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Summary of Three Free CAT Bus Routes

Summary of 3 free CAT bus routes that I had tried so far are as followed : 1. George Town Loop 1... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Depok, Indonesia
A major reason to visit.

Regular service.Only about 75c US from the airport to Georgetown, a 45 minute ride.Free around... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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The CAT free bus service for tourists has a set route around the old part of Georgetown and is a good way to get an overview. The bus ride itself is a typical local bus no commentary and you push a button to get off....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank blocka36
Reviewed 2 days ago

Summary of 3 free CAT bus routes that I had tried so far are as followed : 1. George Town Loop 1 Route : a. Terminus : Weld Quay bus station b. Bus will pass Fort Cornwallis, St. George's Church, City Hall , KOMTAR, etc....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AudreyRumamby
Reviewed 3 days ago

Regular service.Only about 75c US from the airport to Georgetown, a 45 minute ride.Free around Georgetown.Only negative is the drivers take such long breaks.You see a bus arrive at the Jetty the drivers doesn't let you on then goes for a 30 minute break while...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank charliebigtime
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the best initiative by the Penang Government. They covered quite a vast area and the buses are very regular.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alex P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great free bus going through both the heritage area and the buffer zone of Georgetown.It is clean and modern with frequent buses and bus stops in popular areas.It also connects ith the paid bus netork

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This CAT service runs a loop comecting Tanjong Tokong area to Gurney Paragon and Gurney Plaza in Kelawei Road. Have been using this bus service over the past few months. Service is always punctual and frequent - there is a bus every 20 minutes. Drivers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lovejay28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free service and regular. Helpful bus driver and locals. Highy recommended as great for sightseeing without the costs!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Farah51168
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonable service however there is no audio or video to assist you with next stops. Its free so yiu can still get about on it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know of this service for the first couple of days of my visit and walked everywhere. The municipal Fast Bus website is next to useless but if you can find a map of this route, it is an excellent service. Once I found...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RobCalgary_AB
Reviewed 11 January 2019

The bus service in Penang is very good, with several free tourist / CAT shuttles - the island is served well and you can reach most places by bus including Penang National Park. The best place to get buses appears to be the bus terminal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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15 February 2019|
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Response from charliebigtime | Reviewed this property |
Yes agree.A lot of taxi drivers hustling.Ignore them as the bus is really great (+ cheap).Without luggage you could walk to Jetti along the waterfront.The other bus station mentioned is Komtar but most of the Komtar buses... More
24 December 2018|
Response from trmartin123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I can only assume that you mean the cruise port which is in Fremantle. There are two free CAT bus services operating out of Fremantle which run every 10 - 15 minutes but only around the Fremantle area. I haven’t used... More
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17 December 2018|
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Response from kambhatla n | Reviewed this property |
There is a free bus service in the area, its called CAT, but need to check the bus stop near to the port which the local people can advise once you arrive there.