KTM Penang Kuala Lumpur Train
(Butterworth - KL Sentral)

Information on the Penang Kuala Lumpur Train from Butterworth to KL Sentral

Another good way to travel from Penang to KL is by KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) train.

There is currently just one Intercity Express Train a day on this route which travels between Butterworth Train Station and KL Sentral Station as well as the new ETS high-speed trains that started operating from July 2015..



The Penang KL Express Train is an hour or so slower than a bus to KL, but is a popular way of travelling between the two cities.

Now with the new high-speed ETS (Electric Train Service) starting to operate, this will be the fastest way to travel from Penang to KL, taking less than four hours.

ETS Trains are being put online as and when the new trains become available, so at the moment there are only a couple of ETS Services on this route, but there should be many more in the not too distant future.

It is advisable to book your ticket as early as possible as trains can fill up quickly and are usually full during Malaysian public and school holidays.

Train times from (Butterworth) Penang to Kuala Lumpur

New Departure Times from 10th October 2015.

  • Departs Butterworth 08:00 Arrives KL Sentral 13:15 train continues on to JB Sentral in Johor arriving at 20:20 (Train No 1 Ekspres Rakyat).

There is now only one Intercity Train from Butterworth to KL Sentral.

The Langkawi Express will no longer be stopping in Butterworth, due to the rearrangement of the KTM timetable and the new ETS high-speed trains.

From July 2015, new high-speed ETS Trains (Electric Train Services) have started running on the Penang to KL route.

Click here to see the new ETS timetable from Penang to KL Sentral >>

Train times from Kuala Lumpur to Penang (Butterworth)

New Schedule from 10th October 2015.

  • Departs KL Sentral 16:15 Arrives Butterworth 21:45 (Train No 2 Ekspres Rakyat).

The night train from KL to Penang, the Langkawi Express (Train 20) will no longer be stopping at Butterworth or Bukit Mertajam.

From July 2015, new high-speed ETS Trains (Electric Train Services) has started running on the KL to Butterworth route.

Click here to see the new ETS timetable from KL to Penang >>

If it is your first trip to Butterworth, you may want to read our Butterworth Train Station page and if you are planning to go over to Penang island, you may want to read our Butterworth to Penang ferry page.



How much does a ticket on the Penang Kuala Lumpur Train cost?

Fares :

Intercity Express Tains :

2nd Class Seat - 34 RM
1st Class Seat - 67 RM

ETS Trains :

Gold Service Seat - 59 RM



Buying Tickets

To buy your ticket in Penang Island, just head to the Penang Jetty where the ferry leaves for Butterworth.

Here there is a small KTM office on the right as you walk up to the ferry.

Another way to travel between Penang and Kuala Lumpur is by bus / coach.

For more information, please visit our Penang Kuala Lumpur Bus page.


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