A new high-speed Electric Train Service (ETS) from Padang Besar to Gemas started operating from the 10th October 2015, travelling all the way from the Malaysian / Thailand border station, through Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Kuala Lumpur and then on to the state of Negeri Sembilan.
These ETS Trains are limited stopping Gold Services, taking just over 7 hours to get to Gemas, where the double electrified tracks currently end.
The final section from Gemas to Johor Bahru is still to be constructed, when that will be, we are not too sure!.
For now, if you want to travel further south to Johor Bahru and on to Singapore, you have to take the new Shuttle Train services grom Gemas to JB, then from JB to Singapore.
New Timetable from 19th May 2016 :
These trains operate daily.
All trains are ETS Gold Services.
To see the full timetables for these service, please see our :
ETS Train Timetable southbound route by clicking here >>>
The ticket prices for the full trip down to Gemas will cost you :
102 MYR for Adults
55 MYR for Children aged between 4 and 12.
From 19th May 2016, the older and slower night train that used to travel from Hat Yai, down to JB Sentral in Johor Bahru, on the border with Singapore is cancelled.
From this date, all long distance trains on the new dual tracks between Padang Besar and Gemas are now being operated by the high-speed ETS Electric Train Services only.
You can buy your tickets from any Malaysian mainline station up to 60 days in advance.
If you are staying in Thailand and want to book your tickets in advance, you can easily do this online from the KTM website or through an online ticket agent.