An alternative and quicker way to travel from TBS Bus Terminal to Butterworth, Penang, is to take the ETS TBS to Butterworth train operated by KTMB.
These trains depart from Bandar Tasik Selatan Railway Station (adjoining the bus station).
Currently there is only one direct service a day to Butterworth (Penang Sentral) from BTS, but you can easily take a short KTM Komuter train or KLIA Transit train to KL Sentral Railway Station where there are more departures.
For the ETS train schedule in the other direction from Butterworth to TBS click here >
KTM TBS to Penang Butterworth ETS train timetable (Jadual Perjalanan):
You can see the latest full ETS timetable for 2023 here >
New train timetable from the 15th of January 2022 (2022-01-15):
|Train Number||Departs BTS / TBS||Arrives Butterworth||Book Online|
|EG 9322||17:37||22:22||Book Tickets|
For the latest ETS train fares to Butterworth (Penang Sentral) click here >
This train is an ETS Platinum Service.
As previously mentioned above, if you take the short trip to KL Sentral first, there is a greater choice of departures to Butterworth, Penang.
The cheapest way to travel to KL Sentral from TBS Bus Station is to take one of the regular KTM Komuter Trains (duration of the journey is 18 minutes).
Alternatively you can take the non-stop KLIA Transit train (duration of the journey is 10 minutes).
For more information, timetables and fares for the TBS to KL Sentral train services click here >
For the KTM Komuter timetable from Bandar Tasik Selatan to KL Sentral click here >
To book bus tickets from TBS to Butterworth or Sungai Nibong on Penang Island:
Visit our online bus booking page here >
For the latest KTM train fares to Butterworth click here >
Once you arrive at Butterworth Railway Station, it is just a short
walk to the ferry terminal for the regular ferry over to Georgetown on
For more information, timetables and fares for the ferry to Penang Island click here >
If you want to travel on ETS trains in Malaysia, you have to make a seat reservation.
If you are lucky you may find seats still available on the day of travel, however, trains are often fully booked well in advance during busy periods (holidays, weekends etc).
We would strongly advise you to book your train seats before you arrive at TBS and if you decide to go via KL Sentral, buy your tickets from the BTS ticket counter before you set off for KL Sentral, then if the train is full you can still take the bus from TBS to Penang or Butterworth.
To make an advance booking on ETS trains you can:
Visit any ETS railway station ticket counter.
Or book online via the KTMB website or using an agent >
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