Now the KL to Gemas double electric track is complete, a new ETS high-speed Electric Train Service from Gemas in the state of Negeri Sembilan to Butterworth in the state of Penang, has started operating from October 2015.
New ETS Gemas to Butterworth Penang Schedule:
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 Gemas||Arrives Butterworth||Operating Days|
To see the full timetables for ETS services to the north from Gemas, please see our:
Train numbers starting with EP are ETS Platinum Services.
From May 2016, to travel from the south (ie JB Sentral Johor Bahru and Singapore) to Gemas you will have to take a Shuttle Train.
So, if you want to travel from Johor Bahru to Butterworth by train, you will now have to take two trains: one Shuttle Train to Gemas or Tampin, then the ETS Train from Tampin or Gemas to Butterworth.
Gemas Railway Station is also the junction station of the N-S Line and the Jungle Line.
Fares for this Gold service cost:
Adult = 83 MYR
Child = 46 MYR
Advance tickets can be bought from any mainline KTMB Train Station ticket counters or you can book online via the KTM official website or through online booking agents.
Advance tickets go on sale for varying periods throughout the year - sometimes you can buy tickets just a few weeks in advance, sometime a few months in advance - it all depends on when KTM release tickets for sale and if there is an upcoming timetable change.
If you are using an ETS service to get to one of Malaysia's main tourist destinations, George Town on Penang Island, you will not have too far to go once you arrive in Butterworth station (Penang Sentral).
The station is located just a few minutes walk away from the ferry terminal that takes you on the short trip over to George Town.
Boats take around 15 minutes to get to George Town and depart throughout the day and evening.
For more details, see the following pages on or site: