Train Chumphon Butterworth Penang
Times and Fares

The International Express Train that travels overnight between Butterworth in Penang state Malaysia, to Bangkok in Thailand, stops at Chumphon.

From here you can then connect with ferries to the islands of Koh Tao and Koh Phangan.

Travelling by train between Chumphon and Penang is the easiest way to go.

The only other option would be to catch a bus or train between Chumphon and Hat Yai, then transfer to a minibus to take you down to George Town on the island of Penang.

Train from Chumphon to Butterworth Penang Malaysia

Train Depart Arrive Type
45 23.24 08.55**** Special Express

All times shown are in Thai time.

****Please Note: This service now terminates at the border station of Padang Besar.

From the border you will now have to take a new KTM Komuter Train to Butterworth.

Note that Malaysian Time is one hour ahead of Time in Thailand.

Arriving at Butterworth Railway Station, the ferry over to George Town on Penang Island is just a couple of minutes walk away. The ferry over to Penang island takes just 15 minutes and goes every 15- 30 minutes at this time of day.

For more about the ferry to Penang click here >

Train from Butterworth Penang to Chumphon Thailand

Train Depart Arrive Type
46 17.00**** 01.56 Special Express

All times shown are in Thai time.

****Please Note: This service no longer departs from Butterworth and now originates from Padang Besar Station on the Malaysian side of the border.

You will now have to take one of the regular KTM Komuter Trains to the border.

The International Express is scheduled to depart Padang Besar at 17.00 - Thai Time (18.00 Malaysian Time).

Arriving at Chumphon, you will have a few hours to wait for the first ferry out to the islands.

The train station is located close to the centre of town, but many miles away from the ferry ports, so buses are provided for transportation out to the boats.

Transport out to the port is included in the price of the ferry tickets.

For information of arrival at Chumphon Railway Station and ferry tickets to Koh Tao / Phangan click here >

To book your ferry tickets online click here >

Fares for the Train Chumphon Butterworth

For this service, you can only purchase Second Class Sleeper Seats / Berths.

Fares for the Chumphon Padang Besar Train are:

Adult Fare:
Lower 797 THB
Upper 607 THB

Child Fare :
Lower 699 THB
Upper 609 THB

If you wish to make an advance booking online for this train click here >

A Komuter Train between Padang Besar and Butterworth costs:

11.40 MYR

If you are travelling from Thailand make sure you bring some Malaysian Ringgit with you as you have to pay for KTM Komuter tickets in MYR and the money changer at PB station has closed down.

Seats on the International Express Train2nd Class Seats on the International Express Train convert into beds.
Sleeping Berths on the International Express TrainSleeping Berths on trains 35 / 36

If you would like to know more about this train journey, please see one of the following pages on our site, depending on which direction you are travelling in:

Bangkok to Butterworth International Express Train page >

Butterworth to Bangkok International Express Train page >

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