ETS Parit Buntar to Padang Besar Train Schedule (Jadual KTM)

If you plan to travel by train from Parit Buntar to Hat Yai in Thailand, the first step of the journey involves either taking an ETS Parit Buntar to Padang Besar fast train (KTM keretapi laju), or you can opt for a much cheaper KTM commuter service (Komuter Utara) to the Malaysia-Thailand border station of Padang Besar.

Once you arrive at Padang Besar station, you can then either connect to one of the Shuttle services to Hat Yai Junction Railway Station, or leave the station and cross over the main road border and continue your journey by minivan, bus or taxi.

Parit Buntar to Padang Besar ETS Train Schedule (Jadual)


New ETS Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 (2019-12-01) into 2020.

To see the full new ETS schedule for all northbound trains click here >

Movement Control Order (MCO / CMCO) - (PKP / PKPB) 2020

KTM are operating a reduced ETS train schedule during this period.

To see the temporary ETS timetable during this period click here >

or contact the KTMB Call Centre on: 03 - 2267 1200

Please refer to the website for the latest information >

Latest new ETS timetable to Padang Besar from Parit Buntar, valid for 2019 and into 2020:

To see the ETS timetable in the oopposite direction from Pdg Besar to Parit Buntar click here >

Train No Departs Parit Buntar Arrives Pdg. Besar Operating Days
EG 9222 11:09 13:00 All
*EP 9274 12:29 14:20 All
EG 9420 14:25 16:19 All
EG 9224 02:44 04:35 All

* EP 9274 operates with a new Business Class carriage.

For all ETS ticket prices to/from Padang Besar click here >

To see the full ETS timetable and/or seating plan for these services, just click on a train number:

EG numbered trains from P. Buntar are the ETS Gold services.

EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum services.

To see the full ETS train timetable for all northbound services to Padang Besar Station click here >

KTM Komuter Train from Parit Buntar to Padang Besar

If you want the cheapest way to travel from Parit Buntar to Thailand, taking the KTM Komuter train is easily the least expensive option.

You will first have to take a commuter from Parit Buntar to Bukit Mertajam.

To see the KTM Komuter timetable for these services click here >

Once at Bukit Mertajam, you simply change trains for a northbound commuter service to the border.

To see the KTM Komuter timetable for these services click here >

Travelling this way is much cheaper (see fares below), but the duration of the trip is quite a bit longer.

Padang Besar to Hat Yai

The Padang Besar Railway Station is located right on the border, just inside Malaysia.

If you want to travel all the way to Hat Yai by train, you will have to plan your journey so that you can connect to the Shuttle train services from Padang Besat to Hatyai Junction.

To see the latest timetables for the Pdg. Besar to Hat Yai Shuttle train click here >

If you want to travel from Parit Buntar to Bangkok by train, you can connect to the night train from Pdg. Besar to Bangkok.

To see the timetable and fares for this sleeper service to Bangkok click here >

You can also use this train to get to popular tourist destinations such as:

  • Koh Samui and Koh Phangan (via Surat Thani railway station)
  • Ko Tao (via Chumphon)
  • Hua Hin.

If you arrive at Padang Besar at other times when there is a long wait for the Shuttle to Hat Yai, you may want to consider leaving the railway station (by pedestrian bridge over the tracks from the 2nd floor) and crossing over the main border right next to the station.

It is much easier to wait for the Shuttle, but if you don't want to hang around, you can:

Get a taxi from the bottom of the pedestrian bridge to take you across the border, then in to Hat Yai.

Walk or get a motorbike taxi across the border, then in to town to catch a minivan to Hat Yai.

Or take a much less frequent bus from just outside the immigration area.

ETS Parit Buntar to Padang Besar Ticket Prices

(Harga tiket ets Parit Buntar ke Padang Besar)

Parit Buntar to Padang Besar ETS fares (tambang) cost:

Adult ticket (Gold services): 31 MYR - Child ticket: 20 MYR

Adult ticket (Platinum services): 39 MYR - Child ticket: 24 MYR

If you decide to take the KTM Komuter train it will cost only 12.40 MYR.

Booking Train Tickets to Padang Besar from Parit Buntar

If you want to travel on KTM Komuter trains there is no need to book a ticket in advance, you just turn up and buy your tickets for the next service.

ETS trains are different and you will need to make a reservation (preferably as far in advance as you can).

Advance tickets are available to purchase from any ETS station ticket counter, or:

You can book ETS tickets online >

Related Links:

Best places to stay in Hat Yai city centre >

KTM Parit Buntar main page >

KTM Padang Besar main page >

ETS to Padang Besar main page >

Malaysian ETS Trains main page >

ETS Train Schedules main page >

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