Bukit Mertajam is a small town located on the mainland part of Penang. A short 30 minute drive away from Georgetown, the town has seen recent development due to its affordable real estate and proximity to Penang Island. Used to be accessible only via driving or bus, the new Bukit Mertajam KTM railway station was built in 2013 to accommodate the ETS double-tracking project. As of now, travellers can opt for the convenient, comfortable and fast ETS train from KL Sentral to Bukit Mertajam.

The train from KL to Bukit Mertajam operates on the Gemas-Padang Besar route. The construction of the project began as a solution to improve accessibility throughout the country. As the nearest airport is the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas, taking flights to Bukit Mertajam is less convenient than taking the ETS service.


Despite being a small town, Bukit Mertajam does have its fair share of attractions. A favourite spot among locals for having some of the best yam rice, visitors often flock to Bukit Mertajam to have a taste of this delicacy. Other than that, the town is also a 15-minute drive away from Auto-City, another spot popular for its fancy food and Instagram worthy locations.

For those wishing to travel by ETS train from KL to Bukit Mertajam, you can now book your tickets now through our online e-ticketing platform or mobile application. As the location is a popular route during festive seasons and holidays where locals often go back to their home towns, it is best to book your tickets in advance to avoid any disappointment.

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ETS Platinum -(EP) 4h 04m Make A Booking
ETS Gold -(EG) 4h 14m Make A Booking
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