If you are looking for the best way to travel from Bukit Mertajam to Langkawi Island (Pulau Langkawi), taking the train from Bukit Mertajam to Arau is a good option as the ferry terminal for fast boats to the island is located fairly close to Arau KTM station.
These trains are the cheap Northern Commuter services (Komuter Utara) that run on the route between Bukit Mertajam (BM) and Padang Besar.
Jadual Keretapi Komuter KTM Bukit Mertajam ke Arau
Latest BM to Arau KTM Komuter schedule.
To see the latest commuter train timetable from Bukit Mertajam Railway Station to KTM Arau Railway Station please click on the following link:
The duration of the journey by commuter train from BM to Arau is one hour and 21 minutes.
Harga Tiket / Tambang
To see the latest commuter train fares from Bukit Mertajam to Arau, please see the following page:
Beli Tiket Keretapi KTM ke Arau dari Bukit Mertajam
Unlike ETS trains (they do not operate on this route), there is no need to book in advance so all you do is just go to BM train station, buy your tickets from the ticket counter then take the next northbound train heading to Padang Besar.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so if you can, avoid the busy rush hours in the early morning and late afternoon and travel at off-peak times when the trains are not so full.
KTM Arau ke Terminal Feri Langkawi (Kuala Perlis Jeti)
If you are travelling to Langkawi Island from BM, you can take a taxi from the railway station in Arau straight to the jetty at Kuala Perlis (around 19km away).
Another cheaper but much longer way to get to the jetty is to take a bus from just outside the train station to Kangar Bus Terminal (Bukit Lagi).
From Kangar you then have to take another bus to Kuala Perlis Bus Terminal, then it is a short walk to the ferry terminal.
Other trains from Bukit Mertajam Railway Station: