From the 10th October 2015, there will be a new ETS route from Butterworth in Penang, to Gemas in Negeri Sembilan.
This is an extension to the already existing high-speed Electric Trains Services running between Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur, as the newly laid double electrified tracks come in to use, with the final section to Johor Bahru still to be completed.
This service is a limited stop, ETS Gold Service taking just over six hours to travel all the way down to Gemas.
Timetable from 19th May 2016 until 31st January 2017.
Train EG9201 - Departs Butterworth at 07:45 - Arriving in Gemas at 14:10
New Timetable from 1st February 2017.
Train EG9113 - Departs Butterworth at 07:33 - Arriving in Gemas at 14:15.
This service stops at all the major stations along the KTMB North - South Line, so you can use this new ETS Train Service to travel to places like :
Taiping, Ipoh, KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur, Seremban and Tampin (for Melaka),
Schedule from 19th May 2016 until 31st January 2017.
Train EG9202 - Departs Gemas at 15:00 - Arriving in Butterworth at 21:25
New ETS Timetable valid from 1st February 2017.
From this date there will be no direct services from Gemas to Butterworth.
You will have to take an ETS to KL Sentral first and change trains there to Butterworth.
Tickets for this ETS Gold Service Train all the way to Gemas will cost you :
Adult - RM 83
Children aged 3 -11 years old - RM 46
For other fares to popular destinations from Butterworth please see the following pages :
If you are staying on Penang island, there is no need to travel over to the station on the mainland as you can buy your train tickets from the KTM Office on the walkway up to the Penang to Butterworth Ferry.
The office is open every day except Sundays.
You can also purchase tickets from any KTM mainline railway station within Peninsular Malaysia.
Easier still, is to book your Butterworth to Gemas ETS Train tickets online either via the official KTMB website or by using an online ticket agent, which often works out slightly cheaper.
Tickets are available 60 days ahead.
If you are using this ETS Train to travel to Penang Island, you will arrive at Butterworth Station (Penang Sentral) on the mainland.
Just a few minutes walk from the station will get you to the Ferry Terminal where boats leave every 15 to 30 minutes over to George Town on Penang island.
You can also continue your journey by bus, with the Butterworth Bus Terminal just in front of the station entrance.