KTM ETS Train from Kuala Lumpur to Arau
& Arau to KL Sentral


An alternative way of travelling for KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi Island (Pulau Langkawi) is to the travel on the train from Kuala Lumpur to Arau and take the ferry from via Kuala Perlis, rather than getting off in Alor Setar.

On this page you can view the train timetables from KL to Arau.

If you wish to see the timetable from Arua to KL click here >>>

Travelling this way makes the journey a little longer on the train, but the ferry trip from Kuala Perlis to Kuah on Langkawi Island is much shorter at one hour, to one hour 15 minutes, rather than the one hour 45 minutes to two hours it takes form Kuala Kedah, near Alor Setar.

For people that get a little sea sick on these high-speed ferries, this would be a much better choice of departure point as it is the shortest distance between Langkawi and mainland Malaysia.

Please Note : All Intercity Express Trains on this route are now cancelled (from 19/05/2016). From this date only the new Electric Train Services (ETS) will operate on this route.



ETS Train Schedule from KL Sentral to Arau

New Timetable from 19th May 2016 :

Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time
EG 9220 06.56 11.40
EG 9208 09.30 14.53
EP 9214 11.00 15.36
EG 9204 18.13 23.01

All ETS Services depart daily.

EG numbered trains are ETS Gold Services.

EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum Services.

Click here to see the full ETS timetable>>>

For information about Arau Train Station click here>>>


Ticket Prices / Fares for the Train from Kuala Lumpur to Arau

Train fares shown below are for one-way tickets in either direction.

ETS Gold Service Trains cost :
Adult : 76 MYR - Child : 42 MYR

ETS Platinum Service Trains cost :
Adult : 102 MYR - Child : 55 MYR

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Booking Train Tickets

These trains are very popular, so advance booking is highly recommended.

Tickets go on sale usually 60 days in advance.

You can buy your train tickets at any KTM railway station in Malaysia or much more easily, you can book online direct from KTMB (for a small fee) or through an online ticketing agent (usually slightly cheaper).

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Ferry from Kuala Perlis to Pulau Langkawi

Regular high-speed ferry boats leave Kuala Perlis port every hour or so starting with the first departure of the day at 07.00, with the last departure at around 19.00.

The trip to Kuah Jetty on Langkawi takes between an hour and one hour 15 minutes.

There are regular departure times throughout the year, but times may vary depending on the season and demand.

You can also pre-book tickets from the ferry companies website, but it is best to just turn up and buy a ticket for the next departure.

For more about the ferry to Langkawi click here>>>


Related Links :

KL to Alor Setar Trains

Langkawi Accommodation

Arau Railway Station Information

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