KTM Train from Ipoh to Johor Bahru (JB Sentral)

With all KTMB Intercity Express Trains from Ipoh to Johor Bahru (JB Sentral) now cancelled (from 19th May 2016), you will now have to take the new high-speed Electric Train Service (ETS) to Gemas (where the dual track currently ends), then transfer to a Shuttle Train to take you to Johor Bahru.

This is actually faster than travel by the old Intercity Trains!

Train Times Ipoh to JB Sentral

ETS Train Timetable from Ipoh to Gemas

For ETS Train departures from Ipoh to Gemas click here >

To see the full timetables for these ETS Trains click here >


New ETS Timetable valid from the 1st of December 2019 (2019-12-01) into 2020.

To see the full new ETS schedule for southbound trains click here >

Movement Control Order (MCO) from the 18th March 2020

KTM are reducing train departures from 21st March 2020.

To see the temporary ETS timetable during this period click here >

or contact the KTMB Call Centre on: 03 - 2267 1200

Please refer to the KTMB.com.my website for the latest information >

Shuttle Train Timetable from Gemas to Johor Bahru (JB Sentral)

For departure times of the connecting Shuttle Trains from Gemas to JB Sentral click here >

You can also use these Shuttle Trains to travel from Ipoh to:

Segamat, Labis, Bekok, Paloh, Chamek, Kluang, Rengam, Layang-Layang, Kulai and Kempas Bahru.

To see the full timetable for all services between Gemas and JB click here >

If you would now prefer to travel from Ipoh to Johor Bahru by bus:

See our bus booking page here >

Ticket Prices for the Train from Ipoh to Johor Bahru

You will have to buy two separate tickets to travel from Ipoh to JB by train.

Seats on the ETS Train from Ipoh to Gemas cost:

ETS Gold: Adults: 59 MYR - Children: 34 MYR

The Shuttle Trains to JB Sentral have 2nd class seats and cost:

Adults: 21 MYR - Children: 15 MYR

Buying Tickets

Tickets for both sectors on this route can be purchased on the day of departure if there are any seats left.

We do however recommend you make an advance booking for these trains, as they tend to fill up quickly.

You can book your seats up to a couple of months in advance from Ipoh station or any other mainline KTMB railway station in Malaysia (advance booking periods do vary and sometimes tickets are only available a few weeks in advance).

You can also book tickets online from our online booking page here >

If you see the trains are full on the day you want to travel, you can travel from Ipoh to Johor Bahru by bus / coach.

To see a list of time and fares for buses:

Visit our online bus ticketing page here >

Where to Stay in Johor Bahru

There are plenty of hotels and cheaper guest houses to choose from in the city.

To find out which accommodation is the best:

Click here to view our top JB Hotels page >

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