Taking The Ferry From Penang Island To The Mainland

By | August 28, 2017

I recently took the ferry from Penang Island to the Mainland. It has been a while since I last took the ferry, but with the traffic jam on the Penang Bridge (triggered by the Penang Bridge maintenance work starting from 22 August 2017), I decided to take the ferry on Wednesday, 23 August 2017.

I reached the Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal at about 11AM, and waited in line for about 10 minutes before getting into the ferry. The waiting time was shorter than I expected, but 11AM is within the non-peak hours.

Waiting To Enter Penang Ferry

Entering The Penang Ferry

The ferry I boarded was named Pulau Kapas. Once all the cars and motorcycles were parked in the ferry, I got out from the car and walked around. The motorcycles were lined behind the cars. The wind from the sea was very strong, which was nice. Here are some pictures I took from inside the ferry:

Inside The Penang Ferry

Blue Penang Ferry

Penang Ferry – Blue

 

View Of Weld Quay From Ferry

View Of Weld Quay From Ferry

 

View Of North Butterworth Container Terminal From Ferry

View Of North Butterworth Container Terminal From Ferry

 

View Of Penang Bridge From Ferry

View Of Penang Bridge From Ferry

After about 15 minutes, the ferry reached the Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal on Mainland Penang. The entire journey was very relaxing; better than being stuck in the traffic jam caused by the Penang Bridge maintenance work. Based on the experience, the ferry service from Penang to the Mainland is definitely a viable option during non-peak hours (I believe it is a long wait during peak hours though).

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