To travel from Taiping to Langkawi, a popular way to get to the Kuala Perlis Jetty (Jeti) is to take the ETS Taiping to Arau train, then transfer to the ferry port by bus or taxi and take one of the regular, fast boats from the jetty over to Kuah on Langkawi Island.
ETS trains are by far the quickest way to get from Taiping to Arau, however, a much cheaper way to travel is to take the KTM Komuter train from Taiping to Bukit Mertajam, then change trains for Arau.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 into 2020.
Latest new ETS train timetable valid for travel for 2019 into 2020:
|Train Number||Departs Taiping||Arrives Arau||Operating Days|
* EP 9274 operates with a new Business Class carriage.
You can see the full ETS train timetable and carriage seating plan for the above services by clicking on the train number below:
All services operate daily.
For all the latest fares for Gold, Platinum and Business Class tickets from Taiping to Arau:
As with any journey by ETS train in Malaysia, you will need to reserve a seat.
You should also book your seats as far in advance as you can to make sure you can get the train you want as some services can be fully booked well in advance of the departure date.
Making an ETS seat booking can be easily done by:
Or you can go to any ticket counter at any ETS railway station in Malaysia and make an advance booking there.
As nearly all tourists travelling to Arau by train will be heading over to Langkawi Island you will need to know how to get from the train station in Arau to the jetty in Kuala Perlis.
Taking a waiting taxi is by far the quickest and easiest way to get to the jetty.
The distance by taxi is around 18 km and should cost about 26 MYR.
If you are on a budget - find someone to share a taxi with if you can or take the much longer trip by bus.
To get from Arau station to Kuala Perlis jetty by bus you can take a MyBas bus from just in front of the railway station to Kangar bus terminal.
At Kangar you will have to change buses for another MyBas service to Kuala Perlis