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Public Transportation around Penang



Public Transport Around Penang (2)

Public Transport


The Penang Bus Map contains useful information about getting around the island. State-owned Rapid Penang is the foremost public bus operator in the state. For Rapid Penang bus routes and maps, you may get it from the official website: http://www.rapidpg.com.my/.

Bus fares range from RM1.00 – RM3.00. Always carry some coins and small notes with you, as the drivers will not provide you with change. Don’t be surprised though if the buses do not leave on time; even if they may have accurate schedules; usually the bus leaves when it is half full at least. During the daytime, the buses run frequently but do be prepared to wait, sometimes for a much longer duration towards the evening. Most public transportation ends around 11:00pm and starts again around at 6:00 am – 7:00 am.

There is also the free bus ride within George Town, the administrative capital of Penang and also the UNESCO World Heriate Site! Called the Hop On Central Area Transit (CAT), it is a joint effort by the Municipal Council of Penang and Rapid Penang to provide tourists to Penang a convenient way of exploring Penang’s famous landmark heritage sites. It plies the route between Weld Quay and KOMTAR on 15-minute interval from 6:00 am – 12:00 am midnight.

The dark yellow / bright orange buses and vans with the text “Bas Sekolah” passing a bus stop without stopping, these buses are for school buses transporting children to their schools and will not  take other passengers. The same applies to some blue buses, which take factory workers to their workplace. These buses have the text “Bas Kilang” on them.

The transit places for buses are at Weld Quay (Penang Ferry Terminal) and KOMTAR. Rapid Penang provides bus service to the mainland side of Penang as well. Be sure to check the bus route carefully.

Rapid Penang Website: http://www.rapidpg.com.my
apid Penang FB: http://www.facebook.com/rapidpg
apid Penang Route at a glance (HERE)
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PUBLIC BUS (Long Distance Travel)

If you wish to take long-distance buses to other cities and destinations in the Peninsular, Thailand or Singapore, all you need to do is buy a ticket and board at the Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal, located just 5 minutes drive away from USM. The seats can be booked in advance, but you will have to go the terminal to do so.

(You can take Rapid Penang Bus 301, 303, 304 and 308 from USM Main Campus Sungai Dua Gate to the Bus Express Terminal)

Internal Shuttle Bus

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Commuter bus service is prepared to ease the travel of students, especially from hostel to lecture hall and vice versa. 

All buses will be operating from Monday to Saturday, except for public holiday. Every buses in USM will be labelled with different alphabets, each with different routes. Students are advised to look at the alphabets clearly before boarding the bus.

Updated 01 August 2018
BM Version

Latest Info (Updated 28 March 2016)

1. Jumlah bilangan bas komuter di dalam kampus USM ialah 10 unit.

(2 unit Bas A; 1 unit Bas B; 1 unit Bas C; 2 unit Bas AC; 2 unit Bas D; 2 unit Bas E).

2. [RST] Bas E akan beroperasi mulai pukul 7.30 pagi.

Waktu Puncak (7.30 pagi hingga 11.00 pagi) : Kedua-dua unit Bas E akan berada di stesen perhentian bas M07 dan bergerak menuju ke Jejantas RST setiap 15 minit.

Waktu Puncak (5.00 petang hingga 7.00 petang) : Kedua-dua unit Bas E akan berada di Jejantas RST dan bergerak menuju ke stesen perhentian bas M07 setiap 10 minit atau bergerak terus apabila Bas E penuh.

Waktu biasa (11.00 pagi hingga 5.00 petang) : Satu unit Bas E akan berada di stesen M07 dan satu unit Bas E akan berada di stesen Jejantas RST. Bas akan bergerak setiap 15 minit.

3. [Kampus Induk] Bas akan beroperasi mulai pukul 7.30 pagi.

Waktu Puncak (7.30 pagi hingga 10.00 pagi) : Bas A, AC dan D yang mula bergerak dari stesen perhentian bas Padang Kawad USM tidak akan berhenti di stesen perhentian bas Desasiswa Indah Kembara. Oleh itu, pelajar dari Desasiswa Indah Kembara diminta untuk mengambil bas komuter di stesen Padang Kawad USM. W/bagaimanapun, 4 unit EcoVan telah disediakan untuk mengambil pelajar dari Desasiswa Indah Kembara supaya lebih memudahkan pelajar. Pada waktu puncak, bas akan bergerak setiap 10 minit atau bergerak terus apabila bas penuh.

Waktu Rehat Pemandu Bas : Pihak MPP difahamkan oleh Pihak Unic Leisure bahawa waktu rehat bagi Pemandu Bas terbahagi kepada 2 slot, iaitu Slot Pertama (1.00 tgh hingga 2.00 petang) dan Slot Kedua (2.00 petang hingga 3.00 petang). Pemandu Bas berehat secara bergilir-gilir. (CONTOH) Pemandu Bas AC pertama akan berehat pada pukul 1.00 tgh hingga 2.00 petang, manakala Pemandu Bas AC kedua akan bertugas. Pada pukul 2.00 petang, Pemandu Bas AC pertama akan sambung bertugas.

Waktu Rehat Bas B (Aman Damai) : Untuk pengetahuan Pelajar dari Desasiswa Aman Damai, waktu rehat Bas B adalah mulai pukul 2.15 petang hingga 3.15 petang.

4. [Pergerakan Bas pada waktu Solat Jumaat]

Bas A akan bergerak mengikut laluan Bas A mulai pukul 1.00 tengah hari. Selain itu, satu unit Bas dengan label “KE MASJID” pada papan tanda elektronik bas juga akan bergerak pada pukul 1.00 tengah hari menuju ke Masjid USM. Bas tersebut akan bertolak pulang ke Padang Kawad USM mulai pukul 2.30 petang.

Semua yang dinyatakan di atas merupakan hasil perbincangan antara MPPUSM bersama dengan pihak Unic Leisure mengenai sistem pengoperasian bas komuter di kampus induk USM. Pelajar USM juga boleh merujuk kepada jadual bas yang dilampirkan supaya dapat merancang pergerakan ke kuliah dan sebagainya dengan lebih efisien. Pihak MPPUSM akan sentiasa memantau perkhidmatan bas komuter dalam kampus USM dan sebarang aduan atau masalah boleh dikemukakan kepada pihak Unic Lesisure dengan merujuk poster yang dilampirkan.

For more info, please visit MPPUSM Official Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/mppusm.official/posts/912115485576770

Penang CAT in USM

Start from July 2018, Penang CAT is available inside USM. There are few stations inside USM where will stopped by Penang CAT Bus.

Operating hours: 5:30am – 11:30pm

USM Students can take the bus for FREE! 

For more information, can refer the post on USMinfo Facebook Page: