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There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to George Town by plane, bus, car ferry, ferry or train

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Fly Sydney to Penang

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Penang (PEN)

Fly Sydney to Ipoh, bus, car ferry

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Ipoh (IPH)
  2. Take the bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to Butterworth
  3. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

Fly Sydney to Langkawi, ferry

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Langkawi (LGK)
  2. Take the ferry from Kuah Ferry Terminal to Swettenham Pier

Fly Sydney to Alor Setar, train, car ferry

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Alor Setar (AOR)
  2. Take the train from Anak Bukit to Butterworth
  3. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal

Train to Newcastle, fly to Penang

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Penang (PEN)

Sydney (SYD) to Penang (PEN) flights

The flight time between Sydney (SYD) and Penang (PEN) is around 14h 8m and covers a distance of around 6894 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 45m. Services are operated by Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Scoot Tigerair and others. Typically 89 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

89 Weekly Planes
14h 8m Average Duration
RM 1007 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to George Town is to fly which costs $340 - $900 and takes 14h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to George Town is to fly which costs $340 - $900 and takes 14h 7m.

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The distance between Sydney and George Town is 6897 km.

It takes approximately 14h 7m to get from Sydney to George Town, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Penang Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 40m and has one stopover.

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George Town is 2h behind Sydney. It is currently 11:42 AM in Sydney and 9:42 AM in George Town.

Qantas, Jetstar Asia Airways, Thai Airways International and five other airlines offer flights from Sydney Airport to Penang Airport.

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There are 343+ hotels available in George Town. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18 - $21.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to George Town.
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  • Distance: 6896.6 km
  • Duration: 14h 7m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and George Town, Malaysia?

Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Sydney to George Town hourly.

Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Penang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
12h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3800
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 4800
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Melbourne, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RM 3400 - RM 9500
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Auckland, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
RM 5000 - RM 14000
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
RM 3400 - RM 9500
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Perth, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
RM 3500 - RM 10000
Flights from Sydney to Langkawi via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 5500
Flights from Sydney to Alor Setar via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 4600
Flights from Newcastle to Penang via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 6000
Flights from Newcastle to Penang via Melbourne, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3400
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 6000
Flights from Sydney to Langkawi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 6500
Flights from Sydney to Langkawi via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 6500
Flights from Sydney to Langkawi via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 5500
Flights from Sydney to Langkawi via Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 6500
Flights from Sydney to Alor Setar via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 5500
Flights from Newcastle to Penang via Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 7000
Flights from Newcastle to Penang via Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 7000
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Sydney to Penang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 6000
Flights from Sydney to Langkawi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 6500
Flights from Sydney to Langkawi via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 6500
Flights from Sydney to Langkawi via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 5500
Flights from Sydney to Langkawi via Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 6500
Flights from Sydney to Alor Setar via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 5500
Flights from Newcastle to Penang via Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 7000
Flights from Newcastle to Penang via Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 2200 - RM 7000
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Sydney to Penang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2700
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 4800
Flights from Newcastle to Penang via Melbourne, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3700
Flights from Newcastle to Penang via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
RM 2500 - RM 6000
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Penang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 5500
Flights from Newcastle to Penang via Melbourne, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3700
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Penang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 4300
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Penang via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 3400 - RM 11000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sydney to Ipoh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 4800
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Phone
+603 - 2267 1200
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Anak Bukit to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 12 - RM 14
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
RM 28 - RM 40
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
RM 28 - RM 40
Opal single trip ticket
RM 30 - RM 45
Bus operators
Billion Stars Express
Website
12go.co
Bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 22 - RM 35
Schedules at
12go.co
KPB Express
Phone
+604 332 6815
Website
kpbekspres.com
Bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
RM 22 - RM 26
Schedules at
kpbekspres.com
Express Kesatuan
Phone
+6016-5217774
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Butterworth Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 20
Schedules at
easybook.com
Perak Transit
Phone
05-255 1128
Email
enquiry@peraktransit.com.my
Website
peraktransit.com.my
Bus from Ipoh Aman Jaya to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 8 - RM 21
Schedules at
peraktransit.com.my
Mara Liner
Website
12go.co
Bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 16
Schedules at
12go.co
Cepat Express
Phone
+603 7728 8789
Email
helpdesk@eticketing.my
Website
cepatexpress.com.my
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 16
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Sri Maju Group
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Sri Maju Group SG
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Unititi express
Phone
+605 4911 452
Website
unititi.com.my
Bus from AmanJaya Ipoh to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
unititi.com.my
Ferry operators
Rapid Ferry
Phone
03-7885 2585
Email
suggest@rapidkl.com.my
Website
myrapid.com.my
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 1 - RM 8
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
RM 2
Car
RM 8
Bicycle
RM 2
Motorcycle
RM 2
Tricycle
RM 3
Super Fast Ferry Ventures
Phone
604-2620802
Email
sffvpenang.ticket@gmail.com
Website
superfastferry.com.my
Ferry from Kuah Ferry Terminal to Swettenham Pier
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 77
Schedules at
superfastferry.com.my
Book at
12go.asia

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