The cheapest times to fly from BWI to PEN are

  • January 8th to April 22nd
  • October 1st to December 9th

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 BWI to PEN is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1944 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $983 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Penang

Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Bayan Lepas (PEN) will usually cost between $1059 to $1773 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1061. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1838. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $778 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1276 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to PEN flight.

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

BWI to PEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BWI to PEN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Baltimore. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PEN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into BWI. 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 $179 (11%) 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 $1285. Return trip prices are from the PEN to BWI 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 BWI to PEN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 49 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BWI 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 BWI to PEN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (BWI > SIN > PEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $940
  • Average savings: $337 (26.37%)

See BWI to SIN flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (BWI > HKG > PEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $953
  • Average savings: $323 (25.31%)

See BWI to HKG flights

Hack #3: Taipei (BWI > TPE > PEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $961
  • Average savings: $316 (24.73%)

See BWI to TPE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, Turkish Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Penang International Airport to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9356 miles or 15057 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to PEN flight is about 17 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Bayan Lepas?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from BWI to PEN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BWI
Origination airport name Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
City Baltimore, MD
Country the United States
Latitude 39.2
Longitude -76.7

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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