From the October 2015, there is 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.
Jadual Waktu Kereta Api ETS dari Butterworth ke Gemas
This train is now an ETS Gold Service taking just over 7 hours to travel all the way down to Gemas.
See the timetable in the other direction from Gemas to Butterworth below.
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),
Jadual Waktu Kereta Api ETS dari Gemas ke Butterworth Penang
Harga Tiket Keretapi ETS dari Butterworth Penang ke Gemas / Gemas ke Penang
Now KTM have a Flexi Fare booking system, the actual price you pay will vary depending on how far in advance you book and if you are travelling during a Peak or Off Peak period.
The only way to get the actual ticket price is to go through the booking process. You can expect prices of approximately 85-95 MYR.
Membeli Tiket Keretapi ETS
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 is often a lot quicker to do).
Tickets are available to buy up to a couple of months ahead (booking periods can vary depending on when KTM release tickets and if there is a new timetable change planned).
Tiba di Stesen Kereta Api Butterworth (Penang Sentral)
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.