Below you will find the latest timetable (Jadual ETS Padang Besar) for departures from Padang Besar for the KTMB high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS).
At present, the high-speed trains run as far south as Gemas, with the last part of the line down to Johor Bahru (JB Sentral), yet to be completed.
If you are looking for ETS Trains to Padang Besar please see our :
Please Note : There will be a new KTM ETS timetable from the 1st February 2017.
Timetable from 19th May 2016 to 31st January 2017 for ETS Trains from Padang Besar :
|Train No||Departs Padang Besar||Type||Terminates|
All the above trains operate daily.
To view the full train schedule with all the stops, please see our :
If you want to travel by train from Padang Besar to Butterwoth and all places in between (such as Alor Setar, Sungai Petani and Arau), it is much cheaper to catch one of the new commuter (Komuter) trains which leave Pdg. Besar station throughout the day.
New ETS Schedule from 1st February 2017 :
|Train No||Departs P. Besar||Type||Terminates||Opearing Days|
|EG 9021||06.45||Gold||KL Sentral||All|
|EP 9401||09.13||Platinum||Bandar Tasek Selatan||All|
|EP 9007||13.58||Platinum||KL Sentral||Fr/Sa/Su|
|EG 9019||15.43||Gold||KL Sentral||All|
|EP 9009||16.55||Platinum||KL Sentral||All|
From the 1st February 2017, all ETS services will no longer be taking the branch line to Butterworth so you will now have to take the KTM Komuter Trains if you want to travel to Penang Island.
ETS tickets can be purchased on the day of travel from the ticket counter at Padang Besar Train Station, which is located upstairs on the first floor, just behind the stairs near the cafe.
If you want to make sure you get a seat, it is advisable to book your tickets prior to arriving at the station and if you plan to travel over the school or public holidays in Malaysia, we would highly recommend you buy your tickets in advance, as trains can often be full during these busy periods.
If you are in Thailand, this can easily be done online and often works out to be the same price as you would pay at the counter.
If you are heading into Malaysia from Thailand to catch the train from Padang Besar, there are a few ways to get to the train station (which is located on the border, just inside Malaysia).
There are a few Shuttle Trains now operating between Hat Yai Station and Padang Besar.
The other option is to catch a local bus from the clock tower in Hat Yai, to the main border crossing (located just next to the train station) or a minibus from Hat Yai bus station.
They will drop you off at the Thai immigration area, where you can walk (about 10 minutes) across the border, then take the stairs over the railway tracks to the station (located on your right as you leave Malaysian immigration area).