Taking the Gemas to Kota Bharu train gets you to the capital of Kelantan in north-east Peninsular Malaysia.
The overnight Ekspres Rakyat Timuran sleeper service (Eastern People's Express) is an Intercity (Antarabandar) night train run by Malaysia Railways, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB / KTM).
To get to Kota Bharu, you have to take the train from Gemas to Wakaf Bharu railway station.
To get from Wakaf Bharu train station to Kota Bharu city centre (a distance of just over 6 km) you can take a regular bus from that will cost you less than 2 MYR or go by taxi.
(Jadual Waktu Keretapi KTM ke Kota Bharu / Wakaf Bharu dari Gemas)
The duration of the journey from Gemas to Kota Bharu by train is a little over 12 hours and we would highly recommend you take a sleeping berth for this long overnight trip which costs only slightly more than a seat and well worth the little extra expense (see ticket prices below).
New Ekspres Rakyat Timuran train timetable valid from the 1st of April 2021:
ERT trains are currently suspended from the 1st of June 2021 and some Shuttle (SH) trains are also suspended from this date.
|Train Number/Name||Departs Gemas||Arrives Wakaf Bharu||Operating Days|
To see the full East Coast Route (Laluan) KTM Intercity schedule, click on the timetable link below:
If you want to check for any changes to the train schedule on the East Coast Railway Line or the West Coast Railway Line, you can:
(Tambang / Harga Tiket Kereta Api KTM Gemas ke Kota Bharu)
The train fare from KTM Gemas to KTM Wakaf Bharu / Kota Bharu costs:
Superior Class seat - Adult 34 MYR - Child 21 MYR.
Premier Class seat - Adult 86 MYR - Child 47 MYR.
Superior Night Class sleeping berth - Adult 40 MYR - Child 27 MYR.
(Beli Tiket Keretapi ke Kota Bharu dari Gemas)
We would advise you to buy your tickets as far in advance as you can for this train and never just turn up at Gemas station hoping to get a ticket on the day of travel.
To make an advance booking for KTM Intercity trains you can either:
1) Visit any KTM mainline Intercity / ETS railway station in Malaysia and book your seats / berths in person from the station ticket counter.