If you want to take the train from Kuala Kangsar to Penang (Butterworth Railway Station), KTM Berhad operate the fast Electric Train Service (ETS for short) on this route.
These ETS trains are the only way to travel from Kuala Kangsar to Butterworth by train, as the cheap KTM Komuter Utara trains do not travel as far south as this (they terminate one stop north of here at Padang Rengas).
Jadual Keretapi ETS dari Kuala Kangsar ke Butterworth Penang Sentral
To see the timetable in the other direction from Butterworth click here >
EP 9172 (ETS Platinum) Departs Kuala Kangsar at 11:01 - Arrives in Butterworth at 12:15.
EP 9174 (ETS Platinum) Departs Kuala Kangsar at 14:09 - Arrives in Butterworth at 15:23.
EP 9176 (ETS Platinum) Departs Kuala Kangsar at 16:35 - Arrives in Butterworth at 17:49.
EP 9178 (ETS Platinum) Departs Kuala Kangsar at 18:53 - Arrives in Butterworth at 20:07.
EG 9322 (ETS Gold) Departs Kuala Kangsar at 21:05 - Arrives in Butterworth at 22:22.
EP 9180 (ETS Platinum) Departs Kuala Kangsar at 23:08 - Arrives in Butterworth at 00:22.
All ETS trains on this route from K. Kangsar to Butterworth depart daily.
EP numbered trains now all have a business class carriage.
To view the full ETS timetable on this route click here >
Once you arrive at Butterworth Railway Station, you can then take a short walk to the ferry departure point and take one of the regular boats over to Penang Island.
Please Note: Ferries do not operated 24 hours a day and the last boat over to Georgetown departs before some of the trains arrive - So we would advise you to take one of the earlier trains.
For more information and the latest ferry timetable to Georgetown click on the picture link below:
If you want to stay in Butterworth, there are a few places to stay, but you are much better off heading over to the island where there are a lot more choices of accommodation.
For places to stay in Butterworth click here >
For the best areas to stay in Penang Island click here >
Harga Tiket Keretapi Kuala Kangsar ke Penang
Tickets prices for these services depend on what type of train you choose:
The cheapest are the Gold ETS services, which cost from:
Adult 25 RM - Child 17 RM
Tickets for slightly faster Platinum ETS services cost from:
Adult 32 RM - Child 20 RM
Please note: KTM now have a Flexi Fare system for booking so the prices above should be used as a guide only.
Advance purchase of seats for these services is highly recommended.
You can buy ETS train tickets from the Kuala Kangsar Train Station ticket counter in advance (advance booking periods vary from a few weeks to a few months ahead), or any other KTM mainline railway station.
You can also book tickets online, either direct from the KTM website, or by using an online ticketing agent.
Please visit our online train booking page here for more information and a direct link to the KTM booking website >
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