Crossings: Penang to Butterworth by ferry
Butterworth was formally a fishing village name Bagan. After the acquisition of the area by British East India Company, the town Butterworth came into being. Butterworth was name after William John Butterworth, a Governor of the Straits Settlements in the 19th century.
Butterworth now is primarily driven by the industries and maritime trade. Workers from Penang island travelled to Butterworth via 2 link bridge and ferry. Ferry is directly link to George Town, capital of Penang. Ferry rides are charged only 1 way, return trip from Butterworth to Penang. The crossing takes around 15 minutes via ferry.