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

The fastest way to travel to Penang Island is to take one of the ETS Tanjung Malim to Butterworth (Penang Sentral) trains. Once you arrive, it is then just a short walk over to the ferry jetty and a short 15 minute boat trip over to Georgetown.

These trains are operated by Malaysian Railways (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad known as KTM or KTMB for short).

The duration of the journey from Tanjung Malim to Penang Sentral is a little under three hours.

ETS Tanjung Malim to Butterworth Train Timetable

(Jadual ETS Tanjung Malim ke Butterworth)


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

KTM have reduced ETS services temporarily from the 22nd of October 2020

Temporary ETS Timetables (Jadual / 时间表) for November / December 2020



If you want to travel by ETS train in the other direction from Butterworth to Tanjung Malim you can see the timetable here >

New ETS train schedule:

Please note: Due to Covid 19, KTM is currently operating a reduced temporary schedule - to see the temporary ETS timetable click here >

Train No Departs Tanjung Malim Arrives Butterworth Operating Days
EG 9126 21:18 00:15 All
EG 9128 23:34 02:30 All

For ETS train prices from Tanjung Malim to Butterworth click here >

Notes for the above timetable:

These services are all EG numbered trains which are the cheaper ETS Gold Services.

Please note: The ferry from Butterworth to Georgetown on Penang Island stops running at around midnight so if you want to stay on the island and don't want to take an expensive taxi over the Penang bridge, take the earlier trains.



ETS Train Fares from Tanjung Malim to Penang Sentral, Butterworth

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

As KTM has introduced a Flexi Fare system, prices for tickets can now vary depending on how far in advance you book (the further in advance the cheaper) and when you want to travel (peak and off peak times and days)

For the latest fares and information on the KTM Flexi Fare system, please see our:

Butterworth ETS Train Ticket Prices page here >

Booking ETS Train Tickets from Tg. Malim to Butterworth

For any journey by ETS train in Malaysia, booking an advance ticket is highly advisable as ETS trains can get very busy during public and school holidays, religious festival days and even some weekends.

Booking advance ETS tickets is very easy to do.

You have a choice of going in person to your nearest ETS railway station ticket counter.

Or, a much easier and less time consuming way is to book tickets online from the official KTMB website >


Related Pages:


For the best places to stay in Georgetown Penang click here >

Butterworth ETS and KTM Komuter trains main page >

Tanjung Malim KTM trains main page >


ETS Trains main page >

ETS Schedules main page >

KTM Schedules main page >

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