The new ETS Train from Padang Besar to KL Sentral Station in Kuala Lumpur started operating in early July 2015 and is the first of many new high-speed ETS Train Services in Malaysia.
Travelling on the ETS train cuts the travel time in half compared to the older and much slower Intercity Trains on this route.
New timetable from 19th May 2016.
EG9203 : Departs Pdg. Besar at 07:45 - Arrives KL Sentral at 12:44.
EP9213 : Departs Pdg. Besar at 09:30 - Arrives KL Sentral at 14:25.
EG9209 : Departs Pdg. Besar at 16:15 - Arrives KL Sentral at 21:50.
EG9215 : Departs Pdg. Besar at 17:15 - Arrives KL Sentral at 23:05.
EG9221 : Departs Pdg. Besar at 20:00 - Arrives KL Sentral at 01:12.
Trains operate daily.
(EG) = Gold Service.
(EP) = Platinum Service.
Alternative Intercity Trains :
The only other train that travels all the way from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur is the Senandung Langkawi Express night Train number 21, which originates in the southern Thai city of Hat Yai, crosses the border at Padang Besar Station then travel overnight to KL Sentral station.
This train is now cancelled.
Another Intercity train that travels down from Thailand to Butterworth in Penang is the International Express Train number 35.
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 :
80 RM for Adults
44 RM for Children.
The Platinum Service cost :
102 RM for Adults
55 RM for Children.
You can buy tickets for these train 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.
If you just want to check to see if there are any seats left for today or the next six days visit our booking page, where you will find a link to KTMB's Seat Availability page.
The other way to travel from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur by ETS Train is in a series of shorter routes as follows :