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. There are two departures which leave very early in the morning, and the rest are 14:00 until 23:41.
Train Times to Penang
There are currently 3 direct train services a day from Kuala Kangsar to Penang.
Train Tickets to Penang
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Kuala Kangsar to Penang.
Kuala Kangsar Railway Station
Trains to Penang depart from Kuala Kangsar’s main train station on Jalan Raja Idris.
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.
Places to visit in George Town
Established in 1786 by the British East India Company, 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.
The key attractions in George Town can be broadly separated into two groups. The first group of attractions is located on seafront Espanalade and the 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.