The new KTMB ETS train from Butterworth Penang to Kuala Lumpur KL Sentral offers both Gold and Platinum Service high-speed limited stopping trains.
The duration of the journey from Butterworth Station to KL Sentral Station is around four hours on these new, much faster Electric Trains.
New KTM Penang to KL train Timetable valid from 1st February 2017 :
All trains depart daily :
EP 9201 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 04:45 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 08:50.
EG 9211 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 06:10 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 10:30.
EG 9113 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 07:33 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 11:53.
EP 9203 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 13:30 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 17:35.
EG 9215 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 16:05 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 20:25.
How much is the train from Penang to Kuala Lumpur?
Fares for the ETS to KL from Butterworth vary only on the type of train you take :
ETS Gold Services cost : Adult : 59RM - Children : 34RM
ETS Platinum Services which have fewer stops cost : Adult : 79RM - Children : 44RM
There are no separate classes on any of these trains (ie no 3rd, 2nd or 1st class).
In George Town, if you want to buy your ETS tickets you can visit the KTM office at the Jetty so there is no need to go over to Butterworth Station.
Advance tickets can be purchased up to 60 days in advance, but advance booking times for KTM tickets can vary quite considerably throughout the year.
Alternatively you can book ETS tickets from Penang to KL online, either directly from the KTMB website or by using an online ticket agent.
You will find booking through an agent much simpler than using KTM - and the price is the same.