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Penang Hill

Open Now: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket
From US$ 7.75*
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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket
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Penang Hill is the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, dated late 1700’s. The highest peak of Penang Hill stand at 833 metres (2,732ft) above sea level. Penang Hill funicular train service started on October 1923 The current funicular...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera | Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutly worth a visit. Be there early and consider to buy the fastlane-ticket- at leasr on the way up. For the downtrip, we bought normal tickets. Amazing view over Georgetown and the surrondings

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Piabjorn
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On the way to Penang Hill lower station, heavy traffic jam for half an hour. Arrived at Penang Hill station, I was overwhelmed by the crowd as it is very crowded. It took me around 35mins to get the regular ticket as the queue to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank grantsenjaya
Reviewed yesterday

The 130 million years old rain forest at Penang Hill is one of the best place I do my forest bathing hike. To me the best trail in Penang is Moniot Road East and Monoit Road West. I refer the trail as the natural air...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ngsinfook
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've seen the beautiful views of Georgetown in the day time, so this time around we decided to go up the hill after sunset. The hill train ride is quite fast compared to the previous ones. There's less of a crowd at night and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fadzlan S
Penang_Hill_Corp, Mktg & CS Officer at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Fadzlan, Breathtaking View isn't it at night. Thank you for paying us a visit and we are happy you had a memorable time. Do come back for a visit soon. Thank you

Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately we decided to visit the hill on a national holiday .... Absolutely manic. We paid for the fast track up the hill which was well worth it. Once there, we escaped the crowds again and went on a guided walk to learn about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Iluv2travel57
Penang_Hill_Corp, Mktg & CS Officer at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello there, We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time while visiting Penang Hill. We appreciate the feedback provided and will work on improving things. Thank you

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Biggest disappointment during our time in Malaysia. It took 2 hours from buying a ticket to get to get to the top (goi g back will also take a long time if you take the train thing). Then when you finally arrive it is one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank erikvanveen123
Reviewed 2 days ago

The place had recently been upgraded with more viewing platform, restaurants next to the ticketing counters. Good place to capture sunset view and night view of penang island. Magnificent night view of Penang hill with cool breeze.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MJLow76
Penang_Hill_Corp, Mktg & CS Officer at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, Thank you for paying us a visit. we are glad that you had a good time here. Do come back soon to visit.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One bad apple can spoil the good things this place can offer. 4 of us: 82 y/o Mom on wheel chair, Maid, 12 y/o nephew and myself. We’re not allowed to travel together because my Mom on wheel chair. 3 of them on priority lane...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank goh890
Penang_Hill_Corp, Mktg & CS Officer at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Goh, For your kind information, for those with wheelchair bound members is that one family member will accompany them at the priority seats while the rest of the family waits in queue. After which they board the train to gather. This is not to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Penang hill is the most visited place with many things to see.nature walk is fantastic with lot of beautiful birds.the funicular railway is an amazing experience. View from the peak is very nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sukantbose
Penang_Hill_Corp, Guest Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Thank you for visiting Penang Hill. We are delighted to hear that you are have great experience at Penang Hill and don't forget to share it with family and friends. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 days ago

The highlight of visiting the Penang Hill is to take the Funicular Railway train ride, and it is both safe and extremely fun. The view at the top of the hill is only so-so, Penang doesn’t exactly have a fantastic skyline. There are colourful binoculars...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LoveTravelling1116
Penang_Hill_Corp, Guest Relations Manager at Penang Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings! Thank you for visiting Penang Hill as part of your destination here in Penang. we are grateful for your feedback and comments and we hope that your experience here would be memorable. For your information PHC strive to improve our attraction from time to...More

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Resort18012127217
14 December 2018|
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Response from Penang_Hill_Corp | Property representative |
Hi there, a good activity is also the free guided walks available at the concourse are.
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Vivivivi_vi
4 December 2018|
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Response from henrivantilburg | Reviewed this property |
Probably. On regular days it is already very crowded. Especially if you stay in area in the neighborhood of the upper station. When you go fir one of the walks (for instance the one hour trail) it is less crowded there. Lots... More
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Jeku
18 November 2018|
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Response from vonvoyageButterfly | Reviewed this property |
Omy i must be not checking or looking the star i thought i was put exellent star sorry it was indeed beautiful there
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