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.
(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.
(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 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: