If you want to get from Alor Setar to Arau in Perlis, by far the easiest and quickest way to travel is to take one of the KTM train services.
(Jadual Keretapi Komuter KTM ke Arau dari Alor Setar)
The best way to get to Arau from Alor Setar is to take one of the regular northern commuter trains (known as KTM Komuter Utara in Malay) which take just 24 minutes.
They are the most frequent and by far the cheapest way to get to Arau from Alor Setar.
To see the latest KTM Komuter schedule, click on the timetable link below:
KTM Commuter Train Ticket Price to KTM Arau from KTM Alor Setar (Harga Tiket Alor Setar ke Arau):
The Komurer fare (tambang) to Arau is just 5.00 MYR.
The only disadvantage to travelling by KTM Komuter train is that you may not get a seat.
Commuter train carriages are a lot like Tube/Subway trains with seating down the sides of the carriage and a wide central aisle for standing passengers.
The sector of the route between Alor Setar and Arau is usually not that busy as many passengers disembark at Alor Setar on these trains heading north from Butterworth Penang.
If you really need to sit down, the only way to guarantee a seat is to take one of the ETS trains (see below).
(Jadual ETS Alor Setar ke Arau)
The duration of the journey by ETS train to Arau from Alor Setar is slightly quicker at 21 minutes, but you will have to pay quite a bit more to have the luxury of a reserved seat.
To see the latest ETS train schedule for services on this route, click on the timetable link below:
ETS Ticket Prices from Alor Setar to Arau (Harga Tiket ETS Alor Setar ke Arau):
If you really want to take this short trip by ETS, you should also book your tickets in advance as trains can be full during busy times of the year.
You can book advance ETS tickets from any mainline ETS railway station or a far easier option is to book online >
Most tourists travelling to Arau will be heading off to Langkawi Island from the nearby jetty at Kuala Perlis.
For information about the Arau station and how to travel from there to Kuala Perlis, click on the picture link below:
For information, timetables and fares for the ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi, click on the picture link below: