For the quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang Island (Georgetown) the modern and fast ETS KL Sentral to Butterworth Penang Sentral train offers the most comfortable way to travel overland with both ETS Gold and Platinum services operating on this route.
These Electric Train Services (ETS), travel at speeds of up to 140 km/h and make the journey from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth in half the time compared to the now cancelled, old diesel Intercity Express Trains that used to operate this route.
(Jadual ETS dari KL Sentral ke Butterworth Penang Sentral)
The timetable below shows departure time from KL Sentral.
KTM KL to Penang Sentral Butterworth ETS train timetable.
Please note: Due to Covid 19, KTMB is currently operating a reduced temporary schedule - you can see the latest full ETS timetable for 2022 here >
New train timetable from the 15th of January 2022 (2022-01-15):
|Train Number||Departs KL Sentral||Arrives Butterworth||Book Online|
|*EP 9172||08:03||12:15||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9174||11:08||15:23||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9176||13:37||17:49||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9178||15:55||20:07||Book Tickets|
|EG 9322||18:00||22:22||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9180||20:10||00:22||Book Tickets|
For the latest ticket prices, click on the KL Sentral fare link below:
EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum Services.
EG numbered trains are ETS Gold Services.
*operated by the newer ETS2 trains that have a new Business Class carriage.
Trains from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Penang Sentral travel along the North-South, West Coast railway line taking the branch line to the coast at Butterworth. Depending on which type of train you choose (Gold or Platinum), the number of stops along the route varies.
(Harga Tiket ETS KTM KL Sentral ke Butterworth)
Fares for the ETS KL Sentral to Butterworth train on a Gold Services cost:
59 MYR for Adults - 34 MYR for Children.
Tickets for ETS Platinum Services cost:
79 MYR for Adults - 44 MYR for Children.
(Tempat Beli Tiket ETS KL ke Butterworth)
You can purchase your ETS Train tickets directly from KL Sentral Railway Station or any other mainline KTM Train Station ticket counters.
You can also book ETS tickets easily online, either directly from the KTMB website (now the cheapest option), or you can book through an online ticketing agent (booking fees may apply).
Making an advance book is a must for this very popular route, especially if you want to travel at the weekend or holidays when trains can be fully booked well in advance.
So if your travel dates are not flexible, book your seats online as far in advance as possible.
If you are planning to stay in George Town on Penang island, you can catch the ferry from Butterworth over to George Town from the ferry terminal that is located close to the train station in Butterworth.
Once you arrive by ferry on Penang island, there are hundreds of places to stay in George Town to cover all budgets.
If you want to head out to the popular Batu Ferringhi beach area in the north-west of the island, you can catch the 101 bus from the Rapid Penang Jetty bus terminal, just on your left as you walk down from the ferry terminal.