The new ETS Train service from KL Sentral to Padang Besar started operating from the 10th July 2015. These new high-speed trains travel at speeds of up to 160 km an hour.
This new ETS train service between Kuala Lumpur and Padang Besar will take just five, to five and a half hours to take you from the capital of Malaysia, to the border with Thailand. This cuts the older Intercity Express Trains travel time in half!
New ETS Timetable valid from 18th December 2017 into 2018.
New KL Sentral to Padang Besar ETS Schedule from 18th December 2017 (Jadual Perjalanan ETS Terbaru):
|Station||Departs KL Sentral||Arrives P. Besar||Operating Days|
Train numbers starting with EG are ETS Gold Services.
Train numbers starting with EP are ETS Platinum Service.
Trains from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar have a varying amount of stops along the route, with the quickest trains being the Platinum services. Most trains go direct on the North - South railway line, but one train takes the branch line to Butterworth, making the journey quite a bit longer.
All Trains on this route now operate daily.
If you are continuing on to Hat Yai, there are a few new Shuttle Trains that operate from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Railway Station.
ETS Gold Fares for the whole trip from KL to Padang Besar are :
76 MYR for Adults - 42 MYR for Children.
ETS Platinum Services cost :
102 MYR for Adults - 55 MYR for Children.
You can buy your ETS train tickets at any Malaysia main railway station or you can book online.
Advance booking is a must and you should book as far in advance as you can.
If you are using this ETS Train to get to Thailand, please visit our Padang Besar Railway Station page for information about the station and onward travel to Hat Yai.
Alternative Trains :
A cheaper and much slower option is to travel on the sleeper service, the Peninsular Express Train, that travels overnight from KL Sentral to Hat Yai in Southern Thailand, stopping at the Padang Besar border crossing for passport control.
This Intercity Express Train is cancelled from 19th May 2016.
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