KTM ETS Train Ipoh to Penang Butterworth Schedule

The KTM ETS train from Ipoh to Penang Sentral in Butterworth departs six times a day and takes around one hour and 40 minutes to travel the 140 km distance, with tickets costing between 33 RM for a Gold service to 42 RM for a Platinum.

Travel time from Ipoh to Penang is much faster than the now-cancelled old Intercity trains that used to run on this route and making travel by train now the quickest way to get from Ipoh to Penang overland.

ETS Timetable from Ipoh to Butterworth Penang Sentral

Jadual Waktu ETS dari Ipoh ke Butterworth Penang Sentral

Seats on an ETS train from Ipoh to Penang Sentral ButterworthSeats on an ETS train from Ipoh to Penang Sentral Butterworth

To view the ETS Timetable from Butterworth Penang to Ipoh click here >

ETS Timetable during RMCO (Jadual ETS semasa PKPP)

There is a new temporary timetable from the 15th July 2020.

New Ipoh to Butterworth Penang ETS Timetable for 2020:

New Ipoh to BTW ETS Timetable

The schedule shown below is currently not operating. To see the timetable in operation at the moment click here >

*EP 9172 (ETS Platinum) Departs Ipoh at 10:39 - Arrives in Butterworth at 12:21 (Operates Daily).
* This new ETS2 service operates with a Business Class coach.

EP 9104 (ETS Platinum) Departs Ipoh at 13:34 - Arrives in Butterworth at 15:16 (Operates Daily).

EP 9106 (ETS Platinum) Departs Ipoh at 15:58 - Arrives in Butterworth at 17:40 (Operates Daily).

*EP 9372 (ETS Platinum) Departs Ipoh at 20:01 - Arrives in Butterworth at 21:42 (Operates Daily).
* This new ETS2 service operates with a Business Class coach.

EG 9126 (ETS Gold) Departs Ipoh at 22:32 - Arrives in Butterworth at 00:15 (Operates Daily).

EG 9128 (ETS Gold) Departs Ipoh at 00:48 - Arrives in Butterworth at 02:30 (Operates Daily).

To see the full Timetables for these services click here >


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See our new hotels in Penang list here >

Ticket Prices for the ETS Train Ipoh to Penang Central Butterworth

Harga Tiket untuk Kereta ETS Ipoh ke Penang Sentral Butterworth

Fares for the ETS Train Services vary depending on which service you use between Ipoh and Penang.

ETS Gold Service Trains cost: Adult: 33 RM - Children: 21 RM.

Platinum Service ETS trains cost: Adult: 42 RM - Children: 25 RM.

ETS Silver Service Trains (no longer available on this route) cost: Adult: 23 RM - Children: 16 RM.

Booking ETS Tickets Online or at the Station

Memesan Tiket ETS secara dalam talian atau di Stesen

If you want to make an advance booking for any of these ETS Trains from Ipoh to Penang, you can book tickets up to a few months in advance from any main KTMB Malaysian railway station (advance booking periods do vary and sometimes tickets can only be purchased just a few weeks in advance, especially when KTM are planning one of their regular timetable changes).

You can also use the KTMB website to book online, but it is not the most simple of booking processes, so it is often easier to go through an online agent.

Click here to book your ETS tickets online now >

Arriving at Butterworth Train Station

Tiba di Stesen Keretapi Butterworth

Butterworth Railway Station is ideally located next to Butterworth Bus Terminal if you want to continue your journey by bus.

It is also just a couple of minutes walk away from Butterworth Ferry Terminal, where you can catch regular boats over to George Town on Penang island.

If you want to stay in Butterworth there are a few hotels 10 to 20 minutes walk away - or better take a taxi.


If you take the ferry over to George Town on Penang island, there are hundreds of places to stay, with a good choice of budget backpacker hostels and guest houses, to luxury 5 star hotels and a great choice of old heritage hotels if you want to stay in a place with some old world charm.

Another option is to head out to the popular Batu Ferringhi Beach.

Just take bus 101 from the Jetty bus station (on your left when you leave the ferry terminal).

For places to stay in Batu Ferringhi beach click here >



For more ways on how to travel from Ipoh to Penang click here >

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