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Flights to Penang in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$828Average for round-trip flights in March 2021

Cheapest prices for Penang flights by month

January
$1,104
February
$893
March
$818
April
$1,266
May
$1,018
June
$1,077
July
$786
August
$818
September
$948
October
$904
November
$991
December
$1,276
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Penang is July. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Penang?

AKL - PEN
Price
$786 - $1,933
PEN
Temperature
31 - 32 °C
PEN
Rainfall
68 - 370 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, July is seen as the time to fly to Penang, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. January tends to be the warmest period in Penang so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. October is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Penang?

Booking 31 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Penang. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Penang?

At the moment, Friday is the most economical day to take a flight to Penang. Monday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Penang?

Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Penang. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to Penang?

Flights from the United Kingdom to Penang, Malaysia range from about 15h-22h. If you’re departing from London, your flight will likely be on the shorter end of the range, thanks to the numerous flights heading to Penang daily and the location of London in southern England. If you’re flying out of a northern area, such as Edinburgh, you can expect your flight to be on the longer end of the spectrum, thanks to its location and the increasing likelihood of layovers along the way. The number and length of your stopovers will contribute to your total flight time too.

Where can you get direct flights to Penang from?

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Penang from the United Kingdom. If you’re looking to book as short of a flight as possible, knowing the airlines that fly into Penang daily is helpful as you can book flights from a nearby airport that services these airlines. Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and AirAsia are some of these major airlines. When you do experience a stopover or two, you’ll likely do so in common layover cities, like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, and/or Bangkok.

How do you get from Penang airport to the city centre?

When your destination is Penang in Malaysia, you’ll fly into George Town Airport (PEN), Penang Island’s international airport, which is about 17.4km from George Town city centre. To reach the city centre, you can take the number 102 bus directly from the airport, which will reach George Town city centre in about 50 minutes, and cost about £0.80. You can also opt to take a taxi from the airport to George Town, which will only take about 15 minutes and cost around £8-£11. Airport shuttle rides are also available into the city centre, which will cost you about £13 and take a bit longer than a taxi, considering stops will likely be made along the way.

What are some things to do in Penang?

Penang is a state in Malaysia that consists of Penang Island and Seberang Perai on the mainland. Its interesting geography and rich culture make it a fascinating holiday destination with plenty to see and do. A visit to the Tropical Spice Garden will introduce you to local spices and herbs growing in their natural state, which just happens to be a beautiful and fragrant thing to witness. Visit picturesque Kek Lok Si Temple for a fusion of incredible Asian temple architectures – a Chinese-style base, a Thai-style middle, and a Burmese-inspired top. Stroll through Khoo Kongsi, a traditional stately home that boasts a gold leaf interior and frequent Chinese opera performances.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Penang?

British citizens travelling to Penang, Malaysia need a passport with six months of validity remaining upon your date of entry into Malaysia. You will not need a visa, however, as long as your visit is for less than 90 days.

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