The KTM ETS train from Penang to Ipoh is the quickest way travel the 140 km distance overland, with six departures a day from Butterworth station (Penang Sentral) taking an one hour 42 minutes on a Platinum service (slightly slower on a Gold service) and tickets costing between 33-42 RM.
The train is the best way to travel from Penang Sentral to Ipoh, as the railway station in Ipoh is located in the old part of the town, while the Ipoh bus station (Aman Jaya) is located around 10 km away from the train station, requiring a local bus or taxi to take you to the city centre, where you will find all the accommodation and tourist attractions.
Jadual waktu untuk Kereta ETS dari Butterworth Penang ke Ipoh di Perak
Butterworth to Ipoh ETS Timetable:
Harga Tiket ETS Train Penang ke Ipoh
Fares for the ETS trains vary depending on what type of service you use.
Silver Service ETS trains stop at all stations and cost (no longer available):
Adult: 23 RM - Children: 16 RM
Gold Service ETS trains stop at only the main stations and cost:
Adult: 33 RM - Children: 21 RM
Platinum Service ETS trains cost:
Adult: 42 RM - Children: 25 RM
Cara Memesan Tiket Keretapi ETS
ETS tickets are usually available for sale up to 2 to 3 months in advance of your travel dates from any mainline KTMB railway station ticket counter.
If you are staying on Penang Island, there is no need to travel over to Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland, as there is a small KTM Office in George Town, located along the walkway up to the Penang Island to Butterworth Ferry.
It is open every day except Sunday.
You can also book online directly from the KTMB website booking platform (tickets now cost the same as the station counter price).
The other option is to book through an online train ticketing agent (a booking fee may apply).