If you are interested in travelling on the KTM Penang Taiping train service, there is a choice of the the new high-speed ETS Electric Train or a new Komuter (commuter) Train service via Bukit Mertajam.
The distance between Butterworth and Taiping is around 90 kms.
New Butterworth to Taiping ETS Schedule valid from the 11th of October 2019:
EG 9121 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 05:15 - Arrives in Taiping at 06:11.
EP 9103 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 06:05 - Arrives in Taiping at 07:01.
EG 9321 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 07:30 - Arrives in Taiping at 08:25.
EP 9105 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 13:10 - Arrives in Taiping at 14:06.
EP 9107 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 16:00 - Arrives in Taiping at 16:56.
EG 9123 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 18.33 - Arrives in Taiping at 19.29.
All trains depart daily.
Taiping train station is located just to the east of the town centre and is about a ten minute walk away from most hotels and guest houses.
New Taiping to Butterworth ETS Timetable valid from the 11th of October 2019:
Train EG 9120 (ETS Gold) departs Taiping at 11:33 - Arrives in Butterworth at 12:31.
Train EP 9102 (ETS Platinum) departs Taiping at 14:35 - Arrives in Butterworth at 15:33.
Train EP 9104 (ETS Platinum) departs Taiping at 16:54 - Arrives in Butterworth at 17:52.
Train EG 9322 (ETS Gold) departs Taiping at 21:05 - Arrives in Butterworth at 22:03.
Train EP 9106 (ETS Platinum) departs Taiping at 23:47 - Arrives in Butterworth at 00:45.
Train EG 9122 (ETS Gold) departs Taiping at 01:52 - Arrives in Butterworth at 02:50.
If you are planning to travel over to Penang Island from Butterworth train station you will need to catch the ferry which is just a couple of minutes walk away.
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Tickets on ETS Gold Trains cost : Adult 21RM - Child 15RM
Tickets on ETS Platinum Trains cost : Adult 26RM - Child 17RM
To book your ticket on these trains you can visit either station or on Penang island:
If you want to continue your journey by train from Taiping to Kuala Lumpur click here for the departure times and fares >
It is now possible to travel on the cheaper commuter train services between Butterworth and Taiping.
From Butterworth, you will (most of the time) have to take a Komuter Train to Bukit Mertajam, then change trains there for Komuter services to Taiping (apart from a couple of direct commuter services a day).