Taking the ETS Bukit Mertajam to Ipoh train is the quickest way to travel from BM to Ipoh.
These fast Electric Train Services operated by Malaysian Railways Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB / KTM) take you to Ipoh Railway Station located in Ipoh Old Town (if you take a bus from BM to Ipoh you will end up at Aman Jaya Bus Terminal, 10 km from the city centre).
Please note: From the 16th of September 2023 you can travel on the KTM Komuter Utara (northern commuter train) between Bukit Mertajam and Ipoh.
(Jadual KTM ETS dari Bukit Mertajam ke Ipoh)
KTM BM to Ipoh ETS train timetable (Jadual Perjalanan ETS Terbaru):
Current ETS train timetable:
|Train Number||Departs B. Mertajam||Arrives Ipoh||Book Online|
|*EP 9171||05:25||06:55||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9173||06:30||08:00||Book Tickets|
|EG 9321||08:00||09:34||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9175||12:55||14:25||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9177||16:15||17:45||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9179||18:55||20:25||Book Tickets|
For the latest ticket prices on these services:
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.
* Operates with the newer ETS2 trains that include a new Business Class coach.
If you would like to see the full train timetable with all the stops for trains on the Bukit Mertajam to Ipoh route, click on the timetable link below:
(Tambang / Harga Tiket KTM Bukit Metajam ke Ipoh)
Now that KTM Behad has introduced its Flexi Fare system (Tambang Fleksi) for buying ETS train tickets, the price you pay is now determined by a large number of different factors.
How far in advance you book your tickets (the further ahead - the cheaper).
What time of the day, week and year you want to travel (there are various "Peak" and "Off-Peak" times of the day, week and peak holiday periods).
For more information on the Flexi Fares and a list of basic ticket prices from BM:
(Beli Tiket untuk Kereta KTM Bukit Mertajam ke Ipoh)
When travelling by ETS train in Malaysia you need a ticket to board the train and your ticket will have a reserved seat number and carriage letter (A to E).
It is always best to book your tickets in advance as trains can often be full during busy times of the year (it is also now cheaper if you book well in advance).
You can buy your train tickets from BM to Ipoh at any KTMB ticket counter at any ETS railway station in Malaysia.
When you arrive at the Ipoh KTM train station you are in Ipoh's Old Town where you will find most of the tourist attractions of the city and plenty of places you can stay within a short 5 to 10 minute walk.