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Cheap flights to Penang, Malaysia

Round-trip from$941From Las Vegas to Penang
One-way from$618One-way flight from Las Vegas to Penang

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Penang right now?

Travel to Penang is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for Penang are based on the Malaysia restrictions which are: Entry restrictions

Malaysia has restricted entry to all traveler, except for citizens, permanent residents with a MyPR card, travelers and students with an approval from the Malaysian immigration, travelers with Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) permit, diplomats, embassy employees, and spouses or children of Malaysian nationals, who must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating this status. Holders of the following passes may apply for entry permission: “Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependents, Employment Pass (Category EP I, II and III), Professional Visit Pass (PVP), Dependent Pass to expatriate for all categories, Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories, and Foreign Maid to expatriate for all categories. The entire country remains under a “Recovery Movement Control Order” (RMCO) through March 31. Additionally, certain states and districts with higher prevalence of COVID-19 are subject to Movement Control Orders (MCOs), Conditional Movement Control Orders (CMCOs), or Enhanced Movement Control Orders (EMCOs). Sabah is subject to an MCO through February 4. For additional information on traveling to Sabah, please consult with Sabah's state authorities. All districts in Sarawak are subject to a CMCO through February 14 except for Sibu, which is subject to an MCO through February 14. For additional information on traveling to Sarawak, please consult with Sarawak's state authorities.

Entry requirements

Travelers must have a formal written approval from the Malaysian Government before attempting to enter Malaysia. Malaysian immigration operates a consolidated portal called My Travel Pass for most categories of pass holders to request permission to enter. Travelers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) permit must have a return approval and may also be requested from immigration via My Travel Pass. International students must have a written approval from immigration applied at Education Malaysia website Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

Quarantine requirements

All arriving travelers will be tested on arrival, and are subject to a mandatory quarantine requirement in a government facility. All costs for the quarantine are borne by the traveler. Travelers will be required to download the MySejahtera application and will be issued a wristband for identification and monitoring by the authorities during their quarantine period. Travelers presenting the results of a negative RT-PCR test undertaken within 72 hours of their departure to Malaysia must quarantine for 7 days upon arrival. The Malaysian authorities may require a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and will require an additional COVID-19 test on the 5th day of quarantine. Travelers not presenting the results of a negative RT-PCR test will be tested upon arrival and must quarantine for 10 days with an additional COVID-19 test on the 8th day of quarantine.

Transiting rules

Travelers may not transfer from international flights to domestic flights, except for Malaysian nationals who are traveling to Sabah or Sarawak. Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my.

If you are planning to travel to Penang from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.
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Cheapest Prices for Penang flights by month

January
$902
February
$884
March
$784
April
$779
May
$883
June
$1,126
July
$1,093
August
$912
September
$818
October
$880
November
$911
December
$1,058
April is currently the cheapest month to fly to Penang. At this moment in time June is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Penang?

LAS - PEN
Price
$779 - $1,736
PEN
Temperature
87.8 - 89.6 °F
PEN
Rainfall
2.68 - 14.57 inches
April is typically the best time to fly to Penang, but there are other times where great deals are available. January tends to be the warmest period in Penang so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. October is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Penang?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Penang. Flying on Tuesday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Penang?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Penang trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Penang?

Flights to Penang, Malaysia from the United States range from about 19h-30h. The precise flight time you’ll experience will depend on your departure city and the number and length of stopovers. If you’re departing out of the west coast, such as from San Francisco, your flight time is likely to be on the shorter end of the spectrum. If you’re departing from a city like New York, your flight time will be on the longer end of the range, due to distance and the increased chance of an extra stopover.

Where can you get direct flights to Penang from?

There are no direct flights from airports in the United States to Penang, unfortunately. If you’re trying to book a flight that is as direct as possible, first consider flying out of your nearest major airport. Also try to book a flight serviced by the airlines that fly into Penang regularly, such as Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Dragon, and United Airlines. Flights to Penang tend to make stopovers in cities like Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore Changi, and Kuala Lumpur, depending on your airline.

How do you get from Penang airport to the city center?

When your destination is Penang, you’ll fly into Penang International Airport (PEN), which is about 11 miles south of Penang’s capital city, George Town. To reach downtown George Town from the airport, you can take a taxi, which will cost about $10-$13 and take under 20 minutes. You can also take a Rapid Penang bus from the airport to Komtar in the city center, which will cost only about $1 and take about 48 minutes. If you’re traveling in a group and have lots of luggage, a shuttle maybe your best option, which will take about 15 minutes and cost just about $16.

What are some things to do in Penang?

Penang is a state in Malaysia that consists of Penang Island and Seberang Perai on the mainland of Malay Peninsula. Its exquisite natural scenery and rich culture make Penang an exciting place to visit. For those who appreciate colorful ornate architecture, be sure to visit the stunning Kek Lok Si Temple, which consists of a massive pagoda, gorgeous gardens, and serene temples. Get to know Penang in an innovative way by spending an afternoon at Made in Penang Interactive Museum, where, as the name suggests, exhibits are interactive for a more meaningful experience. Penang Hill, also known as Flagstaff Hill, is the place to go for hikes and enjoying views across the city. Ride the funicular up the hill to better appreciate the vistas along the way.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Penang?

United States citizens traveling to Penang, Malaysia need a passport with at least six months of validity remaining from the date of your arrival, although a visa is not needed for visits under 90 days.

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