Transportation

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Taxis, public transport and trishaws remain popular ways of getting around the city.

Taxi

Most taxis do not run on meters. For short trips within George Town, expect to pay around MYR 30. We can arrange a taxi pickup for you at the resort.

Public Transit

Bus

Rapid Penang, the main bus company in the state has an extensive route covering the island and mainland.

You can take 401, 401A and 401E to George Town. The fare for trips is MYR 1.40 for the first 7km, and goes up to a maximum of MYR 4.

Trishaw

These three-wheeled trishaws were once a common form of transport in and around George Town. Today they are enjoyed mostly by visitors, and are limited to the city centre.

Most drivers charge around MYR 15 per hour.

Local Climate
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