KTM Penang Taiping Train Timetable (Jadual)

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 km.

Seats on an ETS Penang Taiping trainSeats on an ETS Penang Taiping train

ETS Train Schedule from Butterworth Penang to Taiping

Jadual Keretapi ETS dari Butterworth Penang ke Taiping

To see the timetable from Taiping to Butterworth click here >

ETS Timetable during RMCO (Jadual ETS semasa PKPP)

There is a new temporary timetable from the 15th July 2020.

New Butterworth to Taiping ETS Schedule for 2020:

New ETS Timetable from BTW to Taiping

The schedule shown below is currently not operating. To see the timetable in operation at the moment click here >

EG 9121 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 05:15 - Arrives in Taiping at 06:12. (Operates Daily).

EP 9103 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 06:20 - Arrives in Taiping at 07:17 (Operates Daily).

*EP 9371 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 08:00 - Arrives in Taiping at 08:57 *Operates with a new ETS2 train including a Business Class carriage (Operates Daily).

*EP 9173 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 13:10 - Arrives in Taiping at 14:07.
*Operates with a new ETS2 train including a Business Class carriage (Operates Daily).

EP 9107 (ETS Platinum) Departs Butterworth at 16:00 - Arrives in Taiping at 16:57 (Operates Daily).

EG 9127 (ETS Gold) Departs Butterworth at 18:45 - Arrives in Taiping at 19:42. (Operates Daily).

To view the full timetable for the fast ETS trains from Penang to Taiping click here >

All trains depart daily.


Taiping train station is located just to the west of the town centre and is about a ten minute walk away from most hotels and guest houses.

ETS Train Schedule from Taiping to Butterworth Penang Central

Jadual Keretapi ETS dari Taiping ke Butterworth Penang Sentral

New Taiping to Butterworth ETS Timetable for 2020:

New ETS Timetable from Taiping to BTW

The schedule shown below is currently not operating. To see the timetable in operation at the moment click here >

*EP 9172 (ETS Platinum) Departs Taiping at 11:24 - Arrives in Butterworth at 12:21 (Operates Daily).
* This new ETS2 service operates with a Business Class coach.

EP 9104 (ETS Platinum) Departs Taiping at 14:19 - Arrives in Butterworth at 15:16 (Operates Daily).

EP 9106 (ETS Platinum) Departs Taiping at 16:43 - Arrives in Butterworth at 17:40 (Operates Daily).

*EP 9372 (ETS Platinum) Departs Taiping at 20:46 - Arrives in Butterworth at 21:42 (Operates Daily).
* This new ETS2 service operates with a Business Class coach.

EG 9126 (ETS Gold) Departs Taiping at 23:18 - Arrives in Butterworth at 00:15 (Operates Daily).

EG 9128 (ETS Gold) Departs Taiping at 01:33 - Arrives in Butterworth at 02:30 (Operates Daily).

To view the full timetable for the new fast ETS trains from Taiping to Penang click here >

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.

For more information on Butterworth train station click on the picture link below:

For more information on the ferry to Georgetown Penang click on the picture link below:

For your accommodation needs in Penang, please visit some of the following pages on our site:

Hotels and Resorts in Penang Island >

Budget Hotels in Georgetown >

Budget Hotels near the beach in Batu Ferringhi >

Beach Hotels around Penang Island >


Penang Taiping KTM ETS Train Ticket Prices

Harga Tiket Kereta Api KTM ETS Taiping Penang

Tickets on ETS Gold Trains cost : Adult 21 RM - Child 15 RM

Tickets on ETS Platinum Trains cost : Adult 26 RM - Child 17 RM

To book your ticket on these trains you can visit either station or on Penang island:

just go to the ticket office near the jetty in Georgetown >

Or you can easily book them online here >

If you want to continue your journey by train from Taiping to Kuala Lumpur click here for the departure times and fares >

KTM Komuter Trains from Butterworth Penang to Taiping

Keretapi Komuter KTM dari Butterworth Penang ke Taiping

KTM Komuter train to TaipingKTM Komuter train to Taiping

It is now possible to travel on the cheaper commuter train services between Butterworth and Taiping.

From Butterworth, you used to have to take a Komuter Train to Bukit Mertajam, then change trains there for Komuter services to Taiping.

However, from March 2020, there are now more direct commuter trains from Butterworth to Taiping.

Please see our Komuter train timetable page here for times and fares >

To see the Komuter ticket price list to/from Taiping click here >

More Train Departures from Butterworth Penang >

How to travel from Taiping to Penang >

How to travel from Butterworth (Penang Sentral to Taiping >