Car Hire Penang International Airport
Find your perfect hire car at Penang International AirportOnce a powerful trading hub for the East India Company, Penang is now a modern island full of resorts, quiet neighbourhoods and a whole lot of culture.
Pick up your Avis car rental at Penang International Airport, where your adventure begins. It’s time to explore Penang and beyond.
Plan your journey from Penang International AirportAfter collecting your rental from Penang International Airport, drive for 25 minutes via Route 6 and Route 3113 and you’ll arrive in the centre of Penang.
One of the best ways to culturally immerse yourself in Malaysia is by eating your way around the island. Your first stop should be Penang’s Balik Pulau Old Market, where you can try a bowl of assam laksa, a fish and coconut-based gravy laksa. The city is known for its excellent street food, so be sure to sample the goods while you’re here.
Take the funicular train to the top of Penang Hill for some of the best views in the city. Pack a picnic and watch the sunset at Batu Ferringhi beach, which is also a fantastic spot to spend the day relaxing on the golden sand with crystal clear water in front of you. Families should visit the ESCAPE theme park, which has activities designed to stimulate the five senses. Ropes courses, acrobatics, go-karting and caving are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed here.
Also be sure to see George Town while you’re in Penang. With impressive colonial buildings and a colourful Chinatown area, this region has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its unique architecture.
As for shopping, Penang has plenty on offer. Stop by Bazaar Chowrasta, where you can grab fresh produce, second-hand books and clothing. Pulau Tikus market has many food stalls, while the Tanjung Bungah night market offers great local fruits every Tuesday evening.
Beyond Penang International AirportBeaches, lush forests and colonial towns await you in Penang.
Penang National Park
One of Malaysia’s national treasures, Penang National Park is just 40 minutes from Penang on Route 6. It’s well worth the visit just for the impeccable beaches here, which are among the most beautiful and quiet in all of Penang. Spend the day relaxing on Teluk Bahang or Teluk Tukun beaches, which boast white sand and turquoise waters. It’s also a great place to do some hiking, with treks through forests, wetlands and mangroves. The 250-metre treetop canopy walkway provides a unique view of the surroundings.
Nibong Tebal is settled on the Malay Peninsula, just a 40-minute drive from Penang via the North-South Expy. Famous for its clay pot makers, visitors are welcomed to sit and watch the artists in action. The town’s firefly sanctuary on the Kerian River is a great place to visit by boat in the evening. Illuminating the sky, these critters create a magical scene. The Bukit Panchor State Park should also feature on your itinerary. This huge forest has plenty of picnic areas and playgrounds for a family day out.
Penang provides some memorable road trips. With an Avis car hired at Penang International Airport, you’re free to explore the heart of this exotic island.