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Penang – Bangkok KTM Train Route

Posted by on Dec 18th, 2007
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KTM Penang BangkokIt’s easy, safe, and comfortable to travel between Penang and Bangkok by train – the Ekspres Antarabangsa (International Express) operates daily between Butterworth and Bangkok.

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At the border of Padang Besar you have to leave the train with your baggage. After the checkpoint you will travel further to Hat Yai with the same train, terminating in Bangkok. The travel­ling time between Hat Yai and Bangkok is estimated at 16 hours.

Country: Travel to Thailand from Malaysia
Immigration and Customs Examination by Malaysia/Thailand Authorities at Padang Besar Station

– Passengers will disembark from train and check into gate 6 for immigration clearance by Malaysia Immigration

– Arrival/Departure form has to be completed by passengers before Immigration of Thailand permits the clearance

– Customs check will be conducted by Thailand Custom on board of the train once train has pass through the border line

Country: Travel from Thailand to Malaysia
Immigration and Customs Examination by Thailand/Malaysia’s Authorities at Padang Besar Station

– Train will stop at Padang Besar station for passengers to do an immigration clearance conducted by Thailand Immigration. Passengers have to disembark from train with their luggage and proceed to gate no 4.

– Malaysia Immigration requires a completion form of IMM 26 (Malaysia Arrival Card) by foreign travelers; this procedure is exceptional for Malaysian travelers.

– Passengers will undergo a Customs examination before they embarks into train

Penang (Butterworth) – Bangkok
Ekspres Antarabangsa / International Express: 1420 (+8GMT) Depart – 1250 (+7GMT) Arrive

Bangkok – Penang (Butterworth)
Ekspres Antarabangsa / International Express: 1420 (+7GMT) Depart – 1330 (+8GMT) Arrive

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** Take note that the arrival / departure time is according to the Malaysia and Thailand local time. The difference is 1 hour (add 60 minutes for Malaysia time). Malaysia +8GMT, Thailand +7GMT.

Stations served
Thailand: Bangkok, Huahin, Chumphon, Surathani, Hatyai
Malaysia: Padang Besar, Arau, Alor Setar, Sungai Petani, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth (Penang)

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3 Responses »

  1. I would like to know what is the price list from Butterworth to Bangkok and back to Butterworth for single person. The date of my departure would be on the 23rd of May 2008.Thank You

  2. I plan to travel with family by train from Alor Setar to Bangkok and return by air. Tentative date of departure 7 Mar 2012. From there i would like to visit Chiang Mai by train/land. Advive on travel arrangement, fare, accomodation are greatly appreciated. tq

  3. Dear Sir/Madam,

    We (Me, wife and my son-11years old), would like to take a train from Butterworth to Bangkok.
    Here is the plan and would like your help.

    travel on 24th June 2012
    Back on 28th June 2012.

    Please let me know, the total charges of three of us for the train fare.
    Let me know, who long travel time, what is the departure time.
    How it look like, the train.
    What is the food avaliable ?
    Is it confortable, can sleep?

    Please advise.