The ETS Ipoh Railway Station is a major stop on Malaysia's N-S Line, with all Electric Train Services stopping here.
With the introduction of a new KTM Berhad (Malaysian Railways) timetable from the 19th May 2016 and the cancellation of all the long distance Intercity Express Trains on the North - South Line, the ETS train is now the only rail services from Ipoh available.
This ETS route has been running for a few years now and is the quickest way to travel from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur (and vice versa).
There a dedicated trains that run every day on the Ipoh to KL Sentral Station route, as well longer distance trains that originate further north in Butterworth and Padang Besar, as well as services that continue further south of the capital to Seremban and Gemas.
To see the full timetable of fast trains between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur, please see :
For the ETS Train schedule for services south of Kuala Lumpur to :
Bandar Tasek Selatan, Kajang, Nilai, Seremban, Rembau, Tampin / Pulau Sebang (for Malacca) and Batang Melaka
Please see :
As the new dual electrified tracks only currently extend as far south as Gemas, if you want to travel from Ipoh to Johor Bahru and Singapore (and many places in between), you will, at the moment, have to take an ETS Train to Gemas Station, then connect to a Shuttle Train services that runs between Gemas and JB Sentral Station in Johor Bahru.
You will need to use these Shuttle services to travel to all places south of Gemas : (from north to south : Batu Anam, Segamat, Labis, Bekok, Paloh, Chamek, Kluang, Renggam, Layang-Layang, Kulai and Kempas Baru).
From JB Sentral, you can then continue into Singapore by a short five minute Shuttle Train over the Causeway to Woodlands Station, or catch a bus into Singapore city centre.
For more information, schedules and fares for these trains, please see the following pages :
You can take an ETS service from Ipoh all the way to the border with Thailand at Padang Besar.
From Padang Besar you can then continue on a Thai Railways (SRT) Shuttle Train service to the city of Hat Yai, where many services run further north, all the way to Bangkok.
If you want to travel from Ipoh to Penang Island, the train will take you to Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland, then you can take a short 15 minute regular ferry over to George Town on Penang Island.
If you want to travel from Ipoh to Langkawi, the ETS Train is the fastest way to go (apart from flying) and you can disembark at either Alor Setar or Arau, which are the nearest train stations to the ferry ports for boats over to Langkawi.
For more information, schedules and fare, please see our :
Ipoh to Langkawi Train page here>>>
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