ETS Train Padang Besar to Ipoh Perak
Schedule (Jadual) and Ticket Prices

The quickest way to travel to Ipoh in Perak, Malaysia from the Thailand border is to take the ETS Train from Padang Besar to Ipoh Railway Station.

Taking the train is fast with a journey time of less than three hours.

ETS Train Padang Besar to Ipoh Schedule


New ETS Timetable valid from the 26th June 2020.

To see the full new ETS schedule for southbound trains click here >

Movement Control Order (MCO / CMCO / RMCO) - (PKP / PKPB / PKPP) 2020

KTM are operating a reduced ETS train schedule during this period.

New RMCO ETS Timetables (Jadual / 时间表) from the 2020-06-26 (26th June 2020)

New Padang Besar to Ipoh ETS Schedule valid from 2019/12/1 and into 2020:

To view the timetable in the other direction from Ipoh to Padang Besar click here >

The timetable below shows the ETS schedule in operation before the MCO period.

To see the latest new ETS schedules published by KTMB during the RMCO click here >

Train Number Departs Pdg. Besar Arrives Ipoh Operating Days
EG 9221 07:05 10:08 All
EP 9201 09:40 12:36 All
EP 9203 13:45 16:41 All
*EP 9275 15:40 18:36 All
EG 9425 15:55 19:07 All
EP 9205 16:50 19:47 All

*EP 9275 operates with a new Business Class carriage.

For all ETS fares from Padang Besar click here >

EG numbered trains are ETS Gold Services.

EP numbered are ETS Platinum Services.

To view the full timetable for all new ETS Trains click here >

For information on the train station in Ipoh click here >

Padang Besar Railway Station lies on the border with Thailand and Malaysia, just inside Malaysia.

If you are travelling from the Thai city of Hat Yai, it is around 55 km to the border crossing where the train station is located, just inside Malaysia.

You can get to the border from Hat Yai by either a bus (from the clock tower in the city centre) or by minibus from the Hat Yai Bus Station.

You will then have to get off at the border and walk for around 10 minutes between border controls or hire a motor bike taxi to take you across the border.

Once inside Malaysia, the railway station is on your right where there is a walkway bridge crossing over the tracks.

For more about Padang Besar Station click here >

Shuttle Train from Hat Yai to Padang Besar:

To get to Padang Besar from Hat Yai you can now take a shuttle train service operated by SRT.

This makes connecting to KTM trains easy.

For the timetables and fares for this service click here >

ETS Ticket Prices

ETS Fares from Padang Besar to Ipoh cost:

Gold service:

Adult: 50 MYR - Child 29 MYR

Platinum service:

Adult: 66 MYR - Child 37 MYR

For all other fares on ETS Train Services from PB click here >

Booking Tickets

You can wait and buy your tickets at Padang Besar Station and most of the time you will get a seat.

However, at certain times of the year during major holidays, the trains can often be totally full, so we would recommend you make an advance booking online just to make sure.

To book your ETS Train tickets online click here >

If you want to continue your journey onward from Ipoh, you can connect with the Ipoh to KL Sentral (Kuala Lumpur) ETS Trains at Ipoh Railway Station.

Click here for the timetable from Ipoh to KL Sentral >

If you plan to stay in Ipoh, check out our where to stay in Ipoh page, where you will find the best hotels, resorts and guest houses to stay while in the city.

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