Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kota Bharu to Penang
AirAsia, Firefly and Malaysia Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Kota Bharu to Penang. Confirm policies on booking site.
The average direct flight takes 0h 55m, covering a distance of 243 km.
2 direct flights run between Kota Bharu and Penang on a daily basis. On average, there are about 20 departures each week.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on AirAsia (RM 319) and Firefly (RM 426). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on AirAsia (RM 674) and Firefly (RM 1,189).
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Penang on a Tuesday and more expensive on a Friday. On your return trip to Kota Bharu, you should consider flying back on a Friday, and avoid Saturdays for better deals.
When flying out of Kota Bharu you will be using Kota Bharu Pengkalan Chepa. You will be landing at Penang, also known as Penang Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Flight delayed 1 hour and 50 minutes. Even my inbound flight also delayed one hour."
Cons: "Flight delayed by an hour"
Pros: "Flight was on time, friendly attendants."
Cons: "Check-in took forever, another line should have been opened. Very little legroom on the plane."
Pros: "Friendly flight attendant."
Cons: "Announcement at the airport is unclear"
Pros: "Very always at check in but all very relaxed. Only gave 3 for food as we'd asked for pot noodle (Rm3) only to be told they had no hot water. Not serious & we didn't use their entertainment. Otherwise all good & would recommend"
Pros: "Ease of boarding and disembarkation T2 arrival in SIN Online check in"
Cons: "Needed to re check in in SIN, even on a same day flight Flight was late for both sectors SZB-SIN-SZB"
Pros: "The staff has no personality and no working knowledge of how customer service is supposed to be. I booked this as Malaysia Airlines and even though it's operated by Firefly, it should've recognized my priority status with OneWorld."
Pros: "There was one local manager who smiled a lot and tried to promise things that it turned out he wasn't allowed to promise while his airline was screwing me."
Cons: "International travelers, check and recheck your flight. Firefly canceled my flight "several weeks ago", according to them, didn't notify me by phone or email despite the fact that they admitted they had both on file, didn't refund the money to my credit card until the day before departure so i had no idea of the change, and then provided no help whatsoever when i arrived at the airport and the flight didn't exist anymore."
Cons: "Hot in the plane upon boarding"
Pros: "Everything was smooth and easy. Check-in line was short, the whole airport experience was quick and easy. Flight was smooth, comfortable, staff was so friendly. When I checked in for my flight in Penang, the girl who helped me, Kay, was the most friendly help I've ever had.. She offered me a great seat and was patient and friendly when I requested to be moved around. She made conversation while we waited for the system to finish, and had a huge smile the whole time. She set the time for the whole airport and flight experience, and had me smiling the rest of the day. If there's a way to tell her bosses - she is a gem, hang on to her! I'm looking forward to my next trip on firefly!"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed a bit, but flight took off within a few minutes of schedule, so no real problem!"
Pros: "the flight attendant on board was lively in making announcements!"
Cons: "Flight was first brought forward by 30 mins. Arrived on time at the gate, but actually it's delayed by 15 mins from the original time. So in total delayed about 50 mins from brought forward time. NO ground staff at the gate bothers to inform us. Flight status screen shows "Callng", when approached, ground staff just replied "not yet" in a bad manner. Terrible ground service."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Great seat and crews"
Cons: "A330-300 is nice"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by two hours"
Cons: "Felt more like a domestic flight than an international"
Cons: "I paid more than 1500 ringgit for the bags, although the booking of the trip was comprehensive. Unfortunately the site disappointed me"
Pros: "Some staff were good others could not be bothered."
Cons: "Nicer staff"
Cons: "lost my luggage"
Cons: "It will be nice if there’s choice for vegetarian meal"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew is ok, accommodating, entertainment system ok, food ok."
Cons: "level up on the service, I think MH needs to take a second look at the whole company in terms of culture and level of service."
Pros: "Very little."
Cons: "Flight status went from check in status to final call....not boarding announcement as promised in lounge. Rude check in lady at counter. Misguided info about check in. Old ratty plane. Bad food. Luggage damaged on arrival. Awful seats."
Pros: "excellent staff"
Cons: "ship needed cleaning"
Cons: "He is cheating telling normal taxi cant for two adualt and three chalidren to buy taket for double price for min bus or van , that person in charge is laieing and not respecting i hope to take acsing because they are the face of malysia visitor and i think no boday will except cheating even for one ringet . If need any details for the person can contact me."
Cons: "Malaysia airlines lost my luggage. Delayed for over 24 hours and had to send to another airport. Cost me hundreds of dollars and no compensation provided"
Cons: "Ok flight but so cold on board"
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "The delayed flight and consequently lost luggage afterwards."
Pros: "Very quick transfer of my luggages in KL"
Pros: "There were choices of foods. I really liked the fact that they considered Korean natives as they gave kimchi together with their dishes. Attendants were polite and kind. 30kg allowance is a great merit too."
Cons: "Frequent delays in flights and changes in timings. There were many passengers and it's quite hard to carry my carrier through the alley. The foods may be in variety but did not taste very nice."
Pros: "Overall all was good, except the flight been late."
Cons: "The flight was 40 mins late and because of that, I missed my connection from Hong Kong to San Francisco. Your company then offered me and my friend a hotel stay and transportation to and from the hotel., which was good. I appreciated your company taking care of us. However, it is really bothersome to miss an international connection to go home after a long trip."
Pros: "Attendants were very good"
Cons: "12 hrs in the air!!!"
Pros: "Nice crew and comfy seat."
Cons: "Table tray was dirty and there was old coffee spilled along the side."
Cons: "* Business lounge was pathetic with NO food, only drink and snack. * Boarding was not efficient and took longer that it should have so had a late take off. * Business class.... Ran out of food!?!?! What the heck! only water available for 6 of 16 seats! Pathetic * Terminals not updated so had to take transfer to another terminal to get my arranged ride."
Cons: "The queue to board the plane was very long due to the fact that there was only one person doing the check-in. It will make things more pleasant if they have two people instead of one person."
Cons: "Why did the entertainment get shut off more than 30 minutes before landing?"
Cons: "My checked bag did not arrive at my work city of Singapore. It took 2 days to be brought to my hotel despite my being told they would be on the next flight. I arrived back in Denpasar yesterday and, again, my bags are lost and I again I was told they would be on the next flight. I still do not have my bag. Seems to be a pattern with Malaysian Airways and I will avoid them in the future, Also, I left my Ipad plugged in at the Premier Lounge in Denpasar and realized it as I was boarding the plane. The Malaysian Air boarding staff got on radios and appeared to try to help by telling them to put aside for pick up upon my return. Yesterday, The Premiere lounge said they did not have it despite my name, email and phone number being written on the Ipad. Between Malaysian Air and the Lounge and their lack of concern and professionalism it was not a good trip. As One World Emerald member, I steer a lot of business towards these One World Airlines. I expect better treatment."
Pros: "Leg room. Thanks Charles. Legend!!! 9c but prefer 10"
Cons: "My screen didn't stay up. Needs fixing"
Pros: "I got there eventually"
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "I like their timely service and cleanliness."
Pros: "Good service and timely operation"
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Food is not good"
Pros: "Nothing remarkable"
Cons: "Nothing unremarkable"
Pros: "Plane (A380)"
Cons: "Limited choice menu, some minor malfunctioning seats & screens"
Pros: "Flight to Penang was delayed for more than 3 hours for unclear reasons. These was not a clear announcement as to what was going on. Then after that, they were waiting on the crew from Langkawi. We arrived at 2 a.m. or so as a resluy"
Cons: "Lateness and lack of transparency from MAS staff"
Pros: "This was a comfortable flight with nice staff and great food and entertainment choices"
Cons: "No 12 1/2 hour flight can be ideal but this was good deal."
Pros: "New aircraft Improved entertainment system More baggage allowance"
Cons: "Tight seat pitch at 30 inches only Poor food"
Pros: "The flight was fairly typical. However, it left on time and arrived on time. This was a positive."
Cons: "As usual, the flight was completely full. Everyone carries on as many bags as allowed and there is no bin space for all the luggage. I bring only my briefcase and had to search for space."
Pros: "They left on time"
Cons: "Website is a debacle, asked to preorder meals for business but can't, can't check in on line, business menu was limited, what was on the menu wasn't offered. Seats are uncomfortable, short & narrow. In general for the amount of money paid for business, it's the worst yet"
Pros: "The crew were reasonably friendly and our experience at check in was positive with an accomodating staff member."
Cons: "Very tight seating with little leg room. Meal was forgettable. Only flight where seating wasn't changed from original booking."
Pros: "On time departure, nice aircraft and entertainment."
Cons: "Crew Service is horrible. They get angry very easily."
