KL Penang Train Timetable

There is now just one daily KTM Intercity Trains between Kuala Lumpur and Penang, leaving from KL Sentral train station and arriving at Butterworth train station, located on the mainland and just a 15 minute ferry ride over to George Town on Penang island.

The night train between KL and Hat Yai is no longer stopping at Butterworth.

All Intercity Trains are cancelled from 19/05/2016 with only ETS Trains operating to Penang from this date.

For the new ETS train timetable from KL Sentral to Penang click here>>

Kuala Lumpur to Penang Train Timetable (Intercity)

If you want to travel in the other direction on the train from Butterworth to KL :

click here to view the timetable>>

Latest Timetable from 10th October 2015.

This Train is cancelled from 9/05/2016.


KL Sentral

K. Lumpur

Sg Buloh


K Kubu Bharu

T Malim


Slim River


Tapah Road


Batu Gajah


Sg Siput

K Kangsar


Bagan Serai

Parit Buntar

Nibong Tebal

B Mertajam


Train No 2






















All trains operate Daily.

From July 2015, the new high-speed ETS (Electric Train Services) have started operating on the KL to Penang route

For buses from KL to Butterworth click here>>

Train Names

Ekspres Rakyat = Train Number 2

Senandung Langkawi Express = Train Number 20 (no longer stopping at Butterworth)

Sinaran Utara  = Train Number 10  (canx)

Senandung Mutiara  = Train Number 22  (canx)

Ticket Prices / Booking

For KL Penang train ticket prices click here.

For KL to Ipoh click here

For Kl to Taiping click here

For information on booking your tickets online click here>>

Arriving on the KL Penang Train at Butterworth Station

When you arrive at Butterworth railway station, the ferry to Penang Island is less than 5 minutes walk away (just follow the signs).

The Butterworth bus station is also here if you want to connect to buses going further north to places like Alor Setar or Kuala Perlis for the ferry over to Langkawi.

For more information, please visit some of the following related pages on our site.

Ferry to George Town Penang

Railway Station at Butterworth

Butterworth Bus Station

Buses to/from Penang

Deciding where to stay in Penang can be a hard task with so many types and standards of accommodation available to you.

You can read our where to stay in Penang page to help you decide which is the best area to stay, in the city or out at the beaches.

Or visit one of our pages from the pictures below for some of the most popular places to stay.

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