KTM Train from Butterworth to Taiping

Travel from Penang to Taiping in Perak State on the new high-speed ETS train from Butterworth to Taiping.

This short journey by the new Electric Train Service is faster than travelling by bus at less than an hour, but a little bit more expensive.



Train Timetable from Butterworth to Taiping

Latest Schedule from 15th July 2016 :

Train Number Departs Butterworth Arrives Taiping
EP 9231 05.00 05.49
EG 9235 06.30 07.23
EG 9201 07.45 08.40
EP 9247** 11.55 12.44
EG 9233 14.55 15.48
EG 9237 16.00 16.53
EG 9209 17.58 18.51
EG 9215 19.08 20.04
EG 9249** 22.00 22.53
EG 9217 22.50 23.39

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** Trains 9247 and 9249 operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. All other Trains operate daily.

EG numbered trains are ETS Gold Services

EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum Services.

Butterworth - Taiping Komuter Trains

From the 1st September 2016, it is now also possible to travel from Butterworth to Taiping by Komuter Trains.

A new Komuter route has started between Padang Rengas and Bukit Mertajam.

You will first have to take a Komuter service to Bukit Mertajam to connect to these services (apart from the one train a day that does travel to/from Butterworth).

To see the Komuter schedule from Butterworth to Bukit Mertajam click here>>>

To see the Komuter schedule from Bukit Mertajam to Taiping click here>>>

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Train Timetable from Taiping to Butterworth Penang

New schedule from 15th July 2016 :

Train Number Departs Taiping Arrives Butterworth
EG 9500 06.20 07.18
EP 9246** 10.33 11.26
EP 9232 11.44 12.35
EG 9208 12.30 13.23
EG 9236 13.36 14.30
EG 9248** 18.58 19.52
EG 9202 20.28 21.25
EG 9216 20.57 21.50
EG 9234 22.58 23.52
EG 9238 23.28 00.22

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** Trains 9246 and 9248 operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. All other Trains operate daily.

EG numbered trains are ETS Gold Services

If you are travelling from Taiping to Penang Island, you can catch the ferry over to George Town from the ferry terminal which is located a short walk away from Butterworth Station.

For more information on Butterworth Station click here>>>

For more information on the ferry from Butterworth to Penang click here>>>

Ticket Prices for the Train from Butterworth to Taiping

On the new high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS), tickets for the train from Butterworth to Taiping, or vice versa, will cost you :

ETS Gold Service Trains : Adult 21 MYR - Child 15 MYR

ETS Platinum Service Trains : Adult 26 MYR - Child 17 MYR

Buying Tickets

Tickets can be purchased from the railway stations or if you are staying on Penang Island, you can buy tickets from the small ticket office that is located along the walkway up to the Penang to Butterworth ferry.

You can also book tickets online from the KTM website or by using an online ticket agent (which is much easier).

Tickets are available for purchase up to 60 days in advance.

Click here to go to our online train booking page to book your tickets now>>>



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