The new high-speed ETS train service from Padang Besar to Butterworth Penang has started operating since the 10th July 2015.
There are currently two ETS services a day to Butterworth from Padang Besar.
New Timetable from 19th May 2016 valid until 31st January 2017..
Please Note : from the 1st February 2017 you will no longer be able to travel from Padang Besar to Butterworth by ETS Train as KTMB has re-arranged the timetable and now you will have to use the KTM Komuter trains (commuter).
Trains operate daily.
All trains are ETS Gold Services.
Trains 9209 / 9215 originate in Padang Besar and terminate at KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur.
There is also a new Komuter train service on this route between Pandang Besar and Butterworth Penang.
These trains are slightly slower stopping at all stations, but are cheaper.
Fares for the new high-speed Padang Besar to Butterworth Penang ETS Trains vary depending on the type of service :
ETS Gold Service Trains to Butterworth (limited stops) cost :
Adult : 29 RM - Children : 19 RM
You can buy your tickets up to 60 days in advance from any mainline station within Malaysia or online.
If you are in Thailand we advise you to buy your train tickets in Malaysia online.
Buying online can be done through either the KTMB website (where you have to pay a small fee of 2 RM), or simpler, buy through on online train ticket agent.
If you want to travel from Hat Yai to Butterworth by train (stopping at Padang Besar for border control), there is an Intercity Train you can catch.
To get to Padang Besar Railway station from Hat Yai, you can travel by a cheap local bus or minibus to the border control in Padang Besar, cross the border and then as you come out of the Malaysian side of the immigration area, the train station is on your right, up a walkway bridge that crosses over the railway tracks.
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