Travel by train from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur (JB Sentral Railway Station to KL Sentral) is a good choice for those wishing to visit Malaysia's modern and bustling capital city.
The train may be slower than the bus, but when arriving at KL Sentral, you can easily get around the whole of Kuala Lumpur city by bus or city trains / monorail from the train station.
KTMB Schedule from 19th May 2016 - 2019:
From this date, all long distance diesel Intercity Express Trains on the North - South Railway Line are cancelled.
Replacing these older diesel trains are the new Electric Train Services (ETS).
These fast services can currently only travel as far south as Gemas, where the new dual electric tracks stop (the last section to JB has yet to be built).
To travel from JB to KL by train you will now have to catch a Shuttle Train from JB to Gemas, then connect to the ETS Train services from Gemas to KL Sentral.
Please see the new timetables on the following pages:
With the new KTM timetable from the 18th of December 2017, and again from the 3rd of June 2018, another option for travel from JB to KL has become available, as, on the new Shuttle timetable, some trains have now had their route extended past Gemas to Tampin.
This now means you could take a Shuttle train to Tampin, then connect to the cheap KTM Komuter network that starts at Tampin, then take a commuter service to Kuala Lumpur.
Or you could take the Shuttle to Tampin and take an ETS service.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 11th of October 2019.
You will now have to buy two tickets from JB to KL Sentral:
The Shuttle Train from JB to Gemas cost:
Adult: 21 MYR - Child: 15 MYR
ETS Trains from Gemas to KL Sentral cost:
Adult: 31 MYR- Child: 20 MYR
It is advisable to book your tickets as far in advance as possible for these very popular train services, as they tend to fill up very quickly at any time of year.
You can book your tickets in Malaysia at any main train station in advance of your departure date, however, booking periods can vary quite considerably (anywhere from a just a few weeks in advance, to a few months).
You can also book KTM train tickets online at the KTM official website.
You can also use the search box on our booking page, rather than going directly to the KTM booking site.
The booking process is much easier.
If you don't want to book online it is worth checking to see if there are any seats available before going to the station.
So, you may want to check seat availability for today or the next six days >
If the train is full, or you do not want the hassle of having to change trains, you can always catch a quicker, direct bus from JB to KL.
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