Holidays to George Town

George Town is the capital of the island and state of Penang , off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia known for its mix of cultures and its delicious street hawker food. The city was founded in 1786 by the British as one of the three Straits Settlements along with …

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How to get to George Town

Here's what you need to know about getting to George Town. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to George Town takes 15 hours, 40 minutes.

When to go to George Town

Typical Holiday Price

£809 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in George Town varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to George Town.

Where to stay in George Town

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in George Town, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in George Town

Khalzuri | FlickrPenang Hill
Penang Hill
Marufish | FlickrKek Lok Si Temple
Kek Lok Si Temple
thienzieyung | FlickrGurney Drive
Gurney Drive
Little J | Trip by SkyscannerPenang Bridge
Penang Bridge
MHND76 | Trip by SkyscannerMonkey Beach
Monkey Beach
Frances Nguyen Ha | Trip by SkyscannerSample the street food
Sample the street food
james nelson | Trip by SkyscannerLittle India
Little India
Leow Cheng Lam | Trip by SkyscannerStreet Food Penang
Street Food Penang
Derek Loo | Trip by SkyscannerKhoo Kongsi
Khoo Kongsi
Leow Cheng Lam | Trip by SkyscannerPlaza Gurney
Plaza Gurney

Reviews of George Town

Ahboon Net
Ahboon NetKuala Lumpur

Georgetown was made famous by its unique heritage building structure, and also the street art mural. it attracts thousand of tourist each day, visiting the temples and enjoying the street food.

Child of Bohemia
Child of BohemiaCape Town

George Town is lovely little town. You will find sooo many food courts with amazing and very cheap food! Usually between 5-8 local currency per portion. The city also has great atmosphere and you will see a lot of street art and temples.

Yuna Gena
Yuna GenaSamarinda

I like to be in Georgetown than any other cities in Malaysia that I've been, even though it's not that much. I especially love the quint look and the local food. Mostly simply delicious. One of the cities in the wold that I'd love to visit few more times.

Juno Kim
Juno KimAnchorage

Georgetown is one of the best destinations in Malaysia - especially for us food lovers! This town is filled with joy of eating from morning till night. Go explore the night food market - you can find the cheapest and most delicious Chinese-Malay dishes.

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