Taking the fast ETS Parit Buntar to Butterworth train is the quickest way to get to Penang Island, however, there are much cheaper KTM Komuter Utara (northern commuter) rail services that will get you there for far less money.
All these train services are operated by Malaysian Railways (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad or just KTM and KTMB for short).
The duration of the journey by ETS train to Butterworth from Parit Buntar is just 28 minutes, however, if you don't mind a slightly longer journey, the commuter train is a much better option.
Some KTM Komuter trains travel directly to Butterworth, while at other times you will have to change trains at Bukit Mertajam.
To see the latest Komuter train timetable from Parit Buntar to Butterworth, click on the timetable link below:
(Jadual ETS Parit Buntar ke Butterworth)
KTM Parit Buntar to Penang Sentral Butterworth ETS train timetable:
Please note: Due to Covid 19, KTMB is currently operating a reduced schedule - you can see the latest full ETS timetable for 2022 here >
New train timetable from the 15th of January 2022 (2022-01-15):
|Train Number||Departs Parit Buntar||Arrives Butterworth||Book Online|
|*EP 9172||11:46||12:15||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9174||14:54||15:23||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9176||17:20||17:49||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9178||19:38||20:07||Book Tickets|
|EG 9322||21:52||22:22||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9180||23:53||00:22||Book Tickets|
Notes for the above timetable:
Train numbers with an EG at the start are ETS Gold Services.
Train numbers with an EP at the start are ETS Platinum Services.
If you want to see the full ETS train timetable for all northbound services, click on the following link:
(Tambang / Harga Tiket ETS dari Parit Buntar ke Penang Sentral, Butterworth)
For the latest train fares to Butterworth and information on the KTM Flexi Fares, please see our:
(Beli Tiket KTM ke Butterworth dari Parit Buntar)
If you want to travel by ETS train, you will need to book a seat (advance booking is highly recommended).
If you want to travel by KTM Komuter train, you just turn up at the station on the day of travel and buy your tickets then.
To book advance ETS tickets you can:
Visit any KTMB ETS railway station ticket counter.
Once you get to Butterworth Railway Station, if you want to take the ferry over to Penang Island (Pulau Pinang) you have to walk for a couple of minutes to get to the Penang Sentral Terminal building.
For more information on the ferry, click on the picture link below:
You can also take local and long-distance buses to most destinations from the Penang Sentral Terminal.