ETS Train KL to Penang Schedule

The new KTMB ETS Train from KL to Penang started in July 2015 and has cut the travel time from the capital of Malaysia to just over three hours 50 minutes and is now the fastest way to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.

Trains leave from Kuala Lumpur's KL Sentral Railway Station and arrive at Penang's Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland, just 15 minutes away by ferry to George Town on Penang Island.

ETS Train Schedule from KL Sentral to Butterworth Penang

To view the ETS timetable from Penang to KL click here>>

New KL to Penang ETS Timetable (Jadual) for 2016.

All trains depart daily except where specified :

EP 9246 (ETS Platinum) Departs KL Sentral at 07:50 - Arrives at Butterworth at 11:25 (Operates on Fridays / Saturdays and Sundays only).

EP 9232 (ETS Platinum) Departs KL Sentral at 09:00 - Arrives at Butterworth at 12:35.

EG 9208 (ETS Gold) Departs KL Sentral at 09:30 - Arrives at Butterworth at 13:23.

EG 9236 (ETS Gold) Departs KL Sentral at 10:38 - Arrives at Butterworth at 14:30.

EG 9248 (ETS Gold) Departs KL Sentral at 16:00 - Arrives at Butterworth at 19:52 (Operates on Fridays / Saturdays and Sundays only).

EG 9202 (ETS Gold) Departs KL Sentral at 17:21 - Arrives at Butterworth at 21:25.

EG 9216 (ETS Gold) Departs KL Sentral at 17:50 - Arrives at Butterworth at 21:50.

EG 9234 (ETS Gold) Departs KL Sentral at 20:00 - Arrives at Butterworth at 23:52.

EG 9238 (ETS Gold) Departs KL Sentral at 20:30 - Arrives at Butterworth at 00:22.

To book tickets for these ETS services click here>>

To see the full northbound ETS Train Timetable click here>>

EG Numbered Trains are ETS Gold Services.

EP Numbered Trains are ETS Platinum Services.

For information on travel from KL to Penang by bus click here>>

Once you arrive at Butterworth Station you will find onward travel connections within just a few minutes walk from the station exit.

The Butterworth bus station is right in front of the exit and the ferry over to Penang is just a couple of minutes walk away.

For more information see our :

Butterworth Bus Terminal Page>>

Butterworth to Penang Ferry Page>>

Ticket Prices for the ETS Train from KL to Penang

Fares for the ETS train from KL Sentral to Penang cost :

Gold Service : Adult 59RM - Child 34RM

Platinum Service : Adult 79RM - Child 44RM

Buying Tickets for the ETS from KL to Penang

ETS Train tickets can be bought from the KL Sentral Station or any main KTMB station, up to 60 days in advance.

An easier solution is to book your tickets online.

Click here to go to our online train ticket booking page >>

Where to Stay in Penang

Penang Island has hundreds of places to stay, ranging from cheap backpacker hostels to luxury five star resorts and colonial heritage hotels.

The best places to stay are in the old part of the city or out on the beaches at Batu Ferringhi.

Please see the following pages on our site for more information :

Penang Budget Hotels

Chulia Street Hotels

Penang Heritage Hotels

Penang Road Hotels

Batu Ferringhi Resorts and Hotels

Batu Ferringhi Budget Hotels

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