By train the journey from Tampin to Butterworth Railway Station in Penang is scheduled to take 4 hours 21 minutes.
Train Times to Penang
There is a single direct train service a day from Tampin to Butterworth Railway Station in Penang.
Train Tickets to Penang
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Tampin Railway Station
Tampin Railway Station is 34.9 km by road from Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal.
Butterworth Railway Station
Butterworth Railway Station is located 550 metres walking distance from Penang Sentral Station.
About Travel to Penang Island
There are two ways to travel by public transport from Butterworth Railway Station to Penang Island, by taxi or by ferry. There are two bridges linking the mainland to Penang Island. The journey by taxi is fairly lengthy but taxis in Malaysia are generally good value for money, although the prices in Penang aren’t fixed. Expect to pay 30 MYR to travel from Butterworth Railway Station to George Town and 44 MYR to the beach resort of Batu Feringghi. The second option is to take the car ferry. There is a pedestrian route from Butterworth Railway Station to the ferry pier which is accessible from the 1st floor of Penang Sentral Bus Station. It takes about 10 minutes in total to walk from the train station to the entrance to the ferry pier. Ferries depart frequently, take around 20 minutes to reach Penang island, and cost 1.2 MYR for adults payable as you board the ferry.
As well as being cheap the other advantage of taking the ferry is that you arrive right in the centre of historic George Town, which is the most interesting part of the island and has well deserved recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. George Town has a lot going for it as a tourist destination and it’s very popular as a consequence. The old part of the city has a liberal atmosphere with great hotels, bars and restaurants. George Town is generally considered to be one of South East Asia’s great culinary centres in greater part due the city’s diverse cultural influences, particularly the large number of immigrants that came to the city from India and China when Penang was part of the British Empire. The city’s history as a vibrant trading port and British settlement is evident from the city’s architecture which features European style buildings along side Chinese and Indian temples and shop houses. George Town’s ‘Little India’ area is noteworthy. Indian cuisine and products are sold here in nearly all the shop here and it feels as close to being in India as you can be without actually going to India.