ETS Train Classes

There are only 2 types of ETS train tickets you can buy to travel from KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth, Penang, namely the ETS Gold and ETS Platinum. The ETS Silver train does not serve this route. The differences between these ETS classes are the ticket price and the travel time.

ETS Platinum train costs the highest ticket price and it takes the shortest time (4 hours 15 mins) to reach Butterworth from KL Sentral and it only stops at 8 stations: Kuala Lumpur, Kampar, Batu Gajah, Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, Taiping, Parit Buntar, and Bukit Mertajam.

ETS Gold train ticket price is cheaper than the ETS Platinum ticket, it takes 4 hours 30 mins to reach Butterworth from KL Sentral and stops at 10-11 stations.

ETS Trip Duration from KL Sentral to Butterworth

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Online ETS Ticket Price from KL Sentral to Butterworth


Please check the ETS ticket price from KTMB offcial website.

Online ETS Ticket Agents

On 28 January 2019, KTMB updated that they has not appointed any individual or agency or company as KTMB ticket agent. Customer may purchase ticket at KTMB official website or using mobile apps KTMB Mob Ticket (Google Play Store) or (Apple App Store).

ETS Timetable

There are only 3 ETS Platinum trains available from KL Sentral to Butterworth, which are at 11:25 am, 2:40 pm and 8:40 pm.

Only 2 ETS Gold trains are available for the route KL Sentral to Butterworth, which is at 5:34 pm and 9:50 pm.

See KTM ETS timetable schedule here:

Departure Point – KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur

ETS train from KL Sentral to Ipoh depart from KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur, which is one of the largest transportation hubs in KL. The well-planned public transportation to connect the areas in KL made it very convenient for people to travel from one place to another. You can easily arrive KL Sentral by taking the LRT, KTM train, KLIA Transit, RapidKL bus or taxi.

KL Sentral is usually busy and crowded especially on weekends and public holidays. Therefore, please take care of your belongings and be aware of pickpockets. While waiting for your train departure, you can also check out the new shopping mall Nu Sentral right beside the KL Sentral.

ETS Ticket Counter at KL Sentral

ETS Train Ticket Counter KL Sentral

The ETS ticket counter is located at Level 2. If you have any inquiries regarding your ETS ticket status, feel free to reach out for the available ETS staff. You can also buy tickets from the physical ETS ticket counter.

Waiting Area – KL Sentral Level 2

ETS Train Waiting Area KL Sentral

The waiting area is located at Level 2 in front of Gate B. There will an announcement when your booked ETS train is available for boarding.

Departure Gate – KL Sentral Level 1 or Level 2

The departure gate is located at KL Sentral either Level 1 or Level 2. You can find out the departure gate of your train from the signboards available. If you are confused, you can easily reach out the information counter or the available ETS staff for confirmation.

Arrival Point – Butterworth Train Station

Butterworth Railway Station or Butterworth train station is located in the mainland of Penang, close to the ferry terminal to go to Penang Island. The area is currently under construction but the train station is still operating to serve the passengers traveling from and to Penang. In the future, the train station will become Penang Sentral, an integrated terminal for bus, train, and ferry.

To go to the ferry terminal, walk and keep left when you leave the building until you see stairs leading up to the ferry terminal. There are many signboards to guide you to the ferry terminal so just follow the signboards.