About the new Butterworth Penang Padang Besar Komuter Train services (Komuter Utara):
A new KTMB Komuter Service has started operating from the beginning of January 2016 from Butterworth Railway Station in Penang, to Padang Besar Railway Station in Perlis, on the border with Thailand.
These commuter trains have replaced the Butterworth to Padang Besar fast ETS Train services which are now no longer take the branch line to Butterworth and with the new ETS schedule from the 3rd of June 2018, the Butterworth to Padang Besar route will only be operated by commuter trains.
Latest KTM Komuter Schedule for 2018 / 2019:
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KTM commuter services consist of three carriages per train on all weekday services.
At busy weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), three extra carriages are added to the following trains:
Train numbers : 2944 - 2952 - 2956 - 2960 - 2964 - 2968 - 2976.
If you wish to view the schedule for the other Komuter service in this area of Malaysia that operates between Penang and Perak (Bukit Mertajam - Padang Regas) :
Station Information :
For more about some of the main railway stations on the route please see :
This new KTM Komuter Northern Train Service now operates many times a day all days of the week in either direction.
Komuter Train services stop at all stations along this route.
Stations on this route from (south to north) are:
The trip from Butterworth to Pdg. Besar will take one hour and 51 minutes to cover the 158 km.
Tickets for the whole trip will cost 11.40 MYR (for the full fares table - see below).
This price does not guarantee you a seat, but most times of the year there will be plenty available.
Tickets for Komuter Trains are not available to buy in advance, so just turn up at the station and buy a ticket
From Padang Besar, there is now a new Shuttle Train Service from the border to the southern city of Hat Yai in Thailand.
From Hat Yai there a many trains a day leaving to the north all the way to Bangkok.
Prices for these commuter services are very cheap and you can buy one ticket all the way to the border from Padang Rengas in Perak (with a change of train at Bukit Mertajam).