The KTM Nibong Tebal railway station is located in the state of Penang, on the mainland in Seberang Perai and is situated along the North - South Railway Line in Malaysia.
Trains to Nibong Tebal are operated by Malaysian Railways (KTMB) with both the new high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS) and Komuter Trains (commuter) stopping here.
The Intercity Train however, do not stop here.
ETS high-speed trains to Nibong Tebal starting operating in 2015 and now can be used to travel quickly between here and popular destinations such as KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Butterworth or to the border with Thailand at Padang Besar.
Since Nibong Tebal station is not a major stop, only a few ETS trains a day stop here, so you might want to catch a Komuter train first (see below) to either Parit Buntar (if heading south) or Bukit Mertajam (if heading north).
Nibong Tebal is on the KTMB Komuter Utara train route that runs between Kamunting and Butterworth and operates every one or two hours throughout the day and evening.
This is a very cheap and fast way to travel short distances by train.
You can use these trains to get to :
Parit Buntar, Bagan Serai and Kamunting to the south.
Simpang Ampat, Bukit Mertajam, Bukit Tengah, and Butterworth to the north.
If you are traveling north, once at Bukit Mertajam, Bukit Tengah or Butterworth stations (all on the branch line) you can continue by Komuter Train to Gurun, take the newer Butterworth to Padang Besar Komuter Train or use the high-speed ETS or Intercity Trains.
For timetables and fares from Nibong Tebal on the Komuter services please see :
None of the long distance Intercity trains stop at Nibong Tebal Station, so you will first have to travel to one of the nearby main stations (Parit Buntar or Bukit Mertajam) by Komuter Train.
If you are travelling by Komuter Train you just turn up at the station and buy your tickets on the day of travel.
If you want to travel on the ETS Trains or connect to the Intercity Trains it is best to book your tickets in advance as they can sell out quite easily.
You can either book you tickets in person at any main KTMB Railway Station (up to 60 days in advance) or book online for a small added booking fee.