The KTM Bukit Ketri Railway Station in the state of Perlis (Stesen Keretapi Bukit Ketri) is located one stop south of the Thai border station of Padang Besar on Malaysia's North - South Line and is served by regular KTM Komuter (commuter) services.
These trains run throughout the day every hour during the morning and evening rush hours and then every two hours at other less busy times of the day.
Travelling south, you can use these trains to get to:
before terminating at Butterworth Station (Penang Sentral) for the ferry over to Georgetown Pulau Pinang (Penang Island).
Heading north, it is just 12 a minute trip to the Thai border.
You can also connect to the other Komuter train route in the north-west of the country, by changing trains at Bukit Mertajam.
Komuter services from here travel from BM to Padang Rengas, stopping at all stations along the route in the following order:
These commuter trains are a good cheap way to travel in this area of Malaysia.
Bukit Ketri Train Station is no longer served by the fast ETS Trains heading to KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur.
If you want to use the ETS Trains for long-distance journeys, you will now have to take a Komuter service one stop down the line to Arau Train Station.
From Arau, all ETS trains stop here on their journey south to places like Ipoh, KL and Gemas.
If you want to travel further south to JB Sentral in Johor Bahru or Woodlands in Singapore, you will have to change trains at Gemas, where connecting shuttle trains cover the last part of the journey (as this section of track has yet to be electrified).
As commuter train tickets are only sold on the day of travel, tickets for these services can be purchased from the ticket counter at the station for the next departing train.
For ETS trains, it is always best to make an advance booking as seats can get quickly sold out during holidays and weekends.
ETS tickets are easy to purchase in advance.
You can buy tickets from Bukit Ketri or any KTMB mainline station or you can: