If you want to travel from Kampar to Penang Island (George Town) by train there are a few KTM Electric Train Services (ETS) Gold departures a day to Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland, 15 minutes ferry ride away from the island.
From June 2018, the ETS Platinum services will also now be operating on this route.
Jadual Keretapi KTM ETS dari Kampar ke Butterworth Penang Sentral
For train times in the other direction from Butterworth click here >
New Kampar to Butterworth Penang ETS Timetable for 2023 (valid from 15th January 2022 into 2023):
EP 9172 (ETS Platinum) Departs Kampar at 10:05 - Arrives in Butterworth at 12:15.
EP 9174 (ETS Platinum) Departs Kampar at 13:10 - Arrives in Butterworth at 15:23.
EP 9176 (ETS Platinum) Departs Kampar at 15:39 - Arrives in Butterworth at 17:49.
EP 9178 (ETS Platinum) Departs Kampar at 17:57 - Arrives in Butterworth at 20:07.
EG 9322 (ETS Gold) Departs Kampar at 20:07 - Arrives in Butterworth at 22:22.
EP 9180 (ETS Platinum) Departs
at 22:12 - Arrives in Butterworth at 00:22.
All Platinum train services now have a business class carriage.
To see the full timetables for the northbound ETS trains to Butterworth click here >
Travel by train from Kampar to Penang is not the cheapest way (buses are cheaper) and also there is a problem with the timings of your arrival in Butterworth Station, as the later trains will miss the last ferry the leaves from Butterworth at around midnight.
So if you want to take the train, take an earlier one arriving before midnight.
Bas Kampar ke Pulau Pinang
If you would rather travel to Penang from Kampar by bus, you can see the fares and latest timetables from our:
Online bus booking page here >
Harga Tiket Kereta Api KTM ETS Kampar ke Penang
A ticket on one of the Gold ETS Trains from Kampar t Butterworth will cost:
Adult fare = 37 RM - Child fare = 23 RM
Platinum Services cost:
Adult fare = 48 RM - Child fare = 28 RM
You should always make an advance booking for ETS Trains in Malaysia as they can often run full during weekends and holiday periods.
The best way to buy your tickets is online >
Tickets cost the same as from the station ticket counter, so it saves you a trip out to the station days before your departure to obtain your reservation.
Tiba di Butterworth Penang Sentral
From the station in Butterworth to the ferry terminal, you have to walk for around five minutes.
From the jetty in George Town, you can easily walk into the old town of take a RapidPenang Bus from just in front of the jetty.
Buses run to all parts of the city and around the island to popular destination like Batu Ferringhi Beach.
For all the best places to stay while in Penang, see our:
Penang accommodation page here for ideas on where to stay >
Butterworth Trains main page >
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