The closest active airport to Pangkor is at Ipoh. Ipoh Airport is served by Firefly (two flights daily from Singapore) and Malindo (3 flights a week to Johor Bahru). Pangkor does have its own Airport but now it only caters to chartered and private air crafts only.

Pangkor Airport

By train to Lumut, the ETS (Electric Train Service) from Kuala Lumpur will get you as far as Batu Gajahin about two hours, then you will need to finish the journey with a 40-minute taxi ride to Lumut. KTM Komuter trains are also available from Kuala Lumpur and Penang to Ipoh, where you can then take a bus (or taxi) the 84 kilometres onward to Lumut. Travel time to Ipoh, either way, is about three to four hours. 

Train from Kuala Lumpur to Batu Gajak / Ipoh:
Leaving from KL Sentral the ETS is by the far the quickest way to travel to Lumut via Batu Gajah, with trains running from 10:00 until 21:00. The fare is 25 or 35 ringgit depending on the specific train's service (gold or silver). It is then a 40-minute taxi ride from Batu Gajah to the Lumut ferry terminal. 

Train from Butterworth to Ipoh:
The new ETS Trains are now the fastest way to travel from Penang to Ipoh taking less than two hours to make the trip.

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Lumut Aerial View Photo

Getting to the mainland town of Lumut from either Penang or Kuala Lumpur is relatively easy and quick by bus, with each route taking approximately three to four hours. 

From Kuala Lumpur
Head to Pudu Central Station, from where Transnasional, Sri Maju and Plusliner have buses direct to Lumut every 15 minutes daily. Be sure you specify the Lumut Jetty as your final destination; the bus station is just a short walk from the Jetty. Average fare is 25 ringgit.

From Penang
You can catch a bus from Butterworth to Lumut Jetty. The Butterworth bus and train stations (Penang Sentral) are conveniently located next to the Butterworth ferry terminal. Sri Maju is the quickest and most direct service but Transnasional also provides a service with more local stops. Buses run from 09:00 until 20:30. Average fare is 16.50 ringgit.

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Lumut Bus Terminal

The North-South expressway is a world class highway network connecting Perlis in the north all the way to Johor Bahru in the south. 

Both Lumut Jetty (government owned) and Marina Island Jetty (private enterprise) are 45 minutes drive from Ipoh city and connected via an interstate dual-carriageway. Ferries depart regularly from either Lumut or Marina Island.

From Kuala Lumpur, you can either arrive at Lumut via Ipoh which is a 2 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur and another 1 hour from Ipoh to Lumut. You can also exit the North-South Express way at Sungkai or Bidor and take a leisurely drive which will take under 3 Hours from Kuala Lumpur.

From Georgetown, Penang, take the North-South Expressway and exit at Taiping. The drive is approximately 2.5 hours to Lumut.

Lumut Ferry Terminal

The only way to get to Pangkor is by ferry – the airport was recently closed. Ferry service is available at Marina Island near Teluk Batik and at the main ferry terminal in Lumut on the mainland. Although it's a relatively short distance from the mainland to the island, it takes about 45 minutes to reach Pangkor. With a total of 2 jetties on the island, the arriving ferry from Lumut will deliver local passengers and island goods deliveries to the first jetty locations prior to their final stop at Pangkor Jetty in Pangkor town. Upon arriving in Pangkor jetty, you can take a short 5 minutes walk to Best Stay Hotel. If you have heavy luggage, you can take a taxi from the jetty to the hotel for RM 5.

Ferry Lumut Waterfront
Daily 07:00 AM – 20:30 PM,about every 45-minutes

( If in case you missed the 8.30 PM ferry in Lumut, find a way to get to Marina Island ferry terminal. They have additional trip at 9.45 PM and 10.45 PM. These night ticket are RM16 one-way and only takes 10 minutes to arrive in Pangkor Island.

Marina Island Ferry Terminal

This is a new terminal located not far away from Lumut. Ferry to Pangkor Island just takes 10 minutes rather than 45 minutes from Lumut. But the ferry departs on an hourly basis. Ferry arrives direct to Pangkor jetty in Pangkor Town. Upon arriving in Pangkor jetty, you can take a short 5 minutes walk to Best Stay Hotel. If you have heavy luggage, you can take a taxi from the jetty to the hotel for RM 5.

Ferry Marina Island
Daily 07:00 AM – 10.45 PM, about every 1-hour

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