KTM Arau Perlis Train Schedules (Jadual)


The KTM Arau Railway station in the state of Perlis in Malaysia is used as the jumping off point for people travelling from Thailand to Langkawi by train, as it is the nearest train station to the ferry port of Kuala Perlis (which is approximately 18 kilometres away).

Once at the station the best way to get to the ferry port is by taxi and should cost you around 26 Malaysian Ringgit.

KTM Arau Trains

Arau ETS Trains

The new ETS high-speed train services are now in operation stopping in Arau on their way to Padang Besar.

For times and fares of ETS trains from Arau and Kuala Lumpur click here>>>

For the ETS schedule from KL Sentral to Arau click here >>>

For the full schedule for southbound ETS Trains from Arau to KL, Ipoh, Gemas click here>>>

For the full schedule for northbound ETS Trains to Arau from KL, Ipoh, Gemas click here >>>

For information about Arau Railway Station click here >>>



To see the ETS Train fares from Arau, please see the following pages :

ETS Gold Service fares to / from Kl Sentral - Padang Besar

ETS Gold Service Fares to / from Ipoh - Padang Besar


KTM Komuter Arau Trains

From the 1st of January 2016, a new commuter train service (Komuter) started operating between Butterworth in Penang to Padang Besar on the Thai border in Perlis, stopping at all stations along its route.

These new Komuter services will allow you to travel between Arau and Butterworth or up to Padang Besar much more cheaply than on the ETS trains.

Komuter Trains from Arau stop at :

To the North :

To the South :

To see the full timetable for Arau Komuter Trains click here>>>

Arau Intercity Express Trains

Please Note : All old diesel Intercity Trains to / from Arau are now cancelled.

All the old KTM Diesel Intercity Express Trains have now been cancelled and only the new fast ETS Trains or Komuter Trains run on the North - South Railway Line as far as Gemas.

This includes the Thai SRT International Express, which no longer travels into Malaysia, stopping at the border station of Padang Besar.

So now if you want to travel from Arau Station to places like Hat Yai, Surat Thani (for the ferry to the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, or bus transfers to Phuket, Krabi and Koh Phi Phi on the West coast), Chumphon (for boats to Koh Tao) and Hua Hin, you will have to take a Komuter to the border and connect from there, or take another Shuttle Train to Hat Yai and take one of the trains heading to Bangkok from there.

As the International Express is not operated by KTM Malaysian Railways but by SRT - The State Railway of Thailand -  tickets can only be purchased from the SRT ticket office at Padang Besar station or by paying a little more and using an onlne ticket booking service.

If you don't book online, this may cause problems at certain busy times of the year, so we suggest get to Padang Besar Station early, so if the train to Bangkok is full, you can then take the Shuttle to Hat Yai Railway Station where there are more departures heading north.


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Arau to Kuala Perlis for the Ferry to Pulau Langkawi

High-speed passenger ferries depart regularly from Kuala Perlis for the Kuah Jetty on Langkawi Island (Pulau Langkawi) from 7 in the morning until 7 in the evening.

The ferry leaves approximately every hour or so and departure times depends on the seasons and demand.

If you are travelling by public transport to the jetty, it is best to just turn up and catch the next available boat.

This is the shortest distance from the mainland of Malaysia to Langkawi Island and ferries take only one hour and 15 minutes to reach Kuah.



For more information times, fares and online booking for the ferry to Langkawi you can :

Visit our Kuala Perlis - Langkawi ferry page here>>>


The other station used by train passengers going to Langkawi is at Alor Setar in the state of Kedah, but boats from here take slightly longer and cost a little more.


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