The new ETS Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral) high-speed Electric Train Service now has a number of services every day, connecting the popular tourist destination of Penang Island with Malaysia's bustling capital (and many more places in between).
New Butterworth to KL Sentral ETS Schedule from 1st February 2017 :
|Kuala Lumpur (old station)||08.46||10.26||11.48||17.31||20.21|
|KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur||08.50||10.30||11.53||17.35||20.25|
EG numbered trains are ETS Gold Services.
EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum Services.
Tickets for this ETS Train Gold Services cost :
59 MYR for adults.
34 MYR for children.
ETS Platinum Service 9231 from Butterworth to KL Sentral costs :
79 MYR for adults.
44 MYR for children.
You can make an advance booking for all trains in Malaysia up to 60 days in advance, by either booking your tickets directly from any KTM main train station or by using the KTM Ticket Office in George Town, located on the walkway up to the Penang to Butterworth Ferry.
You can also book online, either directly from the KTM Malaysian Railways website (requires you to set up an account first) or another easier and often cheaper option is to use an online train ticketing agent.
If you want to stay in the capital for a while, KL has hundreds of places to stay to choose from.
If you are only staying a night or two, you may want to stay close to the KL Sentral Train Station, as it is easy to get around the city from here and you can then leave KL by train easily.
There are plenty of cheap accommodations around KL Sentral Railway Station within 10 minutes walk, or if your budget is a little larger, you can stay in one of the more upmarket hotels around KL Sentral.