Travelling by the new high-speed train (Electric Train Services - ETS) from Batu Gajah to Penang island (George Town) is a fast and cost effective way to travel.
There are a number of both the cheaper Gold services and the more expensive Platinum services on this route between KL and Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland.
Once you arrive at Butterworth Station, it is just a short 15 minute ferry ride over the the island and the old heritage city of Georgetown.
All the following ETS trains operate daily:
B. Gajah to Butterworth Penang ETS Timetable 2023:
EP 9172 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 10:18 - Arrives in Butterworth at 12:15.
EP 9174 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 13:23 - Arrives in Butterworth at 15:23.
EP 9176 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 15:52 - Arrives in Butterworth at 17:49.
EP 9178 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 18:10 - Arrives in Butterworth at 20:07.
EG 9322 (ETS Gold) Departs Batu Gajah at 20:20 - Arrives in Butterworth at 22:22.
EP 9180 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 22:25 - Arrives in Butterworth at 00:22.
To view the full schedule for the above trains click on the timetable link below:
It is best to take the earlier trains as the ferry and buses over to the island stop running around midnight, so you would then have to take a much more expensive taxi over the bridge!
Find more information about the Butterworth Railway Station click on the picture link below:
Find operating times and fares for the Butterworth to George Town ferry click on the picture link below:
Harga Tiket Keretapi Batu Gajah ke Penang
Train fares from Batu Gajah to Butterworth vary depending on the type of service you take, if you are travelling during peak or off-peak times and how far in advance you book your tickets.
ETS Platinum Trains cost from:
44 RM for Adults - 26 RM for Children.
ETS Gold Trains cost from:
34 RM for Adults - 21 RM for Children.
Memesan Tiket Keretapi
This KTM route is very popular so you should always make an advance booking or seats.
You can buy tickets from any KTMB railway station or much easier (and at the same price):
Tempat menginap di Pulau Pinang
Once you arrive at the jetty in George Town, there are a number of hotels near by the jetty, or you can take a walk, free bus or taxi into the main part of the city where there are dozens of places to stay ranging from cheap backpacker hostels to top luxury 5 Star accommodation.