ETS Padang Besar to Alor Setar Train Schedule (Jadual)

If you want to travel on the ETS Train from Padang Besar to Alor Setar in Kedah, there are a number of both Gold and Platinum services every day.

This short trip by the new Electric Train Service takes around 35 - 40 minutes.

Please Note: You can now also travel from Pdg. Besar to Alor Setar by the much cheaper KTM Komuter Trains that operate regular services every one or two hours apart, travelling between the Thai border and Butterworth in Penang.

The difference is:

ETS Trains stop at fewer stations and you are allocated a seat.

Komuter trains stop at every station and seats are on a first come first served basis, so you may have to stand if the trains are really busy.

This is usually not a problem most of the time and we would recommend you use the Komuter Trains on this short route.

Padang Besar to Alor Setar ETS Train Schedule (Jadual)


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) for September 2021


To see the ETS schedule for trains from Alor Setar to Pdg. Besar click here >

KTM Padang Besar to Alor Setar 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 Padang Besar Arrives Alor Setar Operating Days
EP 9201 09:40 10:18 All
EP 9203 13:40 14:18 All
*EP 9275 15:15 15:53 All
EG 9425 15:55 16:34 All

For ETS fares from Padang Besar click here >

* Operates with a new Business Class carriage.

EG numbered trains are ETS Gold Services.

EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum Services.

To view the full ETS schedule for all trains southbound from Padang Besar click here >

For information on Padang Besar Railway Station click here >

For information on Alor Setar Railway Station click here >

ETS Padang Besar to Alor Setar Ticket Prices / Fares

Tickets for this short trip will cost:

ETS Gold: 16 MYR for Adults - 12 MYR for Children.

ETS Platinum: 19 MYR for Adults - 14 MYR for Children.

If you compare these ticket prices with the KTM Komuter ticket prices at only 5.70 MYR, you can see the large difference in price and why we recommend using the Komuter services.

Booking Tickets

For all ETS train services in Malaysia, if you want to make sure you can get a seat, you will need to book in advance.

Advance booking is easily done online, either via the KTM website, or for a quicker and easier booking process, use an online ticket agent.

To book ETS tickets online, visit our ETS booking page here >

If you wait to book tickets from Padang Besar Railway Station on the day, you may find all the seats sold out.

If the ETS Trains are full it is not a problem as you can take the much cheaper and more frequent KTM Komuter Trains.

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