Travel by Train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur from 19th 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.
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.
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.
To view the latest timetables for these three services, please see the following pages on our site :
Please note: With the introduction of a new KTM timetable from the 18th of December 2017, you can now travel from JB to Tampin on a couple of the the Shuttle Trains.
This means you can now connect to the KTM Komuter Trains from Tampin to KL Sentral.
Doing the trip this way is slightly slower, but much cheaper as you do not have to use the more expensive ETS services.
Alternatively, you can travel directly from Singapore to KL by bus from many departure points around the city.
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
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 :
If you are staying in Singapore, the best way to do this is through an online agent.
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Arriving at KL Sentral Station in Kuala Lumpur, there are plenty of places to stay within a few minutes walk or a short taxi ride :
From KL Sentral railway station it is also easy to get to all parts of the city either by city trains (LRT), buses and taxi's or if you are heading out to KUL airport, you can catch the high speed rail link or a cheaper bus from KL Sentral.