See the latest ETS KL Sentral to Alor Setar train timetable and list of fares for Gold and Platinum services to the capital of Kedah state, on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and the gateway to Langkawi Island via the nearby port of Kuala Kedah.
Many people use these trains to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi by train, as Alor Setar is close by the ferry port / jetty of Kuala Kedah, where regular high-speed boats cross over to the island during the daylight hours.
The duration of the journey from KL to Alor Setar is a little under 5 hours for the fastest services.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 into 2020.
New Kuala Lumpur Sentral to Alor Setar ETS Schedule valid for 2019 into 2020:
|Train Number||Departs KL Sentral||Arrives Alor Setar||Operating Days|
* EP 9274 is a new service that now includes a new Business Class carriage.
EG numbered trains are ETS Gold services.
EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum services.
For the full schedule and/or seating plan for the above trains, click on a train number:
Trains from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar have varying amounts of stops along the South - North railway line, with all but one train taking a direct route from the capital. The one service that does not, takes the branch line to Butterworth, thus increasing the journey time.
To see the full train timetable with all the stops click here >
Train fares from KL to Alor Setar vary depending on which type of ETS service you take:
ETS Gold Services (EG numbered trains) are the cheapest and cost:
Adult fare: 70 MYR
Child fare: 39 MYR
Platinum Services (EP numbered trains) are slightly quicker, but more expensive. Tickets cost:
Adult: 93 MYR
Child: 51 MYR
Business Class (EP 9274 only):
Promo fare from 11th October until 29th of February 2020.
Adult: 102 MYR
Child: 55 MYR
As this is a very popular route, you should always make an advance booking for the above trains as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
You can buy your advance train tickets from any KTMB railway station or you can book your seats online for the same price as the station ticket counters.
The length of time you can make advance bookings is always changing (sometimes its a couple of months - sometimes just a few weeks), so to save yourselves a wasted journey to the station, it is much more convenient to book your seats online.
Many people travel to Alor Setar by train to reach the ferry terminal in the nearby port of Kaula Kedah.
If you want to go to Langkawi Island from Alor Setar Railway Station, you can get a taxi or take a cheap local bus from the city centre, which drops you off just in front of the ferry terminal building in Kuala Kedah.