The new KTMB ETS Train from Padang Besar to Butterworth in Penang, runs from the border with Thailand to the popular tourist destination of George Town on Penang Island (reached by a 15 minute ferry ride).
This new high-speed train cuts the journey time to Butterworth in half, taking just one hour 35 minutes to reach Butterworth railway station.
KTM Komuter Trains are a good, frequent and cheap way to travel from Padang Besar to Penang (via Butterworth Railway Station).
To view the full train schedule for the long-distance ETS Train Services, please:
Fares for the ETS Train from Padang Besar to Butterworth cost:
Gold service : Adult - 29 MYR - Child - 19 MYR
Silver service : Adult - 21 MYR - Child - 15 MYR
Please Note : From the start of January 2016, there is a new Komuter (commuter) service in operation from Padang Besar to Butterworth.
You can book your ETS train tickets at the station or if you want to book in advance, we recommend you use a ticket agent.
It is much quicker and simpler to book this way than it is direct through the KTMB website where you have to create an account first and the price is the same.
If you are travelling all the way to Butterworth on this train, the railway station is located right next to the bus station and just a couple of minutes walk from the ferry terminal for boats over to George Town on Penang island.