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 3rd June 2018, the ETS Platinum services will also now be operating on this route.
New Kampar to Butterworth Penang ETS Timetable valid until the 29th of February 2020:
Train *EG 9120 (ETS Gold) departs Kampar at 10:21 - Arrives Butterworth at 12:29.
*Replaced with the new ETS2 train EP 9172 (ETS Platinum) from the 1st of December 2019 with a new Business Class carriage (times the same)
Train EP 9102 (ETS Platinum) departs Kampar at 13:24 - Arrives Butterworth at 15:33.
Train EP 9104 (ETS Platinum) departs Kampar at 15:43 - Arrives Butterworth at 17:52.
Train EG 9322 (ETS Gold) departs Kampar at 19:52 - Arrives Butterworth at 22:03.
Train EP 9106 (ETS Platinum) departs Kampar at 22:36 - Arrives Butterworth at 00:45.
Train EG 9122 (ETS Gold) departs Kampar at 00:41 - Arrives Butterworth at 02:50.
All these ETS trains operate daily.
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.
If you would rather travel to Penang from Kampar by bus, you can see the fares and latest timetables from our:
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.
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.
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: