Travel from Penang to Taiping in Perak State on the new high-speed ETS train from Butterworth to Taiping.
This short journey by the new Electric Train Service is faster than travelling by bus at less than an hour, but a little bit more expensive.
(Jadual ETS dari Butterworth ke Taiping)
You can also travel by the much cheaper KTM Komuter (commuter) train.
For some trips, you will first have to take a Butterworth to Bukit Mertajam train on the Butterworth to Padang Besar Komuter Route.
KTM Butterworth Penang to Taiping ETS Schedule:
Please note: Due to Covid 19, KTMB is currently operating a reduced schedule - you can see the latest full ETS timetable for 2022 here >
New train timetable from the 15th of January 2022 (2022-01-15):
|Train Number||Departs Butterworth||Arrives Taiping||Book Online|
|*EP 9171||05:15||06:11||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9173||06:20||07:16||Book Tickets|
|EG 9321||07:50||08:48||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9175||12:45||13:41||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9177||16:05||17:01||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9179||18:45||19:41||Book Tickets|
*Operates with the newer ETS2 train that has a new Business Class coach.
EG numbered trains are ETS Gold Services.
EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum Services.
To view the full schedule for these ETS Trains, click on the following timetable link:
From September 2016, it is now also possible to travel from Butterworth to Taiping by Komuter Train.
A new Komuter route has started between Padang Rengas and Bukit Mertajam / Butterworth.
To get to Butterworth KTM Railway Station from Penang island, you have to take the ferry from Georgetown over to the Penang Sentral terminal building in Butterworth.
From there it is just a few minutes walk to get to the train station.
(Harga Tiket ETS dari Butterworth ke Taiping)
On the new high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS), tickets for the train from Butterworth to Taiping, or vice versa, will cost you:
ETS Gold Service Trains: Adult 21 MYR - Child 15 MYR
ETS Platinum Service Trains: Adult 26 MYR - Child 17 MYR
(Beli Tiket ETS)
Tickets can be purchased from the railway stations or if you are staying on Penang Island, you can buy tickets from the small ticket office which is located along the walkway up to the Penang to Butterworth ferry.
You can also book tickets online from the KTM website or by using an online ticket agent (which is much easier).
Tickets are available for purchase from a few months, to a few weeks in advance (depending on when KTM release tickets for sale and if they have a new timetable planned).