For travel to BM by train, you can choose to take one of the ETS Butterworth to Bukit Mertajam services, however, a much cheaper Komuter Utara (Northern Commuter) train will get you there just as quickly and will cost you much less (see fares below the timetables).
The duration of both these train services from Butterworth Penang Sentral to Bukit Mertajam only takes around 10 minutes with BM the next stop down the line for ETS trains, while the Komuter stops just once at Bukit Tengah.
(Jadual Keretapi Komuter KTM dari Butterworth ke Bukit Mertajam)
As Bukit Mertajam is the interchange station for both Komuter Utara routes, you can take either line to get to BM from Butterworth.
The route with the most services is the Butterworth to Padang Besar route.
Trains leave Butterworth station on this route every one to two hours apart from the first train in the early morning until the last train in the evening.
To see the latest Komuter train schedule from Butterworth for this line, click on the following timetable:
The other Komuter route to Padang Rengas has far less frequent departures as most of the trains on this line originate from Bukit Mertajam.
However, there are a few trains a day that start at Butterworth station so you can use these services to get to Bukit Mertajam.
(Jadaul ETS Butterworth ke Bukit Mertajam)
KTM Butterworth Penang to Bukit Mertajam ETS train timetable:
If you want to see the full schedule for all ETS trains heading south from Butterworth station, click on the following timetable link:
(Tambang / Harga Tiket KTM Butterworth ke Bukit Mertajam)
The fare for the KTM Komuter train from BTW to BM is by far the cheapest and costs only 1.20 MYR.
The ETS trains are meant for passengers taking long-distance journeys and are therefore much more expensive costing between 10 and 12 MYR.