Cons: "Seats feel super cramped"
Cons: "Fight was delayed half an hour due to waiting for a few connecting flight passengers. This is ridiculous as the airline is making the gain at the expense of other passengers' priceless time."
Cons: "Had a transit flight through KL from Colombo to Bali. The luggage was not with me and my friend along with about 7-10 others post arrival in Bali. We received the luggage after losing almost one day eating into our holiday. Minor compensation was given but the inconvenience was far more! This is not the KL to colombo flight but thought i will write it in here as I got this through Kayak"
Pros: "The korean spicy chicken was delicious!"
Cons: "The 2 male flight attendants who served our rows did not smile once. Very unfriendly and seemed like they just wanted to do the minimum. We were also extremely unhappy that during check in was advised that our seats were not allocated together when we booked the tickets together and are also Enrich frequent flyer members. We had to demand to speak to a manager for them to change our seats."
Pros: "Although I only gave it 4 for comfort, that is mainly because it wasn't a fully reclinable seat which I don't think it's available on a 737. Otherwise the level of service from the staff was excellent."
Cons: "Relatively little to complain of. As noted above the lack of a fully reclining seat is due to the aircraft type in general. Otherwise no complaints."
Cons: "MH 0178 to KL was late and I arrived to KL at 9.30am. My transit flight already gone and the airport crew directed me another gate and gave me a new ticket for MH 0717 at 10.40 am."
Pros: "Great food, lots of space, awesome attendants"
Cons: "They lost our luggage but got it to us on a few hours"
Pros: "Everything, but pre-boarding - pleasant flight and accommodations."
Cons: "Pre-boarding info requires hate security scan, so getting any info from any rep is a joke. Not good."
Pros: "It was barely two hours and that kept me from having to go to a Malaysian hospital."
Cons: "Having Multiple Sclerosis & extreme neuropathy plus being postop with two major abdominal surgeries just weeks before, I called customer service and they guaranteed my medical needs would be met at the gate. They were not and not having a bulkhead seat on the first 2 hour leg from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur caused me massive pain and circulatory issues - in spite of surgical note requiring it. Not good assistance over phone or in Bangkok."
Pros: "The Crew in general was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Boarding was unorganized! The food was disgusting so I did't even eat my meal! The seats were cramped and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Landing 20 minutes ahead schedule."
Cons: "Nothing much to improve as it only 50 minutes flight"
Cons: "Need to cleanup the cabin."
Cons: "Attentiveness and comfort passenger for any incident."
Pros: "on time despite having to unload luggages for passengers who did not turn up warm welcome from pilot and co-pilot from cockpit"
Cons: "Would be nice to have entertainment"
Pros: "The crew was amazing!"
Cons: "provide accesible wifi"
Pros: "Everything was good ..."
Cons: "... we were just a little bit delayed."
Pros: "quick boarding, flight duration and scheduled arrival Attracting fares since it’s a budget airline."
Cons: "The seats didn’t even have a recliner."
Pros: "I tried their new selection of meals- butter chicken with rice. It was really good actually"
Cons: "As usual, I don’t really like the non-reclining seats on Airasia flights"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Cons: "I was sold an empty Marshall 111 box in a sealed Duty Free bag or 136 USD. COMPLAINED WHEN DISCOVER AT HOME THAT NIGHT. SINCE THEN GIVEN THE RUN AROUND"
Pros: "Nothing. We arrived safe"
Cons: "First of all it left late with no explanation. One hour late. Crew did almost nothing. No food at all unless preordered. Not even awater. Lights out for no reason. It was as t even 7:30 when they dimmed the long guts. Only one bathroom in the back and we never saw someone go forward so we were t sure if there was one in the front. Very tight seats."
Pros: "We arrived safe"
Cons: "Left large with no explanation. Uncomfortable. No entertainment or free food. I mean none"
Cons: "A little cramped up seats"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "I was separate with my wife even if similar seats were available. To be with her, i had to pay."
Cons: "No food or drinks. But that was expected as we didn’t pay for it"
Cons: "Flight delayed 2hrs"
Pros: "Nothing I like"
Cons: "Flight delayed, landed at 2.00am+"
Pros: "Everything was smooth"
Pros: "Check in, boarding was easy, staff were friendly, flight was uneventful"
Cons: "Unable to use airasia app for e-boarding"
Cons: "No free entertainment and did not eat on flight"
Pros: "Personnel very young and friendly - they seem to enjoy their job!"
