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  • Address: Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang
  • Admission: RM 30.00

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Penang Hill Funicular Railway

When the heat and humidity of Penang get to be too much, many a local and visitor ride the Penang Hill Funicular Railway to enjoy the cool, fresh air of Penang Hill, located 2,750 feet (823 meters) above sea level. Situated in the north of the state, Penang Hill was the first hill resort of its kind in Malaysia, and since its opening in 1923, the funicular railway has provided a convenient way to reach the top.

New cars were added in 1977 and again in 2011, and today, passengers make the 13-minute journey to the top of the hill in air-conditioned, Swiss-made coaches capable of transporting 100 people at a time.

Try to ride the funicular up in early evening, as the spectacular views from the top are even better at dusk, when the lights of George Town begin to flicker to life. The railway leaves the base station every 30 minutes daily.

Tours & Tickets

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Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 61 Reviews

Explore Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temple, Kek Lok Si, perched against a hill slope in Air Itam. Marvel at the statue of the Goddess of Mercy and the ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.66

Penang Hill Railway Ride and Dinner with Georgetown Views

Enjoy the unique experience of dining at colonial Penang Hill with the incredible panoramic night skyline of Georgetown below. After getting there by way of ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.33

Private Penang City Sightseeing Tour

If you’d like to experience a bit of everything Penang has to offer, this grand tour of the island is for you! A private guide will accompany you by private ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 6-7 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.60

Private Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple

Visit Kek Lok Si Temple, Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and ride the funicular railway up Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera) on this private half-day tour. Suspended ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.26

High Tea on Penang Hill with Private Transfers

Take your afternoon tea at the colonial-inspired David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Terrace, tucked away on Penang Hill. A private guide accompanies you on this ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.25

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