The journey by train from Taiping to Butterworth Railway Station near Penang Island is scheduled to take slightly less than 1 hour.
Train Times to Penang
There are currently 3 direct train services a day from Taiping to Butterworth in Penang.
Train Tickets to Penang
Use the Search Box below to buy your train tickets from Taiping to Penang.
Taiping Railway Station
Taiping train station is 1.6 km by road from Kompleks Terminal Kumpulan Bas Taiping.
Butterworth Railway Station
Butterworth Railway Station is the main railway station in is the closest railway station to Penang Island.
Travel to Penang Island
The nearest you can travel to Penang Island by train is to Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland. Butterworth Railway Station is very close to the coast and the ferry port for services across the Penang Strait to George Town. The distance is just over 3 km from the ferry Port in Butterworth to the ferry port on Penang Island. The type of ferry used is a car ferry with an upstairs deck for passengers. There are some seats, a small shop and toilets on the ferry, however, because the journey time is so short most passengers simply stand leaning on the safety rails looking at the impressive views as the ferry sails towards the island of Penang.
Information about the Butterworth to Penang ferry:
- Cost: Adult fare is 1.20 MYR, and child fare is 0.60 MYR.
- Ticket Purchase: You can only buy the tickets at a kiosk in the ferry port on the way to board the ferry.
- Operating Hours: Everyday, with the first ferry from Butterworth to Penang leaving at 05:20, and the last ferry leaving at 00:10.
- Frequency: Every 20 minutes until 22:00 and then every 30 to 40 minutes.
- Journey Time: 15 to 20 minutes.
- Travel to the Ferry Port: Upon leaving Butterworth Railway Station walk to the bus stop across the road directly in front of the main entrance to the station and wait for the free bus service to the ferry port.
- Arrival in Penang: The car ferry from Butterworth arrives in Penang Island at the Pangkalan Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal, which is on the seafront road (the Pengkalan Road) in George Town. From there you can walk to most parts of the historic old town area of George Town in under 15 minutes.