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Cheap Flights to Penang

Popular in December High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise
Cheapest in October Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price £576 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £455 From London to Penang
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Penang related to COVID-19?

Travel to Penang is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for Penang are based on the Malaysia restrictions which are: Malaysia has restricted entry to all travellers except for citizens, permanent residents with a MyPR card, diplomats, embassy employees, and spouses or children of Malaysian nationals, who must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating this status. Travellers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) permit may also enter the country. They must have a negative COVID-19 testing result prior to their flight to Malaysia. All arriving travellers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine at a designated quarantine station upon arrival. For Malaysian nationals, the government will bear the cost of MYR 150 per day for the quarantine. Other travellers will be required to bear all costs. Travellers may not transfer from international flights to domestic flights, except ifor Malaysian nationals who are travelling to Sabah or Sarawak.. If you are planning to travel to Penang from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.

Cheapest prices for Penang flights by month

January
£482
February
£485
March
£480
April
£516
May
£498
June
£499
July
£513
August
£501
September
£479
October
£476
November
£487
December
£575
October is currently the cheapest month to fly to Penang. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Penang?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - PEN
Price
£476 - £735
PEN
Temperature
31 - 32 °C
PEN
Rainfall
68 - 370 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, October is seen as the time to fly to Penang, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Penang then January is statistically the hottest. October is historically the period with most rainfall.

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

The price you pay for your flight to Penang may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 59 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Penang?

Thursday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Penang. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Penang?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Penang. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

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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