Taking the fast ETS Kuala Kangsar to Butterworth (Penang Sentral) train service is the quickest way to travel from the royal town of Perak, Kuala Kangsar to Penang, with a number of both Gold and Platinum Electric Train Services heading north.
The journey time for these Malaysian Railways trains (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad known as KTM and KTMB for short) from Kuala Kangsar to Penang Sentral is around one and a quarter hours.
Once you arrive at Butterworth Railway Station, it is just a short walk (through the Penang Sentral Terminal) to the jetty where regular ferry boats make the short 15 minutes trip over to Georgetown on Penang Island.
Please note: From the 16th of September 2023 you can now also take a KTM Komuter train from Kuala Kangsar to Butterworth >
(Jadual ETS Kuala Kangsar ke Butterworth Penang)
KTM Kuala Kangsar to Penang Sentral Butterworth ETS train timetable:
New train timetable from the 15th of January 2022 (2022-01-15):
|Train Number||Departs Kuala Kangsar||Arrives Butterworth||Book Online|
|*EP 9172||11:01||12:15||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9174||14:09||15:23||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9176||16:35||17:49||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9178||18:53||20:07||Book Tickets|
|EG 9322||21:05||22:22||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9180||23:08||00:22||Book Tickets|
Notes for the above timetable:
Train numbers starting with an EG are ETS Gold Services.
Train numbers starting with an EP are ETS Platinum Services.
Trains numbers marked with an * are the newer ETS2 trains that operate with a Business Class carriage.
(Tambang / Harga Tiket ETS Kuala Kangsar ke Penang Sentral, Butterworth):
For the latest train fares and information on the KTM Flexi Fares, please see our:
When travelling by ETS train in Malaysia you need a reserved seat to board the train (no standing passengers are allowed).
We would always recommend booking your seats in advance as trains can often be full during busy public and school holidays, festival days and weekends.
To book advance ETS tickets you can:
Go to a ticket counter at any KTMB ETS railway station.
After arriving at Butterworth ETS / Komuter Train Station, if you are planning to travel over to Georgetown on Penang island, just follow the signs to the ferry departure point via the Penang Sentral Terminal building.
The walk to the ferry jetty should take you between 5 and 10 minutes.
The Penang Sentral Terminal is also the place to go if you want to connect to either local buses or long-distance coaches.