Butterworth to Taiping Transport
Butterworth to Taiping by Road (Bus / Car)
Butterworth is only 140 km away from Bukit Kayu Hitam (Sadao in Thailand) Border checkpoint. Taiping is 86 km from Butterworth via NSE – North-south Expressway, which is also part of AH2 (Asian Highway 2).
Butterworth to Taiping by Train – ETS (KTM)
Electrified Train Service – ETS provided by KTM has 7 scheduled trips from Butterworth to Taiping on daily basis.
Butterworth to Taiping Train Schedule
04:58 – 05:54
06:13 – 07:09
07:00 – 08:03 (train no. 2903)
07:25 – 08:21
16:23 – 17:19
19:00 – 20:03 (train no. 2917)
19:45 – 20:41
There is another 5 trips departure from Padang Besar (another Malaysia-Thailand border) to Taiping – Kuala Kangsar – Ipoh and KL Sentral. The journey from Padang Besar to Taiping takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
P. Besar to Taiping Train Schedule
07:47 – 10:02
11:15 – 13:24
14:20 – 16:34
17:13 – 19:23
18:05 – 20:21
Pan-Asia Railway Network
It is also known as Kunming – Singapore Railway, when completed that would connect Kunming – Singapore via Vientiane, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and also Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Yangon, Mandalay and Chiang Mai. It is part of Trans Asian Railway Network – TAR, a project of UNESCAP – United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
AH2 – Asian Highway 2
AH2 – Asian Highway 2, is one of the routes in Asian Highway Network from Denpasar (Bali), Surabaya, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Taiping and Bukit Kayu Hitam via NSE. to Hatyai, Chumphon via Route 4, Bangkok, Tak, Mei Sai in Chiang Rai. to Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and ended in Khosravi, Iran. 13,107 kilometres in total length.
Asian Highway Network
The AH project was initiated by the United Nations in 1959 with the aim of promoting the development of international road transport in the region. The highway network would provide for greater trade and social interactions between Asian countries, including personal contacts, project capitalizations, connections of major container terminals with transportation points, and promotion of tourism.
It is one of the three pillars of the Asian Land Transport Infrastructure Development (ALTID) project, endorsed by the ESCAP commission at its 48th session in 1992, comprising Asian Highway, Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) and facilitation of land transport projects.