The cheapest times to fly from BTJ to PEN are

  • March 5th to March 18th
  • August 13th to October 7th
  • October 29th to February 18th

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 BTJ to PEN is early November. Prices can be as high as $2228 for Saturday flights during late April, or as low as $95 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Penang

Flying from Banda Aceh (BTJ) to Bayan Lepas (PEN) will usually cost between $98 to $1504 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $147. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late April, with an average price of $1494. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1348 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $205 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BTJ to PEN flight.

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

BTJ to PEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BTJ to PEN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Banda Aceh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.38, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PEN, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into BTJ. Saturdays 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 $505 (50%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $278. Return trip prices are from the PEN to BTJ 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 BTJ 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 35 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 BTJ to PEN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) in Medan

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from PEN
  • Usually 49.27% less expensive than PEN
  • Nonstop flights available

See BTJ to KNO flights


Flight Hacking BTJ to PEN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BTJ to PEN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (BTJ > KUL > PEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $116
  • Average savings: $89 (43.41%)

See BTJ to KNO flights

Hack #2: Medan (BTJ > KNO > PEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $169
  • Average savings: $36 (17.56%)

See BTJ to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: AirAsia, Citilink Indonesia, Firefly, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Singapore Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Penang International Airport to Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 334 miles or 538 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BTJ to PEN flight is about 1 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Banda Aceh and Bayan Lepas?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from BTJ to PEN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BTJ
Origination airport name Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport
City Banda Aceh
Country Indonesia
Latitude 5.5
Longitude 95.4

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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