ETS Train Penang to Ipoh Schedule 2020

Last Updated: 2020-08-24

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.

Timetable for the ETS Train from Butterworth Penang to Ipoh in Perak 2020

Jadual waktu untuk Kereta ETS dari Butterworth Penang ke Ipoh di Perak 2020

Seats on an ETS train from Penang to IpohSeats on an ETS train from Penang to Ipoh

To view the ETS timetables for trains from Ipoh to Penang click here >

ETS Timetable during RMCO (Jadual ETS semasa PKPP)

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

New Butterworth to Ipoh ETS Timetable for 2020:

New BTW to Ipoh ETS Timetable

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

EG 9121 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 05:15 - Arrives in Ipoh at 06:58. (Operates Daily).

EP 9103 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 06:20 - Arrives in Ipoh at 08:03 (Operates Daily).

*EP 9371 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 08:00 - Arrives in Ipoh at 09:43 *Operates with a new ETS2 train including a Business Class carriage (Operates Daily).

*EP 9173 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 13:10 - Arrives in Ipoh at 14:53.
*Operates with a new ETS2 train including a Business Class carriage (Operates Daily).

EP 9107 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 16:00 - Arrives in Ipoh at 17:43 (Operates Daily).

EG 9127 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 18:45 - Arrives in Ipoh at 20:27. (Operates Daily).

To see the full ETS Timetable for southbound services click here >

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Ticket Prices for the ETS Train Penang to Ipoh

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

How to Book ETS Train Tickets

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.

For more information about the KTM Office in Georgetown click here >

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).



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ETS Trains from Penang to KL Sentral >

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