The KTMB high-speed ETS Ipoh to Alor Setar Electric Train Service is the fastest way to travel from Ipoh to Alor Setar, with a number of departures every day.
New ETS Train Timetable from 19th May 2016 :
Please Note : from this date there are no longer any Intercity Express Trains on this route.
All these ETS Trains operate daily.
All trains are ETS Gold Services except train 9214 which is an ETS Platinum Service.
There are two types of ETS Train on this route :
ETS Gold Services cost :
Adult : 46 MYR - Child : 27 MYR
ETS Platinum Services cost :
Adult : 61 MYR - Child : 35 MYR
To see the full list of ETS fares on this route :
You can book your ETS Train Tickets in advance up to 60 days in advance.
Tickets can be purchased from any mainline stations ticket counter or much more simply, you can book your tickets online (for a small additional admin fee).
If the train is full, you can also travel from Ipoh to Alor Setar by bus.
To search for bus departures and ticket prices :
If you are continuing your journey to Langkawi, you can get a taxi directly from the railway station or you can take a short walk into the centre of town and catch a very cheap local bus to the jetty at Kuala Kedah.
Ferries to Kuah on Langkawi Island leave regularly from early morning to early evening.