"Penang/ Butterworth ferries" Ferry Terminal to Butterworth Tip by Dxenion

Ferry Terminal to Butterworth, Penang: 13 reviews and 31 photos

  Penang ferry 'Pulau Angsa'
by Dxenion
 
 

When crossing from the mainland to Penang you pay RM 0.60 cents and this covers the return journey. If crossing from Penang one way, the trip is free.

The trip across the 3km channel takes about 20 minutes. There's great photo opportunities both of the landscape and the birdlife that make the most of the free ride and the tourists handing out food.

On a real humid day, this is one very inexpensive way of beating the heat as the cooler sea breezes flow through the relatively open ferry.

Some of the ferries are only for cars but you wont have to wait long for another one. They run 24 hours a day.

A stormy day makes for an interesting ride as the salt laden air turns your sunglasses frosty with crystals. Also enjoy the vision of ferries travelling almost sideways to cross the channel with the occasional very strong tidal flows.

There are toilets on board but you'd really be better off waiting until you got off - unless you've got a strong stomach and no sense of smell.

Mode: TO
Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 25, 2004
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