The cheapest times to fly from JHB to PEN are

  • January 1st to January 14th
  • February 5th to March 18th
  • April 9th to April 22nd
  • July 23rd to November 18th (except the week of August 6th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JHB to PEN is mid February. Prices can be as high as $119 for Friday flights during late May, or as low as $23 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Penang

Flying from Johor Bahru (JHB) to Bayan Lepas (PEN) will usually cost between $31 to $90 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $32. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $100. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $67 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $58 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JHB to PEN flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JHB to PEN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

JHB to PEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JHB to PEN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Johor Bahru. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $15 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $52. Return trip prices are from the PEN to JHB flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JHB to PEN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 36 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from JHB to PEN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ipoh Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH) in Ipoh

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from PEN
  • Usually 4.31% less expensive than PEN
  • Nonstop flights available

See JHB to IPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JHB to PEN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: AirAsia, China Airlines, Firefly, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei, Thai AirAsia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Penang International Airport to Senai International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 344 miles or 554 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JHB to PEN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JHB to PEN flight is about 1 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Johor Bahru and Bayan Lepas?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 86 available flights from JHB to PEN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JHB
Origination airport name Senai International Airport
City Johor Bahru
Country Malaysia
Latitude 1.6
Longitude 103.7

Return Airport

Destination code PEN
Destination airport name Penang International Airport
City Bayan Lepas
Country Malaysia
Latitude 5.3
Longitude 100.3


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