You can now travel from Penang to Ipoh on the new high speed ETS trains that started operating on this route from July 2015.
All services are ETS Gold services (unless specified) and operate every day.
New ETS Timetable valid from 1st February 2017.
Train EP 9201 (ETS Platinum) departs Butterworth at 04:45 - Arrives Ipoh at 06:25.
Train EG 9211 departs Butterworth at 06:10 - Arrives Ipoh at 07:57.
Train EG 9113 departs Butterworth at 07:33 - Arrives Ipoh at 09:20.
Train EP 9203 (ETS Platinum) departs Butterworth at 13:30 - Arrives Ipoh at 15:10.
Train EG 9215 departs Butterworth at 16:05 - Arrives Ipoh at 17:52.
Fares for the ETS trains vary depending on what type of service you use.
Silver Service ETS trains stop at all stations and cost (no longer available) :
Adult : 23 RM - Children : 16 RM
Gold Service ETS trains stop at only the main stations and cost :
Adult : 33 RM - Children : 21 RM
Platinum Service ETS trains cost :
Adult : 42 RM - Children : 25 RM
ETS tickets are available for sale up to 60 days in advance of your travel dates from any mainline KTMB railway station ticket counter.
If you are staying on Penang Island, there is no need to travel over to Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland, as there is a small KTM Office in George Town, located along the walkway up to the Penang Island to Butterworth Ferry.
It is open every day except Sunday.
You can also book online direct from the KTMB website booking platform for an additional admin fee of 2 RM.
The other option is to book through an online train ticketing agent, which may work out a little cheaper than booking direct on KTM's website.
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