Taking the ETS Train from Alor Setar to KL Sentral is the fastest way to travel from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur, taking between four and five hours to complete the trip.
The new Electric Train Services are now the only way to travel by train to KL from Alor Setar as the older Intercity Trains have now all been cancelled.
All the following ETS services depart daily and also stop at the old Kuala Lumpur Station (just five minutes before the time shown below) :
EG 9203 (ETS Gold Service) Departs Alor Setar at 08:19 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 12:44.
EP 9213 (ETS Platinum Service) Departs Alor Setar at 10:04 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 14:25.
EG 9209 (ETS Gold Service) Departs Alor Setar at 16:48 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 22:00.
EG 9215 (ETS Gold Service) Departs KL Sentral at 17:55 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 23:10.
EG 9221 (ETS Gold Service) Departs Alor Setar at 20:34 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 01:12.
The ticket prices for seats to KL are only available in a the same class - there are no First class or Second class carriages on any of the ETS services.
ETS Gold Trains cost : Adult 73 RM - Child 41 RM
ETS Platinum Trains cost : Adult 98 RM - Child 53 RM
You can buy your tickets to KL usually 60 days in advance of your departure date.
Tickets can be purchased from the Alor Setar railway station or any other KTMB railway station.
Or, more easily and sometimes cheaper, you can :
If you would like to compare the cost of travelling from Alor Setar to KL by bus :