The new ETS Butterworth to Ipoh high-speed Electric Train Service started operations from July 2015.
The new ETS Trains are now the fastest way to travel from Penang to Ipoh taking less than two hours to make the trip.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 26th June 2020.
To see the full new ETS schedule for southbound trains click here >
If you wish to travel in the opposite direction from Ipoh to Butterworth by ETS Train:
Latest Butterworth to Ipoh ETS Schedule from the 1st of December 2019 into 2020:
|Train No||Departs Butterworth||Arrives Ipoh||Operating Days|
*EP 9173 has a new Business Class carriage.
Notes for the above timetable:
From the 19th May 2016, there are now no KTM Intercity Trains that operate on the Butterworth to Ipoh route.
If you wish to see the full schedule with all the stops on this route, please see the following timetable page on our site :
Fares for the ETS train from Butterworth to Ipoh cost:
Platinum Service ETS trains cost:
Adult: 42 MYR - Child 25 MYR
Gold Service ETS trains cost:
Adult: 33 MYR - Child 21 MYR
Silver Service Fares (currently no longer available on this route):
Adult 23 MYR - Child 16 MYR
For more ticket prices on this route, please see our:
You can purchase your tickets at the station or at the KTM Ticket Office located at Penang Jetty (on the walkway up to the Penang to Butterworth Ferry).
If you wish to book in advance, it is easier and sometimes cheaper to book your tickets through an online agent, rather than use the KTMB booking website.
Once you reach Ipoh, you have the choice of many of the older ETS Trains that operate between Ipoh and KL Sentral Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur.