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.

The travel duration (tempoh perjalanan) of the train journey to Arau from Ipoh is around two hours and 40 to 50 minutes.

The distance (jarak) from Ipoh to Arau is approximately 275 km.

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

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

ETS timetable from KTM Ipoh to KTM Arau:

Full ETS timetable until 31st July 2024 >

New full ETS timetable from 1st August 2024 >

Current KTM Ipoh to Arau train timetable:

Train Number Departs Ipoh Arrives Arau Book Online
*EP 9272 09:42 12:23 Book Tickets
*EP 9274 12:24 15:05 Book Tickets
EG 9420 13:22 16:14 Book Tickets
*EP 9276 21:05 23:46 Book Tickets
*EP 9278 01:19 04:00 Book Tickets

****Please note: It is now also possible to get from Ipoh to Arau by the much cheaper KTM Komuter (commuter) train service as the Komuter Utara (northern commuter) route has been extended to Ipoh.

The journey involves taking two Komuter services:

One from Ipoh to Bukit Mertajam.

One from Bukit Mertajam to Arau.

Timetable notes:

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:

Inside a coach on a KTM ETS train from Ipoh to ArauInside a coach on a KTM ETS train from Ipoh to Arau

For information about Arau Railway Station click on the picture link below:

For information about Ipoh Railway station click on the picture link below:

ETS Ipoh to Arau KTM Ticket Prices / Fares

(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 the newer ETS2 Platinum services.

With the KTM Flexi Fare system, prices also vary depending on if you want to travel during "Peak" 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 >

For all ETS fares to/from Arau click here >

For all ETS fares to/from Ipoh click here >

Buy KTM Train Tickets from Ipoh to Arau

(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.

To book your seats online now click here >

Arau Railway Station to Kuala Perlis Jetty for Ferry to Langkawi

(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.

For timetables and fares for these buses click here >

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

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