The International Express is a daily service to Bangkok from Butterworth via Hat Yai and vice versa. Departing from Butterworth, the train uses 2 second class sleeper coaches, with up to 7 more such coaches attached from Hat Yai to Bangkok, and 1 first class sleeper coach.
Butterworth is the terminus for the International Express. From here, you can get to and from Penang Island via the Penang Ferry.
The train uses KTM locomotives to haul the train within Malaysia. The locomotives will change at Padang Besar station.
The new platforms at Butterworth and all northern sector KTM stations are raised to fit the new generation electric trains, and on the same level as normal KTM Intercity coaches. For the Thai coaches with steps in-built into the coach, please mind the gap!
The interior of the train in daytime configuration.
The line from Butterworth to Padang Besar looks like this…
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