Taking the ETS Tanjung Malim to Arau train is a good option for those seeking to get to Langkawi Island by train as the KTM Arau railway station is the closest train station to Kuala Perlis from where regular boats leave for Kuah on the island.
(Jadual KTM ETS Tanjung Malim ke Arau)
New ETS Timetable valid from the 29th of July 2020.
New ETS schedule from the 29th of July 2020:
|Train Number||Departs Tg. Malim||Arrives Arau||Operating Days|
To see the full ETS train schedule for all northbound KTM services to Arau, click on the timetable link below:
(Harga Tiket KTM ETS Tanjung Malim ke Arau)
Train fares to Arau are not fixed
The Flexi Fare system used by KTM will mean you pay different prices depending on:
How far you book in advance (the further in advance the cheaper).
What time of the day, day of the week and time of the year you are travelling in with various "Peak" and "Off-Peak" times to consider.
(Beli Tiket Keretapi KTM dari Tanjung Malim ke Arau)
When travelling by ETS train in Malaysia, your ticket gets you a reserved seat number in one of the six coaches and you will need a seat reservation to board the train.
As seat numbers are limited and trains get can very busy, it is always best to book your ETS tickets as far in advance as possible (it is also cheaper).
To make an advance seat reservation you can go to any KTMB ETS railway station ticket counter.
If you are travelling to Arau to get to Langkawi (Pulau Langkawi), to get from the KTM Arau train station to the ferry terminal you can either:
Take a taxi.
Or, if you are not in a hurry, take a local MyBas Perlis bus from outside the station to Kangar, then another MYBas bus from Kangar to Kuala Perlis Bus Terminal.
For more information about the train station in Arau and how to get to the Kuala Perlis Jetty, click on the picture link below:
For information on the fast boats from Kuala Perlis Jetty to Langkawi, click on the picture link below:
Another way to travel from Tanjung Malim to Langkawi by train is to take an ETS train from Tg Malim to Alor Setar in Kedah.
The train station in Alor Setar is a little closer to the ferry terminal at Kuala Kedah but the boat is a little more expensive and takes 30 minutes longer than a boat from Kuala Perlis.