ETS KL Sentral to Arau KTM Train Schedule (Jadual) - Price

Last updated: 7 June 2024

Another way of travelling for KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi Island (Pulau Langkawi) is to travel on the ETS KL Sentral to Arau train operated by KTM and then take the ferry from the Kuala Perlis Jetty (rather than getting off in Alor Setar for the Kuala Kedah Jetty).

Travelling this way makes the journey a little longer on the train, but the ferry trip from Kuala Perlis to Kuah on Langkawi Island is shorter at just one hour and 15 minutes (rather than the one hour and 45 minutes it takes from Kuala Kedah near Alor Setar).

For people who get a little seasick on these high-speed ferries, this would be a much better choice of departure point, as it is the shortest distance between Langkawi and mainland Malaysia.

ETS KL Sentral to Arau Train Schedule

(Jadual ETS KL Sentral ke Arau)

If you wish to see the train timetable from Arua to KL click here >

KTM KL to Arau ETS Schedule (Jadual).

Full ETS timetable until 31st July 2024 >

New full ETS timetable from 1st August 2024 >

Current ETS train timetable until 31st of July 2024:

Train Number Departs KL Sentral Arrives Arau Book Online
*EP 9272 07:08 12:23 Book Tickets
*EP 9274 09:50 15:05 Book Tickets
EG 9420 10:45 16:14 Book Tickets
*EP 9276 18:31 23:46 Book Tickets
*EP 9278 22:50 04:00 Book Tickets

New ETS train timetable from 1st of August 2024:

Train Number Departs KL Sentral Arrives Arau Book Online
EP 9272 07:20 12:23 Book Tickets
EP 9274 09:55 14:58 Book Tickets
EG 9420 10:41 15:59 Book Tickets
EX 9206 18:00 22:33 Book Tickets
EP 9278 22:50 03:53 Book Tickets

Timetable notes:

EG numbered trains are ETS Gold Services.

EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum Services that operate with the newer ETS2 train that include a Business Class carriage .

EX numbered trains are the new Express Services (from August 2024).

Trains from Kuala Lumpur to Arau stop at varying numbers of stations along the route. All of these services travel directly along the West Coast railway line (no longer taking the branch line to Butterworth, Penang).

To see the full ETS timetable with all the stops for this route click here >

For information about Arau Train Station and how to get to the Kuala Perlis Jetty, click on the picture link below:

Fare / Ticket Price for the ETS Train from Kuala Lumpur Sentral to Arau

(Tambang / Harga Tiket ETS KL Sentral ke Arau)

The ETS fares from KL Sentral to Arau shown below are for one-way tickets in either direction.

ETS Gold Service Trains cost approximately:
Adult: 73 MYR

ETS Platinum Service Trains cost approximately:
Adult: 96 MYR

ETS Express Service Trains cost approximately:
Adult: 108 MYR

Please note: Now the KTM Flexi Fare booking system is in place, the fares shown above will vary depending on a number of factors.

These include:

How far in advance you book - the further in advance the cheaper the tickets.

If you plan to travel during "Peak" or Off-Peak" times of the year, days of the week or time of the day.

For more information about Flexi Fares, see one of the following fares page links on our site:

For all ETS fares from KL Sentral click here >

For all ETS fares from Arau click here >

Buy KTM Train Tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Arau

(Beli Tiket Keretapi KTM dari Kuala Lumpur ke Arau)

These trains are very popular, so advance booking is highly recommended.

Tickets are usually available for sale months in advance.

You can buy your train tickets at any KTM ETS railway station in Malaysia, or much more easily, you can book online directly from KTMB or through an online ticketing agent (fees apply).

Please see our train booking page for more details or to book online now >

Ferry from Kuala Perlis to Pulau Langkawi

(Feri dari Kuala Perlis ke Pulau Langkawi)

Regular high-speed ferry boats leave Kuala Perlis port every hour or so, starting with the first departure of the day at 07:00 and the last departure is at around 19:00.

The trip to Kuah Jetty on Langkawi takes between an hour and one hour and 15 minutes.

There are regular departure times throughout the year, but times may vary depending on the season and demand.

You can also pre-book tickets from the ferry company's website, but it is often best to just turn up and buy a ticket for the next departure (apart from during busy holiday periods).

For more about the ferry to Langkawi click here >

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