The KTM Bukit Ketri Railway Station in the state of Perlis (Stesen Keretapi Bukit Ketri) is located one stop south of the Thai border station of Padang Besar on Malaysia's North - South Line and is served by regular KTM Komuter (commuter) services and the odd fast Electric Train Service (ETS).
These trains run throughout the day every hour during the morning and evening rush hours and every two hours at other less busy times.
Travelling south, you can use these trains to get to :
Arau, Anak Bukit, Alor Setar, Kobah, Gurun, Sungai Petani, Tasek Gelugor, Bukit Mertajam and Bukit Tengah before terminating at Butterworth Station in Penang.
Heading north, it is just 12 a minute trip to the Thai border.
You can also connect to the other Komuter train route in the north-west of the country, by changing trains at Bukit Mertajam. Komuter services from here travel to Padang Rengas, stopping at all station along the route.
These commuter trains are a good cheap way to travel in this area of Malaysia.
Bukit Ketri Train Station is currently only served by one of the fast ETS Trains heading to KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur.
A better option would be to first take a Komuter service one stop down the line to Arau Train Station.
From Arau, all ETS trains stop here on their journey south to places like Ipoh, KL and Gemas.
If you want to travel further south to JB Sentral in Johor Bahru or Woodlands in Singapore, you will have to change trains at Gemas, where connecting shuttle trains cover the last part of the journey (as this section of track has yet to be electrified).
As commuter train tickets are only sold on the day of travel, tickets for these services can be purchased from the ticket counter at the station for the next departing train.
For ETS trains from Bukit Ketri or Arau, it is always beat to make an advance booking as seats can get quickly sold out during holidays and weekends.
ETS tickets are available to purchase up to 60 days ahead.
You can buy tickets from any KTMB mainline station or you can :