KTM Komuter Butterworth to Taiping
Train Timetable and Ticket Prices

Taking the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Taiping is a much cheaper way to travel from Penang to Taiping than by the much more expensive ETS Electric Train Services and even cheaper than the bus.

Getting to Taiping by commuter train is now more straight forward (from March 2020) as KTM have now changed the Komuter timetable so that most of the trains now travel directly from Butterworth to Taiping (before most trains required a change at Bukit Mertajam Station).

How to Travel from (Penang Sentral) Butterworth to Taiping by Komuter Train

If you want to take the cheap commuter train to Taiping from Butterworth it is best to take one of the direct trains.

At other times, you will have to change trains at Bukit Mertajam where the two Komuter Utara routes (north commuter routes) join, with BM as the interchange station.

The duration of the trip is only one hour and 4 minutes for the direct services and one hour and 10 minutes for those train where you have to change at Bukit Mertajam.

Butterworth to Taiping Komuter Train Schedule (Jadual)

KTM Train Timetables During Movement Control Order MCO / CMCO / RMCO - (PKP / PKPB / PKPP) 2020.

KTM are operating a reduced service during this period.

To see the latest train timetables (Jadual / 时间表) currently in operation, please see the following links:

MCO KTM Komuter Utara timetable from Butterworth to Padang Rengas >

MCO KTM Komuter Utara timetable from Padang Rengas to Butterworth >

MCO ETS timetable >

Latest commuter timetable from 2nd March 2020:

For travel in the other direction click here for the Komuter Utara timetable from Taiping >

Departs BTW Arrives BM Departs BM Arrives TAI
05:25 05:36 05:42 06:35
07:00 direct direct 08:16
10:00 direct direct 11:04
13:00 direct direct 14:04
16:02 direct direct 17:06
17:25 17:36 17:42 18:35
19:00 direct direct 20:16
21:00 direct direct 22:04

Timetable abbreviations:
BTW = Butterworth
BM = Bukit Mertajam
TAI = Taiping


KTM Komuter Butterworth to Taiping Train Fares

As already mentioned, the ticket price from Butterworth to Taiping on the Komuter train is very cheap compared to other forms of transport.

Tickets cost just 7.50 MYR.

If you compare that to the ETS fares of 21 MYR (Gold) or 26 MYR (Platinum), you can see it is a good deal.

The difference is that on ETS services you get a reserved seat, there is no need to change trains and the journey is slightly faster.

If you want to see the ETS schedule for the Butterworth to Taiping train click here >

Buying Tickets for Komuter Trains to Taiping

You only have to buy one ticket on the Komuter services (even if you take the two connecting train way).

Tickets are only sold on the day of travel from Butterworth Railway Station ticket counter.

No Komuter tickets are sold from the KTM office at the jetty in Georgetown.

For ETS trains to Taiping, you will have to make a reservation.

Butterworth Trains main page >

KTM Komuter Trains main page >

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