The average price of a 7-day trip to Penang is $1,272 for a solo traveler, $2,285 for a couple, and $4,283 for a family of 4. Penang hotels range from $23 to $123 per night with an average of $40, while most vacation rentals will cost $130 to $380 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Penang International Airport (PEN) are between $809 and $1,438 per person for economy flights and $2,539 to $4,512 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $17 to $46 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Penang, MY

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to PEN and stay in a Penang hotel:

  • January 29th to February 18th
  • March 26th to May 27th
  • August 20th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Penang is usually late October.

 

Average Penang Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Penang for a week is $704-$1,936($101-$277 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $17 to $46 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $423 to $1,194 for economy

Lodging: $27 to $47 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $58 to $70 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Penang for a week is $2,018-$3,940($288-$563 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $92 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $846 to $2,388 for economy

Lodging: $27 to $47 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $58 to $70 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Penang for a week is $2,492-$6,694($356-$956 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $184 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,692 to $4,776 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $94 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $93 to $105 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Penang

How cheap can you make a vacation to Penang? The cheapest trip to Penang is about $87 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $19.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Penang for a week is $607-$1,700($87-$243 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $10 to $20 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $423 to $1,194 for economy

Lodging: $19 to $23 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Penang for a week is $1,100-$3,034($157-$433 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $40 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $846 to $2,388 for economy

Lodging: $19 to $23 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $61 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Penang for a week is $2,146-$5,924($307-$846 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $80 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,692 to $4,776 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $46 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $29 to $98 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to Penang cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Penang Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Penang.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Penang for a week is $1,889-$8,477($270-$1,211 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $92 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,163 to $3,045 for first class

Lodging: $79 to $123 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Penang for a week is $3,304-$12,166($472-$1,738 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $184 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,326 to $6,090 for first class

Lodging: $79 to $123 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Penang for a week is $6,608-$21,938($944-$3,134 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $144 to $368 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,652 to $12,180 for first class

Lodging: $158 to $246 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $570 to $1,197 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Penang Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Penang is much lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Penang due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Penang Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Penang hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Penang.

 

Flight Costs to Penang

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,438 average in mid December to a low of $809 in late October. Median flight price is $982. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Penang our data includes 73 originating airports, and 92 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Penang from an airport like Westchester County (HPN) in White Plains, NY (the United States) for an average $4,197 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Langkawi International (LGK) in Langkawi (Malaysia) at an average of just $37.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Penang, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $629, so you can easily save about 78% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Penang can easily cost $150 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $10 per person. Private tours can cost $303 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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