To travel from Georgetown Penang to KL, you can take the ETS train from KTM Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station (Terminal KTM) which is just a short walk from Chinatown (via the link bridge with Pasar Seni LRT / MRT station).
ETS trains are operated by Malaysian Railways (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad or KTM / KTMB for short) and the duration of the train journey from Butterworth to KL's old Moorish railway station takes around 4 hours and 10 minutes.
(Jadaul ETS KTM Butterworth ke Kuala Lumpur)
KTM Butterworth Penang to Kuala Lumpur ETS Timetable:
New train timetable from the 15th of January 2022 (2022-01-15):
|Train Number||Departs Butterworth||Arrives Kuala Lumpur||Book Online|
|*EP 9171||05:15||09:23||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9173||06:20||10:28||Book Tickets|
|EG 9321||07:50||12:08||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9175||12:45||16:54||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9177||16:05||20:14||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9179||18:45||22:54||Book Tickets|
Notes for the above timetable:
Train numbers starting with an EP are the more expensive ETS Platinum Services.
Train numbers starting with an EG are the cheaper ETS Gold Services.
Train numbers marked with a * are the newer ETS2 trains that have a Business Class coach.
Full KTMB ETS Timetable:
To see the full ETS schedule for all southbound trains to KL, click on the timetable link below:
(Tambang / Harga Tiket ETS dari Butterworth Penang Sentral ke Kuala Lumpur)
What you pay for your tickets now depends on a number of factors since KTM have introduced the Flexi Fare system.
For more information about the Flexi Fares and a prices list of basic fares from Butterworth, visit our:
If you want to travel from Penang to KL by train, you will need to reserve a seat as trains can be fully booked at any time of the year with Malaysia's many public holidays, religious festivals and even during the weekend when Penang Island fills up with visitors from Kuala Lumpur.
Our advice is to book your tickets as far in advance as you can to make sure you can get a seat on any particular train (it is also cheaper if you book well in advance).
To book your advance ETS tickets for departures from Butterworth you can:
1) Visit KTM's Ticket Office in Georgetown (located at the Jeti where the ferry departs for Butterworth)
2) Visit the ticket counter at the KTM Butterworth Railway Station.
For information about the ferry from Penang island over to Penang Sentral in Butterworth, click on the picture link below:
All times and fares on this page are shown for information and
planning purposes only and may change without notice. Before travelling
on the KTM Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur train, you may want to visit
Official Malaysia Railways website by clicking here >