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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket

Ayer Itam, Malaysia

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icon1 to 8 hours  (Approx.)


Secure tickets in advance to ride the funicular railway up Penang Hill. Glide around 1.2 miles (1,996 meters) up to the peak, where you can soak up sweeping views of the island from the viewing deck or admire the colonial-era bungalow Bel Retiro. Upgrade for skip-the-line access via the fast lane.
  • Ride the steep funicular railway for 1.2 miles (1,996 meters) up Penang Hill
  • Enjoy sweeping views across the island from the 2,732-foot (833-meter) peak
  • Explore the historic British hill station, dating back to the 18th century
  • Upgrade to skip the line via the fast lane
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Penang Hill Visitor Guide (Brochure)
Wheelchair Service
Food & drinks
Entrance fee to Habitat, Little Village, Typhoon, Post Office, Owl Museum
Hotel buggy service
Hotel drop-off and/or drop-off

Departure Point

Penang Hill Corporation, Tingkat 7, Bangunan PBBPP, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Departure Time

Return (Fast Lane)
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2025
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Return (Normal Lane)
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2025
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be sent at the time of booking
  • You will be required to display this confirmation voucher and present your passport at the time of redemption at the Penang Hill ticketing counters
  • Wear Comfortable clothes
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Travelers to take the funicular train at Penang Hill Lower Station. The trip to Upper Station takes less than 5 minutes. Attractions are placed at Penang Hill Upper Station.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Penang Hill

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Penang Hill Funicular Ticket?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Penang Hill Funicular Ticket?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Penang Hill Funicular Ticket?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Penang Hill Funicular Ticket.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Penang Hill Funicular Ticket?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Penang Hill Funicular Ticket.

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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Fast trek saved us a 2 hour wait at both ends
, Nov 2019
Amazing excursion. The restaurant at the very top has clean toilets for patrons and is a beautiful tranquil spot.
Worth a Visit
, May 2019
If you are in Penang, a visit to Penang Hill should be on your agenda. An enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours and the views were very good. We purchased "Fast Lane" tickets and to be honest the day we visited they really weren't necessary but I can imagine how beneficial they would be during busy times.
As our cruise ship was scheduled to...
, Mar 2018
As our cruise ship was scheduled to dock in Penang for only a limited few hours, we decided to purchase tickets for the funicular here in the UK prior to our departure, as we had read of long queues. The price was the same as those shown on the Penang Hill website so we purchased the 'fast track' option and are so pleased we did as there were, indeed, quite long queues, even to purchase fast track tickets on the day. We did have to swap our Viator voucher for tickets, but we were ushered to a queue-free counter where the swap was done. We were then directed through a separate entrance and were boarded first on the very next train. There is no doubt that this saved us some considerable time which was so limited. Similarly, for the return journey we were directed into a separate entrance and had the benefit of being able to sit in a small, cool, lounge whilst waiting for the next train which, again, we boarded first. The train journey itself is only 5-10 minutes and the views from the top of the hill were amazing. There is a restaurant and café at the top, the latter serving the most ornate ice cream/fruit dishes we have ever seen! As it was very hot we shared a short electric golf buggy ride around the top of the hill with another couple for a total of 10US, which was interesting and saved a long walk. If your time in Penang is limited, I would recommend that you purchase these tickets on-line in advance as you will save a lot of time. We had also purchased hop-on-hop-off bus tickets the bus stops right outside the funicular station and wanted to see as much of Penang as we could in the time we had available.

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