On this page you can view the new ETS Train Penang to Padang Besar Schedule.
There are currently no ETS high-speed train on this route (as from June 2018), as all long distance Electric Train Services now take a more direct route to Padang Besar from the south, no longer taking the branch railway line to Butterworth.
Replacing them are the new KTM Komuter services.
The good news is, there are now much cheaper and more frequent commuter trains from Butterworth that operate on this route.
Commuter trains leave Butterworth every one or two hours, from early morning to late evening.
These Komuter services are sightly slower than the ETS services and you do not get an allocated seat.
Trains can be very busy, but if you are getting on in Butterworth you can usually get a seat.
Fares from Butterworth, Penang to Padang Besar on the ETS high-speed trains are :
ETS Gold Service Trains to Padang Besar cost :
Adult : 29 RM - Children : 19 RM
The KTM Komuter Trains to Padang Besar cost 11.40 RM
You should buy your ETS tickets in advance before your date of departure.
Or you can go over to the mainland and get them from Butterworth Railway Station.
Easiest of all is to book them online.
You can either book them direct from the KTMB website or you can book them from an online ticketing agent.
Komuter tickets are only sold on the day of travel from Butterworth railway station.
These train can be used to travel from Penang to Langkawi.
One option is to disembark at Alor Setar and catch a bus from the city to Kuala Kedah Jetty.
The other option is to go to Arau and then get a taxi to the port of Kuala Perlis.
This is the shortest trip by ferry over to Langkawi.
If you want to travel from Penang to Thailand, you can take a Shuttle train from the border to Hat Yai.
Alternatively, you can cross into Thailand using the main land border, next to the train station, then use a local bus or minibus from Padang Besar to Hat Yai.