|Popular in||April||High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||September||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||£723||Average for round-trip flights in June 2022|
|Round-trip from||£622||From London to Penang Intl|
|One-way from||£8||One-way flight from London to Penang Intl (PEN)|
Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Penang Intl
Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Penang Intl.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 2 days before departing to Penang Intl.
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Penang Intl.
https://mysejahtera.malaysia.gov.my/intro/ - check-ins via the contact tracing app MySejahtera will no longer be required, but the MySJ Trace function should be activated for contact tracing.
Returning to United Kingdom from Penang Intl
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Penang Intl are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.
Visitors from Penang Intl are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
LON - PEN
£613 - £1,070
31 - 32 °C
68 - 370 mm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Penang International Airport – formerly known as Bayan Lepas International – is a visitor-friendly mid-size airport, offering connections to many premier destinations in south east Asia.
Winner of the 2009 Airport of the Year Award (for airports with fewer than 15 million annual passengers) in the Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace and Defence Awards, Penang International is a great place to start your Malaysian adventure.
Flights to Penang International Airport are offered by a wide variety of carriers (including low-cost airlines Firefly and AirAsia), from attractive Asian destinations such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Medan. Located just 16km from George Town, while Penang International is an important regional hub, the airport’s sleek, efficient design ensures that the time you spend in transit will pass by in pleasant, stress-free fashion.
If you book a flight to Penang, you will be flying into Penang Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Penang Intl (PEN) is located 9.0 mi from the centre of Penang.