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.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 into 2020.
To see the full new ETS schedule for southbound trains click here >
Latest new ETS Train timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 into 2020:
|Train Number||Departs Ipoh||Arrives KL Sentral||Operating Days|
Train number 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.
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 realtively short Ipoh to KL route.
The very infrequent Silver trains (ES) are the cheapest, followed by the much more frequent Gold trains (EG), then Platinum (EP).
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.