Train times & tickets – 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 to Penang

There are 5 direct train services a day from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth Railway Station near Penang which can book online.

TrainKuala LumpurPenangService
 920209:0013:05ETS Platinum 
920411:3015:35ETS Platinum
941216:13 20:24ETS Gold 
921419:5300:08ETS Gold
921621:3001:45ETS Gold

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Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station

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

Butterworth Railway Station

The closest railway station to Penang Island is 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 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 and expect to pay 50 to 60 RM.

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