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Penang ferry - Penang airport

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Penang ferry - Penang airport

In summer 2012 we will visit Malaysia. Our last days we want to spend in Penang and Langkawi. I booked the flight return to Germany from Penang. Now we think we want to spend some days in Langkawi (swiming and snorkeling). So we must go back to Penang. We prefer the ferry. If we take the ferry we will arrive at 5.15 p.m. in Penang. The departure time of our aircraft will be 7.45 p.m. Is that enough time? Is there a bus from the ferry to the airport or it will be better to take a taxi ? How long is the distance between ferry and airport ? Is the ferry in time? Or it will be better to look for a flight from Langkawi to Penang ?

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1. Re: Penang ferry - Penang airport

Just about enough time.

Bus will be slow so you will need to take a taxi - there are lots of them around Weld Quay.

By Taxi you should be in the airport for 6.10pm / 6.20pm

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2. Re: Penang ferry - Penang airport

"The departure time of our aircraft will be 7.45 p.m. "

International flight, I believe you should be in Airport 2hrs before depart.

Taking Ferry is very very risky... there's no way you can be sure to arrive at 5pm in Penang, if Poseidon is not on your side, you are screwed.

Taking a flight from Langkawi to Penang is the best option. Fireflyz flight is not expensive(it might be cheaper than taking ferry too) if you booked early and you don't have to worry about carrying your luggage, getting a taxi etc after the long journey.

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