Penang Rapid Bus

Penang Rapid Bus

Penang Rapid Bus is a publicly operated urban transportation system. The system is the most efficient and economical mode of public transport to use when traveling anywhere around the Island. Penang public buses are relatively easy to access, frequent, and cheap. It is highly recommended to hop on a bus in order to access hiking areas. The Penang Rapid Bus video illustrates how easy it is for visitors as well as local residents to hop off at locations near most hiking trail start points.  In addition, it is easy enough to catch return buses from most hiking trail end points. Plan your trip in advance and make your way to Weld Quay or Komtar Terminals. There are other terminals at Tanjung Bungah, Balik Pulau, Teluk Bahang, Penang International Airport and Bukit Jambul. There are also connections with the mainland urban areas of Butterworth and Bukit Mertajam. Make sure you check with the driver regarding routing as Penang is developing fast and there are numerous road changes being constructed which can affect rerouting. Android and Apple 'apps' are available but accuracy of information needs to be improved. Additional detailed information is available here.