To travel from Tapah Road to Hat Yai in Thailand, you will first have to take the KTM ETS Tapah Road to Padang Besar fast train (keretapi laju) to the Thai - Malaysia border, where you can then connect to an SRT Shuttle service to Hatyai Junction Railway Station.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 11th of October 2019.
New ETS timetable to Padang Besar from Tapah, valid from the 16th of July 2019:
|Train No||Departs Tapah Road||Arrives Pdg. Besar||Operating Days|
For the full timetable and seating plan for these services, click on a train number:
Once your train arrives at Padang Besar Railway Station, you are still just inside Malaysia.
If you plan to take the Shuttle train to Hatyai Junction Railway Station, you will have to plan your journey according to the departures for this train.
The only other service from Padang Besar in to Thailand, is the night train to Bangkok.
This 2nd Class sleeper train can take you from the border to places like Koh Samui / Koh Phangan (via Surat Thani station), Ko Tao (via Chumphon), Hua Hin and Bangkok.
For more frequent and cheaper trains heading north, you should go to Hat Yai first, then there is a choice of trains travelling overnight up to Bangkok.
If your train to Padang Besar from Tapah does not connect to the Shuttle services, you can get to Hat Yai by crossing over the main road border (located just over the tracks from the station).
You can take a taxi (waiting at the bottom of the bridge over the tracks), or you can walk across the border and take a minibus or much less frequent local bus.
Tapah Road to Padang Besar ETS fares (tambang) cost:
Adult ticket: 57 MYR - Child ticket: 33 MYR
These trains to Padang Besar are very popular and can often be fully booked, so we recommend you book your seats / tickets as far in advance as you can.
Advance tickets are available from any ETS station ticket counter, or: