ETS KL Sentral to Butterworth Schedule (Jadual) KTM Train

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.

Once you arrive at Butterworth Train Station (Penang Sentral) it is just a 15 minute ferry boat ride to get to the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town on Penang Island.

ETS train at Butterworth Railway StationETS train at Butterworth Railway Station

ETS from KL Sentral to Butterworth Penang Sentral Train Schedule

(Jadual ETS dari KL Sentral ke Butterworth Penang Sentral)


Movement Control Order (MCO / CMCO / RMCO) - (PKP / PKPB / PKPP) 2020

KTM have reverted back to their temporary RMCO / PKPP ETS timetable published on the 15th of July 2020:

Temporary ETS Timetables (Jadual / 时间表) from the 15th of July



To view the ETS Train schedule from Butterworth to KL Sentral click here >

The timetable below shows departure time from KL Sentral.

For departure times from the Old Kuala Lumpur Station click here >

KL to Butterworth ETS Timetable:

Please note: KTM is currently operating a reduced temporary schedule - to see the temporary ETS timetable click here >

Train No Departs KL Sentral Arrives Butterworth Operating Days
*EP 9172 08:10 12:21 All
EP 9104 11:05 15:16 All
EP 9106 13:30 17:40 All
*EP 9372 17:33 21:42 All
EG 9126 20:00 00:15 All
EG 9128 22:15 02:30 All

For the latest ticket prices, click on the KL Sentral fare link below:

Timetable notes:

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.

To see the full KL to BTW train timetable click here >


Seats on an ETS KL Sentral to Butterworth trainSeats on an ETS KL Sentral to Butterworth train

To check the official KTMB.com.my website for ETS KL to Butterworth trains click here >


Please Note: If you are planning on staying on Penang Island and want to take the ferry from Butterworth to Georgetown, you will need to take one of the earlier trains, as the last ferry leaves at around midnight.

See our Butterworth - Penang ferry page for more information >


ETS KL Sentral to Butterworth KTM Ticket Prices

(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.

To see the full ETS fares table from KL Sentral to all destinations click here >

Please note: With the KTM Flexi Fare system (Tambang Fleksi) now in operation, the price you pay for your tickets from KL to Penang Sentral Butterworth will now vary from those shown above.

Flexi fares are cheaper if you book far in advance and more expensive if you book just a few days before your departure date.

There are also now many more factors such as the time of year (ie peak times during holidays are now more expensive), day of the week and even time of day.

For more information about Flexi Fares see our KL ETS fares page here >

Where to Buy ETS KL to Butterworth Tickets

(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.

Click here to book your KL Butterworth ETS Tickets now >

KL Sentral ETS ticket counter areaAt the KL Sentral ETS ticket counter area, you have to take a number and wait for your number to be called before being served at one of the ticket counters.

Where to stay in Penang

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.

For more information on the ferry to Penang click here >

For more information on Butterworth Railway Station click here >

Once you arrive by ferry on Penang island, there are hundreds of places to stay in George Town to cover all budgets.

For our choice of the best places to stay in George Town click here >

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.



Related pages:

KL to Penang state main page >

Trains to Penang main page >

How to go to Penang Island from Kuala Lumpur by bus, train, flight or car >

Kuala Lumpur Sentral Trains main page >

Butterworth Trains main page>

ETS Trains main page >

ETS Train from KL Sentral to Bukit Mertajam (BM) Penang >

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