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About Penang International Airport (PEN)

Penang International Airport (IATA: PEN, ICAO: WMKP) serves the state of Penang and the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. The airport has one terminal building divided into domestic and international sections. This Penang International Airport guide provides essential information, including terminal facilities and access to and from the airport.


An information desk is located in the public area on Level 1.


Driving directions:

Penang International Airport is located right by Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (Route 6), a main road that serves Penang's southern suburbs and free industrial zones. Travellers coming from George Town usually head south on the coastal highway known as Lebuhraya Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu (Route 3113) before merging into Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah. The drive time from George Town to Penang International Airport is about 35 minutes, but longer during peak hours.

Transfer between terminals:

All flights depart and arrive at the same terminal (albeit at different levels and sections); therefore, transferring passengers can walk.

Airport Info

Bayan Lepas
Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Bayan Lepas

Penang International Airport is located in Bayan Lepas, one of Malaysia's oldest free industrial zones. It is also about 16 km (10 miles) south of George Town, Penang's capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.

No. of terminals:

+60 4 252 0252

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Rapid Penang, the state's public bus brand, has several lines serving Penang International Airport, including 102, 306, 401, and 401E. 401E, an express bus, is probably the most popular with tourists as it uses the expressway to reach the bus terminal in George Town.

Taxis: are cheap and reliable. A voucher system with fixed prices for specific zones is used. Passengers need to buy a voucher at the taxi counter in the terminal building and then present the voucher to the taxi driver. Surcharges will apply from midnight to early morning.

E-hailing or ride-hailing: Grab operates in Penang and can pick up passengers from Penang International Airport. The pick-up area is on Level 1, as shown on the app.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are on Levels 1 (Arrivals) and 2 (Departures).

A foreign exchange counter is on Level 2 (Departures).


Penang International Airport has a decent selection of food establishments.


Penang International Airport has a few gift shops selling local handicrafts and food products. Two duty-free shops are also present.


Penang International Airport does not have a luggage storage facility.

Contact the airline you flew with for lost items on an airplane, but contact the ground staff if you have misplaced items within the airport.


Penang International Airport has a medical clinic on Level 1 (Lot LS 05).

Airport facilities

Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available.

There are two counters selling local pre-paid SIM cards to tourists on Level 1.

Disabled facilities:

Penang International Airport has standard accessibility features such as ramps, lifts, and accessible toilets.

Travellers who require special arrangements should contact the airline at least 48 hours before travelling.

Car parking:

Penang International Airport has a parking garage located opposite the terminal building. Valet parking is also available.

Car rental:

Penang International Airport has a few car rental companies on Level 1 (Arrivals), although many travellers now compare prices and book in advance.

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