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Flights to Penang in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price฿3,830Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from฿6,091From Bangkok to Penang
One-way from฿3,454One-way flight from Bangkok to Penang

Cheapest prices for Penang flights by month

January
฿2,613
February
฿3,388
March
฿2,688
April
฿3,036
May
฿2,446
June
฿4,380
July
฿4,500
August
฿4,408
September
฿3,923
October
฿3,840
November
฿3,867
December
฿5,714
May is currently the cheapest month to fly to Penang. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Penang?

TH1 - PEN
Price
฿2,446 - ฿8,249
PEN
Temperature
31 - 32 °C
PEN
Rainfall
68 - 370 mm
Flying to Penang in May is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. January tends to be the warmest period in Penang so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. October is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Penang?

The price you pay for your flight to Penang may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 39 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Penang?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Penang. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Penang?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Penang. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to Penang?

Flights from the United Kingdom to Penang, Malaysia range from about 15h-22h. If you’re departing from London, your flight will likely be on the shorter end of the range, thanks to the numerous flights heading to Penang daily and the location of London in southern England. If you’re flying out of a northern area, such as Edinburgh, you can expect your flight to be on the longer end of the spectrum, thanks to its location and the increasing likelihood of layovers along the way. The number and length of your stopovers will contribute to your total flight time too.

Where can you get direct flights to Penang from?

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Penang from the United Kingdom. If you’re looking to book as short of a flight as possible, knowing the airlines that fly into Penang daily is helpful as you can book flights from a nearby airport that services these airlines. Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and AirAsia are some of these major airlines. When you do experience a stopover or two, you’ll likely do so in common layover cities, like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, and/or Bangkok.

How do you get from Penang airport to the city centre?

When your destination is Penang in Malaysia, you’ll fly into George Town Airport (PEN), Penang Island’s international airport, which is about 17.4km from George Town city centre. To reach the city centre, you can take the number 102 bus directly from the airport, which will reach George Town city centre in about 50 minutes, and cost about £0.80. You can also opt to take a taxi from the airport to George Town, which will only take about 15 minutes and cost around £8-£11. Airport shuttle rides are also available into the city centre, which will cost you about £13 and take a bit longer than a taxi, considering stops will likely be made along the way.

What are some things to do in Penang?

Penang is a state in Malaysia that consists of Penang Island and Seberang Perai on the mainland. Its interesting geography and rich culture make it a fascinating holiday destination with plenty to see and do. A visit to the Tropical Spice Garden will introduce you to local spices and herbs growing in their natural state, which just happens to be a beautiful and fragrant thing to witness. Visit picturesque Kek Lok Si Temple for a fusion of incredible Asian temple architectures – a Chinese-style base, a Thai-style middle, and a Burmese-inspired top. Stroll through Khoo Kongsi, a traditional stately home that boasts a gold leaf interior and frequent Chinese opera performances.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Penang?

British citizens travelling to Penang, Malaysia need a passport with six months of validity remaining upon your date of entry into Malaysia. You will not need a visa, however, as long as your visit is for less than 90 days.

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