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.
New KTM ETS timetable:
Please note: Due to Covid 19, KTM is currently operating a reduced temporary schedule - to see the temporary ETS timetable click here >
|Train Number||Departs Ipoh||Arrives Arau||Operating Days|
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.
* Operates using the newer ETS2 trains with a new Business Class carriage.
To see the full ETS timetable for this route click on the timetable link below:
For information about Arau Railway Station click on the picture link below:
For information about Ipoh Railway station click on the picture link below:
(Tambang / Harga Tiket ETS Ipoh ke Arau KTM)
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.
With the KTM Flexi Fare system, prices also vary depending on if you want to travel during "Peak2 or Off-Peak periods and how far in advance you book your seats (the further in advance the cheaper the ticket).
To see all the latest ETS train ticket prices from Ipoh to Arau click here >
(Beli Tiket Keretapi KTM dari Ipoh ke Arau)
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.
(Stesen Keretapi Arau ke Jeti Kuala Perlis untuk Feri ke 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.