Transportation from City Center to Penang International Airport
One of the busiest airports in Malaysia, Penang International Airport is located on Penang Island near Bayan Lepas, 18 km south of downtown Georgetown. Although the facility, which was built in 1935, was destroyed by the wars, it has been renovated many times since 1970 and enlarged by adding new buildings. Domestic and international flights are organized from the airport to destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Knokke Het Zoute, Jakarta, Banda Aceh, Bangkok, Surabaya, Langkawi, Malacca and Phuket.
The airport, which has a single two-storey terminal building, has an arrivals terminal on the ground floor and an outgoing passenger terminal on the second floor. There are many restaurants and cafes in the terminal, as well as a duty-free shop for both arriving and departing passengers. There are 3 baggage claim belts in the arrivals terminal. Both short-term and long-term parking spaces are available in the parking area just outside Penang Airport. In the parking area where the first hour is free, there is a charge of RM 2 per hour up to 24 hours. You need to make the payment from the auto-payment machines outside the Penang Airport arrival hall before exiting the parking lot. Options for transportation from the city center to Penang International Airport:
It is possible to use the 401E bus line from the city center to Penang International Airport. You can reach the airport in an average of 1 hour and 45 minutes with buses departing from Jetty, Pangkalan Weld station every 30 minutes. Buses operate between 06.30 and 23.00.
It is possible to get taxi services at central points in Georgetown and Penang Island. Although taxis have taxi meters, prices vary from region to region. Transportation from Georgetown city center to Penang International Airport costs RM 50 on average and the journey can take 25-30 minutes depending on traffic. The taxi ride from Batu Ferringhi, which is 30 km away, takes an average of one hour and fares can vary between RM 80-90.
Penang International Airport Contact Information:
Address: Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Miss Lepas, 11900 Miss Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
Phone number: +60 4-252 0252
Transportation from Samui International Airport to the City Center
Samui International Airport, the seventh largest airport in Thailand, connects the city of Ko Samui with the outside world. The airport, which is only 2 km away from the city center, offers rich opportunities in terms of both transportation and social facilities. The international flight list of the airport, which has an international status, consists of some major cities of China, especially Hong Kong, and Singapore. In domestic flights, the capital Bangkok and Phuket are among the destinations with the most flights. You can review the methods below to reach the city center from the airport.
This option cannot be used for transportation to Ko Samui city center due to the lack of any official Shuttle facility offered by the airport management. However, it is possible to reach the city center with the shuttle service provided by the hotels or tour companies serving in the region.
Due to the lack of bus and shuttle services, the taxi option is frequently used to reach the city center from Samui International Airport. There are many taxis waiting to pick up passengers in front of the arrival terminal gate of the airport. These taxis provide easy access to many parts of the city. There is no taximeter device in taxis and pre-prepared price tables are used for fares. Taxi fares in the city center vary between 500 and 1000 Baht, depending on the region to be visited. No night or weekend tariffs are applied in taxis.
Rent a car
Car rental option is also frequently preferred for a fast and comfortable transportation to both the city center and other areas in the vicinity. There are agencies of 5 different companies operating worldwide at the airport. It is possible to rent a car through these agencies or from the websites of the relevant companies.