Buses ply the major routes around the city and island.
The main terminals are located in Georgetown’s Weld Quay and KOMTAR buildings.
Buses have machines that accept coins to pay the fares, and are the cheapest
mode of transportation around the island.
Taxis are easily and widely available around the island; it is the most common means of
getting around by visitors. But bear in mind that the taxis here don’t use meters, so be
sure to agree on a price first before boarding the taxi. Start by asking how much it is to
get to your destination; you can negotiate on the prices quoted if you feel that they are
Type : Luxury Taxi
Renting a car
Exploring Malaysia’s un-official food capital is trouble-free and eminently rewarding especially if you lease a car; the island’s easy-to-navigate roads make sampling its smorgasbord of cuisine an exceedingly gratifying journey.
By hiring a car you’ll also be able to explore the island at your convenience; just select a vehicle, from the fleet of well-maintained cars and passenger vans listed below, that suits your budget and preferences and you’ll be enjoying Penang’s array of attractions in no time.
You can find plenty of trishaws around the capital city of Georgetown,
especially next to Cititel Hotel on Jalan Penang and along the Esplanade
near Fort Cornwallis (Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah).
Be sure to ask and agree on a price first before you board one, but not to worry,
prices are always negotiable (although it is always better to tip your trishaw peddler
generously for their laborious effort alone).
The three-wheeled trishaw used to be a common sight on the island, but modern times
have nearly phased them out. Today, they exist as a novelty for tourists to enjoy.
Trishaw is the most flexible means of transportation around the city, allowing you to
make a few stops along the way and shop for souvenirs while touring the city.