About Swettenham Pier International Cruise Terminal
Penang Island in Malaysia has always been known as a dream destination for many tourists coming from all around the world. Thoughts of exquisite street tastes and unique as well as remarkable heritage immediately come to mind when the name Penang is mentioned. They are within reach now as tickets for ferry services can be conveniently booked through Easybook!
A ferry ride is one of the most utilized mode of transportations to access this incredible Malaysian island and the main ferry terminal in Penang is the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal. Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal is located near the city center of Georgetown and it is considered as the newest ferry terminal in the state which can be easily spotted within the Penang Port from across the island.
How to Get to Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal
To get to the ferry terminal in Swettenham Pier, access can be attained via various means. It is within a walking distance from the Weld Quay Bus Terminal. Express buses and local buses such as Rapid Penang Bus crossing the town can be reached as well as taxis operating to and from Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal. Train services will not be an option as there is no railway network within the island.
Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal caters to ferry services sailing between Penang and another famous holiday paradise known as Langkawi Island in Kedah. The journey between Penang Island and Langkawi Island is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, accompanied by amazing views throughout the ride. One of the best things about taking ferry services is that there is no limit to the things passengers can bring on board, which makes packing less of a hassle.
Popular Ferry Operators
A few ferry services operating in Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal can be chosen from including Super Fast Ferry Ventures.
- Super Fast Ferry Ventures
Popular Ferry Routes
Popular routes from Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal in Penang
- Ferry from Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal to Langkawi Jetty
The building of Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal is a large cultural Penang heritage structure located almost in the heart of Penang’s capital, Georgetown. It is within walking distance from many facilities such as nearby convenient stores, stalls and ATMs. Passengers can purchase a variety of local drinks as well as snacks due to its strategic orientation.
Within the ferry terminal, a stretch of ticket counters as well as tour office counters are available for passengers to check out available trip packages beyond the island. It is further equipped with big, panoramic windows enabling the public to see the arrival of ferries. It is also air-conditioned with a money changer inside. Basic amenities such as clean washrooms and several waiting points can be found inside the terminal with a comfortable setting.
- Convenience stores
- Sheltered waiting area
- Ticket counters
There are many multi-cultural heritage buildings as well as different styles of shophouses and townhouses along the streets of Georgetown. Grab the chance to visit numerous iconic places such as the Fort Cornwallis, Penang City Hall, as well as the old and unique Clan Jetties along Weld Quay, just to name a few. The city is known to maintain its olden days designs with a gist of contemporary touch. Domestic as well as international tourists from all around the world make a visit to this charming city during peak holiday seasons, so make sure to get tickets for ferry services ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
Select the preferred pick-up and drop-off destination followed by a travel date whereby schedules for ferry services will be shown and the booking process on Easybook can be completed within minutes. For more information on ferry ticket bookings, follow this simple guideline with Easybook’s effortless navigation.
No. 1A, King Edward Place, Pengkalan Weld, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang