|Q – I was thinking to take a boat from Medan to Penang as one of my excursions from Sumatra, are there any boat services available for this? Is yes how much is a boat ride from Medan to Penang?
Due to cheap and affordable flights, the boat / ferry service from Penang, Malaysia to Medan, Indonesia have been stopped. Rumors has it that it will not be resumed anytime soon. The boat ride takes about 6 hours and priced at around 60 USD in comparison (vs) to flights price of a low-cost carrier (for eg Malaysia’s AirAsia) is around 70USD, thus now you know why.