The new Electric Train Service (ETS) started operating from the 1st September 2015 on the route between KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth in the state of Penang.
These ETS Gold and Platinum Services are limited stop trains and are now the quickest way to travel from KL to Penang island, which is located just a short ferry ride away from Butterworth Railway Station.
New KTM ETS Timetable from 15th July 2016 :
|KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur||07.50||09.00||09.30||10.38||16.00||17.21||17.50||20.00||20.30|
|Kuala Lumpur (old station)||07.54||09.04||09.35||10.42||16.04||17.27||17.55||20.03||20.34|
* trains operates at weekends only : Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
EG numbered Trains are ETS Gold Services.
EG numbered Trains are ETS Platinum Services.
Ticket prices for the Gold ETS Train from KL to Butterworth cost :
59 MYR for Adults
34 MYR for Children
Platinum ETS Train tickets cost :
79 MYR for Adults
44 MYR for Children
You can pre-book your ETS tickets from any mainline train station within Peninsular Malaysia.
Tickets go on sale 60 days in advance.
It is often easier to book your ETS tickets online, as this saves you a trip to a train station.
You can book direct from Malaysian Railways (KTMB) website, but you will have to pay a non-refundable admin fee.
You can also book tickets using online agents (also includes an admin fee).
For more information and to book online :
Butterworth Train Station is located just a few minutes walk away from the Butterworth to Penang Ferry departure gates, so if you are heading over to the island, you don't have far to go.
If you want to stay in Butterworth there are a few hotels with 10 -15 minutes walk away.