ETS Taiping to Padang Besar Train Schedule (Jadual KTM)

If you plan to travel from Taiping to Hat Yai, Thailand, you can take a fast KTM ETS Taiping to Padang Besar train to the Malaysia-Thai border, or you can choose the much cheaper option of taking a KTM Komuter via Bukit Mertajam.

Once you arrive at Padang Besar Railway Station, the easiest option to get to Hat Yai is to take one of the SRT Shuttle trains.

Other transport options include taking a taxi, bus or minivan (from the main border crossing next to PB station).

Taiping to Padang Besar ETS Train Schedule

(Jadual ETS Taiping ke Padang Besar)

To see the ETS schedule in the other direction from Padang Besar to Taiping click here >

ETS train schedule from KTM Taiping to KTM Padang Besar:

You can see the latest full ETS timetable for 2024 here >

Latest ETS Train Timetable:

Train Number Departs Taiping Arrives Pdg. Besar Book Online
*EP 9272 10:27 12:41 Book Tickets
*EP 9274 13:09 15:23 Book Tickets
EG 9420 14:10 16:33 Book Tickets
*EP 9276 21:50 00:04 Book Tickets
*EP 9278 02:04 04:18 Book Tickets

For ETS fares from Taiping click here >

Timetable notes:

ETS Gold Services are the trains starting with EG.

ETS Platinum Services are the trains starting with EP.

* Operates with the newer ETS2 train that has a Business Class carriage.

If you want to see the latest full northbound ETS schedule click on the timetable link below:

Taiping to Padang Besar KTM Commuter Trains

(Kereta Api Komuter KTM Taiping ke Padang Besar)

If you don't mind a longer journey, travelling by commuter train (KTM Komuter) from Taiping to Padang Besar is much cheaper (see fares below).

To travel to the Thai border from Taiping you will first have to take the Komuter train to Bukit Mertajam (BM).

To see the full timetable for this sector click here >

Once at Bukit Mertajam, you change trains for the last leg to Padang Besar.

To see the full timetable for this sector click here >

Transport from Padang Besar to Hat Yai

(Pengangkutan dari Padang Besar ke Hat Yai)

To travel from Taiping to Hatyai by train for the whole journey, you need to connect to one of the Shuttle Trains operated by the State Railways of Thailand (SRT).

For the latest schedules and fares for the Shuttle service from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Junction click here >

To travel from Taiping to Bangkok by train, you can connect to the overnight sleeper service to Bangkok that departs from Padang Besar station daily.

For the latest schedules and fares for the train to Bangkok click here >

This train is also useful for to travel to popular tourist destinations along south-east coast of Thailand, as it stops at stations such as:

Surat Thani (for boats to Koh Samui and Koh  Phangan), Chumphon (for boats to Ko Tao) and Hua Hin beach resort.

Other ways to get from Padang Besar to Hat Yai will mean you have to leave the train station.

Go up the stairs one floor and you will see a covered pedestrian bridge leading over the railway tracks.

This bridge takes you to the main land border crossing for cars, buses, trucks etc...

At the end of the bridge is where you will find waiting taxi drivers to take you to Hat Yai (price negotiable).

Turn left and you will see the Malaysian immigration.

Get stamped out of Malaysia, then walk about 10 minutes (or take a motorbike taxi) to the Thai immigration area to get your passport stamped in to Thailand.

Now you are in Thailand, you can take an infrequent local bus (bus stop just across the road to your right) or walk 10 minutes in to town where the minivan station is located (or get the same motorbike taxi to take you there).

For more information, see our Padang Besar Train Station page here >

ETS Taiping to Padang Besar Ticket Prices

(Harga Tiket ETS Taiping ke Padang Besar)

ETS ticket fares (tambang) from Taiping to Padang Besar cost:

Gold Trains:

Adult: 38 MYR - Child 23 MYR

Platinum Trains:

Adult: 50 MYR - Child 29 MYR

For all ETS fares to and from Padang Besar:

See our Padang Besar ETS fares page here >

If you want to take the KTM Komuter trains, tickets cost 15.90 MYR

Buy KTM Tickets to Padang Besar from Taiping

(Beli Tiket KTM ke Padang Besar dari Taiping)

If you decide to take the ETS train to the border, you will have to reserve a seat and with popular trains often full at busy periods and weekends, it is best to book your tickets in advance.

To book train tickets in advance in Malaysia is very easy.

You can either visit any ETS station ticket counter.

Or book tickets online using an agent or directly from the KTM website >

KTM Komuter tickets are only sold on the day of departure.

Related Links:

KTM Padang Besar Trains main page >

ETS to Padang Besar main page >

KTM Taiping Trains main page >

ETS Trains in Malaysia main page >

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