Travel on the ETS Arau to KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur Train is the fastest way to travel from Perlis to the capital, with these high-speed express services travelling at speeds of up to 140 kilometres an hour.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 (2019-12-01) into 2020.
To see the full new ETS schedule for southbound trains click here >
New Arau to KL Sentral ETS Timetable (Jadual) valid for 2019 and into 2020:
|Train Number||Departs Arau||Arrives KL Sentral||Operating Days|
* EP 9275 is a new service that now includes a new Business Class carriage.
The train from Arau to Kuala Lumpur takes the direct route down the North - South railway line. Platinum services offer the quickest journey as they stop only at the main stations along the way.
To see the complete ETS timetable with all the stops click here >
Once you arrive at KL Sentral Station, you can connect to the KTM Komuter train services around the capital and Klang Valley. These commuter trains are a good, cheap way to get to places like TBS Bus Terminal, Port Klang, Shah Alam, Seremban, Tampin and many other places...
Tickets for these services depend on the type of train you take: Platinum or Gold.
Gold services are the cheaper of the two options.
You now also have to take into consideration the new KTM "Flexi Fares" which allow you to get a discount on the regular fare if you book over 30 days in advance, but means you will pay more if you book 6 days or less in advance.
A new Business Class coach has also been introduced from October 2019.
Child fares are available for children up to 12 years old - children under 4 travel for free on their parents seat.
ETS tickets in Malaysia usually go on sale 30 - 60 days before the departure date, but times vary depending on when KTM release them for sale.
Advance booking for all ETS Trains from Arau is highly recommended as most people will be travelling from Langkawi island and if you just turn up at Arau Station without a ticket, the train may be full!
Advance tickets are easily booked, either from any KTMB Railway Station ticket counter or you can book online via the KTM official website, or use one of the online ticketing agents.
We recommend you book through an agent as this is the simplest way to book online and you will usually pay the same as the counter price (or sometimes cheaper).
If the trains are full, you could alternatively travel by bus from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur.
If travelling by ferry from Langkawi, there is a bus station close to the ferry jetty in Kuala Perlis.
Another option is to catch a bus from the nearby town of Kangar, where you will find more departures to KL.
To check bus departure times and fares :