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.
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:
|Train No||Departs Butterworth||Arrives KL Sentral||Operating Days|
*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 >
Please Note: there are now no Intercity Express Trains on the Butterworth to KL route.
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).
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).
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