The new Electric Train Service (ETS) started operating from the 1st September 2015 on the route between KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth in the state of Penang.
These ETS Gold and Platinum Services are limited stop trains and are now the quickest way to travel from KL to Penang Island (Pulau Pinang), with the historic city of Georgetown located just a short ferry ride away from Butterworth Railway Station (Penang Sentral).
New ETS Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 into 2020.
New KTMB KL to Butterworth ETS Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 into 2020.
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|Train No||*EP 9172||EP 9102||EP 9104||EG 9322||EP 9106||EG 9122|
|Kuala Lumpur (Old)||08:11||11:21||13:36||17:42||20:26||22:36|
|Kuala Kubu Bharu||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Butterworth Penang Sentral||12:29||15:33||17:52||22:03||00:45||02:50|
* EP 9172 is a new ETS2 train that started operating on the 1st of December 2019 with a new Business Class coach.
EG numbered Trains are ETS Gold Services.
EG numbered Trains are ETS Platinum Services.
Ticket prices for the Gold ETS Train from KL to Butterworth cost:
59 MYR for Adults
34 MYR for Children
Platinum ETS Train tickets cost:
79 MYR for Adults
44 MYR for Children
You can pre-book your ETS tickets from any mainline train station within Peninsular Malaysia.
Tickets usually go on sale 30 to 60 days in advance, but booking periods can vary quite considerably, depending on when KTM release the tickets for sale and when they are going to make the next timetable change.
It is often easier to book your ETS tickets online, as this saves you a trip to a train station.
You can book direct from Malaysian Railways (KTMB) website.
You can also book tickets using online agents which is much quicker and easier.
For more information and to book KL to Penang train tickets online :
Butterworth Train Station is located just a few minutes walk away from the Butterworth to Penang Ferry departure gates, so if you are heading over to the island, you don't have far to go.
If you want to stay in Butterworth there are a few hotels with 10 -15 minutes walk away.