Travel on the new ETS KL to Butterworth Train is now the fastest way to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.
These new high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS), travel at speeds of up to 160 kmh and make the journey from the capital to Butterworth (just a 15 minute ferry boat ride from the UNESCO World heritage City of George Town on Penang Island) in half the time compared to the now cancelled, old diesel Intercity Express Trains that used to operate this route.
New KL to Butterworth ETS Timetable effective from 1st February 2017 :
|Train Number||Departure Time||Arrival Time||Operating Days|
EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum Services.
EG numbered trains are ETS Gold Services.
ETS Fares from KL to Butterworth on the Gold Services cost :
59 MYR for Adults - 34 MYR for Children.
Tickets for ETS Platinum Services cost :
79 MYR for Adults - 44 MYR for Children.
You can purchase your ETS Train tickets directly from KL Sentral Railway Station or any other mainline KTM Train Station ticket counters..
You can also book ETS tickets easily online, either directly from the KTMB website, or a much simpler option is to book through an online ticketing agent.
Making an advance book is a must for this very popular route, especially if you want to travel at the weekend or holidays when trains can be booked full well in advance.
If you are planing to stay in George Town on Penang island, you can catch the ferry from Butterworth over to George Town from the ferry terminal that is located close to the train station in Butterworth.
Once you arrive by ferry on Penang island, there are hundreds of places to stay in George Town to cover all budgets.
If you want to head out to the popular Batu Ferringhi beach area in the north-west of the island, you can catch the 101 bus from the Rapid Penang Jetty bus terminal, just on your left as you walk down from the ferry terminal.