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.

Seats on an ETS train from Batu Gajah to Butterworth Penang SentralSeats on an ETS train from Batu Gajah to Butterworth Penang Sentral

ETS Train Schedule from Batu Gajah to Butterworth Penang for 2020

All the following ETS trains operate daily:

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

ETS Timetable during RMCO (Jadual ETS semasa PKPP)

There is a new temporary timetable from the 15th July 2020.

New B. Gajah to Butterworth Penang ETS Timetable 2020:

New Batu Gajah to BTW Penang ETS Timetable

The schedule shown below is currently not operating. To see the timetable in operation at the moment click here >

*EP 9172 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 10:24 - Arrives in Butterworth at 12:21 (Operates Daily).
* This new ETS2 service operates with a Business Class coach.

EP 9104 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 13:19 - Arrives in Butterworth at 15:16 (Operates Daily).

EP 9106 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 15:43 - Arrives in Butterworth at 17:40 (Operates Daily).

*EP 9372 (ETS Platinum) Departs Batu Gajah at 19:46 - Arrives in Butterworth at 21:42 (Operates Daily).
* This new ETS2 service operates with a Business Class coach.

EG 9126 (ETS Gold) Departs Batu Gajah at 22:17 - Arrives in Butterworth at 00:15 (Operates Daily).

EG 9128 (ETS Gold) Departs Batu Gajah at 00:33 - Arrives in Butterworth at 02:30 (Operates Daily).

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:

Batu Gajah to Penang Train Ticket Prices

Harga Tiket Keretapi Batu Gajah ke Penang

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 Train Tickets

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):

Book your tickets online here >

Places to stay in Penang

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.

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 >