The quickest way to travel from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur is to take one of the ETS Ipoh to KL Sentral trains.
All of KTMB's Electric Train Services (ETS for short) heading south either originate or stop in Ipoh on their way to the capital.
There is a dedicated Ipoh to KLS ETS route with Silver and Gold services, as well as long-distance Gold and Platinum services to get you from Ipoh to KL.
(Jadual untuk Kereta ETS dari Ipoh ke KL Sentral)
To see the timetable in the opposite direction from KL to Ipoh click here >
ETS Train timetable (jadual perjalanan) from KTM Ipoh to KL Sentral:
You can see the latest full ETS timetable for 2023 here >
New train timetable valid from the 15th of January 2022 into 2023:
|Train Number||Departs Ipoh||Arrives KL Sentral||Book Online|
|ES 9051||05:10||07:51||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9171||06:55||09:29||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9173||08:00||10:34||Book Tickets|
|EG 9025||08:22||11:00||Book Tickets|
|EG 9321||09:34||12:12||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9273||10:30||13:04||Book Tickets|
|EG 9027||12:02||14:40||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9275||12:35||15:09||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9175||14:25||17:00||Book Tickets|
|EG 9029||15:30||18:08||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9277||16:40||19:14||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9177||17:45||20:20||Book Tickets|
|EG 9035||18:35||21:13||Book Tickets|
|EG 9425||18:55||21:33||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9279||19:43||22:23||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9179||20:25||23:00||Book Tickets|
Train numbers marked with a * are the newer ETS2 trains that operate with a Business Class carriage.
Train numbers beginning with an EP are ETS Platinum Services.
Train numbers beginning with an EG are ETS Gold Services.
Train numbers beginning with an ES are ETS Silver Services.
Train number beginning with "90" are services on the dedicated Ipoh to KL Sentral route and you will find these the easiest trains to get tickets for.
To see the full ETS timetable for trains on this route click here >
All other trains are long-distance services from either Padang Besar or Butterworth and KTM tend to hold back sales for these trains for passengers travelling on a longer journey than the relatively short Ipoh to KL route.
If you want to see the full ETS train timetable for the long-distance services click here >
Although the train is the fastest way to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur, it is not the cheapest.
If you take a bus you can save yourselves a few Ringgit, but it can take considerably longer (depending on traffic).
To find bus times and fares from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur click here >
(Tambang / Harga Tiket KTM Ipoh ke KL Sentral)
The very infrequent Silver trains (ES) are the cheapest, followed by the much more frequent Gold trains (EG), then Platinum (EP).
For the latest ETS train fares from Ipoh to KL Sentral click here >
(Beli Tiket ETS Ipoh ke KL Sentral)
Although there are frequent departures to KLS from Ipoh, you should always book tickets in advance to make sure you can get a seat.
You can buy your advance tickets in person from the ticketing counter at Ipoh railway station (or any other ETS station).
To save yourselves time, you can also book tickets online direct from the KTMB website or through an online agent.
For booking ETS tickets online in Malaysia click here >
For more information on the railway station in Ipoh click on the picture link below:
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