If you want to travel from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS Bus Terminal) to Alor Setar, most people use the bus. However, you can also use the fast ETS train as the Bandar Tasik Selatan (BTS) Railway Station is located right next to the bus terminal (joined by a pedestrian bridge).
Taking the train is slightly more expensive than travel by bus from TBS to Alor Setar, but is quicker and the railway station in Alor Setar is located close to the city centre, whereas the bus station is located quite a few kilometres away from the centre.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 16th of July 2019.
New Bandar Tasik Selatan to Alor Setar train Schedule valid from the 16th of July 2019 (Jadual Perjalanan):
|Train No||Departs BTS / TBS||Arrives A. Setar||Operating Days|
This train is an ETS Gold service.
Currently, there is only one direct train from TBS to Alor Setar.
For more frequent departures you can take the short trip (either a KTM Komuter train or KLIA Transit train) to KL Sentral Railway Station, where you will find more ETS departures to Alor Setar.
For all trains on the KL Sentral to Alor Setar route (laluan):
Fares for the direct Gold ETS train from TBS / BTS to Alor Setar cost:
Adult - 71 MYR
Children - 40 MYR
Fares for ETS trains from KL Sentral to Alor Setar:
70 MYR for Adults - 39 MYR for Children.
93 MYR for Adults - 51 MYR for Children.
If you want to travel on any ETS train service within Malaysia, you will have to reserve a seat.
Seats can sell out at busy times of the year, so making an advance booking is highly recommended.
To book your ETS train seats you can either:
Visit any mainline ETS station ticket counter.
If you are travelling from TBS to Langkawi Island, you can get to the nearby Kuala Kedah Jetty by local bus from the centre of Alor Setar or taxi from the railway station.