Train to Parit Buntar
Parit Buntar is the most northern town of Perak and located close to Penang and Kedah. There is no airport in Parit Buntar. Hence, the only way to go to Parit Buntar by public transportation is by taking the bus or train to Parit Buntar.
Parit Buntar is not popular for its tourism; instead, Parit Buntar is used as the interchange station for ETS train between Butterworth and Padang Besar. Apart from that, the construction of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Parit Buntar also results in more demands of ETS train to Parit Buntar.
ETS Gold and ETS Platinum
There are two types of ETS train to Parit Buntar:
- ETS Gold – taking slightly longer time compared to ETS Platinum
- ETS Platinum – stops only at major cities, hence taking slightly less time compared to ETS Gold, complimentary snacks are served on board
KTM Parit Buntar Train Station
The location of KTM Parit Buntar train station is in the city center of Parit Buntar. Once you get there, usually the only available public transportation available is taxi. Most of the locals would have their family or friends to pick them up from the train station.
The taxi fare from the Parit Buntar to the campus is about RM15. Alternatively, you can try online apps that provide short distance transfer service such as Uber or Grab Car.
ETS Train Facilities
The train is comfortable and suitable to facilitate senior citizens and OKU or the disabled.
Passengers can find F&B bar in coach C to get some food or drinks with reasonable price.
Toilets are in coach B & E. Handicap toilet is in coach D.
Muslims can also find a prayer room in coach C right beside the F&B bar.