If you want to travel to Penang Island, taking the ETS Batu Gajah to Butterworth (Penang Sentral) train service is by far the best way to travel for speed and convenience with both ETS Gold and Platinum trains on this route to choose from.
Once you arrive at the Butterworth KTM Railway Station, if you want to travel over to Georgetown on Penang Island, you have to take the short walk over to the Penang Sentral Terminal building where you can take a short boat ride over to Georgetown.
For information on Butterworth station, click on the picture link below:
(Jadual ETS Batu Gajah ke Butterworth)
These fast, modern, comfortable trains are operated by Malaysian Railways (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad known as KTM or KTMB for short).
The duration of the journey by KTM train from Batu Gajah to Penang Sentral Butterworth takes a little under two hours (much faster than travelling by bus) to cover the roughly 170 km distance (jarak).
New ETS Timetable:
Please note: Due to Covid 19, KTM is currently operating a reduced temporary schedule - to see the temporary ETS timetable click here >
|Train No||Departs Batu Gajah||Arrives Butterworth||Operating Days|
Notes for the above timetable:
Train numbers starting with an EG are the cheaper ETS Gold Services.
Train numbers starting with an EP are the more expensive ETS Platinum Services.
Trains numbers with a * next to them are the newer ETS2 trains that have a Business Class carriage.
(Tambang / Harga Tiket ETS dari Batu Gajah ke Penang Sentral, Butterworth)
For the latest train fares and information on the KTM Flexi Fares, please see our:
(Beli Tiket ETS dari Batu Gajah ke Butterworth)
If you would like to travel on any ETS train in Malaysia you have to have a reserved seat to board the train and with the limited number of seats, it is always best to book in advance as trains can often be full during busy periods of the year (it is also cheaper if you book your tickets far in advance using the KTM Flexi Fare system).
To book your ETS tickets you can:
Go to any KTM ETS railway station ticket counter.
Butterworth Railway Station is located just a couple of minutes walk away from the modern Penang Sentral Terminal transport hub where you can connect to local and long-distance buses or take the ferry over to Penang Island (Pulau Pinang)
For more information on the ferry over to Georgetown, click on the picture link below: