If you plan to travel on the ETS Bukit Mertajam to KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur train, there are now new fast Electric Train Services operating on this route, replacing the old diesel express services and making the journey in half the time.
New Bukit Mertajam to KL Sentral ETS timetable valid until the 29th of February 2020:
EG 9121 (ETS Gold) Departs Bukit Mertajam 05:26 - Arrives KL Sentral at 09:34.
EP 9103 (ETS Platinum) Departs Bukit Mertajam 06:16 - Arrives KL Sentral at 10:26.
EG 9321 (ETS Gold) Departs Bukit Mertajam 07:41 - Arrives KL Sentral at 11:54.
*EP 9105 (ETS Platinum) Departs Bukit Mertajam 13:21 - Arrives KL Sentral at 17:30.
*Replaced with the new ETS2 train EP 9173 from the 1st of December 2019 operates a new Business Class coach. (times the same).
EP 9107 (ETS Platinum) Departs Bukit Mertajam 16:11 - Arrives KL Sentral at 20:17.
EG 9123 (ETS Gold) Departs Bukit Mertajam 18.44 - Arrives KL Sentral at 22:59.
Fares for the train from BM to KL vary depending on what type of service you take.
ETS Gold Services (EG numbered trains) are the cheaper of the two options with tickets costing:
Adult: 58 RM - Children: 33 RM
ETS Platinum Services (EP numbered trains) are slightly faster as they have fewer stops along the route. Tickets for these trains cost:
Adult: 77 RM - Children: 43 RM
As this is on the very popular Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur route, trains are often full, so we would advise you to buy your tickets as far in advance as possible, especially if you want to travel over the weekend or on public / school holidays.
Advance tickets are available to purchase from any KTM Berhad railway station ticket office or for much more simple, quicker and cost effective way is to book your tickets online.
KTM booking periods vary quite considerably and advance train tickets may be on sale from just a few weeks in advance to two or three months in advance.