This post is about my first experience riding on Penang ferry. After nice breakfast at Kedai Kopi Kong Thai Lai (广泰来茶室) and checkout from Havara Place Homestay, we drove to the Penang ferry terminal which is not too far away. During this Penang trip, we stayed a night on the island and another night at Aroma Hotel, Butterworth.
According to Wikipedia, the ferry service here is the oldest ferry service in Malaysia. Since we were coming from the island, we are taking ferry from Raja Tun Uda ferry terminal at Weld Quay to Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal in Butterworth. Although the Penang bridge is nearer, we decided to take the ferry just for the experience.
While waiting for all the car to be in the Penang ferry, we went down from the car and shoot some photos from the ferry. Spotted this Star Cruise docked nearby. The weather is also very nice on that day.
There are actually four ferries operating everyday with 20 to 30 minutes arrival intervals starting from 5.20 am to 10.00 pm.
After 10pm, there is only one ferry operating with an arrival interval of 40 minutes until 1.00 am.
Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal (Island)
First ferry depart : 5.40 am
Last ferry depart : 1.00 am
Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal (Mainland)
First ferry depart : 5.20 am
Last ferry depart : 12.40 am
Refer to their website for updated information and pricing: http://www.penangport.com.my/Services/Ferry-Services