Information on how to travel by train from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru (KL Sentral to JB Sentral) in Malaysia.
From the 19th of May 2016 and the introduction of a new KTMB Train Timetable, to travel from KL Sentral to JB Sentral by train, you will now have to take an ETS Train from KL to Gemas, then connect with a Shuttle Train from Gemas to JB.
This is due to the fact that all long distance diesel Intercity Trains have been cancelled from this date and the only long distance services running on the new dual tracks north of Gemas are the new high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS Express).
KTM Schedule Change from 19th May 2016.
From this date if you want to travel from KL to JB by train you will have to catch an ETS Train to Gemas, then connect to one of the new Shuttle Trains from Gemas to JB.
To see the latest new timetables, please see the following pages where you can find the new schedules.
Please Note: You can now also take the Shuttle Services from Tampin / Pulau Sebang (see below for more information).
With the introduction of new KTM timetables from the 18th of December 2017, and again from the 3rd of June 2018, another option to travel from KL to JB by train has become available.
From this date, you can now go from Tampin to JB by Shuttle train, as some of these services have now been extended past Gemas to Tampin (also known as Pulau Sebang Railway Station).
From KL, you now have the choice of taking a cheap KTM Komuter Train or ETS to Tampin, then the Shuttle to JB Sentral from there.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 16th of July 2019.
To see the full new ETS schedule for southbound trains click here >
Fares for the KL to JB train are for one-way tickets (no discount for return tickets).
You will now have to buy two separate tickets:
ETS Trains from KL Sentral to Gemas cost:
Adult: 31 MYR- Child: 20 MYR
The Shuttle Train from Gemas to Johor Bahru cost:
Adult: 21 MYR - Child: 15 MYR
These trains are a very popular way to travel between KL and JB and are often fully booked. To make sure you get a seat, book your tickets as early as possible.
You can book advance tickets at any KTMB mainline station, or:
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If you find that the trains are full for your dates of travel, an easy alternative is to travel by bus from KL to JB.
If you want to continue your journey from Johor Bahru to Singapore by train, you can now take one of the Shuttle Trains that take just five minutes to travel from JB Sentral Station to Woodlands Station in Singapore.