KTM Ekspres Rakyat Train Timetable
JB Sentral to Butterworth Penang

View the KTM Ekspres Rakyat Train Timetable from JB Sentral railway station in Johor Bahru to Butterworth railway station in Penang state and the gateway to the popular tourist destination of Pulau Pinang (Penang Island), with the Unesco World Heritage City of George Town, just a cheap 15 minutes ferry ride away from the train station in Butterworth.



This train is operated by Malaysian Railways (KTMB) and runs every day of the week.

If you are looking for the Eastern Rakyat Express timetable (Jadual Ekspres Rakyat Timuran) from JB to Tumpat :
See our Jungle Railway Timetable here >>>

Train Number 2 - JB Sentral to Butterworth Penang Timetable

To view this trains schedule in the opposite direction from Butterworth to Johor Bahru click here>>>


Please Note :
From 9th May 2016, this service is cancelled.

All long distance trains north of Gemas are to now be operated by ETS Trains.

Click here for the ETS Timetable northbound >>>

Trains between JB and Gemas are now operated by Shuttle Trains.

Click here for the JB to Gemas Train Timetable >>>

Station Departure time
Singapore Woodlands **.**
Johor Bahru (JB Sentral) **.**
Kempas Baru **.**
Kulai **.**
Kluang **.**
Paloh **.**
Labis **.**
Segamat **.**
Gemas **.**
Pulau Sebang / Tampin **.**
Seremban **.**
KL Sentral (Kuala Lumpur) **.**
Kuala Lumpur (old station) **.**
Tanjung Malim **.**
Tapah Road **.**
Kampar **.**
Batu Gajah **.**
Ipoh **.**
Kuala Kangsar **.**
Taiping **.**
Parit Buntar **.**
Bukit Mertajam **.**
Butterworth Penang **.**

Please Note : from 1st July 2015, this service will no longer be departing from Singapore Woodlands Station and will now depart from JB Sentral only.

Trains between Singapore and Johor Bahru will now be operated by seven "Shuttle Trains" a day.

Click here for the departure times and fares>>>

Click here to make an online booking for this train >>>

Ticket Classes Available

This service consist of air-condition seat only coaches in both 1st and 2nd class.

For more information and ticket prices, please see the following pages on our site :

JB to Kluang

JB to Melaka

JB to KL Sentral

JB to Ipoh

JB to Penang

KL to Penang

Ipoh to Penang


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Booking Seats on the Ekspres Rakyat Train

This service can get full very quickly as it is very popular way to travel from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur, so if you wish to use this service it is best not to leave it until the last minute to book your seats and to book as far in advance as possible.

Seats can be pre-booked up to 30 days in advance from any main station in peninsular Malaysia, or the easiest way to reserve your seat is to :

Seat Availability

To check if there are any seats for today or the next six days, the KTM website shows available seats and berths for each intercity train and is updated every hour.


If you plan to travel over to Penang island, please see our :

Butterworth to Penang ferry page here>>>

For information on Butterworth Station click here>>>


Related Links :

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JB Hotels

Melaka Hotels

KL Hotels

Ipoh Hotels

Penang Hotels


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