To travel from Taiping to Bukit Mertajam (BM) you have a choice of taking a cheap Northern Commuter train (KTM Komuter Utara) or you can take a slightly quicker but much more expensive ETS service.
The duration of the journey to Bukit Mertajam from Taiping is 53 minutes by KTM Komuter train and 45 minutes by ETS train.
(Jadual Keretapi Komuter KTM ke Bukit Mertajam dari Taiping)
To see the KTM Komuter Utara train schedule on this route, click on the timetable link below:
On the Komuter train route between Taiping and BM commuter trains stop at the following stations:
Unlike ETS trains, KTM Komuter trains offer a much cheaper way to travel without the comforts you get on ETS services.
There are no luxuries onboard Komuter trains like toilets or a buffet car.
Seating is available along the sides of the carriages and if you can't get a seat, you will have to stand along the central aisle area.
To guarantee to get a seat, you will have to take one of the much more expensive ETS services (see below).
(Jadual Keretapi ETS dari KTM Taiping ke KTM Bukit Mertajam)
The more comfortable ETS trains offer you a reserved seat when you book your tickets.
To see the latest ETS train schedule, click on the timetable link below:
(Harga Tiket Keretapi KTM dari Taiping ke Bukit Mertajam)
The fare for the cheap KTM Komuter train to BM is just 6.70 MYR.
A ticket on the much more expensive ETS train will cost you between 16 and 26 MYR but you will have to pay slightly more if you leave your booking until the last minute due to the KTM Flexi fare rules.
If you decide to take the KTM Komuter train, just go to the station and book on the day of departure.
If you decide to take the ETS train, you will need to reserve your seat in advance if you can as ETS trains can sometimes operate full during busy holiday periods and even at weekends.
To buy advance ETS tickets you can go to any ticket counter at any ETS railway station in Malaysia.
Other popular KTM routes from Taiping: