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About Flights to Penang

Summary info about Penang flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

25h 00m

Operated By

2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Penang from United States in the last 72 hours is $552 (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Penang Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Penang from United States in the last 72 hours is $864 (San Francisco to Penang Intl).
The fastest flight to Penang from United States takes 25h 00m (San Francisco to Penang Intl).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to Penang, including Japan Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

Cheapest flights to Penang airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Penang airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles


Los Angeles (LAX) to Penang (PEN)

Typically, flights to Penang from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Penang Intl, which has an average price of $1,110

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO PENANG FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember14% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Penang costs on average just $873 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO PENANG FROM LOS ANGELESJune80% more expensiveIt costs about $1,832 for flights to Penang from Los Angeles in June
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO PENANG FROM LOS ANGELESMay604% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Penang from Los Angeles in May than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Penang?

If you want George Town flight deals, consider flying out of cities in the United States like Chicago, New York, or San Francisco. On average, a flight from Chicago to George Town, Malaysia will take between 27 and 30 hours, while flights departing from New York normally last around 22 to 27 hours. If your trip is originating in San Francisco, you can expect it to take you anywhere from 19 to 26 hours in total.

Currently, there are no cities that offer nonstop flights to George Town, Malaysia from the United States. In general, you can plan on having anywhere from one to two layovers during your voyage. When flying out of Chicago O’Hare International Airport, you may stop in cities like Doha or Kuala Lumpur. If you’re departing from an airport in New York, such as John F. Kennedy, it’s common to stop in Frankfurt or Singapore, while those leaving from San Francisco International Airport may have layovers in either Hong Kong or Taipei.

The best price found on momondo to Penang was $9/pp from Lagos, Lagos, which is 99% cheaper than the average flight price to Penang. To find the cheapest price to Penang from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

The month of September is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Penang from United States, with most prices found around $784. The month of June is another great option to travel to Penang, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $964.

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Penang from United States is on a Wednesday. momondo users have found tickets for Wednesday departures for as low as $979. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. On the other hand, Saturday is the most expensive day to depart from United States because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travelers. As a result, prices tend to be around $1,543.

When planning your flight to Penang, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of March, April, or May could carry a higher chance of rain, as Penang sees up to 5.1 inches or more. There are still things to do in Penang even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. Many tourists kill time during rain and storms by going to shopping centers in the area, like Queensbay Mall.

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Penang is possible. If you are planning a flight to Penang, consider booking flights to Alor Setar Airport (54 mi from Penang city center), Langkawi Airport (75 mi from Penang city center) or Ipoh Airport (79 mi from Penang city center).

You can find deals at Alor Setar Airport for $393pp on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

Penang flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Penang found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
Oct 12
SFO6:55 pmSan Francisco
25h 00m
2 stops
PEN7:55 pmPenang Intl
Oct 22
PEN6:00 amPenang Intl
24h 55m
2 stops
SFO6:55 amSan Francisco
Japan Airlines
Sep 28
SFO9:55 amSan Francisco
39h 40m
2 stops
PEN1:35 amPenang Intl
Oct 7
PEN2:55 pmPenang Intl
31h 35m
2 stops
SFO10:30 pmSan Francisco
Japan Airlines
Sep 13
SEA9:30 amSeattle/Tacoma Intl
44h 00m
2 stops
PEN5:30 amPenang Intl
Sep 23
PEN11:30 amPenang Intl
34h 30m
2 stops
SEA10:00 pmSeattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
Sep 8
LAX8:25 amLos Angeles
38h 55m
2 stops
PEN11:20 pmPenang Intl
Sep 22
PEN2:00 amPenang Intl
28h 25m
2 stops
LAX6:25 amLos Angeles
Japan Airlines
Nov 18
LAX7:30 amLos Angeles
43h 50m
2 stops
PEN3:20 amPenang Intl
Dec 4
PEN12:50 pmPenang Intl
32h 00m
2 stops
LAX8:50 pmLos Angeles
Japan Airlines
Sep 17
SFO9:55 amSan Francisco
43h 35m
2 stops
PEN5:30 amPenang Intl
Nov 11
PEN10:25 amPenang Intl
34h 55m
2 stops
SFO9:20 pmSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Penang

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Penang, view some of our deals below.
Multiple Airlines
Oct 8
JFK10:00 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
59h 35m
2 stops
PEN9:35 pmPenang Intl
Multiple Airlines
Oct 8
JFK9:50 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
59h 50m
3 stops
PEN9:40 pmPenang Intl
Multiple Airlines
Oct 7
JFK8:50 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
34h 05m
3 stops
PEN6:55 amPenang Intl

Which airlines fly to Penang?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Penang

Which airlines fly to Penang?

Singapore Airlines is the airline most momondo users in United States opt for when booking flights to Penang. China Southern, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines are also popular choices when flying to Penang from United States. Most major airlines flying from United States to Penang will offer flights on a regular basis, though your options may vary depending on what airport you fly from.

Singapore Airlines Flights to Penang

The most popular airline for flights to Penang on momondo is Singapore Airlines, which operates 32 flights in this direction every week. Most depart out of Singapore Changi, with the best deal for Singapore Airlines flights to Penang being $762 (round-trip, New York John F Kennedy Intl to Penang, momondo searches within the last 72 hours). In 66 Singapore Airlines reviews, it is rated 8.0 by momondo users.

Malaysia Airlines Flights to Penang

Another popular choice for flights to Penang is Malaysia Airlines (7.6/10, 8 reviews). Most Malaysia Airlines flights landing in Penang will be arriving from Kuala Lumpur Subang, but there are 57 Malaysia Airlines flights to Penang from all departure points globally so prices can vary significantly. The best Malaysia Airlines deal found on momondo this week was $1,351 (Miami to Penang, round-trip).

Airports near Penang

Below you will find all the airports in Penang along with the distance from the city center

How do you get to the city center from George Town airport?

If you’d like to go from Penang International Airport, George Town to the city center, an easy way to do so is by car, as the drive will normally take you between 25 and 40 minutes on average. While there are no ridesharing services available in the area, there are generally local taxis waiting outside of the Arrivals Terminal. You can also choose to rent a car from one of the many companies with offices at the airport, such as Avis, Europcar, and Hertz. Public transportation is an option as well, and bus lines 102, 306, and 401E will bring you to the city center in around 45 minutes.

Visa requirements for visiting Penang

If you plan on staying in the country for 90 days or less and you are a United States citizen, you don’t need to worry about obtaining a visa before traveling to George Town or any other city in Malaysia. However, you’ll need to have proof that you have booked a return plane ticket to the United States within this timeframe. You’ll also be required to have a valid United States passport that doesn’t have an expiration date that is within six months of your scheduled departure from Malaysia. In your passport, you should have one full blank page so you can receive your immigration stamp.

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Best things to do and see in Penang

To see some impressive views of the surrounding region, head to Penang Hill, a mountainous park that is known for having a few different hiking trails. Explore some of the area’s unique architecture by touring the Kek Lok Si Temple, which dates back to the 1800s and is considered to be an important pilgrimage center for Buddhists. If you want to grab a bite to eat and do some shopping, go for a walk along Gurney Drive, which is a popular seafront promenade. The Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is also a must-see, as it is known for being one of the most popular clan houses in the country.

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