ETS Train Penang to Ipoh Schedule

You can now travel from Penang to Ipoh on the new high speed ETS trains that started operating on this route from July 2015.



The train is the best way to travel from Penang to Ipoh, as the railway station is located in the old part of the town, while the Ipoh bus station is located many km's away from the centre, requiring a local bus or taxi to take you to the centre, where you will find all the accommodation and tourist attractions.

Timetable for the ETS Train from Butterworth Penang to Ipoh in Perak - 2017 - 2018

All services are ETS Gold services (unless specified) and operate every day.


ETS Timetable valid from 1st February 2017 until 17th December 2017.

(please note a new timetable starts from 18th December 2017 - you can see the new schedule below the current schedule)

Train EP 9201 (ETS Platinum) departs Butterworth at 04:45 - Arrives Ipoh at 06:25.

Train EG 9211 departs Butterworth at 06:10 - Arrives Ipoh at 07:57.

Train EG 9113 departs Butterworth at 07:33 - Arrives Ipoh at 09:20.

Train EP 9203 (ETS Platinum) departs Butterworth at 13:30 - Arrives Ipoh at 15:10.

Train EG 9215 departs Butterworth at 16:05 - Arrives Ipoh at 17:52.

To book seats on these trains click here>>

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

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


New Butterworh to Ipoh ETS Timetable valid from 18th December 2017:

EP 9101 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 04:45 - Arrives at Ipoh at 06:10.

EP 9103 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 06:10 - Arrives at Ipoh at 10:27.

EG 9321 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 07:30 - Arrives at Ipoh at 09:20.

EG 9421 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 08:41 - Arrives at Ipoh at 10:41.

EG 9121 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 15:30 - Arrives at Ipoh at 17:17.

EP 9105 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 18:00 - Arrives at Ipoh at 19:40.

EG 9107 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 20:00 - Arrives at Ipoh at 21:40.

Ticket Prices for the ETS Train Penang to 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

ETS tickets are available for sale up to 60 days 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 George Town click here>>

You can also book online direct from the KTMB website booking platform for an additional admin fee of 2 RM.

The other option is to book through an online train ticketing agent, which may work out a little cheaper than booking direct on KTM's website.



Recommended Accommodation in Ipoh




Related Pages :

ETS Trains from Ipoh to KL Sentral

ETS Trains from Penang to KL Sentral

More ETS Trains from Butterworth Penang

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