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 Intercity Express Trains a day on this route which travel between Butterworth Train Station and KL Sentral Station and the new ETS high-speed train has now started from July 2015..
The Penang KL Express 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.
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.
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.
**** New Departure Times from 1st Sept 2015.
From this date, there will now be only one Intercity Train from Butterworth to KL Sentral as 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.
The Rakyat Express (Train 1) still departs at 08:00, but arrives in KL a little earlier at 13:15
From July 2015, new high-speed ETS Trains (Electric Train Services) have started running on the Penang to KL route.
**** New Schedule from 1st Sept 2015.
From this date, the Langkawi Express (Train 20) will no longer be stopping at Butterworth or Bukit Mertajam.
New Schedule for Train 2 : Departs KL Sentral 15:55 Arrives Butterworth 21:20
From July 2015, new high-speed ETS Trains (Electric Train Services) has started running on the KL to Butterworth route.
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.
Intercity Express Tains :
Seat - 34 RM
Upper Bed - 40 RM
Lower Bed - 46 RM
ETS Trains :
Gold Service Seat - 59 RM
Another way to travel between Penang and Kuala Lumpur is by bus / coach.
For more information, please visit our Penang Kuala Lumpur Bus page.