Travel on the KTM Komuter Butterworth Arau Train is quick and cheap and from 1st February 2017 will be the only way to travel from Penang to Arau by train, as the ETS Electric Train Services will no longer be operating on this route.
The trip between Butterworth Penang and Arau in Perlis takes around one and a half hours.
Latest Butterworth to Arau KTM Komuter schedule for 2020.
Train 2940 Departs Butterworth at 05:25 - Arrives at Arau at 06:57.
Train 2942 Departs Butterworth at 06:25 - Arrives at Arau at 07:57.
Train 2944 Departs Butterworth at 07:25 - Arrives at Arau at 08:57.
Train 2946 Departs Butterworth at 08:25 - Arrives at Arau at 09:57.
Train 2948 Departs Butterworth at 09:25 - Arrives at Arau at 10:57.
Train 2950 Departs Butterworth at 10:25 - Arrives at Arau at 11:57.
Train 2952 Departs Butterworth at 12:25 - Arrives at Arau at 13:57.
Train 2954 Departs Butterworth at 14:25 - Arrives at Arau at 15:57.
Train 2956 Departs Butterworth at 15:25 - Arrives at Arau at 16:57.
Train 2960 Departs Butterworth at 16:25 - Arrives at Arau at 17:57.
Train 2962 Departs Butterworth at 17:25 - Arrives at Arau at 18:57.
Train 2966 Departs Butterworth at 18:25 - Arrives at Arau at 19:57.
Train 2968 Departs Butterworth at 19:25 - Arrives at Arau at 20:57.
Train 2972 Departs Butterworth at 21:25 - Arrives at Arau at 22:57.
Please note: From March 2020, there are additional services on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Tickets for all KTM Komuter Trains are sold on the day of travel and no advance booking is necessary or available.
Just turn up at the station and buy a ticket for the next service.
Seats are on a first come, first served basis, but as these trains originate from Butterworth, you have a very good chance of getting a seat (unless it is a very busy public holiday).
Many people use this train services to travel between Penang and Langkawi, as the Arau Railway Station is the closest train station to the ferry port of Kuala Perlis where you can take regular high-speed ferry boats over to Langkawi Island.
The easiest way to get from Arau train station to Kuala Perlis Jetty is to take a taxi (cost around 26 to 30 RM - distance 18 km).
If you are on a budget, you could either find someone to share the cost of a taxi (the best and quickest option), or take a rather long ride on the local bus from the train station to Kangar Bus Terminal (Bukit Lagi), then another bus from Kangar to Kuala Perlis Jetty.
For more information, routes and timetables for buses from Arau train station, please visit: