Taking the ETS Alor Setar to Taiping train is the quickest way to travel to this interesting town in Perak, Malaysia.
The duration of the journey from Alor Setar to Taiping is around one hour and 35 minutes for the fastest ETS Platinum Services.
If you would like to see the full ETS train timetable for all services on this route, click on the following link:
If you don't mind a slightly longer journey, there is a much cheaper way to get to Taiping from Alor Setar by train if you use the KTM Komuter Utara (northern commuter) services.
Taking these cheap Komuter trains should take a little under two hours and cost only a third of the price of the fastest ETS train.
What you have to do is take the KTM Komuter from Alor Setar to Bukit Mertajam (the main interchange station for commuter services in the north).
You then have to change trains onto a Bukit Mertajam to Taiping Komuter train (the wait should only be around 5 to 6 minutes for most services to depart - These trains mostly originate from here so they will be there waiting for inbound passengers).
The only problem with travelling this way is that you may have to stand for part of the journey as commuter trains do not have reserved seating and they are usually very busy between Alor Setar and Bukit Mertajam.
The last sector to Taiping should have fewer passengers and as most of these trains originate from Bukit Mertajam, there is a good chance of getting a seat on this part of the journey.
To see the latest KTM Komuter timetable from Alor Setar to Taiping, click on the following links:
(ETS Alor Setar ke Taiping Jadual)
New ETS Timetable valid from the 29th of July 2020.
To see the full new ETS schedule for southbound trains click here >
Latest new ETS schedule valid from the 29th of July 2020:
|Train Number||Departs Alor Setar||Arrives Taiping||Operating Days|
* These services are the new ETS2 trains that have a Business Class carriage.
Train numbers starting with an EG are the cheaper ETS Gold services.
Train numbers starting with an EP are the more expensive ETS Platinum services.
(Harga Tiket / Tambang)
Anytime you want to travel by ETS train in Malaysia, you need to reserve a seat so you should always book your tickets in advance to make sure you can travel on any particular train.
To book ETS tickets you can visit any ETS railway station ticket counter in the country.
If you decide to take the cheaper KTM Komuter trains, tickets are only available for sale on the day of travel from Alor Setar Railway Station (so just turn up, buy your tickets and get on the next train).