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 KTM Komuter Trains (commuter) stopping here on the route from Bukit Mertajam to Padang Rengas.
From 1/2/2017 the high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS) no longer stop here.
The old diesel Intercity Express Trains are now all cancelled in this area of the country.
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, you will have to catch a Komuter train first (see below) to Parit Buntar (if heading south).
If heading north, you can now take a Komuter service all the way to the border at Pdg. Besar.
Nibong Tebal is on the KTMB Komuter Utara train route that runs between Padang Rengas and Bukit Mertajam / 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, Kamunting and Taiping to the south.
Simpang Ampat, Bukit Mertajam, Bukit Tengah, and Butterworth to the north.
If you are traveling further north, you can change trains at Bukit Mertajam and take the newer Butterworth to Padang Besar Komuter Train.
For timetables and fares from Nibong Tebal on the Komuter services please see :
All Intercity Express Trains have now been cancelled in this region of Peninsular Malaysia.
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 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 via KTMB (for a small added booking fee), or cheaper, use an online agent.