With the new Komuter Utara (north) trains now operating between Butterworth and Padang Besar, it has never been easier and cheaper to travel from Butterworth Penang to Sungai Petani by train (or vice versa).
There are now many Komuter trains a day that operate between Penang Railway Station in Butterworth to Sungai Petani in the state of Kedah.
New Butterworth to Sg. Petani Komuter schedule from 18th November 2017 into 2018.
Komuter Trains leave Butterworth for Sungai Petani at the following times every day :
05:25, 06:25, 07:25, 08:25, 09:25, 10:25, 12:25, 14:25, 15:25, 16:25, 17:25, 18:25, 19:25, 21:25.
The trip from Butterworth to Sungai Petani by train takes just 34 minutes.
The Komuter Train fare from Butterworth to Sungai Petani is just RM 3.60.
Fares for the ETS Trains to Sungai Petani will cost you RM 14 and take just a couple of minutes less, so you really should stick to using the Komuter Services on this route.
Sungai Petani Railway Station is located right in the centre of town, with plenty of accommodation options close by.
Komuter Trains from Sungai Petani to Butterworth Penang leave many times a day, departing every one or two hours :
Train fares from Sungai Petani to Butterworth are as per above.
The Butterworth Bus Terminal is also just outside the entrance to the station.
George Town has hundreds of places to stay, catering for every budget, with cheap backpacker hostels, to luxury 5 star heritage hotels.
To get an idea of the best places to stay in Penang :
If you want to stay on the mainland, Butterworth has a few hotels to choose from, some within walking distance of the train station.