Penang International Airport is a medium sized airport and Malaysia's third biggest. It has some international connections to Bangkok, Medan and Jakarta all with AirAsia.
Penang International Airport is located 16km south of Georgetown, the main town on Penang Island.
The Rapid Penang public buses are waiting in front of the terminal at the departures floor. Routes 401 and 401E (express) is heading for Georgetown, 102 is a route to Teluk Bahang and 306 goes to Air Itam and the General hospital. The journey to or from Georgetown, even with the Express bus, takes the scenic route and can take up to an hour. The buses are cheap though: one-way fare is 2 or 3 Ringgit.
In the arrival hall is a taxi stand where you need to buy a taxi voucher. You tell your destination to the airport employee and pay the fixed fare to him/her. With the paid voucher you then proceed to the taxi stand.
There are 7 different zones and the price depends on where you want to go. A taxi to Zone 7 (Georgetown) will cost RM 38. Be aware that all taxis fares are raised 50% between midnight and 6am.
All prices quoted here were found in August 2017
Penang International Airport is not a large airport so there are not many flights departing here. There are only a few destinations that you can reach from Penang International Airport, most of these are operated by Malindo Air. Many people take a flight to Kuala Lumpur and transfer to another flight there.