Sri Maju Express: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Woodlands Checkpoint (and Golden Mile Complex) by Bus

Coming out from the rather temporary walkway from Butterworth Railway Station, I found myself back in Penang Sentral's ticketing area where I had my Easybook booking in my phone which I made while on the train ride from Anak Bukit to Butterworth. Choices were rather limited to travel back to Singapore here, with just two … Continue reading Sri Maju Express: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Woodlands Checkpoint (and Golden Mile Complex) by Bus

Ekspres Kesatuan: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Alor Setar (Terminal Shahab Perdana) by Bus

As I (a) was exploring Penang Sentral, (b) had lunch at Penang Sentral, (c) missed the KTM Komuter Northern Sector train and had to wait 2 hours for the next train, (d) wanted to actually try out using Penang Sentral and (e) all of the above, I decided to get a bus from Penang Sentral … Continue reading Ekspres Kesatuan: Penang Sentral (Butterworth) to Alor Setar (Terminal Shahab Perdana) by Bus

Penang Sentral Exploration: The Latest Integrated Transport Hub in Northern Malaysia

Penang Sentral is the newest Integrated Transport Hub in Northern Malaysia, linking train, bus and ferry services through an integrated complex. While announced in 2007, the project was delayed repeatedly until it finally began construction in 2015, 4 years after the Butterworth Railway Station was rebuilt. Penang Sentral finally opened on 22 November 2018 which … Continue reading Penang Sentral Exploration: The Latest Integrated Transport Hub in Northern Malaysia

Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) to Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry

After a quick night's rest in Penang, it's time to move on to explore Penang Sentral and to catch my flight back to Johor Bahru from Alor Setar later in the afternoon. (Or so I thought, anyway.) From Georgetown, I headed to Jetty to catch the Rapid Ferry across to the mainland, with the Sultan … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Georgetown (Penang Island) to Penang Sentral (Butterworth) by Ferry

KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2956up: Butterworth to Padang Besar by Train

From my Rapid Ferry ride and Penang Sentral Temporary Transport Terminal bus drop off, it was just a short walk to Butterworth Railway Station where I continued my journey by KTM Komuter Northern Sector to Padang Besar where I was hoping to shop for some goodies before returning home later in the afternoon. As I … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2956up: Butterworth to Padang Besar by Train

ETS Gold 9420up + KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2910up & 2963dn: KL Sentral to Butterworth via Padang Rengas and Bukit Mertajam by Train

For this Penang trip, I opted to get there by ETS train as I have not taken KTM for quite some time. However, KTM's genius timetable does not offer any morning trains from KL Sentral to Butterworth. On top of that, the first direct train to Butterworth at 11.25am is an ETS Platinum service. Not … Continue reading ETS Gold 9420up + KTM Komuter Northern Sector 2910up & 2963dn: KL Sentral to Butterworth via Padang Rengas and Bukit Mertajam by Train

Rapid Ferry: Butterworth to Penang Island (Georgetown) by Bus + Ferry (Butterworth Linkway Closure)

The Rapid Ferry is a roll-on/roll-off car and passenger ferry linking the multimodal transport hub of Penang Sentral at Butterworth on the mainland to the island of Penang at Georgetown. As the walkway from Butterworth Railway Station to the Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal is currently closed to facilitate the construction of the link to the upcoming … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Butterworth to Penang Island (Georgetown) by Bus + Ferry (Butterworth Linkway Closure)

KTM Komuter Northern Sector Weekend Service: Padang Besar to Butterworth by 92 Class Six-Car Set (SCS)

Effective 18 November 2017, the KTM Komuter Northern Sector operates with 2 sets of 92 Class EMUs on Saturdays and Sundays to cope with the increasing passenger demand and load. The 92 Class EMUs are transferred from the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector overnight to the Northern Sector after the end of revenue services in … Continue reading KTM Komuter Northern Sector Weekend Service: Padang Besar to Butterworth by 92 Class Six-Car Set (SCS)

Rapid Ferry: Butterworth to Penang Island (Georgetown) by Ferry

After I alighted from the KTM Komuter Northern Sector from Padang Besar, it's time to head to Penang Island with none other than the newly-rebranded Rapid Ferry. This post is about the travel experience onboard the Rapid Ferry. This is NOT the actual information page you are looking for. Click here to visit the dedicated … Continue reading Rapid Ferry: Butterworth to Penang Island (Georgetown) by Ferry