Butterworth to Arau KTM Komuter Train Timetable (Jadual) 2020

If you want to get from Georgetown in Penang to Arau in Perlis, the only way to easily get there is to take a train operated by KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad).

From Butterworth to Arau, you have to take one of the KTM Komuter (northern commuter) train services (ETS trains no longer operate on this route).

These cheap trains run from the early morning until the evening, with regular services every one to two hours.

KTM Commuter Train to Arau from Butterworth Timetable

(Jadual KTM Komuter Butterworth ke Arau)

To see the most recent KTM Komuter Utara train timetable to Arau, please click on the following link:


If you want to find the train timetables in the opposite direction from Arau to Butterworth:

See the southbound KTM Komuter Utara timetable by clicking here >


The duration of the train journey to Arau KTM Station from Butterworth KTM Station is scheduled to take one hour and 33 minutes.


To get to Butterworth Railway Station from Penang Island you have to take the ferry from Georgetown to Butterworth (Penang Sentral).

From Penang Sentral to Butterworth KTM Station, it is just a few minutes walk.

For information about the Railway Station in Butterworth click here >


KTM Komuter Butterworth to Arau Ticket Prices / Fares

(Tambang / Harga Tiket KTM Butterworth ke Arau)

The train fare to Arau from KTM Butterworth is just 9.50 MYR.

To see a price list for all KTM Komuter trains click here >

If you are travelling from Penang to Langkawi via KTM Arau, you can take a taxi or local bus from Arau station to the jetty at Kuala Perlis.

If you are taking the bus, the bus stop is right in front of the station exit.

MyBas Perlis operate bus services from here to Kuala Perlis Bus Terminal via Kangar Bus Terminal (Bukit Lagi).

For timetables and fares:

Please visit the MyBas (Maraliner) website here >

For ferry times and fares from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi click here >

Buying Train Tickets to Arau

As Komuter trains are like subway / Tube trains you get in the west, there is no need to plan ahead and book tickets in advance (like you have to do for ETS trains).

Just go to the ticket counter at Butterworth Station (located upstairs), buy a ticket to Arau, then take the next northbound Komuter train heading towards Padang Besar.

Please note: You can't buy KTM Komuter tickets from the KTM office in Georgetown - This office sells ETS / Intercity tickets only.


Butterworth KTM trains main page >

Arau KTM trains main page >

KTM Komuter trains main page >

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