KTMB ETS Butterworth to KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur Train Times and Fares
The new high-speed ETS trains operated by KTMB (Malayian Railways) from Butterworth to KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur started operating in early July 2015.
These ETS Train Services to KL have cut the travel time to the capital from Penang in half, compared to the older Intercity Express Services and it is now the fastest way to travel from Pulau Pinang (Penang) to Kuala Lumpur.
ETS Butterworth to Kuala Lumpur Train Schedule
(Jadual ETS Butterworth ke KL Sentral)
KTM Butterworth Penang to KL Sentral ETS Train Timetable:
New train timetable from the 15th of January 2022 (2022-01-15):
|Train Number||Departs Butterworth||Arrives KL Sentral||Book Online|
|*EP 9171||05:15||09:29||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9173||06:20||10:34||Book Tickets|
|EG 9321||07:50||12:12||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9175||12:45||17:00||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9177||16:05||20:20||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9179||18:45||23:00||Book Tickets|
* ETS2 service that operates with a new Business Class carriage.
Trains from Butterworth to the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station arrive around 4 minutes earlier than times shown in the above timetable.
Train numbers starting with:
EP = Platinum ETS Service
EG = Gold ETS Service
The train from Butterworth Penang Sentral to Kuala Lumpur has a different amount of stops depending on what type of service you take. Platinum services offer the quickest journey time with the least amount of stops.
Please Note: there are now no Intercity Express Trains on the Butterworth to KL route.
KTMB ETS Butterworth to KL Sentral Ticket Price / Fare
(Tambang / Harga Tiket ETS Butterworth ke KL Sentral)
Basic fares for ETS train tickets from Butterworth to KL Sentral cost:
ETS Gold Services:
59 MYR Adult Fare – 34 MYR Child Fare.
ETS Platinum Services:
79 MYR Adult Fare – 44 MYR Child Fare.
Please note: the price you pay will vary from those shown above due to KTM Flexi Fare rule. If you want cheaper tickets, book as far in advance as you can!
Buying Butterworth to KL ETS Tickets
(Beli Tiket ETS Butterworth ke KL)
If you are staying on Penang island you have a choice of where to buy your tickets.
You can buy them from the KTM Ticket Office that is located on the walkway up to the Penang to Butterworth Ferry, or from the ticket counters at Butterworth Train Station.
To save yourself the effort of going to the ticket office or station, you can also book your ETS tickets online.
Online train tickets are available direct from the KTM website (now the cheapest option) or through various online ticket agents (booking fees may apply).
For more information on the ferry between Penang and Butterworth click on the picture link below:
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