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.
From the 19th May 2016, all Intercity Express Trains on the North - South Railway Line between Padang Besar and Gemas are now cancelled, so there will no longer be any Intercity Trains departing from Butterworth Station.
Replacing the old trains are the new high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS).
These trains are twice as fast as the old Intercity services and are now the fastest way to travel from Penang to Kuala Lumpur, taking less than four hours.
ETS Trains are being put online as and when the new trains become available and there will 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.
You can see the full timetable of all the new ETS trains from Penang to KL Sental on the following page :
To view the full ETS schedule from KL to Penang, please see :
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.
ETS Trains :
Gold Service Seat - Adult 59 RM - Child 34RM
Platinum Service Seat - Adult 79RM - Child 44RM
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.