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Flights to Penang in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$649Average for round-trip flights in February 2021
Round-trip from$5,576From Sydney to Penang

Cheapest prices for Penang flights by month

January
$648
February
$546
March
$552
April
$485
May
$495
June
$568
July
$528
August
$564
September
$560
October
$501
November
$525
December
$610
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Penang is currently April; with January being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Penang?

SYD - PEN
Price
$485 - $992
PEN
Temperature
31 - 32 °C
PEN
Rainfall
68 - 370 mm
Flying to Penang in April is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Penang, the warmest period tends to be January, with the wettest being October.

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

The best time to book flights to Penang is 57 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Penang?

The cheapest flights to Penang are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Penang?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Penang. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

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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