The ETS Ipoh to Butterworth high-speed electric train offers a quick way to travel from Ipoh to Penang Island (George Town) with a number of departures every day.
Travelling from Ipoh to Butterworth by the new fast ETS Train takes less than two hours and is the best way to travel from Ipoh to Penang, with the ferry over to George Town just a few minutes walk away from Butterworth Railway Station.
Please note: From the 16th of September 2023 you can travel on the KTM Komuter Utara (northern commuter train) between Ipoh and Butterworth.
(Jadual Waktu Keretapi ETS Ipoh ke Butterworth)
KTM Ipoh to Butterworth (Penang Sentral) ETS train timetable (Jadual Perjalanan ETS Terbaru):
Current KTM Ipoh to Butterworth train timetable:
|Train Number||Departs Ipoh||Arrives Butterworth||Book Online|
|*EP 9172||10:32||12:15||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9174||13:37||15:23||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9176||16:06||17:49||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9178||18:24||20:07||Book Tickets|
|EG 9322||20:34||22:22||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9180||22:39||00:22||Book Tickets|
* operates with a Business Class carriage on one of the newer ETS2 trains.
The train from Ipoh to Butterworth has a number of stops along the route.
Fares / Ticket Price (Tambang / Harga Tiket):
ETS Train tickets to Butterworth from Ipoh cost:
Platinum: Adult: 42 MYR - Child 25 MYR
Gold: Adult: 33 MYR - Child 21 MYR
For more ETS ticket prices on this route, please see our:
If you would like to make an advance booking for any of these trains, you can:
Once you reach Butterworth Station, if you are heading over to George Town on the island of Penang, the ferry terminal is just a few minutes walk away.
The ferry trip over to George Town Jetty takes just 15 minutes and ferries depart every 15 -20 minutes during the busy times of day, less frequently in the evenings.
Once you arrive on the island, you are in the old part of the city and most accommodation can easily be reached within 10 - 15 minutes walk.
Alternatively, as you leave the ferry terminal, the Jetty bus terminal is on both your left and right.
You can catch a bus to any part of the city or to other places on the island, such as the beaches at Batu Ferringhi.
If you are not travelling over to Penang island, the train station is also next to the Butterworth bus station, so you can catch a bus to anywhere in Peninsular Malaysia.
There are also a number of hotels in Butterworth if you want to spend the night there.