Trains from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Railway Station near Penang takes slightly over 4 hours, with the train line following the ridge of mountains that marks the border between Perak and Pahang states, then Perak and Kelantan states, bearing westward to the coastal railway terminal in Butterworth where passenger alight for connections to Penang Island.

Train Times from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

There are currently 6 direct train services a day from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Railway Station near Penang which can book online.

TrainKuala LumpurPenangService
917208:0312:15ETS Platinum
917411:0815:23ETS Platinum
917613:3717:49ETS Gold
917815:5520:07ETS Platinum
932218:0022:22ETS Gold
918020:1000:22ETS Platinum

Buy Tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

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Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station

Trains to Penang depart from Kuala Lumpur’s KL Sentral Station.

Google Map of KL Sentral Station

Butterworth Railway Station

The closest railway station to Penang Island is Butterworth Railway Station.

Google Map of Butterworth Railway Station

Connections to Penang Island

There are two ways to travel from Buterworth Railway Station to Penang Island: you can take a ferry to Georgetown or you can either of the two bridges which connect Penang to the mainland.

Khoo Kongsi clan house in Penang
Khoo Kongsi clan house in Penang

The ferry port is a short walk from Butterworth Railway Station. There are signs showing the way so it is easy to find. Ferry services to Georgetown in Penang depart every 20 to 30 minutes from 05:20 to 10:00. The adult one way fare is 1.20 RM and for children it is 0.6 RM. The crossing takes about 15 minutes. Alternatively, if you arrive late in the evening or you have lots of luggage then take a taxi. Travelling via the closest bridge (the Penang Bridge) you can reach Georgetown is around 27 minutes (a journey of 24.6 km to the Komtar Tower). Agree the price with the taxi driver in advance.

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