The KTM Gurun Railway Station (Stesen Keretapi Gurun) is located in Kedah state in Malaysia, on the KTMB North - South Line that runs from Padang Besar in the north, to Johor Bahru and Singapore in the south.
Like all other stations in NW Malaysia, Gurun has a nice new train station to cater for the new high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS) that now stop here.
Gurun station is also on the route of the new northern commuter trains (KTMB Komuter Utara) that run from here south, taking the branch line to Butterworth Penang, then onto Padang Rengas in Perak.
You can also use these Komuter Trains to travel north to the Thailand / Malaysia border station at Padang Besar
The new Komuter Trains from Gurun run many times a day to and from :
Gurun to Butterworth, Penang in the south.
To the Thai border at Padang Besar in the north.
You can use these trains to travel from Gurun, south to Sungai Petani, Tasek Gelugor, Bukit Tengah, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth (for the ferry boat to George Town on Penang island), Simpang Ampat, Nibong Tebal, Parit Buntar, Bagan Serai, Kamunting, Taiping and the terminal station on these Komuter services at Padang Rengas.
Travelling on these commuter services is a very economical way to travel by train and they run every hour or two.
Gurun Station is served by only a few of the new ETS high-speed trains.
You could always use the other ETS services that do not stop here and disembark at Sungai Petani, then take a Komuter Train from there to Gurun.
This is currently the only direct train from Gurun to Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral).
****This Intercity Train has now been cancelled from 19th May 2016.
To use the Komuter Trains, you buy tickets on the day from the station.
For Intercity ETS Trains, you can also buy tickets from the KTM Gurun station, or any other mainline train station in Malaysia, up to 60 days in advance.
Or you can :