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 160 kilometres an hour.
New Arau to KL Sentral ETS Timetable (Jadual) from 18th December 2017:
|Train Number||Departs Arau||Arrives KL Sentral||Operating Days|
The train from Arau to Kuala Lumpur takes the direct route down the North - South railway line, apart from one train that takes the branch line to the coast at Butterworth, thus increasing the journey time. Platinum services offer the quickest journey as they take the direct route and stop only at the main stations along the way.
To see the complete ETS timetable with all the stops click here >>>
Tickets for these services depend on the type of train : Platinum or Gold.
There are no 1st class or 2nd class seats - they are all the same class.
ETS Gold Tickets cost :
Adult fare : 73 MYR - Child fare : 41 MYR
ETS Platinum Tickets cost :
Adult : 98 MYR - Child : 53 MYR
Child fares are 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 :