The quickest way to travel to the royal town of Perak in Peninsular Malaysia from the Thailand border is to take the ETS Padang Besar to Kuala Kangsar train service operated by Malayan Railways Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB / KTM).
All long-distance trains on the West Coast Line departing from Padang Besar railway station stop off in Kuala Kangsar on their journey south and the duration of the trip is approximately two and a half hours.
(Jadual Kereta ETS Padang Besar ke Kuala Kangsar)
KTM Padang Besar to KTM Kuala Kangsar ETS Schedule:
Please note: Due to Covid 19, KTMB is currently operating a reduced schedule - you can see the latest full ETS timetable for 2022 here >
New train timetable from the 15th of January 2022 (2022-01-15):
|Train Number||Departs Pdg Besar||Arrives Kuala Kangsar||Book Online|
|*EP 9273||07:30||10:02||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9275||09:35||12:07||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9277||13:40||16:12||Book Tickets|
|EG 9425||15:50||18:25||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9279||16:45||19:15||Book Tickets|
Train numbers marked with an * are operated using the newer ETS2 trains that have a Business Class carriage.
To view the full timetable for all ETS trains heading south from Padang Besar, click on the timetable link below:
(Tambang / Harga Tiket KTM Padang Besar ke Kuala Kangsar)
The price you pay for ETS train tickets depends on what type of train you take (Gold ones are the cheapest) and under the KTM Flexi Fare rules, how far in advance you book and if you are travelling during a "Peak" or "Off-Peak" time of the day, day of the week or time of the year.
If you are crossing the border from Thailand into Malaysia and want to travel by one of the long-distance ETS trains, we would always recommend you buy your tickets in advance before you arrive at Padang Besar railway station as ETS trains can sometimes be fully booked during busy times of the year and you don't want to be stuck at the border waiting for hours for the next available seat.