Rapid Ferry from Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Georgetown (Penang Island) by Bus and Ferry (OUTDATED)

The Rapid Ferry is the main mode of transport between Butterworth and Georgetown Penang Island. As the construction of Penang Sentral was still ongoing, the bus transfer to the ferry terminal was necessary to get to the ferry terminal.

I took this journey while the construction of Penang Sentral was still ongoing, days before the opening. As such, this journey will include the compulsory bus transfer which is no longer in operation as Penang Sentral is now open. Simply put, this post is outdated, but is still here for keepsake purposes.

The Rapid Ferry / Penang Ferry Service has been replaced with the Penang Fast Ferry.

Click here for Penang Fast Ferry information.

Signs along the path to Penang Sentral Temporary Transport Terminal have notices on the impending opening of Penang Sentral on 22 November 2018.

Crossing the road to Penang Sentral Temporary Transport Terminal.

Boarding the free shuttle bus to the ferry terminal.

The new Penang Sentral building as seen from the compulsory shuttle bus.

Approaching Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal.

Heading up to the terminal.

This path is no longer in use for pedestrians.

Heading to the ticket counter to purchase my ticket to Penang Island.

This path is now the arrival path for pedestrians.

The new path to Penang Sentral.

Purchasing my ticket from the ticket counter.

My ticket for the ride to Penang Island. This costs RM1.20.

Scan the QR code at the turnstiles to enter the waiting area for the ferry.

New information screens of Rapid Ferry are present in the waiting area, providing actual timetables of the next ferry, as compared to the previous information of simply “3 feri”.

After all vehicles are cleared into the ferry, passengers board.

Boarding the Rapid Ferry to Penang Island.

The interior of Pulau Payar with a main seating area in the middle of the upper deck.

Pulau Pinang resting at the docks beside Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal.

Pulau Angsa approaching Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal.

My ferry departed just as Pulau Angsa pulled in.

Information on the new Rapid Ferry liveries.

The skyline of downtown Penang.

Pulau Kapas sailing back to the mainland.

Approaching Penang Island.

Getting ready to disembark from the Rapid Ferry as the gangway is lowered.

Exiting from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal.

Heading down the walkway to Jetty Bus Terminal.

Heading to Terminal B to catch my bus to KOMTAR.

Overall, another usual journey with Rapid Ferry. Hopefully, the new walkway via Penang Sentral will make the connection from the KTM station more seamless.

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