By train the journey from Bagan Serai to Penang is scheduled to take around 40 minutes.
Train Times from Bagan Serai to Penang
There is currently 1 direct train service a day from Bagan Serai to Butterworth Railway Station in Penang.
Train Tickets from Bagan Serai to Penang
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Bagan Serai Railway Station
Bagan Serai Railway Station is located 3.1 km by road from Bagan Serai Market.
Penang Railway Station
Read more about Butterworth Railway Station which is closest train station to Penang Island.
About Travel to Penang
Butterworth Railway Station is the connection point between railway services and ferry and taxi services to Penang Island. Penang Island is a massively popular tourist destination, particularly George Town and the beach resorts to the North of George Town, such as Batu Ferringhi.
Travel to Penang Island
The cheapest way to get from Butterworth Railway Station to Penang Island is to take RapidFerry commuter service. The entrance to the passenger ferry service is on the second floor of Penang Sentral Bus Terminal. Ferry services to Penang Island depart frequent from around 06:00 until midnight every day. The ferry journey takes around 20 minutes and costs very little: 1.2 MYR for adults and 0.60 MYR for children. The arrival point on Penang Island is on the seafront road in the historic centre of George Town.
About George Town
Geoge Town in Penang is one of the most interesting and vibrant parts of the Malay Peninsula. The town grew from the early 19th century onward into an important strategic and commercial outpost of the British Empire, and the city’s architecture is an electic mix of European, Chinese, Indian and Malay styles. The Chinese influence on the city is very strong with lots of temples and historic mansion house style buildings located in the Old Quarter of Penang. Penang Hill is also worth visiting. It’s not very far from the centre of George Town as well as offering great views across the city and coastline it also provides an interesting insight into the life of Btisih colonialists in the 19th Century and the first half of the 20th Century.
Modern day George Town
As well as being a city with a rich history and lots of old buildings, George Town is also a vibrant cultural centre. The city’s food is very diverse and very good. The city’s bars, restaurants and nightclubs are also well done and often get very busy. George Town is a Malay city which is lively at night. In addition to this, George Town is known for its fantastic street art depicting scenes from local life, the history of the city and dealing with contemporary issues around race and identity. The most famous of these wall murals were created in 2012 by Ukranian artist Ernest Zacharevic.