Travel from the KTM Ipoh Railway Station (stesen keretapi) by train is relatively fast, convenient and cheap.
Ipoh is a major stop on the North - South West Coast Line in Malaysia, with all ETS Trains stopping here.
These Ipoh high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS) travel throughout the day to and from Kuala Lumpur's KL Sentral Station, Seremban and Gemas to the south and from Ipoh to Butterworth Penang and Padang Besar Railway Station on the Malaysia / Thailand border to the north.
Major KTM Train Schedule change from 19th May 2016 :
From this date a new KTM train schedule is in operation and you will no longer be able to travel to or from Ipoh on the older diesel Intercity Express Trains.
All long distance trains on the new dual track between Padang Besar and Gemas will now be operated by ETS high-speed trains, so if heading south to Johor or Singapore, you will firstly have to take an ETS Train from Ipoh to Gemas.
To see the latest KTM train timetables from Ipoh, please see the following pages:
Trains to KL are plentiful with the fast ETS (Electric Train
Services) running every few hours, many times throughout the day and evening in both directions
Electric Trains (ETS):
Travel to and from JB from Ipoh by train now has to be done in two steps:
an ETS Train from Ipoh to Gemas, then a Shuttle Train from Gemas to JB Senral.
The trains from Ipoh to Singapore, now all terminate at JB Sentral Railway Station in Johor Bahru.
From JB, you can catch one of the new Shuttle Trains to Woodlands, or take a bus into Singapore city centre.
Other popular destinations to the south:
Travel from Ipoh to Butterworth on the fast ETS Trains.ETS Train schedule from Ipoh to Butterworth click here >
Other popular destinations to the north:
The daily overnight train from Ipoh to Hat Yai in Southern Thailand is now cancelled, so you will now have to take an ETS Train to the border at Padang Besar, then a Shuttle Train or local bus to Hat Yai.
From here you can continue by train, bus or minibus to most popular tourist destinations in Southern Thailand, all the way up to Bangkok.
Alternatively connect with the International Express service that now departs from Padang Besar and travels all the way to Bangkok.
To see all arrivals and departures from Ipoh railway station, see our timetables pages below :
All KTMB train tickets in Malaysia are available in advance (booking times vary) and can be booked from any ticket counter at a mainline station.
You can telephone the KTM Ipoh contact number on:
05 - 2547987
Or you can call the KTM call centre on 1 300 88 5862