Train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
(SG to KL) KTM Schedule (Jadual)

Travel by Train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur from May 2016 now involves three separate trains!

All the diesel Intercity Express day and night sleeper trains have been cancelled from this date.

This is due to the dual electrified track now being completed between Gemas and KL.

The upgrading of the track between Gemas and JB Sentral is still ongoing and not due for completion until late 2024.

To travel from Singapore to KL by train now, you have to do the following:

The first step of your journey from SG to KL is to take the 5 minute trip on the Shuttle Train from Woodlands Station in Singapore to JB Sentral Station in Johor Bahru.

Singapore to JB Sentral shuttle trainSingapore to JB Sentral shuttle train

From JB Sentral, you will then have to catch a Shuttle Train or the one Intercity Train to Gemas.

Seats on a shuttle train from JB Sentral to GemasSeats on a shuttle train from JB Sentral to Gemas (the same carriages are also used for the SG to JB train)

From Gemas (where the new electrified dual tracks start), you can then catch a high-speed Electric Train Service (ETS) to KL Sentral Station in Kuala Lumpur.

Seats on an ETS train to KLSSeats on an ETS train to KLS (Kuala Lumpur Sentral)

Latest KTM Train Timetable from Singapore to KL Sentral - via JB Sentral / Gemas or Tampin

(Jadual Waktu Keretapi KTM terkini dari Singapura ke KL Sentral)

Latest KTM Train Timetable:

KTM ETS2 trainKTM ETS2 train

Alternatively, you can travel directly from Singapore to KL by bus from many departure points around the city.

This is currently much quicker than travelling by train from Woodlands to KL (until the fast Electric Train railway tracks have been completed).

See our Singapore to Malaysia Bus booking page here to find departure times and fares >

Another alternative is to travel over to Johor Bahru first (by train, taxi or bus), then take a direct bus from JB to Kuala Lumpur.

This can work out much cheaper than taking a bus directly from Singapore, but it is a lot more hassle and you have to allow plenty of time to cross the Singapore / Malaysia border which is often very congested (take the train from Woodlands to JB Sentral if you can, as immigration procedures here are much quicker).

Flying from SIN to KUL (KLIA) is also another good option with flights competitively priced and some really good deals to be had.

This is easily the quickest way to travel from Singapore to KL!

To find cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore click here >

Train Ticket Prices Singapore to KL

Tickets for these three trains will cost you the following:

Shuttle Train from Singapore to JB Sentral cost:

5 SGD (Adult and Child)

Shuttle Trains from JB Sentral to Gemas cost:

Adult 21 MYR
Child 15 MYR

ETS tickets from Gemas to Kuala Lumpur Sentral cost:

Gold Service :
Adult 31 MYR
Child 20 MYR

Please note: KTM now price their ETS tickets using a Flexi Fare system. This means the price will vary from those shown above depending on how far in advance you book and what time of the day, day of the week and time of the year you are travelling in.

For more information about Flexi Fares, see our KL Sentral ETS fares page here >

How to Book Tickets for the Train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

If you want to travel all the way by train from SG to KL, you will have to book all three separate tickets if you want to guarantee a seat on all three trains (unless you decide to take a Komuter service for the last sector where no advance booking is available):

If you are staying in Singapore, the best way to do this is through an online agent or by using the KTM official website.

How to Travel to Woodlands Train Station from Singapore City Centre

As the Woodlands Railway Station (also known as Woodlands Train Checkpoint - WTCP or Woodlands CIQ) is located in the very north of the island, you will need plenty of time to travel out to the station to catch your train over to JB Sentral.

The easiest (and so the most expensive) way to get from the city centre is by taxi.

If you want to travel to Woodlands as cheaply as possible, it is best to take an MRT Train to either Marsiling MRT Station (the nearest MRT station to WTCP and within walking distance - 1.7 Kms if you have time) or Woodlands MRT Station where there is a bus interchange.

From either of these MRT stations, you then have to take a short bus trip to WTCP.

For more information, fares, timetables, please visit the following website: >

They also have a very useful "Journey Planner" where you put in you point of departure and destination and they will tell you the best ways to get there.

From KL Sentral railway station it is also easy to get to all parts of the city either by city trains (LRT) and KTM Komuter Trains, buses and taxi's or if you are heading out to KUL airport, you can catch the high speed rail link to KLIA / KLIA2 or a cheaper bus from underneath KL Sentral Railway Station.

For the latest timetables for KTM Komuter Trains from KL Sentral click here >

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