The new high-speed ETS trains operated by KTMB (Malayian Railways) from Butterworth to KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur have started operating since early July 2015.
These ETS Train Services to KL have cut the travel time to the capital from Penang in half, compared to the older Intercity Services and it is now the fastest way to travel from Penang to Kuala Lumpur.
The ETS Butterworth to KL Sentral Trains in operation so far, are as follows :
New Penang to KL Train Timetable for 2016 :
Please Note : there are now no Intercity Express Trains on the Butterworth to KL route.
|Arrives KL Sentral||08.35||10.22||11.49||15.30||18.47||19.52||21.50||23.05||01.52|
All ETS Services are operated Daily except trains 9247 and 9249 which are operated at the weekends only (Friday / Saturday / Sunday).
All services are ETS Gold Services except 9231 and 9247 which are ETS Platinum Services.
To see all the stops on these ETS Services, please see :
ETS tickets from Butterworth to KL Sentral cost:
ETS Gold Services :
59 MYR for Adults - 34 MYR for Children.
ETS Platinum Services :
79 MYR for Adults - 44 MYR for Children.
If you are staying on Penang island you have a choice of where to buy your tickets.
You can buy them from the KTM Ticket Office that is located on the walkway up to the Penang to Butterworth Ferry, or from the ticket counters at Butterworth Train Station.
To save yourself the effort of going to the ticket office or station, you can also book your ETS tickets online.
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