Taking the KTMB ETS Train from KL Sentral to Alor Setar in Kedah, is now much faster than it used to be with the old Intercity trains as the new Electric Train Services travel at speeds of up 160 kilometres an hour.
Trains leave from the main station in Kuala Lumpur, KL Sentral, but you can also catch these services from the old station, just a five minutes later than the times shown below.
All the following ETS services depart daily :
EG 9220 (ETS Gold Service) Departs KL Sentral at 06:56 - Arrives at Alor Setar at 11:21.
EG 9208 (ETS Gold Service) Departs KL Sentral at 09:30 - Arrives at Alor Setar at 14:34.
EP 9214 (ETS Platinum Service) Departs KL Sentral at 11:00 - Arrives at Alor Setar at 15:17.
EG 9204 (ETS Gold Service) Departs KL Sentral at 18:22 - Arrives at Alor Setar at 22:42.
If you would prefer to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar by bus :
Fares for these services are as follows :
ETS Gold Services cost : Adult 73 RM - Child 41 RM
ETS Platinum Services cost : Adult 98 RM - Child 53 RM
Please note : There are no 1st or 2nd class coaches - all the coaches are the same.
Train tickets in Malaysia usually go on sale 60 days in advance.
You can buy tickets from any KTMB railway station or easier and sometimes cheaper :
If you are using this train to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, you will have to take a taxi to the jetty from the station, or walk into the city centre and catch a cheap bus to the jetty.