If you want to travel by train from KL Sentral (Kuala Lumpur) to Bukit Mertajam in Penang state, you have a choice of daily departures with both Gold and Platinum services operating on this route.
The trip to BM from KL takes around four hours and is much faster now the new Electric Train Services (ETS) have replaced the old diesel operated express trains.
If you want to travel in the other direction from BM to KL :
Latest Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Mertajam train Timetable valid from 1st February 2017:
EP 9202 (ETS Platinum): Departs KL Sentral at 09:00 - Arrives at Bukit Mertajam at 12:53.
EP 9204 (ETS Platinum): Departs KL Sentral at 11:30 - Arrives at Bukit Mertajam at 15:23.
EG 9412 (ETS Gold): Departs KL Sentral at 16:18 - Arrives at Bukit Mertajam at 20:15.
EG 9214 (ETS Gold): Departs KL Sentral at 19:53 - Arrives at Bukit Mertajam at 23:58.
EG 9216 (ETS Gold): Departs KL Sentral at 21:30 - Arrives at Bukit Mertajam at 01:35.
All services depart daily.
The price of seats on the above service varies depending on the type (Gold or Platinum) of train you decide to take.
There are no different seat classes (ie 1st class or 2nd class) and all trains offer the same kind of carriages.
The Platinum Trains depart at the most convenient times and stop fewer times along the route.
Tickets for these EP numbered trains cost :
Adult : 77 RM - Children : 43 RM.
The Gold Trains are cheaper and slightly slower, stopping a more of the smaller stations along the route.
Tickets for these EG numbered trains cost :
Adult : 58 RM - Children : 33 RM
The new ETS services are a very popular way to travel around Peninsular Malaysia and this route is particularly popular, especially at the weekends and holidays when people head to Penang Island (via Butterworth) for a few days break from the city.
So, if you want to travel on these trains, booking in advance is a must.
You can book advance tickets from any KTMB railway station ticket office, or more conveniently, you can book your seats online for the same price.
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