KTMB ETS Butterworth to KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur Train Times and Fares

The new high-speed ETS trains operated by KTMB (Malayian Railways) from Butterworth to KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur started operating in early July 2015.

These ETS Train Services to KL have cut the travel time to the capital from Penang in half, compared to the older Intercity Express Services and it is now the fastest way to travel from Pulau Pinang (Penang) to Kuala Lumpur.

ETS Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur Train Schedule


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New ETS Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 into 2020.

To see the full new ETS schedule for southbound trains click here >


Latest new ETS Butterworth Penang to KL Train Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 into 2020:

To view the ETS timetable from KL Sentral to Butterworth (Penang Sentral) click here >

Train No Departs Butterworth Arrives KL Sentral Operating Days
EG 9121 05:15 09:34 All
EP 9103 06:05 10:26 All
EG 9321 07:30 11:54 All
*EP 9173 13:10 17:30 All
EP 9107 16:00 20:17 All
EG 9123 18.33 22:56 All

For the latest ticket prices, see our Butterworth Penang Sentral ETS fares page here >

*EP 9173 is a new ETS2 service and operates with a new Business Class carriage.

Train numbers starting with:

EP = Platinum ETS Service

EG = Gold ETS Service


The train from Butterworth Penang Sentral to Kuala Lumpur has a different amount of stops depending on what type of service you take. Platinum services offer the quickest journey time with the least amount of stops.

To see the full Butterworth to KL ETS timetable cick here >

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Please Note: there are now no Intercity Express Trains on the Butterworth to KL route.

If you want to connect to the KTM Komuter services from KL Sentral you can see the timetables here >

KTMB ETS Butterworth to KL Sentral Ticket Prices

ETS tickets from Butterworth to KL Sentral cost:

ETS Gold Services:

59 MYR Adult Fare - 34 MYR Child Fare.

ETS Platinum Services:

79 MYR Adult Fare - 44 MYR Child Fare.

Business Class Ticket Price from Butterworth to KL Sentral:

86 MYR Adult Fare - 47 MYR Child Fare (this is a promotional fare valid until the 29th of February 2020).

Booking Butterworth to KL ETS Tickets

If you are staying on Penang island you have a choice of where to buy your tickets.

You can buy them from the KTM Ticket Office that is located on the walkway up to the Penang to Butterworth Ferry, or from the ticket counters at Butterworth Train Station.

To save yourself the effort of going to the ticket office or station, you can also book your ETS tickets online.

Online train tickets are available direct from the KTM website (now the cheapest option) or through various online ticket agents (booking fees may apply).

Click here to go to our online train booking page >

For more information on the ferry between Penang and Butterworth click here >

For information on Butterworth Train Station click here >

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