ETS Taiping to Butterworth
KTM Train Schedule (Jadual) & Ticket Price

If you want to travel from Taiping to Georgetown on Penang Island by public transport, the quickest way to get there is to take a fast ETS Taiping to Butterworth (Penang Sentral) Electric Train Service that takes less than an hour to get there.

The distance from Taiping to Butterworth (jarak Taiping ke Butterworth) is approximately 85 km and the duration of the train journey by ETS train is 57 minutes.

ETS trains are operated by Malaysian Railways (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad, usually known by their much shorter name of KTM or KTMB).

KTM also operates much cheaper KTM Komuter Utara (northern commuter) trains on this route so if you want to travel on a budget, you should think about taking a commuter train.

Commuter trains from Taiping to Butterworth are not as comfortable as ETS services and you do not get a reserved seat travelling by commuter.

If you want to see the latest KTM Komuter train timetable, click on the timetable link below:

Please note: Some KTM Komuter trains from Taiping terminate at Bukit Mertajam. You can still take these trains from Taiping as there is another Komuter route that travels from the north, with connections at Bukit Mertajam to Butterworth.

ETS Taiping to Butterworth Train Timetable

(Jadual ETS Taiping ke Butterworth)


Movement Control Order (MCO / CMCO / RMCO) - (PKP / PKPB / PKPP) 2020

KTM have reverted back to their temporary RMCO / PKPP ETS timetable published on the 15th of July 2020:

Temporary ETS Timetables (Jadual / 时间表) from the 15th of July



If you want to see the ETS train timetable in the other direction from Butterworth to Taiping click here >

ETS Timetable:

Please note: KTM is currently operating a reduced temporary schedule - to see the temporary ETS timetable click here >

Train No Departs Taiping Arrives Butterworth Operating Days
*EP 9172 11:24 12:21 All
EP 9104 14:19 15:16 All
EP 9106 16:43 17:40 All
*EP 9372 20:46 21:42 All
EG 9126 23:18 00:15 All
EG 9128 01:33 02:30 All

For ETS train fares from Taiping to Butterworth Penang click here >

Notes for the above timetable:

EG numbered trains are the cheaper ETS Gold Services.

EP numbered trains are the more expensive ETS Platinum Services.

Trains numbers marked with * are the newer ETS2 trains that have a Business Class carriage.


To get from the railway station in Butterworth to Penang Island (Pulau Pinang), you have to take a short walk through the new Penang Sentral Terminal building where the ferry departs from the jetty.



ETS Train Fares from Taiping to Penang Sentral, Butterworth

(Tambang / Harga Tiket ETS Taiping ke Penang Sentral, Butterworth)

To find train fares and information on the KTM Flexi Fare booking system, please see our:

Butterworth ETS Train ticket prices page here >

Buying ETS Train Tickets from Taiping to Butterworth

(Beli Tiket ETS dari Taiping ke Butterworth)

To travel by ETS train in Malaysia you should book in advance (even for short distances).

However, if you are travelling from Taiping and the ETS train is full, you still have the option of taking one of the KTM Komuter trains, so you could risk turning up at the station on the day you want to travel and buy your ETS tickets then.

You can book your advance ETS train tickets from the ticket counter at Taiping station (or from any other ETS station in Malaysia).

Or you can book online direct from the official KTMB.com.my website >


Related Pages:

To find the best places to stay in Georgetown Penang click here >

Butterworth KTM trains main page >

Taiping KTM trains main page >


KTM Train Timetables main page >

KTM Komuter train timetables in Malaysia >

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