Below you will find a table of all the Penang Sentral, Butterworth ETS fares for services on the new high-speed trains that operate on the Butterworth - KL Sentral - Gemas route.
Working out the prices of ETS train tickets in Malaysia has now become much more complicated.
For bookings made from the 1st of March 2020, KTM is introducing a new ETS Flexi Fare (Tambang Flexi ETS) system.
This means ticket prices for ETS trains will vary depending on a number of factors:
1) The earlier you book, the cheaper the ticket:
Early Bird Tickets will be the cheapest tickets available (for booking made over 30 days in advance).
Followed by Intermediate Tickets (booked 6 to 30 days in advance).
Last Minute Tickets (booked 6 days or less in advance) will be the most expensive.
2) The period you want to travel in:
Super Peak - Federal Public Holidays and School Holidays
Peak - State Public Holidays.
Off Peak - All other periods.
3) The day you want to travel:
Weekdays - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (off peak).
Weekends - Friday, Saturday, Sunday (peak).
4) The time of day you travel:
Peaks Hours - 6am to 10am and 5pm to 9pm.
Off Peak Hours - All other times.
Please Also Note: There are now new, more expensive Business Class tickets available on some Platinum ETS2 train services.
The only way to now find an actual fare for a particular train is to:
Actual fares paid will now vary depending on the new Flexi Fare rules shown above, so use this price list as a rough guide only.
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Please note : Following the cancellation of ETS services between Butterworth and Padang Besar, you will now have to travel on the KTM Komuter Trains between Penang and the Thai border station of Padang Besar.
These services are much cheaper then the ETS Trains and more regular with departures every one to two hours during the daytime and evenings.
You can also use these cheap commuter services to travel south (via Bukit Mertajam) as far as Padang Rengas.
Butterworth station is serviced by two different types of ETS Train service:
ETS Platinum Trains are the quickest as they only stop at the main stations along the route.
ETS Gold Trains offer cheaper seats and take a little longer as they stop at more of the smaller stations along the route.
Ticket prices shown in the table above are in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR or RM).
Child fares shown are for children that are aged between 4 to 12.
Children under the age of 4 do not need to purchase a seat but will be expected to sit on their parents seat.
Tickets for ETS Trains can be purchased in advance from any KTMB railway station, the ticket office at the jetty in George Town or to save yourselves a trip, you can purchase tickets online using the KTM website or more easily, book using an online ticketing agent.
Tickets cost the same online as they do from the station (sometimes they are even cheaper).