KTM ETS Butterworth Arau Train Schedule 2018 (Jadual)

Travel on the ETS Butterworth Arau train is the quickest way to travel from Penang to Arau, with daily departures on the route up to the Thai border (all stopping at Arau Railway Station).

These services are a good alternative way to travel between Penang and Langkawi Island, as Arau is the nearest train station to the port of Kuala Perlis, where regular high-speed ferry boats leave for Langkawi throughout the day.


Please note : from 1st February 2017 ETS trains between Butterworth and Arau will be cancelled and you will have to use the slightly slower Komuter train services between Butterworth and Arau.

These trains are much more regular and much cheaper.

To view the Komuter schedule between Butterworth and Arau click here >>

From the 18th of December 2017, one ETS long distance service will now (again) be taking the branch line to Butterworth.

Butterworth Penang to Arau Perlis ETS Schedule (Jadual) :

Valid from the 18th of December 2017.

EG 9422 (ETS Gold Train) Departs Butterworth, Penang at 22:54 - Arrives at Arau at 00:26.

This Train departs daily.

If you are continuing your journey on to Langkawi island, this ETS service is not much use as it arrives too late.

Take the KTM Komuter trains!

You can see the ferry timetable and fares from Kuala Perlis Jetty here >>

For the best places to stay in Langkawi, please see :

New Hotels in Langkawi >>

5 star Hotels in Langkawi >>

Budget Hotels in Kuah Town >>

Budget Hotels in Pantai Cenang Beach >>

Arua to Butterworth Penang ETS Schedule (Jadual) :

Valid from the 18th of December 2017.

EG 9421 (ETS Gold Service) Departs Arau at 07:24 - Arrives at Butterworth, Penang at 08:41.

This Train departs daily.

For a list of departure times on the KTM Komuter Train services from Arau to Butterworth click here >>

Arriving at Butterworth Train Station, the ferry terminal for boats over to Penang Island is located just a short walk away.

For information on the ferry times and fares click here >>


For places to stay in Butterworth click here >>

For places to stay on Penang island, please click here >>

ETS Butterworth Arau Ticket Prices / Fares :

The new Electric Train Services have only one class - there are no 1st, 2nd or 3rd class carriages.

ETS Gold Trains cost : Adult 25 RM - Child 17 RM

Buying Tickets :

If you want to make an advance booking for these services, ETS tickets are available for widely varying periods in advance (from two weeks to two months).

You can book tickets from any KTMB ticket counter or if you are staying on Penang Island, you can book tickets from the KTM Ticket office.

To save you the trouble of visiting the station, you can also book online and print out your own tickets.

For more information or to book online now click here >>


Butterworth ETS Trains main page >>