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Penang Port Malaaysia

Penang Port Malaaysia

text Wikitravel:   Ferries connect various points in Peninsular Malaysia with Sumatra in Indonesia and southern Thailand, Sarawak with Brunei, and Sabah with East Kalimantan in Indonesia and Mindanao in the Philippines. Luxury cruises also run from Singapore and sometimesPhuket (Thailand) to Malaysia.

  • Brunei – ferries daily between the Muara Ferry Terminal in Brunei and Labuan island and Lawas in Sarawak. Speedboats, mostly in the morning, also run between Bandar Seri Begawan jetty and Limbang, Sarawak.
  • Indonesia – the main jumping-off points from Indonesia are the Riau Islands of Batam, Bintan and Karimun; Dumai, Medan and Pekanbaru on the Sumatra mainland as well as Nunukan in East Kalimantan. Ferries link Batam with Batu Pahat and Johor Bahru;Bintan with Johor Bahru; Karimun with Batu Pahat and Kukup in Johor; Dumai with Malacca, Muar in Johor, Port Dickson (in Negeri Sembilan) and Port Klang, the port for Kuala Lumpur; Pekanbaru with Malacca. Daily ferries also link Nunukan with Tawau inSabah. There are also minor crossings like between Bengkalis in Riau and Batu Pahat; Sumatra and Malacca and Muar in Johor; and Tanjung Balai Asahan in North Sumatra with Port Klang, the port for Kuala Lumpur.
  • Philippines – ferries run between the Zamboanga Peninsula and Sandakan, Sabah.
  • Singapore – daily passenger boats run between Changi Point and Pengerang, between Tanah Merah and Sebana Cover Resort, as well as between Changi and Tanjung Belungkor, all in Johor.
  • Thailand – four ferries daily (reduced to three during Ramadan) between Tammalang at Satun and Kuah on Langkawi, Malaysia. Vehicle ferries operate between Ban Taba near Tak Bai in Narathiwat province and Pengkalan Kubur in Kelantan, Malaysia, while passenger boats run between Ban Buketa in Narathiwat province and Bukit Bunga in Kelantan.

By Cruise Ship

 

 

 

 

Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal

 

Passenger traffic is handled at the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal located on the island of Penang. Penang’s natural charm as a holiday haven filled with many tourist destinations and beautiful beaches coupled with wonderful food has made it a magnet to tourists from all over the world.

The Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal is the latest terminal in Penang Port having opened in 2010 after a major rebuild. It has a main berth that is 400 metres in length with a water depth of 12m capable of handling the largest cruise vessels in the world. It also has 2 inner berths i.e. north and south. The north inner berth has a berth that is 248m in length (maximum size of 160m ship) with a depth of 6.5m while the south inner berth is 219m in length (maximum size of 100m ship) with a depth of 5.5m. Both these inner berths are used for smaller passenger vessels. The Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal has a main terminal building that is equipped with an aero-bridge for fast and safe embarkation and disembarkation of passengers.

2010 saw Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal handling nearly 1.1 million passengers. This grew by 17.6% to become nearly 1.29 million passengers in 2013. The bulk of this traffic came from the popular “Cruise to Nowhere” which is offered by cruise operators such as Amusement World and Star Cruise who is the anchor tenant at Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal. Nearly 64% of the passenger traffic came from the “Cruise to Nowhere”. Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal also caters for ferry services that ply between Penang and places like Langsa, Acheh in Indonesia and the islands of Langkawi and Pulau Payar in the northern state of Kedah.

Star cruise malaysia

Star cruise malaysia

http://www.starcruises.com/en/home/eb/e-brochures/superstar-virgo.aspx

 

Silversea Cruise Malaysia

Silversea Cruise Malaysia

http://www.silversea.com/destinations/asia-cruise/

Ferry Services

Penang Port is unique, as it is the only port operator in Malaysia that operates ferry services linking between Georgetown (Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal) and Butterworth on the mainland (Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal).

Penang Port operates a fleet of four ferries on a daily basis with 20 – 30 minutes arrival intervals from 5.20 am to 10.00p.m and one ferry from 10.00 pm to 1.00a.m with an arrival interval of 40 minutes.

Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal (Island)
First ferry depart : 5.40 a.m
Last ferry depart : 1.00 a.m

Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal (Mainland)
First ferry depart : 5.20 a.m
Last ferry depart : 12.40 a.m

 

Ferry rates

Pedestrian Adult RM1.20
Children RM0.60
Monthly Tickets *** Adult RM30.00
Students (Below 21 years old) RM6.00
Vehicles Bicycle RM1.40
Motorcycle RM2.00
Trishaw RM3.30
Motorcar (including station wagon, four-wheel drive, three-wheel commercial vehicle, motorcycle with side car) RM7.70
Lorry (2 axles with 4 wheels) RM13.30
Lorry (2 axles with 6 wheels) RM27.50
*** Applicable for pedestrian only.
Monthly Tickets are valid for two (2) months from the date of issue.

Location Butterworth side:

The ferry entrance is right next to Butterworth train and bus stations.

If you are arriving by train, keep to your left after leaving the platform and follow the covered walkway up a slope. It will only take you a minute or two!

The bus terminal is even closer to the ferry. Just look for the stairway up.

If you have just arrived on the train from Thailand you will need your first Malaysian money here.

There is a money-changer at Butterworth train station (not the best rates!) or you can change some money while at the border station of Padang Besar.

Location Penang side:

Weld Quay otherwise known just as Jetty.

From here you can catch a bus to anywhere on the island as the RapidPenang bus terminal is on your right as you exit the ferry area.

Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Rates & Schedules

Tanjung Belungkor Ferry: Ferries to Tanjung Pinang

All these are easily accessible from the Senai International Airport, Johor Bahru and Changi Airport, Singapore. If you are in Singapore Changi Airport, you can reach Desaru by the ferry available there. From Changi Airport, go to Changi Ferry Terminal by taxi / van. At Changi Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Tanjung Belungkor (25 minutes ferry ride). Upon reaching Tanjung Belungkor, public transport is available from Tanjung Belungkor to Desaru.

Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Schedule  

From Changi Ferry Terminal
Mon – Fri
1800
Sat – Sun (with Public Holidays)
0930
1230
1700
2000
From Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal
Mon – Fri
0830
1600
Sat – Sun (with Public Holidays)
0830
1100
1530
1830

Langkawai Ferry Malaysia

https://langkawi-ferry.com/Home/Home.aspx

Ferry Information

Name of Ferry
Alaf Baru 1
Alaf Baru 2
Impian 2
Impian 3
Kenangan 1
Kenangan 2
Kenangan 3
Kenangan 6
Lambaian 1
Lambaian 2
Lambaian 3
Satun 1
Name of Ferry: ALAF BARU 1
CAPACITY: 116 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 32 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video, Reclining seats
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Name of Ferry: ALAF BARU 2
CAPACITY: 152 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 32 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video, Reclining seats
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Name of Ferry: IMPIAN 2
CAPACITY: 164 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 32 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video,Reclining seats
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Name of Ferry: IMPIAN 3
CAPACITY: 93 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 32 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video,Reclining seats
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Name of Ferry: KENANGAN 1
CAPACITY: 117 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 32 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video,Reclining seats
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Name of Ferry: KENANGAN 2
CAPACITY: 191 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 36 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video, Reclining seats, Mini canteen
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Name of Ferry: KENANGAN 3
CAPACITY: 192 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 38 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video, Reclining seats, Mini canteen
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Name of Ferry: KENANGAN 6
CAPACITY: 218 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 38 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video, Reclining seats, Mini canteen
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Name of Ferry: LAMBAIAN 1
CAPACITY: 162 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 32 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video, Reclining seats
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Name of Ferry: LAMBAIAN 2
CAPACITY: 164 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 32 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video, Reclining seats
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Name of Ferry: LAMBAIAN 3
CAPACITY: 155 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 32 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video, Reclining seats
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Name of Ferry: SATUN 1
CAPACITY: 110 PASSENGERS
SPEED: 32 KNOTS
FACILITIES: Air-conditioned, In-house video, Reclining seats
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Our ferries are equiped with air-conditioned and
a) Reclining Seats
b) In-House Video
c) Full view of ferry
d) Mini canteen



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