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:
Komuter Trains leave Butterworth for Sungai Petani every one or two hours apart from the first train early in the morning, until the last train in the late evening:
The trip from Butterworth to Sungai Petani by train takes just 34 minutes.
The Komuter Train fare / ticket price (tambang / harga tiket) from Butterworth to Sungai Petani is just RM 3.60.
Sungai Petani Railway Station is located right in the centre of town, with plenty of accommodation options close by.
KTM 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.
When you arrive at Butterworth Railway Station (Penang Sentral), you can easily walk to the ferry terminal in just a few minutes where you can catch regular boats over to George Town on Penang Island.
The Butterworth Bus Terminal is also a few minutes walk away in the new Penang Sentral complex.
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.