Batu Gajah to Penang Train Schedule
ETS to Butterworth

Travelling by the new high-speed train (Electric Train Services - ETS) from Batu Gajah to Penang island (George Town) is a 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.

ETS Train Schedule from Batu Gajah to Butterworth Penang for 2020

New B. Gajah to Butterworth Penang ETS Timetable 2020:

All the following ETS trains operate daily:

For train departure times from Butterworth to B. Gajah click here >

*EG 9120 (ETS Gold) Departs Batu Gajah at 10:33 - Arrives at Butterworth at 12:29.
*Replaced with the new ETS2 train EP 9172 (ETS Platinum) from the 1st of December 2019 with a new Business Class carriage (times the same)

EP 9102 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 13:37 - Arrives at Butterworth at 15:33.

EP 9104 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 15:56 - Arrives at Butterworth at 17:52.

EG 9322 (ETS Gold) Departs Batu Gajah at 20:06 - Arrives at Butterworth at 22:03.

EP 9106 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 22:49 - Arrives at Butterworth at 00:45.

EG 9122 (ETS Gold) Departs Batu Gajah at 00:54 - Arrives at Butterworth at 02:50.

To view the full schedule for the above trains click here >

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 here >

Find operating times and fares for the Butterworth to George Town ferry here >

Batu Gajah to Penang Train Fares / Ticket Prices

Train fares from Batu Gajah to Butterworth vary depending on the type of service you take.

ETS Platinum Trains cost:

44 RM  for Adults - 26 RM for Children.

ETS Gold Trains cost:

34 RM  for Adults - 21 RM for Children.

Booking Tickets

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):

Book your tickets online here >

Places to stay in Penang

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.

For ideas on the best areas to stay in the city click here >

If you want to stay in Butterworth click here >

Butterworth Trains main page >

Butterworth ETS Services main page >