If you want to get from Batu Gajah to Langkawi Island by train, one of the best options is to take the ETS Batu Gajah to Arau train operated by KTM / KTMB.
Arau train station is the gateway to the Kuala Perlis Ferry Terminal (Jetty).
Another option would be to go via Alor Setar for the ferry from Kuala Kedah, however, Kuala Perlis boats offer the quickest ride over to Kuah Jetty on Langkawi at only one hour and 15 minutes and the ferry from here is the cheapest boat trip from anywhere in Malaysia.
The travel duration (tempoh perjalanan) for the ETS train to Arau from Batu Gajah averages at around three hours.
The distance from Batu Gajah to Arau (jarak Batu Gajah ke Arau) is approximately 305 km.
(Jadual ETS dari Batu Gajah ke Arau)
For the KTMB ETS train schedule in the opposite direction from Arau to Batu Gajah click here >
KTM Batu Gajah to Arau ETS train schedule:
You can see the latest full ETS timetable for 2023 here >
New train timetable from the 15th of January 2022 (2022-01-15):
|Train Number||Departs Batu Gajah||Arrives Arau||Book Online|
|*EP 9272||09:28||12:23||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9274||12:10||15:05||Book Tickets|
|EG 9420||13:08||16:14||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9276||20:51||23:46||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9278||01:05||04:00||Book Tickets|
Train numbers starting with an EG are the cheaper ETS Gold services.
Train numbers starting with an EP are ETS Platinum services.
* These services are operated by the newer KTMB ETS2 trains and have a Business Class coach.
For the full ETS train timetable on the route to KTM Arau, click on the timetable link below:
Once you arrive at the KTM Arau railway station (now renamed Diraja Arau) to get to the ferry terminal at Kuala Perlis you can take a taxi or local bus.
For more information, click on the picture link below:
(Tambang / Harga Tiket KTM ETS Batu Gajah ke Arau)
As KTM ETS train tickets are now using the Flexi Fare system for booking, the fare you pay will vary depending on a number of different factors.
The main one is how far in advance you book (the cheaper tickets are available if you book well in advance).
To learn more about the Flexi Fares ticket system and to see a list of basic fares to Arau click here >
(Beli Tiket Keretapi KTM dari Batu Gajah ke Arau)
Travel by ETS train in Malaysia is on a seat only basis and you will need a reservation to board the train.
As the numbers of seats are limited, it is always the best to buy your tickets as far in advance as you can as trains can get fully booked at any time of the year.
To book train tickets you can go to any ETS train station ticket counter.
Or a much easier solution is to book online >
For information about the fast boats to Langkawi from Kuala Perlis, click on the picture link below:
For information on the train from Batu Gajah to Alor Setar where you can get a ferry to Langkawi from Kuala Kedah Jetty click here >
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