Now that the KTM Komuter Utara route between Butterworth and Padang Besar is operating at regular intervals from early morning to the evening, taking the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Sungai Petani is easily the best way to travel from Penang to Sg. Petani.
Commuter trains start running from the very early morning with the first train from Butterworth to Sungai Petani departing at 05:25.
After that, trains depart every hour during the busiest times of day and every two hours at other times, with the last train leaving Butterworth for Sg. Petani at 21:25.
The trip to SP has a duration of just 34 minutes, making it much faster than the Rapid Penang buses from Butterworth to Sungai Petani that also operate on this route, stopping to pick passengers up at many bus stops along the way..
The other good news is that it is very cheap.
So if you want to travel from Penang to Sungai Petani, the commuter train is by far the best option.
Latest BTW to SP commuter timetable for 2020:
|Arrives Sungai Petani
Please note: From 2020-02-01 there will be extra services on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
See the full timetable here for departure times >
The railway station in Sungai Petani is located right in the centre of town (very close to the bus station).
To get to Butterworth station from Penang Island is easy, with regular ferry boats leaving from Georgetown throughout the day.
The trip takes about 15 - 20 minutes, then its a few minutes walk to the train station.
Ticket prices for this short commuter train journey cost only 3.60 MYR (cash fare).
All Komuter train tickets are only sold on the day of travel.
There is no advance booking available or necessary.
Tickets can be purchased from the Butterworth Station ticket counter - you cannot buy then from the KTM office at the jetty in Georgetown.