The quickest way to travel from Taiping in Perak to Sungai Petani (SP) in Kedah is to take the ETS Taiping to Sungai Petani train operated by KTMB (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad).
Another option, which works out to be the cheapest way to get from Taiping to SP is to take the really cheap KTM Komuter train service via Bukit Mertajam (see below the ETS timetable for more information).
The duration of the train journey by ETS from Taiping to Sungai Petani (SP) for the fastest, but most expensive Platinum trains is around one hour and 5 minutes (add another 5 - 10 minutes for the ETS Gold services).
(ETS Taiping ke Sungai Petani Jadual)
New ETS train timetable from KTM:
Please note: Due to Covid 19, KTM is currently operating a reduced temporary schedule - to see the temporary ETS timetable click here >
|Train Number||Departs Taiping||Arrives Sg Petani||Operating Days|
* Operates with the new ETS2 train that includes a Business Class carriage.
EG numbered trains are ETS Gold services.
EP numbered trains are ETS Platinum services.
To see the full ETS timetable for all trains to SP, click on the following link:
If you are on a tight budget, there is a really cheap way to travel from Taiping to Sungai Petani (even cheaper than a bus).
What you can do is use the cheap KTM Komuter Utara trains (northern commuter).
When you arrive at the KTM Sungai Petani Railway Station it is just a short walk to the town centre.
Once you have left the station, turn right and you will see a pedestrian bridge going over the railway tracks.
Cross the tracks and walk straight ahead for less than a minute and you have arrived at the main road running through the centre of town.
(Tambang / Harga Tiket Taiping ke Sungai Petani)
When you travel by ETS train in Malaysia you need to have a reserved seat (no standing passengers are allowed).
As trains can be full during busy periods, it is always best to book your ETS tickets in advance rather than just turning up at Taiping station hoping to get a seat.
Booking advance ETS tickets is easy to do.
You can go to the ticket counter at any ETS train station.
If you want to travel on the cheap KTM Komuter trains there is no reservation needed (you just turn up and buy your tickets for the next train).