If you want to travel from Melaka to Thailand by train, you can take the KTM ETS Tampin to Padang Besar High-speed Electric Train Service, or you can travel to KL Sentral Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur, where there are more departures a day.
To get to Tampin Railway Station (also called Pulau Sebang) you will have to take a bus from Melaka Sentral Bus Station or a taxi.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 11th of October 2019.
New Tampin / Pulau Sebang to Padang Besar ETS Schedule from the 16th of July 2019:
|Train||Departs Tampin||Arrives Pdg. Besar||Operating Days|
This train is an ETS Gold Service.
If you want to travel from Melaka to Hat Yai by train, once at Padang Besar railway station you can connect to the Shuttle train that departs from here to Hat Yai Junction Railway Station.
If you want to travel on the only other State Railway of Thailand train service from Padang Besar, the Padang Besar to Bangkok train, stopping at places like Surat Thani (for boats to Koh Samui / Koh Phangan), Chumphon (for boats to Ko Tao) or Hua Hin:
Other options for getting from Melaka to Padang Besar by train include:
Taking a KTM Komuter train from Tampin to KL Sentral, then a more frequent train from there to Padang Besar.
Take a bus to TBS Bus Station (the main bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur) and taking the same train from there (Bandar Tasik Selatan Railway Station (BTS) is located right next to the bus terminal).
Ticket for this Gold train from Tampin cost:
92 MYR for Adults
50 MYR for Children.
ETS trains from KL to Padang Besar cost:
Adult 76 MYR - Child 42 MYR
Adult 102 MYR - Child 55 MYR
Wherever you decide to take the ETS train from, don't just turn up at the station expecting to get a seat!
These trains can often operate full, especially around school holidays, weekends and the main tourist seasons.
To book ETS tickets you can visit any mainline KTM railway station and book your seats in advance from the stations ticket counter.