To get from Johor Bahru JB Sentral to Tumpat in Kelantan by train, there is an overnight sleeper service that departs every evening, travelling through the centre of Peninsular Malaysia and terminating at the end of the East Coast Line at Tumpat railway station.
This night train to from Johor to Kelantan is named the Ekspres Rakyat Timuran (Eastern People's Express) and is one of the older diesel operated Intercity sleeper train services run by Malaysia Railways, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB / KTM).
The duration of the train journey from JB to Tumpat on this service takes approximately 17 hours and a quarter.
(Jadual Waktu Keretapi KTM ke Tumpat dari Johor Bahru JB Sentral)
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 JB Sentral||Arrives Tumpat|
If you want to see the full KTM Intercity schedule for Intercity and Shuttle train services along the East Coast Line (Jungle Railway Line), click on the timetable link below:
The schedule shown above was correct at the time of publication and is updated when necessary. However, you may want to check departure times to make sure trains are still operating to this schedule with the official KTM Berhad website by clicking on the link below:
(Tambang / Harga Tiket Kereta Api KTM JB Sentral ke Tumpat)
There are three different types of carriages used on the Ekspres Rakyat Timuran train service and we would highly recommend you take a sleeping berth for this long journey.
Fares from KTM JB Sentral to KTM Tumpat are as follows:
Superior Class seat - Adult 44 MYR - Child 26 MYR.
Premier Class seat - Adult 118 MYR - Child 63 MYR.
Superior Night Class sleeping berth - Adult 50 MYR - Child 32 MYR.
(Beli Tiket Keretapi ke Tumpat dari Johor Bahru)
Advance booking for this train is highly recommended as trains can be fully booked during busy periods of the year and sleeping berths are the first to sell out.
If you are already in Malaysia, you can go to any mainline KTM Intercity / ETS railway station and book your advance tickets from the station ticket counter.
If you are not in the country or just want an easier option for buying KTM tickets, you can: