The best way to travel from SP to Ipoh is on the ETS Sungai Petani to Ipoh Train operated by KTMB.
These fast Electric Train Services can take you from the centre of both towns quickly, and at a reasonable cheap price.
You could take a slower, cheaper bus from Sungai Petani to Ipoh, but you have to take into account the fact that you will be arriving at Amanjaya Bus Terminal, located 10 km to the north of the old part of town.
To get from Amanjaya Bus Station, you will have to then take a slow, but cheap local bus, or a much more expensive taxi in to town, making the journey by train much quicker and more convenient.
(Jadual ETS Sungai Petani ke Ipoh)
KTM SP to Ipoh ETS timetable.
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 Sg Petani||Arrives Ipoh||Book Online|
|*EP 9273||08:37||10:30||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9275||10:42||12:35||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9277||14:47||16:40||Book Tickets|
|EG 9425||16:59||18:55||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9279||17:52||19:43||Book Tickets|
* Operated with the newer ETS2 trains that include a new Business Class carriage.
EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum services and have slightly fewer stops along the route.
EG numbered trains are ETS Gold services that stop at more stations, but cost less.
For information on Sungai Petani Railway Station in Kedah click on the picture link below:
For information on Ipoh Railway station in Perak click on the picture link below:
(Tambang / Harga Tiket ETS Sungai Petani ke Ipoh)
There are two different fares for these trains, depending on which service you choose, Platinum or Gold.
Seats on Platinum (EP) trains cost:
Adult Fare: 44 MYR - Child Fare: 26 MYR
Seats on the Gold (EG) trains cost:
Adult Fare: 34 MYR - Child Fare: 21 MYR
If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Ipoh, please visit our Where to stay in Ipoh page where we have listed some of the best accommodation options, from luxury resorts, to backpacker / budget hostels.
If you want to travel on any ETS train within Malaysia, you will have to make a seat reservation.
As trains are a popular way to travel, making an advance booking is highly recommended to guarantee your seat on any particular train.
To book tickets, you can either:
Visit ant KTM ETS railway station ticketing counter.