Trains from Kampar to Penang

By train the journey from Kampar to Butterworth near Penang Island is scheduled to take just over 2 hours.

Train Times from Kampar to Penang

There are currently 6 train services a day from Kampar to Penang available to book online.

917210:0612:15ETS Platinum
917413:1115:23ETS Platinum
917615:4017:49ETS Gold
917817:5820:07ETS Platinum
932220:0822:22ETS Gold
918022:1300:22ETS Platinum

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Kampar Railway Station

Kampar Railway Station is located 2 km walking distance from Gunung Relau Trailhead.

Google Map of Kampar Railway Station

Penang Railway Station

Butterworth Railway Station is walking distance from the ferry terminal for services to Penang Island.

Google Map of Butterworth Railway Station

About Travel to Penang

George Town on Penang Island is not only Penang state’s largest city, with a population of over 700,000 permanent residents, but also its main tourist attraction. George Town has a lot to interest visitors as well as a fantastic range of hotels, bars and restaurants, which combined with a liberal atmosphere, make it a very pleasant place to go on holiday.

How to Travel to George Town

From Butterworth Railway Station it’s quick and simple to get George Town. All you need to do is to walk 5 minutes along a sign posted route to Penang Sentral Bus Station. On the 2nd level of the bus station is a walkway connecting to the ferry pier. The ferry to George Town on Penang Island departs frequently throughout the day taking 20 minutes to complete the crossing and costing 1.2 MYR for adults and 0.6 MYR for children payable as you make your way onto the ferry.

Penang Town Hall in George Town, Penang Island
Penang Town Hall in George Town, Penang Island
UNESCO World Heritage Site

George Town has a long and interesting history with lots of historical buildings, earning the city UNESCO World Heritage Site status from 2008 onward.

British Influence

George Town was established in 1136 as a Sultanate, but really starting growing from 1786 when the British East India Company took control of the city turning it into a major trading port. The British settlers built lots of European style buildings, however, the distinctive character of the city was created in larger part by the Indian and Chinese immigrants who came to work and do business in the city.

Indian and Chinese Communities

George Town has some unique features established by these immigrant communities in the late 19th Century that still exist today. To the east of Chulia Street is the ‘Little India’ quarter with lots of Indian restaurants and shops selling Indian products. The Chinese community left an even bigger mark on the city. Along the seafront road are a series of wooden piers where close knit Chinese communities still live over the sea without paying local taxes and possessing no land titles for their homes. The city also has a number of Chinese style Taoist temples and grand clan houses, which were the headquarters of armed gangs during the 19th Century who frequently fought with each other and the Indian community for control of the city’s economy.

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