Rapid Penang Bus Service 401E: Jetty and KOMTAR to Queensbay Mall, Bayan Baru, Penang International Airport and Balik Pulau by Bus

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The Rapid Penang Service 401E is an express bus route linking the city of Georgetown to Penang International Airport and Balik Pulau. It is one of the first express bus services when Rapid Penang was formed possibly due to its long route length and the need to connect Penang International Airport with Georgetown.

While still using the Jelutong Expressway, Rapid Penang Service 401E is currently the second-fastest bus route plying between Georgetown and Penang International Airport ever since the inception of the dedicated Airport Transit (AT) Service which serves the Jetty – KOMTAR – Sungai Nibong – Penang International Airport route.

This article was originally published on 17 February 2018 on BusTravel Station.

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401E buses depart from Lane 5, similar to routes 401 and AT.

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My ticket from KOMTAR to Airport for this trip. 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.

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Passing by the Penang Bridge.

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Service 401E makes a brief stop at Queensbay Mall, where a bulk of the passengers alight at.

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Passing by Bayan Baru.

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Approaching Penang International Airport.

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As Service 401E does not terminate at Penang International Airport and rather treats it as just an intermediate stop, remember to press the bell to indicate that you wish to alight, if not the bus may head straight onwards to Balik Pulau with you still on board.

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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.


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 Service 401E
Balik Pulau – Penang International Airport – Queensbay Mall – (via Jelutong Expressway) – KOMTAR – Jetty

Rapid Penang Bus Fares

Distance (km) Normal Concession
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
Over 28.0 RM4.00 RM2.00
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