The Hop On Hop Off bus service is nothing new especially to Western travellers or to the Europeans with the most famous among them is the London Open Top Red Bus serving tourists in London. In the year 2007 the company have decided to venture in the Hop On Hop Off service business by introducing KL Hop on Hop Off City Tour in Kuala Lumpur.
On 19 Nov 2014 the company launched the same service to Pulau Pinang under the brand PENANG HOP ON HOP OFF CITY TOUR in hope that it would offer visitors in Penang a safe and better alternative to move around the island.
The base concept of this service is to offer tourists a more convenient way to discover Penang City where tourists can either stay on for the full tour circuit, or hop-on or hop-off at any of the attractions. This services will also allow tourists to spend the day in the city either to shop, dine, sightseeing, exploring museums and art galleries, taking a break in the parks, watching movies, attending festivals, discover the unique culture activities or simply enjoy the freedom of exploring the city at their own pace.
The Service runs daily on a 20 to 30 minutes service schedule between 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. There will be 10 buses currently available in Penang and 5 each will cover the City Route and Beach Route. In future the company will add more busses if there is an increased of demand. Each busses is designed uniquely half open top with the capacity of 60 sitting passengers whereby 27 passengers will be experiencing the outdoor feel on top of the bus. Base on our experience the open deck is a favorite for tourist as tourist can feel and view the island better so it going to on first come first serve sitting arrangements.
The service covers a circle route which are City Route and Beach Route that allows tourists to start the tour and end at the same location. The information and ticket counter that would be the inter link between the City Route and Beach Route will be at Gurney Drive and Chowrasta Market. Along the route, there are approximately 60 attractions where the tourists can hop-on or hop-off at any of the 33 designated stops.
There will be one driver assisted by a tour assistant on the bus and tourists will be given a tour guide book on the city guide. The Tour Guide Book or short “TGB” has been exclusively made for the Penang Hop On Hop Off service. In TGB it will show four categories of what Penang can offer from attractions, shopping, accommodation and food/drinks which is in a walking distance from Penang Hop On Hop Off stops. It will be a guiding tool for tourist to roam the city.
PENANG HOP-ON HOP-OFF will travel on the following route in circle (CITY ROUTE)
From Persiaran Gurney → JalanBaganJermal → Jalan Gottlieb → JalanKebunTeh → JalanUtama → Jalan Macalister → JalanResidensi →Jalan Scotland → Jalan Air Hitam → Jalan Bukit Bendera → Jalan Ayer Hitam →JalanDatoKeramat → Jalan Penang → Jalan Transfer → Jalan Sri Bahari → JalanDr Lim Chwee Leong →LebuhCarnavon → Jalan Kg Kolam → LebuhChulia → Pengkalan Weld → JalanTun Syed Barakbah → Lebuh Light → Jalan Masjid KapitanKeling → Lebuh Farquhar → Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah → JalanLarut → Jalan Burma → JalanPangkor → JalanKelawai → JalanPemenang and back to Persiaran Gurney.
PENANG HOP-ON HOP-OFF will travel on the following route in circle (BEACH ROUTE)
From Persiaran Gurney → Jalan Tanjong Tokong → Lebuhraya Gelugor →Jalan Tanjong Buhgah → Jalan Batu Ferrenghi → Hassan Abas → Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah → Jalan Larut → Jalan Hutton → Jalan Penang → Jalan Burma → Jalan Pemenang and back to Persiaran Gurney.
Over 60 major attractions along or in close proximity to the PENANG HOP-ON HOP-OFF routes
Gurney Plaza, Paragon, Gurney Hawker, Tow Boo Kong (Taoist Temple), Youth Park (Taman Belia Perbendaharaan), Botanical Gardens, Penang Hill, KekLok Si Temple, P Ramlee’s House, Town Museum, Penang Times Square, Huan Yan Temple, KOMTAR, 1st Avenue Mall, Chowrasta Market, Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage City, Masjid Jamek Lebuh Chulia, Perangin Mall, Armenian Street, Campbell Street Market, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh, Penang Islamic Museum, Sun Yet Sen Museum, The Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin Temple), Cheah Kongsi, Chinatown, Khoo Kongsi, Little India, Sri Mahamariaman Temple, Teochew Temple, Clan Jetty, Church St. Pier, Penang Ferry Terminal, Tanjung City Marina, Settenham Pier Cruise Terminal, Victorial Memorial Clock Tower, Penang Town Hill, Fort Cornwallis, Penang Art Gallery, Penang Museum & Art Gallery, Goodness of Mercy Temple, St. George Church, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Church of the Assumption, Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, Wat Chayamangkalaram, Straits Quay Lighthouse Mall, Batu Feringghi Beach, Spice Garden, Teluk Bahang Fishing Village, Tropical Spice Garden, Pantai Keratchut, Teluk Bahang, Bt. Kerajaan Forest Reserve, Batik Factory, Toy Museum, Escape, Butterfly Farm, Penang National Park, Teluk Bahang Dam, Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve.
FOREIGNER 24 HOURS 48 HOURS
Adult Standard RM 45.00 RM 79.00
*Disable / Student / Child RM 24.00 RM 43.00
Children Below 5 Years FREE FREE
*Passenger must present Student Card / Child must be between 5 to 12 years old
*MALAYSIAN 24 HOURS 48 HOURS
Adult Standard RM 19.00 RM 32.00
**Disable / Student / Child RM 12.00 RM 20.00
Children Below 5 Years FREE FREE
*Passenger must present Mykad.
**Passenger must present Student Card / Child must be between 5 to 12 years old
All tickets is available at the service counter at Gurney Drive or Chowrasta market or just wait for the bus at any of our bus stop and buy the ticket once you hop on the Penang Hop On Hop Off bus.
Bus Time & Schedule
First Bus 09:00AM
Last Bus 19:00PM
Bus Interval 20 - 30 minutes
Total Trip 20 trips, 4 trips per bus each route
(City Route & Beach Route)
Info Line 1-800-88-5546
Telephone 6018-306 5546
Fax 6018-306 5546