Penang ferry ride from Georgetown to Butterworth and back

Penang ferry

Penang’s ferry service is supposedly the oldest ferry service in Malaysia.

My parents and I went for a ride during our trip to Penang. We planned to take the bus back on the bridge but we couldn’t find the bus so we took the boat back again.

Ferry and cars
Ferry and cars

Blue ferry
Blue ferry

From Georgetown, there is no fee for passengers.

But it was about RM1.20 on the way back.

No fishing
No fishing

Passengers share the upper deck with cars. There are only a few seats by the side of the ferry and these are usually taken up if you do not run fast enough.
Inside the ferry with the cars
Inside the ferry with the cars

Inside the ferry with passengers
Inside the ferry with passengers
Life jackets on ferry
Life jackets on ferry
Child's life jacket
Child’s life jacket

Vehicle catcher
Vehicle catcher

Since I do not take water transport much, I really liked the ferry ride to and from Georgetown.
Ferry
Ferry

How about this angle?
How about this angle?

For those who are too lazy to plan things to do in Penang, consider taking the boat. The scenery might be better at night when the city sparkles.