Trains from Sungai Buloh to Penang

By train the journey from Sungai Buloh to Butterworth Railway Station in Penang is scheduled to take around 3 hours 45 minutes. Butterworth Railway Station is close to the ferry terminal for travel to Penang Island.

Train Times from Sungai Buloh to Penang


There are currently 6 direct train services a day from Sungai Buloh to Butterworth Railway Station near Penang which you can book online.

TrainSungai BulohPenangService
917208:3212:15ETS Platinum
917411:3715:23ETS Platinum
917614:0617:49ETS Platinum
917816:2420:07ETS Platinum
932218:2922:22ETS Gold
918020:3900:22ETS Platinum

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Sungai Buloh Railway Station


Sungai Buloh Railway Station is located 8.1 km from Valencia Golf Club.

Google Map of Sungai Buloh Railway Station

Butterworth Railway Station


The commuter ferry to Penang Island departs from a port near to Butterworth Railway Station.

Google Map of Butterworth Railway Station

About Travel to Penang


The cheapest way to travel from Butterworth Railway Station to Penang Island is to travel on the Rapid Ferry service.

Ferry from Butterworth to Penang Island

The ferry pier is accessible via the 1st floor of Penang Sentral Bus Station. It’s a short walk from Butterworth Railway Station to Penang Sentral Bus Station which is signposted. Rapid Ferry services to Penang operate from daily from 05:20 until the last ferry at 00:10. A one way ticket, which you need to buy as you enter the jetty on route to the ferry, costs 1.20 MYR for adults and 0.60 MYR for children.

There is a minimal amount of seating in the car ferry, a small shop and toilets. Smoking is strictly forbidden. The journey, however, only takes from 15 to 20 minutes and most travellers stand near the rail on the deck to enjoy the excellent views.

Taxi from Butterworth to Penang Island

Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Butterworth Railway Station to Penang Island which will cost you from 30 to 50 MYR depending upon your destination and your negotiation skills.

Cheah Kongsi in George Town on Penang Island
Cheah Kongsi in George Town on Penang Island
Arrival in Penang Island

The arrival point on Penang Island for Rapid Ferry services from the mainland is George Town. The ferry port is on the seafront road in George Town. The old quarter of George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and most visitors to the island choose to base themselves here to visit the many local attractions and enjoy the nightlife, which is some of the best in Malaysia.

Travel to your Hotel in Penang Island

Popular areas to stay in George Town are on or near Chulia Street and Amernia street. Both Armenia Street and Chulia Street are within easy walking distance from the ferry terminal if you have a light bag and are reasonably fit. For travel beyond George Town you can take a local bus service departing from Penang Jetty Bus Terminal, which is the bus station that you come to just after you alight from the ferry from mainland.

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