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.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 11th of October 2019.
To see the full new ETS schedule for southbound trains click here >
Latest new KTM Sungai Petani to Ipoh ETS timetable for departures from the 16th of July 2019:
|Train Number||Departs Sg. Petani||Arrives Ipoh||Operating Days|
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.
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.