Tha KTM Anak Bukit Railway Station (Stesen Keretapi Anak Bukit) can be found in the state of Kedah in Malaysia, located along the main KTMB North - South Line.
Malaysian Railways (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad) operates train services between the Thai / Malaysia border station of Padang Besar to the north and up to Hat Yai in southern Thailand, all the way down the west coast of Malaysia to JB Sentral in Johor Bahru and Singapore to the south.
Train services to and from Anak Bukit Station comprise of the new high-speed ETS Trains (Electric Train Services), Komuter Trains (commuter) and the older Intercity Trains.
Since July 2015, the new high-speed ETS Trains have been operating up to Padang Besar Station on the Thai border.
Currently all ETS services heading both north and south stop at Anak Bukit.
These new trains are great for travelling long distances and are the quickest way to get to places like Ipoh or KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur.
So far you can travel to and from Anak Bukit all the way to Gemas in the south (where the dual tracks currently ends) up to Pdg. Besar in the north.
A new commuter (KTM Komuter) train service offers a much cheaper alternative to the ETS trains for shorter trips and operates up and down between Butterworth in Penang to Padang Besar in Perlis a number of times a day, with extra services on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
You can use these trains to travel from Anak Bukit to :
Only one Intercity Trains stops at Anak Bukit, the KTM Peninsular Express.
This long distance train travels all the way from JB Sentral in Johor Bahru in the south, to Hat Yai Junction Station in Thailand to the north, stopping off at all the major stations along the mainline.
Please Note : This train is cancelled from 19th May 2016.
The train from Butterworth to Bangkok does not stop here, so if you want to travel from Anak Bukit to Bangkok by train you will first have to catch a Komuter or ETS train to either Arau or Pdg. Besar to make a connection.
Train tickets for Komuter Services are only available for purchase on the day of travel from the KTM Anak Bukit station.
For long distance ETS and Intercity tickets it is advisable to book your tickets in advance.
Tickets for these trains go on sale 60 days prior to the departure date and can be purchased from any mainline KTMB station or online for a small additional fee.