From the 10th October 2015 a new Electric Train Service (ETS) started operating from Gemas to Padang Besar, the border station between Malaysia and Thailand.
This new high-speed train service travels at speeds of up to 160 km from the state of Negeri Sembilan, south of Kuala Lumpur, to the small north western state of Perlis.
You can use this service to travel from the south of Malaysia to get to places like Langkawi Island via either Alor Setar Station or Arau Station, both just a short trip away from the ports that operate regular ferry services out to Langkawi.
If you want to go all the way into Thailand, you can cross the main land border close to the Padang Besar Railway Station and either get a taxi to Hat Yai or a local bus or stay the night in Padang Besar.
There are also new shuttle trains to Hat Yai.
New Timetable from 19th May 2016 :
These ETS Train operates daily and are both Gold Services.
ETS trains are more expensive than the old Intercity Trains that used to operate on this route, but are much faster.
A ticket from Gemas all the way to Pdg. Besar will cost :
102 MYR for Adults
55 MYR for Children aged 4 -12.
To make advance booking for these ETS Trains, you can buy your tickets up to 60 days in advance from any mainline KTMB Malaysian railways station.
If you don't get a chance to visit a station, you can easily book you train tickets in Malaysia online.
The KTM official website has an online booking facility, where you pay an extra small non-refundable booking fee, on top of the counter ticket price.
Alternatively, you can use an online ticket agent, which cost around the same or you may get a slight discount.
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