Travel on the new KTM high-speed ETS trains from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur's KL Sentral, cuts the journey time from the Thai border to the Malaysian capital in half, with speeds of up to 140 km/h.
The duration of the journey is now only between 5 and a half, to 6 hours, depending on which train you take.
Platinum services are the quickest and have the least amount of stops, but are more expensive than the Gold services.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 16th of July 2019.
To see the full new ETS schedule for southbound trains click here >
New Padang Besar to KL Sentral ETS Schedule from the 16th of July 2019:
|Station||Departs P. Besar||Arrives KL Sentral||Ticket Price|
|EG 9221||07:05||12:55||Fare >|
|EP 9201||09:40||15:13||Fare >|
|EP 9203||13:45||19:20||Fare >|
|EG 9425||15:55||21:49||Fare >|
|EP 9205||16:50||22:30||Fare >|
All trains depart daily.
Train numbers starting with EG are ETS Gold Services.
Train numbers starting with EP are ETS Platinum Services.
The train route from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur takes you directly along the North - South railway line. The amount of stops and journey duration depends on the type of service you take.
To see the full ETS timetable with all the stops click here >
Tickets can be purchased from any Malaysian mainline station in advance, or you can book your tickets on the day at your departure station (if there are any seats left).
We would however not recommend you go to Pdg. Besar without first buying your tickets before you arrive.
The best way to book train tickets in advance in Malaysia is to book them online.
You can either book them through an online ticketing agent (usually the most easiest way to book - and sometimes cheaper) or direct from the KTMB website.
Other new ETS trains that are now in operation on this route are:Padang Besar to Gemas ETS Trains >
These new ETS service also connect with the older ETS trains between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh: