The ETS Padang Besar to KL Sentral train station in Kuala Lumpur started operating in early July 2015 and is now one of the main routes for the new high-speed ETS Train Services in Malaysia.
These new services have now completely replaced all the old slower Intercity services in this part of the country.
Travelling on the ETS train cuts the travel time in half compared to the older and much slower Intercity Express Trains that used to run on this route, but unfortunately this means the popular night sleeper train is no longer operating.
New Padang Besar to KL Sentral ETS schedule from 1st February 2017 :
EG9021 : Departs Pdg. Besar at 06:45 - Arrives KL Sentral at 12:18.
EP9401 : Departs Pdg. Besar at 09:13 - Arrives KL Sentral at 14:38.
EP9501 : Departs Pdg. Besar at 12:55 - Arrives KL Sentral at 18:08.
EP9007 : (operates on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only) Departs Pdg. Besar at 13:58 - Arrives KL Sentral at 19:13.
EG9219 : Departs Pdg. Besar at 15:43 - Arrives KL Sentral at 21:16.
EP9009 : Departs Pdg. Besar at 16:55 - Arrives KL Sentral at 22:10.
EG9525 : Departs Pdg. Besar at 19:40 - Arrives KL Sentral at 01:12.
Trains operate daily except where stated.
(EG) = ETS Gold Service.
(EP) = ETS Platinum Service.
If you need some advise on how to travel from Hat Yai in Thailand to Padang Besar Railway Station in Malaysia :
Fares for this ETS Gold Service from the Thai border to KL Sentral cost :
76 RM for Adults
42 RM for Children.
The Platinum Service cost :
102 RM for Adults
55 RM for Children.
You can buy tickets for these trains on the day at the P. Besar station (if there are seats left).
The KTMB ticket office is located upstairs.
For advance bookings, the best thing to do is book online.
This is easy to do, either directly from the KTMB website or for a simpler booking process use an online ticket agent.
Another way to travel from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur by train (if you have time) is in a series of shorter routes as follows :