Ipoh Railway Station, Perak, Malaysia

The old Ipoh Railway Station (Stesen Keretapi Ipoh) is one of the main heritage buildings in the state capital of Perak, Malaysia and is served by the new, fast, KTM Electric Train Services (ETS) and the cheap KTM Komuter Utara (Northern Commuter) trains.

This grand old building (opened in 1917) lies on the edge of Ipoh "Old City" (where most of Ipoh's tourist attractions are located) and houses the railway station, offices and the now closed Majestic Hotel.

Ipoh Railway StationIpoh Railway Station

Just outside the front of Ipoh train station building is the Ipoh Station Square, comprising of gardens, fountains and the cenotaph (originally built to commemorate those who died from Perak in the First World War).

KTM Trains from Ipoh Station

These days you have a choice of train deaprting from Ipoh.

The comfortabe and fast ETS trains.

Or, the cheap KTM Komuter trains (heading north to Butterworth).

Most ETS services run on the KL Sentral Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh route.

To see the KL to Ipoh ETS route timetable click here >

To see the Ipoh to KL ETS route timetable click here >

You can also travel further south to Gemas, or to the north to the Thai border at Padang Besar or to Butterworth, Penang on the other long distance ETS services that all stop at Ipoh station.

To see the ETS timetable for the KL to Butterworth route click here >

To see the ETS Butterworth to KL timetable click here >

For the Gemas / KL to Padang Besar timetable click here >

For the Padang Besar to KL / Gemas timetable click here >

Buying Train Tickets from Ipoh Station

The ticket office in Ipoh Railway Station is located just inside the main entrance / waiting area.

To see a list of all ETS train fares from/to Ipoh click here >

Ipoh Train Station Ticket OfficeIpoh Train Station Ticket Office

If you want to purchase your train tickets from here, you will have to take a ticket number from the machine inside and wait for your number to be called before you can get served (numbers are called out in Malay only).

Alternatively, you can easily book your ETS train tickets online >

The waiting area in front of the ticket office is where you will have to wait for your train.

10 to 15 minutes before the train arrives in Ipoh, the departure will be announced and passengers will be let on to the platforms.

Ipoh Railway Station Contact Telephone Number

(Nombor Telefon Stesen Kereta Api Ipoh)

Ipoh Train Station ticket counter can be contacted on 05-2547987.

Or you can ring the main KTM call centre on 1300 88 5862.

Arriving at Ipoh Station

If you are staying in the old part of the city, you can easily walk to your accommodation within 10 minutes or so.

If you are staying in the new part of Ipoh, it is a much longer walk, so you may want to take a taxi (there is a taxi counter in the main hall of the station), or take a local bus.

Ipoh Train Station MapMap of the train station in Ipoh

Perak Transit operate many bus routes around the city and beyond, with some stopping in front of the main hall at the station.

You could also take a walk to the Medan Kidd Bus Terminal, which is located just a few minutes walk away from the station (walk out of the gardens to the main road and turn right - the bus station is on the corner just a few hundred metres down the road).

From here you will be able to find all the Perak Transit city buses and buses to nearby towns (or take a bus to Ipoh's main long distance bus station, Amanjaya Bus Terminal).

Related pages:

ETS Schedules main page >

ETS trains in Malaysia >

KTM Komuter trains in Malaysia >

Ipoh Trains main page >

Ipoh ETS Trains main page >

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