Train times & tickets – Penang to Kuala Lumpur

It is 1 to 2 hours quicker to travel by train from Penang to Kuala Lumpur than it is to travel by bus. The advantages of travelling by bus is that it is cheaper than the train and there are bus services departing from the centre of Georgetown (the main town on Penang Island). The disadvantage is that bus travel is generally less comfortable than travel by train and the main bus station in Kuala Lumpur is further away from the popular parts of the city centre than the main train station.


Train Times to Kuala Lumpur


There are 5 direct train services a day from Butterworth Railway Station, near Penang) to Kuala Lumpur.

Train Butterworth Kuala Lumpur Service
 9201 04:45 08:50 ETS Platinum 
9211 06:10 10:30 ETS Gold
9113 07:33  11:55 ETS Gold
9203 13:30 17:35 ETS Platinum
9215 16:05 20:25 ETS Gold

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Butterworth Railway Station


To travel by train from Penang you need to first go to the mainland, either by the car ferry which departs frequently between 05:20 and 10:00, or by road over the bridge. The closest train station is Butterworth Railway Station.


Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station


Trains from Penang terminate at Kuala Lumpur’s Sentral Station.


Local Travel in Kuala Lumpur


Sentral Station in Kuala has probably the best transport connections of any city centre train station in South East Asia. You can take a taxi but with a small amount of research you can travel much more cheaply, and quicker, on Kuala Lumpur’s excellent and modern public transport system.

Petaling Street Market in Kuala Lumpur

Petaling Street Market in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur has 6 suburban rail services, and plans to construct a 7th which with be an underground metro system. 5 of the 6 suburban railway lines run from Sentral Station, and the 6th one which doesn’t has interchange with one which does run from Sentral Station. If you plan to travel to Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station then consider taking the KLIA Ekspres service which completes the journey from the railway station to the airport in only 28 minutes.

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