ETS Ipoh to Arau Train Schedule (Jadual KTM)

A popular way to travel to Langkawi from Ipoh is to take the ETS Ipoh to Arau train, then transfer from Arau Railway Station to Kuala Perlis Jetty, where you can take a fast, regular ferry boat over to Kuah on the island.

ETS Schedule from Ipoh to Arau (Jadual ETS Ipoh ke Arau)


New ETS Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 (2019-12-01) into 2020.

To see the full new ETS schedule for all northbound trains click here >

Movement Control Order (MCO) from the 18th March 2020

KTM has reduced train departures from 21st March 2020.

To see the temporary ETS timetable during this period click here >

or contact the KTMB Call Centre on: 03 - 2267 1200

Please refer to the website for the latest information >

Latest new KTM ETS timetable valid for 2019 and into 2020:

To view the timetable in the other direction from Arau to Ipoh click here >

Train Number Departs Ipoh Arrives Arau Operating Days
EG 9222 09:55 12:42 All
*EP 9274 11:17 13:59 All
EP 9202 12:32 15:10 All
EG 9420 13:10 15:59 All
EP 9204 21:14 23:52 All
EG 9224 01:30 04:17 All

* EP 9274 operates with a new Business Class carriage.

To view the full ETS schedule and seating plan for any of these services, just click on a train number:

All services operate daily.

EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum services, with fewer stops, but a more expensive ticket price.

EG numbered trains are ETS Gold services with more frequent stops, so they are the cheaper of the two options.

To see the full ETS timetable for this route click here >

For information about Ipoh Railway station click here >

For information about Arau Railway Station click here >

Ipoh to Arau ETS Ticket Prices / Fares (harga tiket / tambang)

The price to travel on ETS trains in Malaysia depends on which type of service you choose - Gold or Platinum.

You can now also choose to travel in Business Class on some of the new ETS2 Platinum services.

To see all the latest ETS train ticket prices from Ipoh to Arau click here >

For all ETS fares to/from Arau click here >

For all ETS fares to/from Ipoh click here >

Booking Tickets on the ETS Ipoh to Arau Trains

If you want to travel on any of these services you will have to reserve a seat and you should always book your tickets in advance for any ETS service in Malaysia, as tickets can sell out weeks in advance.

Booking tickets is easily done:

You can either visit any mainline KTM railway station ticket counter, or book tickets online directly from the KTM website, or by using an online train ticket agent.

To book your seats online now click here >

Arau Railway Station to Kuala Perlis Jetty for Boats to Langkawi

Once you arrive at Arau station, if you are planning to travel on to Langkawi island, the easiest option is to take a taxi from the station to the jetty (18 km - costing around 26 MYR).

If you are on a budget, the best option is to find someone to share a taxi with.

You can travel by bus from Arau station to Kuala Perlis Jetty, but it will require two bus journeys and departures are not that frequent.

One bus from the Arau station to Kangar bus terminal, then another to the jetty.

For timetables and fares for these buses click here >

For timetables and fares for the ferry from K. Perlis to Langkawi click here >

KTM Ipoh trains page >

KTM Arau trains page >

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