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 the duration of the journey around three hours.

ETS Train Padang Besar to Ipoh Schedule

(Jadual Kereta ETS Padang Besar ke Ipoh)


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

KTM have reverted back to their temporary RMCO / PKPP ETS timetable published on the 15th of July 2020:

Temporary ETS Timetables (Jadual / 时间表) from the 15th of July



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

New KTM Padang Besar to Ipoh ETS Schedule:

Please note: KTM is currently operating a reduced temporary schedule - to see the temporary ETS timetable click here >

Train Number Departs Padang Besar Arrives Ipoh Operating Days
EG 9221 07:20 10:26 All
EP 9201 09:40 12:37 All
EP 9203 13:40 16:37 All
*EP 9275 15:15 18:12 All
EG 9425 15:55 18:58 All
EP 9205 16:50 19:48 All

For all ETS fares from Padang Besar click here >

Timetable notes:

EG numbered trains are ETS Gold Services.

EP numbered are ETS Platinum Services.

*These are the newer ETS2 trains that operate with a Business Class carriage.

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 (Harga Tiket)

ETS Fares (Tambang) 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 >

Buy KTM Train Tickets from Padang Besar to Ipoh

(Beli Tiket Keretapi KTM dari Padang Besar ke Ipoh)

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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Ipoh KTMB Trains main page >

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