The KTM Tampin / Pulau Sebang Railway Station (Stesen Keretapi Tampin / Pulau Sebang) is the nearest train station to Melaka (Malacca), one of Malaysia's most popular tourist destinations and now a UNESCO World Heritage City.
The station is located approximately 38 kms from Melaka old town and can be reached by either taxi or a much cheaper local bus.
Tampin Station is served by the new high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS), KTM Komuter Trains (commuter) and the older and slower Intercity Express Trains.
With the new dual track now extended down to Gemas (a couple of stations to the south of Tampin), you can now travel on the fast ETS Trains that are now running along Malaysia'a west coast North - South Railway Line.
ETS Trains can take you quickly to all destinations north, all the way up to the border with Thailand a Padang Besar.
If you want to travel by train to / from Tampin quickly to places like Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral), Ipoh, Butterworth Penang - these are the trains to take.
All of the older and slower Intercity Trains stop at the KTM Tampin Train Station and offer a cheaper alternative to the ETS Trains.
There are currently three services a day in either direction, all terminating at JB Sentral in Johor Bahru to the south (where you can then catch a Shuttle Train to Singapore Woodlands Station) and terminating in either Ipoh, Butterworth Penang or Hat Yai Thailand to the north.
The popular night train to Thailand is a good, cheap way to travel if you are planning to go long distances, with comfortable sleeping berths (saving you a nights accommodation costs).
Please Note : All Intercity Train services to/from Tampin have been cancelled from 19th May 2016.
They are to be replaced by Shuttle Trains to/from JB to Gemas, with just one train continuing to Tampin.
You can see the new schedule (under the current ones) on the following pages :
Tampin is on the Gemas - Seremban Komuter Train Line with departures leaving every 30 minutes or so to Seremban throughout the day, starting at around 05.30 until 23.00.
From Seremban you can then connect to the Seremban - Batu Caves Komuter Line that will take you into Kuala Lumpur and KL Sentral Station.
Tickets for Komuter trains are only available for sale on the day of travel, so you just turn up and buy your tickets for the next departure.
If you are planning to use the ETS or Intercity Trains you will need to buy your tickets in advance as these services can often be full!
If you just turn up at Tampin expecting to get a ticket, you will often be disappointed.
Tickets for these trains are available for sale 60 days in advance and can be purchased from any mainline KTMB railway station ticketing office or online for a small added fee.
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