Travel on the ETS Train from Arau to KL Sentral is the easiest and quickest way to travel from Langkawi Island to Kuala Lumpur overland, as the new fast Electric Train Services speed their way to the capital at 160 kilometres an hour.
All the following ETS Trains operate daily - if you wish to disembark at the old railway station in Kuala Lumpur, you will arrive there just five minutes before the time shown below.
EG 9203 (ETS Gold Service) Departs Arau at 08:01 - Arrives at Kuala Lumpur Sentral at 12:44.
EP 9213 (ETS Platinum Service) Departs Arau at 09:46 - Arrives at Kuala Lumpur Sentral at 14:25.
EG 9209 (ETS Gold Service) Departs Arau at 16:31 - Arrives at Kuala Lumpur Sentral at 22:00.
EG 9215 (ETS Gold Service) Departs Arau at 17:33 - Arrives at Kuala Lumpur Sentral at 23:10.
EG 9221 (ETS Gold Service) Departs Arau at 20:16 - Arrives at Kuala Lumpur Sentral at 01:12.
Fares for these services depend on the type of train, Gold or Platinum.
All seats on these services are all the same class (ie there is no 1st or 2nd class).
Gold ETS Train fares are : Adult 76 RM - Child 42 RM
Platinum ETS Train fares are : Adult 102 RM - Child 55 RM
Booking for these trains is highly advisable as they can often be full, specially during school and public holidays.
If you are coming from Langkawi Island, do not just turn up at Arau station without a ticket - book well in advance first.
You can make an advance booking (usually up to 60 days in advance) at any KTMB railway station, or much more conveniently :
To check for the ferry times and fares from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis