If you are planning to travel from Kampar to Hayai, Thailand, the first leg of the journey is to take the KTM ETS Kampar to Padang Besar train to the Thai-Malaysian border.
From Pdg. Besar you can then do the last part of the trip by either Shuttle train, minivan, bus or taxi.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 into 2020.
New Kampar to Padang Besar ETS departure times, valid from the 11th of October 2019:
|Train Number||Departs Kampar||Arrives Pdg. Besar||Operating Days|
*Train EP 9274 is a new service that now offers a Business Class carriage.
To see the full timetable and the seating plan for these ETS services, just click on a train number:
To make the whole journey from Kampar to Hatyai by train, you will have to plan your departure time so that you can connect to the Shuttle services to Hat Yai.
To travel from Kampar to Bangkok by train, you can connect to the overnight sleeper service from Padang Besar to Bangkok.
You can also use this intercity express train to get from Pdg. Besar to many places along Thailand's east coast, including:
Surat Thani (for boats to Koh Samui / Koh Phangan), Chumphon (for boats to Ko Tao) and the Royal beach resort of Hua Hin.
We would highly recommend you plan your trip to connect to the Hat Yai Shuttle trains as this is by far the easiest way to travel from Kamapr to Hat Yai.
The only other alternative transport involves leaving the train station (by pedestrian bridge over the tracks) and crossing over the main road border located next to the station.
This involves quite a bit of walking (unless you take a motor bike taxi / or car taxi from the bottom of the footbridge).
Once inside Thailand, you can continue to Hat Yai by an infrequent local bus (from just across the road from the immigration area exit), or a better option is to walk in to town and take a much more frequent minivan.
Fares (tambang) for ETS tickets from Kampar to Padang Besar cost:
Adult: 54 MYR - Child 31 MYR
Adult: 71 MYR - Child 40 MYR
To see all Padang Besar ETS fares:
Travelling on ETS trains in Malaysia require you to make a seat reservation.
If you want to guarantee you travel on the train you want, you should make your reservation as far in advance as you can.
To book advance tickets on ETS trains you can either:
Visit any mainline KTMB ETS railway station ticket counter.