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“sultan abdul”(5 reviews)
Weld Quay, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-255 8000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me & my family love going on the ferry. Just standing at the front of the ferry with the wind in your hair is just so much fun & relaxing.

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

I booked the ticket online and needed to print it out at the office. The offices are around the entrance at the corner at the right side when you’re standing in front of the pier building. You have to walk around on the left hand...More

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

Such a pleasure to travel on the ferry each time especially whenever you approach Penang Island. Love the sea breeze blowing at your face and watching excited kids running back and forth the alley to watch big ships and the sea. Wish that whoever manages...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lk L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ferry service is slower than driving but a lot more fun. Crossing takes about 10-15 minutes but its a lovely way to spend the time. You can take the car or just go by foot and the views from the front of the ferry...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

From mainland to island you’ll have to pay RM 1.20 per person (walk not in vehicle), return from island to mainland is free. Once reach mainland jetty. Run for your life to catch the 6.25pm or 7.25pm KTM commuter to the north. Using this ferry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gohkietrhee
Reviewed 28 December 2018

At 1.2 RM, and back for free, this is the cheapest and convenient way to travel from the mainland to/from Penang Island and you get a good view. When we arrived ferries were every 20 minutes so you may need to wait if you don't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Ros T
Reviewed 26 December 2018

On alighting at Georgetown, the ferry service to Penang is a short ride. Since we did not have much luggage, we found it easy to board and get a place on this large ferry. to sit and reach Penang, from where cabs are available in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dr Neerja L B
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We used the ferry to get to the mainland to catch a train to KL. We caught the first early morning ferry and it was cheap and on time. Had to catch a bus from the ferry to the train station due to works being...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Good stuff. A ferry leaving every 15 minutes or so and it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to cross. Costs are 1.4rm (0,25 usd) to get to Penang and the way back to the mainland is free. If you're a tourist on your way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank thomastD3842RH
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Currently known as Rapid Ferry, it is a ferry service between Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim in Butterworth on the Penang Mainland & Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda in Georgetown on Penang Island. Since it was a long time ago that my partner & I boarded a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Gohkietrhee | Reviewed this property |
The ferry run 24hours. And 20mins interval during rush hour, 30 min during day time and 1 hour interval during midnight till 6am.