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.
(Jadual Waktu Keretapi ETS KTM Tampin / Pulau Sebang ke Padang Besar)
To see the timetable in the opposite direction to from Pdg Besar to Tampin click here >
KTM Tampin / Pulau Sebang to Padang Besar Train Schedule:
You can see the latest full ETS timetable for 2023 here >
New train timetable from the 15th of January 2022 (2022-01-15):
|Train Number||Departs Pulau Sebang / Tampin||Arrives Pdg. Besar||Book Online|
|EG 9420||08:36||16:33||Book Tickets|
For ETS train fares to Padang Besar click here >
This train is an ETS Gold Service.
To see the full schedule and seating plan for ETS 9420 click here >
To view the full ETS timetables for all northbound trains click here >
For information about the Padang Besar Railway Station in Malaysia click here >
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.
For the timetables and fares for the Shuttle train to Hat Yai click here >
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:
You can see the Pdg. Besar to Bangkok train timetable here >
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.
To see the KL to Padang Besar ETS timetable click here >
To see the KTM Komuter timetables from Tampin click here >
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).
For information on how to travel by train from TBS / BTS to Padang Besar click here >
Taking a KTM Komuter train from TBS to KL Sentral and taking a train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar >
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.
Or you can book seats online directly from KTM or by using an agent >
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