The KTM Kobah Railway Station in Kedah state (Stesen Keretapi Kobah) is located along Malaysian Railways South - North Line and is serviced by the new regular KTM Komuter Trains (commuter) that operate between Padang Besar in Perlis (on the Thai border) and Butterworth in Penang, as well as the odd fast Electric Train Service (ETS).
Komuter trains stop at Kobah Train Station every hour during the busy periods of early morning and late afternoon and every two hours at other times of the day and evening.
These services are a good cheap way to travel between the states of Penang, Kedah and Perlis.
Travelling from Kobah by these trains you can get to the following stations :
To the North
Alor Setar, Anak Bukit, Kodiang, Arau, Bukit Ketri and the Thai border at Padang Besar where this service terminates..
To the South
Gurun, Sungai Petani, Tasek Gelugor, Bukit Mertajam, Bukit Tengah and Butterworth where this service terminates.
It is also possible to travel further south into Perak by Komuter Train by connecting at Bukit Mertajam for services to :
Simpang Ampat, Nibong Tebal, Parit Buntar, Bagan Serai, Kamunting, Taiping and Padang Rengas where this service terminates.
Currently only the odd fast ETS train stops at Kobah Station, one on the way to KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur and one from Ipoh to the Malaysia / Thailand border.
All ETS Trains stop at these stations.
As KTM Komuter tickets are only sold on the day of departure, you just buy your ticket when you arrive at the station.
If you wish to use the long distance ETS Trains, then advance booking is highly advisable.
ETS tickets are available 60 days in advance and can be purchased from any mainline KTMB railway station, or you can :