The Rapid Penang Airport Transit (AT) bus service is an express bus route linking the city of Georgetown to Penang International Airport, supplementing the popular Service 401E. The AT bus service also offers a faster journey time as it skips Queensbay Mall.
This article was originally published on 7 November 2017 on BusTravel Station.
AT buses depart from Lane 5, similar to routes 401 and 401E.
An added bonus of Lane 5 is that you can wait in the air-conditioned area of KOMTAR.
There is an ICIS display at KOMTAR but this shouldn’t be relied on too much as it stated “4 minutes” for an initial 401E, thereafter “7 minutes” and then changed to “At Jetty”, as if the bus was reversing.
After about half an hour of waiting, the AT pulled into Lane 5 of KOMTAR Bus Terminal.
The fare from Jetty or KOMTAR to the Airport is RM2.70. Prepare exact change for the driver, or if you only have RM1 notes, donate RM0.30 to Rapid Penang.
I was hoping for the newer buses with reclining seats like the ones found on Rapid Penang Intercity services, but oh well.
Heading to Lebuhraya Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu or Jelutong Expressway.
Looking back at Butterworth.
Passing by the Penang Bridge.
Exiting the Jelutong Expressway to head for Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal. The AT does not stop at Queensbay Mall.
Pulling into Penang International Airport.
Alighting from the AT.
Hopefully this machine will finally be in use in the near future so I needn’t fumble with change for every bus trip.
The bus stops at the arrivals level by the driveway.
The nearest door from the bus stop would be Door 5 at the arrivals level.
Once inside the terminal building, take the escalator up to the departures level.
From here, it’s a short walk to the check-in counters for my Malindo flight back to Singapore.
Penang Airport Bus Services
Rapid Penang Service AT
Penang International Airport – Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal – (via Jelutong Expressway) – KOMTAR – Jetty
Rapid Penang Service 102
Penang International Airport – Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal – Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah – KOMTAR – Gurney – Batu Ferringhi – Teluk Bahang
Rapid Penang Service 306
Penang International Airport – Queensbay Mall – Air Itam – Hospital
Rapid Penang Service 401
Balik Pulau – Penang International Airport – Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal – Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah – KOMTAR – Jetty
Rapid Penang Bus Fares
|0.1 – 7.0||RM1.40||RM0.70|
|7.1 – 14.0||RM2.00||RM1.00|
|14.1 – 21.0||RM2.70||RM1.40|
|21.1 – 28.0||RM3.40||RM1.70|