Penang Airport car hire


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Discover George Town and Penang Island in a car rental

Penang, ‘The Pearl of the Orient’ in southeast Asia in a nutshell. This state of Malaysia is a fusion of eastern and western culture and history, and today offers both a taste of this rich past as well as a modern and metropolitan experience. Its capital George Town is a sprawling city with an infinite list of things to do, so a car rental in Penang will help you make the most of it.

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01 November 2022 - 31 December 2027
Minimum hire period: 21 days

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Instead of trawling through multiple car rental websites to find a rental deal in Penang, make the process easy and use GoSee to compare available vehicles across both international and local brands. 

All you need to do is enter your travel dates, and GoSee will do the rest. You can scroll through all the car rental options at Penang Airport and further refine your results if there’s something specific you had in mind, such as a manual or auto vehicle. 

You’ll have access to 24/7 assistance should you have any questions at all, and you can book securely online as soon as you’ve made your decision.

Introducing Penang Airport

Penang Airport is the third busiest in Malaysia with more than 6 million travellers passing through each year. The terminal is constantly buzzing as visitors arrive and depart from both international and domestic destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Bintulu, Ipoh, Langkawi, and Malacca. 

You’ll find all the facilities and amenities you would expect from an international airport. You can pick up a few souvenirs at the shops, dine at the restaurants and cafes, and make the most of the free WiFi in the terminal. 

When you land, make your way to the arrivals hall, where you’ll find all the car rental desks in one place.

Driving your hired car in Penang

Penang is one of the most densely populated places in Malaysia, making it a busy and bustling city. Driving here is a lot like driving in any major city centre, so you’ll need to be prepared for bold drivers and plenty of bumper-to-bumper action.


Driving from Penang Airport to the city

The Penang Airport is 20 kilometres south of George Town, a drive that will take roughly 30 minutes under normal conditions. To get there, you’ll turn right as you leave the airport onto Route 6 (Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah) and follow this all the way north into town. You can also follow the road as it forks off onto Route 3113, which also leads to the city.

Where to drive your Penang rental car

From Penang, you have plenty of choice of places to visit. Start traveling to the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and check out the Petronas Twin Towers. If you have more time, head to Senai in your rental car and see the beauty of this southernmost part of the country.

Tips for driving your rental car in Penang

You will absolutely need a GPS device or reliable app on your phone for directions around Penang, as this will help to keep you from getting lost. It can also be beneficial to avoid traveling at rush hour times to skip the worst of the daily-commute traffic. You’ll also quickly notice that the locals don’t always heed the road rules, so it pays to keep an eye out and be wary of other vehicles.

Parking at Penang Airport

There are roughly 800 parking spaces available at the airport, spread across short- and long-term parking lots. All spaces are located within a short walk of the passenger terminal, and you won’t need to book in advance to find a spot.

Parking in Penang

There are multiple car parking lots around Penang, such as the Penang Hill Multi-Storey Car Park, the Union Street Car Park, and MPPP Beach Street Parking Complex. Also, it may be a good idea to find accommodation that includes parking with your unit to avoid the hassle of finding a spot once you get to town.

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