Cons: "Return flight was delayed over half an hour and we had to stand because the gate area in Penang was too small."
Cons: "The flight delayed for 6 hours and when we make inquiry they keep saying will update soon. On top of that, after informing that I'm vegetarian they still insisted me to take kfc. Ended up having wedges and bun."
Cons: "Worst experience. Flight delayed more than 4 hrs and staff. Couldn’t accommodate us. Please make announcement that names must be given to accommodate people if you guys going to place people in such a way. Do not make us wait and finally say no more flight. That’s absurd."
Pros: "Efficient boarding....took off early in both directions!"
Pros: "Flight delayed close to 2 hours. Only notified once we we’re in the boarding hall"
Cons: "Flight delayed close to 2 hours. Only notified once we we’re in the boarding hall"
Cons: "Aircraft arrived slightly late"
Pros: "convenient flight times"
Cons: "i hated that there are no human beings in sight. i hate all the machines. i hate that you dont employ people. if you want to give jobs to machines then i what use are you? i would much rather pay more and be greeted by a friendly human face. you are all fools and i will seek other airlines in future"
Cons: "Rough flight and landing, seemed like a rookie pilot was flying."
Pros: "Value for money"
Cons: "Delayed departure 20 minutes. Same as from Penang to Langkawi two days ago."
Cons: "constant flight delays"
Pros: "Boarding quickly when plane finally arrived"
Cons: "The reader board still said planned departure at wrong gate. When asked the staff said they "tried" to change it. Additional full security check before gate left all anxious and some panicked about making the flight. Add on charges- ticket no longer budget. Will avoid AirAsia in the future."
Cons: "Delay delay"
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Pros: "wifi. while boarding staff try to sort us with seats numbers, good, but the procedure should be improved. friendly staff."
Cons: "boarding was delayed till last minutes before takeoff. no meal included in ticket (ok, it's a lowcoster)."
Pros: "Very punctual departure and arrival."
Cons: "Sadly, despite having printed our boarding pass we were.not allowed through security without a red stamp from Air Asia. This took.two attempts as they printed mine twice and not my husbands. Also check in counters had closed so we used the Sales counter. The staff forgot to give me back our passports and plastic pocket with all.our travel documents in. They were not very competent and not parrocularly polite. At no.point on the boarding pass did it tell us we needed a stamp from check.in. We had handluggage only."
Pros: "Crew was welcoming and appreciative at start and end but that's about it... After announcement to prepare for take off... Two crew members passed the lady beside me with a big bag on her lap ... I had to ask another member passing for the 3rd time to advise her to store properly... This is needed for take off and caution as I was sitting beside her."
Cons: "Did not like the boarding procedures... Needs a bit more organization for efficiency and that the passengers know where to go when... Hate change was done via word of mouth from other passengers... The que process was all together and no structure... Room for improvement is certainly there. Its a budget Airline so I'm not expecting food or entertainment. But I was majorly annoyed with baggage policy!! This was the most rediculous of all! I payed more for my bags to follow me than I did for the plane ticket?!?! I was trying tirelessly to add bags to my flight before hand but system gave errors etc and I even tried the live chat again errors so no choice but to do this at airport for a ridiculously expensive cost. I was not happy and will think twice about this. I even considered taking the later air Malaysia flight with my bags included. If I had only known :("
Cons: "They do not give even water I feel they should take some charge and at least provide tea coffee and light snacks like sandwich etc"
Cons: "Twice in the same week that AirAsia cancel a flight. They are the worst company ever. When you ask them no one knows anything"
Cons: "Paying for water on the flight? Paying >60% of my ticket price to check a bag? Typical airasia gouging you wherever they can."
Pros: "Staff, flight, seats, etc. were all good. We will fly Air Asia more in the future."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about. Everything went as seamless as a flight can be."
Pros: "The price I paid was very reasonable."
Cons: "No commets."
Pros: "Same as for earlier flight"
Cons: "Same comment as above"
Pros: "Fast & on schedule"
Cons: "Flight delay"
Cons: "The seats were awful, outdated, no charging ports, tv didn't' work, air didn't work, crew were awful/rude... even checking in my bag upon arriving at the airport was an ordeal. If I can help it, I won't be flying Air Asia again!!!"
Airlines flying from Kota Bharu to Penang have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kota Bharu to Penang
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Kota Bharu to Penang
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Kota Bharu to Penang
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Kota Bharu to Penang
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