KTM ETS Padang Besar to Butterworth Penang
Times and Fares

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.

ETS Padang Besar to Butterworth Timetable

If you are looking to travel on the ETS train from Butterworth to Padang Besar click here for the timetable >>>



After nearly a year with no ETS Trains on this route, from the 18th of December 2017, there will now be one departure a day.

New ETS timetable valid from the 18th December 2017:

Station Departs P. Besar Arrives Butterworth Operating Days
EG 9421 07:05 08:41 All

Notes for the above timetable :
(EG) = ETS Gold Service

The other much more frequent and cheaper option is to take one of the KTM Komuter Trains.

For the Komuter timetables and fares click here >>>

Trains operate daily.

To view the full train schedule for these ETS Services, please :

Visit our ETS Timetables southbound page here>>>

Ticket Prices

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.

Click here for more information >>>

Buying Tickets :

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.

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For information on Padang Besar Railway Station click here>>>


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.

Ferries leave regularly over to the island until around 00.30.


Related Pages :

Butterworth to Pdg Besar ETS Train

Butterworth to Ipoh ETS Train

Hat Yai to Pdg Besar Shuttle Train

Ipoh to KL Sentral ETS Train


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