KTM Penang Johor Bahru Train
Times and Fares

There is one daily direct KTM Penang Johor Bahru train service connecting Butterworth train station on mainland Penang, to JB Sentral train station located in JB city centre and close to the border with Singapore and the Singapore Causeway.

It is slower than the bus to JB, but a relaxing way to travel!

Train from Penang to Johor Bahru

Schedule from 10th October 2015.

This train is cancelled from 9/5/2016.

Train Number 1
Ekspres Rakyat

Departs Butterworth

Arrives Johor Bahru



Click here to see the full timetable

Recommended Hotels in JB

Train from Johor Bahru to Penang

New Schedule from 10th October 2015.

This train is cancelled from 9/5/2016.

Train Number 2
Ekspres Rakyat

Departs Johor Bahru

Arrives Butterworth



Click here to see the full timetable

Ticket Prices for the Butterworth Penang Johor Bahru Train

First Class Seat RM 122 - Child RM 65
Second Class Seat RM 58 - Child RM 33

Advance tickets can be bought for these trains at any Malaysian train station or you can book online directly from the KTM website or online ticket agent :

Click here to book your train tickets online.

If you find there are no seats available for your dates of travel, the other alternative, is to travel between Penang and Johor Bahru by bus.

Please visit our bus booking page to check departure time and fares>>>

If you would prefer to catch a night train, you have the option of travelling firstly to somewhere like Ipoh or Kuala Lumpur, spend the day in the city and then catch the JB night train.

This is also possible travelling in the other direction where you can catch a night train from JB to KL or Ipoh, then an Intercity or new ETS to Butterworth.

Please visit any of the following page for times and fares :

Trains between Penang and Kuala Lumpur

Trains between Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru

Trains between Penang and Ipoh

Arriving in Butterworth railway station and travelling on to Penang Island is easy to do, involving just a short 5 minute walk to the ferry terminal, where boats to the island run every 15 minutes or so.

The ferry takes you to the old part of town and there are plenty of budget hotels within 10 minutes walk from the jetty.

Related Links

Penang Hotels

Johor Bahru Hotels

Singapore Hotels