ETS Ipoh to Padang Besar Train Schedule (Jadual)

From September 2015, the ETS Ipoh to Padang Besar high-speed Electric Train Service started operating, making it quick and easy to now travel from Ipoh to Thailand by train, with connections to Hat Yai or Bangkok from the border.

ETS Ipoh to Padang Besar Train Schedule

(Jadual ETS Ipoh ke Padang Besar)


Movement Control Order (MCO / CMCO / RMCO) - (PKP / PKPB / PKPP) 2021

KTM has a new temporary ETS service for 2021.

Temporary ETS Timetables (Jadual / 时间表) from 14th of October 2021


To view the timetable in the opposite direction from Padang Besar to Ipoh click here >

KTM Ipoh to Padang Besar ETS train timetable:

Please note: Due to Covid 19, KTM is currently operating a reduced temporary schedule - to see the latest temporary ETS timetable click here >

Train Number Departs Ipoh Arrives Padang Besar Operating Days
EG 9222 09:39 12:45 All
*EP 9274 11:48 14:45 All
EG 9420 13:13 16:15 All
EP 9204 20:56 23:52 All

For all ETS ticket prices (harga tiket) to/from Ipoh click here >

Timetable notes:

*Operates with a newer ETS2 trains that include a Business Class carriage.

Train numbers starting with EG are ETS Gold Services.

Trains starting with EP are ETS Platinum Services.

To see the full schedule and ETS seating plan for the above service trains, click on a train number in the timetable:

To view the full KTM ETS timetable between Ipoh and Padang Besar, click on the timetable link below:

If you plan to use this ETS Train from Ipoh to Thailand, the Padang Besar Railway Station is right on the border.

From Padang Besar to Hat Yai you can use the International Express Train, new Shuttle Trains or catch a local bus from the Thailand side of the main border crossing, located just across the tracks from the Padang Besar Railway Station.

If you want to catch the bus, it is important that you do not stamp your passport at the station immigration.

Instead, walk upstairs to the cafe and there is a walkway across the tracks to the main land border crossing.

Once you leave the Thailand immigration area, there is a bus stop on your right, across the road.

A local bus can then take you to Hat Yai city centre or the Hat Yai bus station for less than 50 Baht.

There is also a minibus service from the centre of Padang Besar town to Hat Yai Bus Terminal costing 50 Baht.

New Shuttle Train Service from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Junction:

From December 2015, a new shuttle train now takes passengers from Padang Besar station to Hat Yai.

Click here to see the timetables and fares >

If you are travelling into Thailand by train, you have to go through all the immigration procedures at Padang Besar station.

For more information, click on the picture below:

KTM ETS Ticket Price /Fare from Ipoh to Padang Besar

(Tambang / Harga Tiket ETS KTM dari Ipoh ke Padang Besar)

ETS tickets from Ipoh to Padang Besar cost:

Gold Service:

Adult: 50 MYR - Child 29 MYR

Platinum Service:

Adult: 66 MYR - Child 37 MYR

Please note: Now KTM have introduced a Flexi Fare system, the price you pay for your tickets will vary from those shown above due to many different factors.

For more information about Flexi fares, see our Ipoh ETS fares page here >

To make an advance seat booking for this train:

Visit our ETS Train Ticketing page here >

Alternatively, you can travel from Ipoh to Hat Yai by bus / coach.

Visit our bus booking page to find times and fares and to book tickets online >

If you are using this train to travel from Ipoh to Langkawi Island, there are two ferry ports that you can choose from.

Kuala Kedah Ferry Terminal is close to Alor Setar Train Station and can be reached by either taxi or local bus.

Kuala Perlis Ferry Terminal is close to Arau Train Station and you will probably need to take a taxi to the port as buses are very infrequent.

We would recommend you getting off in Alor Setar, especially if you want to save a little money as the local bus to Kuala Kedah is very cheap, even though the ferry is a few Ringgit more from here.

However, if you don't like travelling on high-speed boats too much and get a little seasick, the ferry from Kuala Perlis is shorter and may be better for you.

For ferry times and fares to Langkawi, please see our:

Kuala Kedah to Langkawi Ferry page >

Kuala Perlis to Langkawi Ferry page >

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