KTM Penang Melaka Train (via Tampin) Times and Fares

If you would like to travel from Penang to Melaka by train, or vice versa, it is possible to complete 95% of the journey on the daily fast ETS train to and from Gemas and get off in Tampin (Pulau Sebang).

Tampin is located a little under 40 kilometres inland from Melaka (Malacca) and can be reached by public bus or taxi.

For those that don't want the hassle of changing from train to bus and would prefer to travel from Penang to Melaka direct, you may want to consider taking a direct bus from Penang to Melaka.

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Times for the Train from Penang to Melaka (Tampin)

Please note: the Intercity Express Trains on this route have all been cancelled - the ETS Train is now the only way to travel.

New Butterworth to Tampin ETS train Schedule valid from the 16th of July 2019:

Train EG 9321 (ETS Gold) departs Butterworth at 07:30 - Arrives Tampin at 13:43.

To see the full ETS timetable click here >

Alternative ways to travel to Melaka by Train from Penang

Another option you may want to think about is to take a more regular ETS train from Penang to KL Sentral Station.

From KL Sentral, you can then take a frequent KTM Komuter train to Tampin.

Or, you could take a short Komuter train ride to Bandar Tasik Selatan Train Station (where TBS Bus Terminal is located), then travel by bus from TBS to Melaka Sentral.


When you arrive at Tampin station there will be plenty of taxi drivers happy to take you off to Melaka for around 35 Ringgit upwards.

If you want to catch a public bus for around 5 Ringgit, walk down to the main road and turn left.

Then at the traffic lights turn left again.

The bus station is just a little distance down here.

The whole walk is around one Kilometre.

Buses leave regularly to Melaka Sentral until about 20:00 and take around an hour, depending on traffic.

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Times of the Train from Melaka to Penang

New Tampin to Butterworth ETS schedule valid from the 16th of July 2019:

Train EG 9322 (ETS Gold) departs Tampin at 15:46 - Arrives Butterworth at 22:03.

To see the full timetable click here >

For information about Butterworth Railway Station click here >

From the station you have a couple of minutes walk to the ferry terminal where boats leave regularly for the island.

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Alternative ways to travel from Melaka to Penang by Train

As there are so few ETS services from Tampin, you may want to think about travelling by:

1) Take a regular KTM Komuter train from Tampin to KL Sentral, then connect to a more regular ETS service from KL to Butterworth.

2) Take a bus from Melaka Sentral to TBS Bus Terminal in KL, then take a short KTM Komuter train ride to KL Sentral and connect to Butterworth trains from there.

Please note: If you do take a train from KL Sentral, book your ETS tickets well before your travel date to make sure you can get a seat.

Ticket Prices for the Penang Melaka Train

Train fares shown below are for one-way tickets in either direction.

The high-speed ETS Train from Penang to Melaka costs:

  • Adult 75 RM - Child 42 RM

All carriages are air-conditioned.

Booking Tickets

In Penang you can pre-book your tickets at the KTM office next to the ferry terminal or from Butterworth Station or online from the KTM website or by using an online ticket agent.

From Melaka you can only book your tickets from Tampin station, so it is advisable to pre-book your ticket online.

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