If you want to travel by train from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca (Melaka), there are a few options you can take to get there.
The first thing you should know is there is no railway station in Malacca town.
There used to be many years ago, but the tracks where dismantled by the Japanese (using POW's) during WWII to be used on the infamous "Death Railway" line from Thailand to Burma.
Using the train to get to Melaka is not the easiest way to travel and for this journey we would recommend taking a bus.
Not only is it quicker (depending on traffic), it is also cheaper.
To check departure times and fares f0r buses from KL to Melaka :
If you still want to travel from KL to Melaka :
The nearest station to Melaka is at Tampin (also known as Pulau Sebang), around 38 kilometres away.
From Tampin to Melaka Town you can either take a bus (around a 1km walk to the bus station) or a more expensive taxi.
From KL Sentral to Tampin by train, you have a choice of the high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS) and the much more frequent commuter trains (KTMB Komuter).
Since 10th October 2015 and the opening of a new Komuter service between Seremban and Gemas (Komuter Selatan), you can now beat the sometimes horrendous traffic if travelling from KL to Melaka by bus, using these regular shuttle trains out of the city.
The first step is to take the Komuter train from KL Sentral to Seremban on the Rawang - Seremban Line.
These trains leave every 15 - 20 minutes during the weekdays, 20 -30 minutes at weekends and holidays.
The cost of a Komuter ticket from KL to Seremban is 6 MYR and the trip takes around an hour and 20 minutes.
When you get to Seremban Station, you can then change to the Komuter Selatan train to Tampin, with trains leaving every 30 - 40 minutes.
The price for a ticket from Seremban to Tampin is 4.80 MYR and the trip takes around 35 minutes.
Buying tickets on the Komuter Trains involves just turning up at the station and bying a ticket for the next departure (no advance purchase is available)
ETS Trains from KL Sentral to Tampin are far less frequent and more expensive but will get you to Tampin quickly.
If you do want to travel on the ETS Train, we recommend you buy your tickets in advance. You can purchase your tickets from any KTM Station or online.