KTM Train from Kuala Lumpur
to Butterworth Penang

The easiest way to travel from KL to Penang Island is by KTM train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth station.

From the station it is just a couple of minutes to walk up to the ferry terminal to catch the boat to George Town, Penang.

The ferry only takes 15 minutes to get to George Town, where you can either walk into town (5-10 minutes), catch a bus from the bus station next to the ferry exit or take a taxi.

Intercity Train Times from KL Sentral to Butterworth Penang

Please Note : The older Intercity Express Trains have all now been cancelled from 9th May 2016.

Replacing them are much faster and more frequent Electric Train Services (ETS).

See our KL - Butterworth ETS Trains page for the new ETS Train schedule on this route >>>

Train Number / Name Departure Time Arrival Time
2 Ekspres Rakyat **** ****


Please Note : There is no longer a sleeper train from KL to Penang as the Langkawi Express is no longer stopping at Butterworth from 1st September 2015.

To view the full schedule click on a link below:

Train 2 Timetable


Ticket Prices

Train number 2 the Ekspres Rakyat is an all air-conditioned seater train and costs:

1st class seat: Adult 67 MYR - Child 38 MYR
2nd class seat: Adult 34 MYR - Child 21 MYR

This Intercity service is now cancelled - you can see the fares for the new ETS High-speed Electric Train Service from KL to Penang using the following link :

For the new ETS Train timetable and ticket prices from KL to Butterworth Penang click here >>>

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Where to Buy Tickets for the Train from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Penang

You can buy your train tickets up to 60 days in advance from the ticket counters at KL Sentral or from any other mainline KTMB station in Peninsular Malaysia.

You can also book tickets online from our train booking page here >>>>

If you want to check for available seats or berths for today and the coming week, click here >>>



Related Pages :

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Butterworth train Station

Butterworth to Penang Ferry information


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