From the 10th October 2015, there will be a new ETS route from Butterworth in Penang, to Gemas in Negeri Sembilan.
This is an extension to the already existing high-speed Electric Trains Services running between Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur, as the newly laid double electrified tracks come in to use, with the final section to Johor Bahru still to be completed.
This service is a limited stop, ETS Gold Service taking just over six hours to travel all the way down to Gemas.
New ETS Timetable valid from 18th December 2017.
Train EG 9321 (ETS Gold) departs Butterworth at 07:30 - Arrives Gemas at 14:15.
Train EG 9421 (ETS Gold) departs Butterworth at 08:56 - Arrives Gemas at 15:22.
This service stops at all the major stations along the KTMB North - South Line, so you can use this new ETS Train Service to travel to places like :
Taiping, Ipoh, KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur, Seremban and Tampin (for Melaka),
ETS Timetable valid from 1st February 2017 until 17th December.
From this date there will be no direct services from Gemas to Butterworth.
You will have to take an ETS to KL Sentral first and change trains there to Butterworth.
New Gemas to Butterworth ETS Timetable valid from 18th December 2017.
Train EG 9322 (ETS Gold) departs Gemas at 15:00 - Arrives Butterworth at 21:30.
Train EG 9422 (ETS Gold) departs Gemas at 16:00 - Arrives Butterworth at 22:39.
Tickets for this ETS Gold Service Train all the way to Gemas will cost you :
Adult - RM 83
Children aged 3 -11 years old - RM 46
For other fares to popular destinations from Butterworth please see the following pages :
If you are staying on Penang island, there is no need to travel over to the station on the mainland as you can buy your train tickets from the KTM Office on the walkway up to the Penang to Butterworth Ferry.
The office is open every day except Sundays.
You can also purchase tickets from any KTM mainline railway station within Peninsular Malaysia.
Easier still, is to book your Butterworth to Gemas ETS Train tickets online either via the official KTMB website or by using an online ticket agent, which often works out slightly cheaper.
Tickets are available 60 days ahead.
If you are using this ETS Train to travel to Penang Island, you will arrive at Butterworth Station (Penang Sentral) on the mainland.
Just a few minutes walk from the station will get you to the Ferry Terminal where boats leave every 15 to 30 minutes over to George Town on Penang island.
You can also continue your journey by bus, with the Butterworth Bus Terminal just in front of the station entrance.