KTM ETS Train Ipoh to Penang Butterworth Schedule

You can now catch the new KTMB ETS train from Ipoh to Penang Butterworth, with the high-speed Electric Train Services now the only trains operating between Ipoh station and Butterworth station.

Travel time from Ipoh to Penang is much faster than the now cancelled old Intercity trains on this route at just over one and a half hours on the fastest train.

ETS Timetable - Ipoh to Butterworth Penang

All ETS Trains on this route depart every day.

New Ipoh to Butterworth Penang ETS Timetable for 2020:

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

ETS Timetable during RMCO (Jadual ETS semasa PKPP)

Train services during this period are limited compared to normal operations.

To see the current / temporary ETS timetable (jadual / 时间表) from the 26th June 2020 (2020-06-26), click one of the following links:

Temporary ETS Timetable from 2020-06-26 (26th June 2020)

*EP 9172 (ETS Platinum) Departs Ipoh at 10:48 - Arrives at Butterworth at 12:29.
*Operates with a new ETS2 train including a Business Class carriage (Operates Friday / Saturday / Sunday only).

EP 9102 (ETS Platinum) Departs Ipoh at 13:52 - Arrives at Butterworth at 15:33.

EP 9104 (ETS Platinum) Departs Ipoh at 16:11 - Arrives at Butterworth at 17:52. (Operates Friday / Saturday / Sunday only).

EG 9322 (ETS Gold) Departs Ipoh at 20:21 - Arrives at Butterworth at 22:03.

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 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

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

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, thee 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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