The KTM train service from Thailand to Malaysia, the Senandung Langkawi (now renamed Ekspres Peninsular) night train, operates on a daily basis from Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai (just 50 Kms from the border), all the way down to Johor Bahru's JB Sentral Railway Station, stopping at places like Arau and Alor Setar (for ferries to Langkawi), Ipoh and KL.
****This Train has been cancelled from 19/5/2016****
To travel between Hat Yai and JB Sentral by train, you will now have to :
Please Note : This service is cancelled from the 19th May 2016.
|Hat Yai Junction||**.**|
|Padang Besar - Thai - Malaysia Border/Immigration||**.**|
|Arau - for Langkawi Island ferry from Kuala Perlis||**.**|
|Alor Setar - for Langkawi Island ferry from Kuala Kedah||**.**|
|Kuala Kubu Bharu||**.**|
|Kuala Lumpur (old station)||**.**|
|KL Sentral - Kuala Lumpur||**.**|
|Bandar Tasek Selatan||**.**|
|Johor Bahru (JB Sentral)||**.**|
Days of operation : Daily
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Another alternative way to travel from Hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur is by bus.
There are many coach companies to choose from that operate on this route.
If you want to continue your train journey from JB to Singapore, you can catch one of the Shuttle Trains that now take passengers on the five minute journey over the Causeway to Woodlands Railway Station.
The train starts off in Hat Yai as just a couple of second class coaches and then picks up more at the border at Padang Besar Station.
So if you are booking your ticket from Thailand you will only be able to purchase either a 2nd class seat or 2nd class sleeper berth.
After crossing the border there is a much larger choice of seating available with 1st class sleepers, and Economy seats added.
If you are a really tight budget and want to travel economy, you may want to catch a local bus from Hat Yai to the border at Padang Besar, walk over the border and catch the train from here (the station is over a walkway / bridge, just on your right as you pass out of Malaysian Immigration).
That should save you around 20MYR on a ticket to KL.
Tickets are available for purchase 30 days prior to departure.
You can book advance tickets from Hat Yai advance booking office at the station or from all Malaysian stations.
You can also book this service online from Malaysian Railways website or through online ticket booking agents.
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