from Singapore Airlines, JetStar, Scoot, and Air Asia. Other airlines offer flights with layovers in Kuala Lumpur or Medan.
3. How long is the flight?
You can expect your flight from Singapore to Penang to take around 1 hour and 25 minutes. A layover can push the flight time up to as much as 3 hours and 20 minutes. There is no time zone difference.
4. Climate changes between Singapore and Penang
Both cities experience hot weather year round, with regular rain showers, so there is no significant climate change to consider when flying from Singapore to Penang.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The Singapore dollar is used in Singapore and Malaysia uses the Malaysian Ringgit, so you will need to change money, which can easily be done in either Singapore or Malaysia. Popular credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa are accepted in both countries.
Many foreign nationals, including US citizens, do not need a visa to travel to Malaysia as a tourist. Visas are necessary in order to work in Malaysia, or if you come from a country that is not on Malaysia’s visa exempt list. If you do need a visa, it must be applied for in advance.
You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities and entertainment in Penang. You will probably want to visit some of the famous landmarks such as Fort Cornwallis, the Kapitan Kellin Mosque, and the Kek Lok Si Temple, but there are also many opportunities to enjoy some peace and nature on Penang Island. Hike up Penang Hill (or take the train up and hike down), explore Penang National Park, stroll through the Botanical Gardens or pay a visit to the Penang Bird Park. Foodies will love the wide variety of restaurants and cafes across the island, and do treat your taste buds to some of Penang’s delicious street food, thought by many to among the best in the world.
Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Singapore to Penang?
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Singapore to Penang?
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Compare Flight Prices from Singapore to Penang by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Singapore to Penang flights.
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Cheap Last Minute Flights from Singapore to Penang
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Singapore to Penang
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Singapore to Penang is $280.
The average price for direct flights from Singapore to Penang is $172.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Singapore to Penang.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Singapore to Penang
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Singapore to Penang. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Singapore to Penang is $123.
The average price for round trip flights from Singapore to Penang is $172.
Singapore to Penang Flight Questions
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Singapore to Penang Airports
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