Bukit Mertajam KTM Komuter / ETS Train Station is a major stop on the Malaysian West Coast Line and is the interchange station for the Northern Commuter Route (Komuter Utara), as well as a major stop for all Electric Train Services travelling to/from Butterworth.
Malaysians like to shorten place names and Bukit Mertajam is often known as BM. So you can go to BM Station and take a train from BM to KL....
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BM ETS trains to KL Sentral / Gemas >
(Jadual Komuter Bukit Mertajam)
The Northern Commuter Train Route offers a really cheap way to travel around the north-west of Malaysia.
There are two separate routes centred on Butterworth (Penang Sentral) and using Bukit Mertajam Train Station as the interchange station between the two lines.
You can use these trains to travel cheaply from Bukit Mertajam to Perak state, with stops at (from north to south) Simpang Ampat, Nibong Tebal, Parit Buntar, Bagan Serai, Kamunting, Taiping and Padang Rengas.
There are also a few daily departures that continue/originate from Butterworth stopping at Bukit Tengah.
You can use these train to travel cheaply from Bukit Mertajam to Kedah and Perlis states, as well as to Thailand.
Trains on this route all originate from and end at Butterworth (Penang Sentral).
Stations on this route (from south to north are):
Butterworth, Bukit Tengah, Bukit Mertajam, Tasek Gelugor, Sungai Petani (SP), Gurun, Kobah, Alor Setar (for transfer to Kuala Kedah Jetty where boats leave for Langkawi Island), Anak Bukit, Kodiang, Arau (for transfers to Kuala Perlis Jetty for boats to Langkawi), Bukit Ketri and Padang Besar.
See all the Bukit Mertajam KTM Komuter fares here >
If you want to travel from Bukit Mertajam to Thailand by train you have to take the KTM Komuter to Padang Besar Station.
This is where all Malaysian Railways (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad) terminate and some State Railway of Thailand (SRT) trains originate from.
You can take a Shuttle train from Padang Besar to Hatyai Junction >
Or for long-distance trips, you can take the Padang Besar to Bangkok overnight sleeper train >
This train can also take you to popular Thai beach destinations such as Koh Samui (via Surat Thani), Koh Tao (via Chumphon) and Hua Hin Royal beach resort.
(Jadual ETS Bukit Mertajam)
The fast Electric Train Services (ETS) from Bukit Mertajam operate on the route between KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth (with a few services travelling down to the current end of the electrified line at Gemas).
ETS trains from BM stop at the following station (from north to south):
Nibong Tebal, Parit Buntar, Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Sungai Siput, Ipoh, Batu Gajah, Kampar, Tapah Road, Tanjung Malim, Batang Kali, Kuala Lumpur (Old Station), KL Sentral, Bandar Tasik Selatan (for TBS Bus Station), Kajang, Seremban, Tampin/Pulau Sebang, Batang Melaka and Gemas.
If you want to travel further south from Gemas to JB Sentral in Johor Bahru and Singapore, you will currently have to take one of the older KTM Intercity trains that travel between Gemas and JB Sentral, then a Shuttle train on to Singapore.
For the timetable from Gemas to JB click here >
For the timetable from JB to Singapore (Woodlands CIQ) click here >
For train tickets to travel by KTM Komuter train from BM you buy these on the day of travel from the station.
For travel by ETS train from BM you will usually need to book your tickets in advance.
To buy advance ETS train tickets you can go to the station ticket counter or you can book them online >
Related pages to the Bukit Mertajam KTM page:
All KTM Komuter Utara train timetables >
BM to KL Sentral train timetable >
KL Sentral to BM train timetable >
BM to Arau trains (for boats to Langkawi from Kuala Perlis) >
BM to Alor Setar trains (for boats to Langkawi from Kuala Kedah) >
How to get from BM to SP (Sungai Petani) >
How to get from Taiping to BM >