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 are currently two trains a day on this route which travel between Butterworth train station and KL Sentral.

The Penang KL train is a couple of hours slower than a bus to KL, but is a popular way of travelling between the two cities.

This is especially true of the overnight sleeper train, where you can get a comfortable bed and save on a nights accommodation.

It is advisable to book your ticket as early as possible (especially for beds / berths) as trains can fill up quickly and are usually full during Malaysian public and school holidays.

Train times from (Butterworth) Penang to Kuala Lumpur

  • Departs Butterworth 08:00 Arrives KL Sentral 14:10 train continues on to JB Sentral in Johor arriving at 21:15 (Train No 1 Ekspres Rakyat).
  • Departs Butterworth 22:35 Arrives KL Sentral 06:15 (Train No 21 Senandung Langkawi).

Train times from Kuala Lumpur to Penang (Butterworth)

  • Departs KL Sentral 16:20 Arrives Butterworth 22:20 (Train No 2 Ekspres Rakyat).
  • Departs KL Sentral 21:30 Arrives Butterworth 05:11  (Train No 20 Senandung Langkawi)

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?


Seat - 34 RM
Upper Bed - 40 RM
Lower Bed - 46 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 faster way to travel between Penang and Kuala Lumpur is by bus.

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

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