Trains from Kuala Kangsar to Penang

By train it takes around 75 minutes to travel 114 km from Kuala Kangsar to Butterworth. ETS Gold and Platinum services operate on this route.

Train Times from Kuala Kangsar to Penang

There are currently 6 direct train services a day from Kuala Kangsar to Penang.

TrainKuala KangsarPenangService
917211:0212:15ETS Platinum
917414:1015:23ETS Platinum
917616:3617:49ETS Gold
917818:5420:07ETS Platinum
932221:0622:22ETS Gold
918023:0900:22ETS Platinum

Train Tickets from Kuala Kangsar to Penang

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Kuala Kangsar Railway Station

Trains to Penang depart from Kuala Kangsar’s main train station on Jalan Raja Idris.

Google Map of Kuala Kangsar Railway Station

Penang Railway Station

For Penang Island leave the train at Butterworth Railway Station, which is a short distance from the car ferry to Penang Island.

Google Map of Butterworth Railway Station

Places to Visit in George Town

Established in 1786 by the British East India Company.

History of George Town

George Town was the first British Settlement in South East Asia. The town’s strategic position along the straits that separate the island of Sumatra from the Malay mainland made it a centre for international trade and a port of call for ships travelling between the Far East, particularly China, and India, Arabia and onto Europe.

During the time of the British Empire George Town was one of the most vibrant commercial centres in South East Asia which attracted large numbers of immigrants first from India and then from China. There are lots of buildings and monuments dating back to this period in George Town, and so rich is that history that the older parts of George Town were granted UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2008.

Cheah Kongsi in Penang
Cheah Kongsi Clan House in Penang
Tourist Attractions in George Town

The key attractions in George Town can be broadly separated into two groups. The first group of attractions is located on seafront Espanalade and towards the Eastern end of Beach Street. This group of buildings and monuments were built by the British colonists and included the City Hall, Town, Fort Cornwallis and St. George’s Church.

The other group of major attractions in George Town are located more towards the west of George Town and were constructed by the immigrant population who came to Penang to make a new and prosperous life for themselves. This group of attractions includes the Chinese temples and clan houses clustered in the area around Armenian Street and the wooden clan jetties on the seafront in George Town. There are plenty of things to see and do in George Town, and most of these are within a relatively small area which is fairly easy to walk around in a single day.

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