Taking the ETS Train from Alor Setar to KL Sentral is the fastest way to travel from Alor Setar to Kuala Lumpur, taking around 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 Express Trains have now all been cancelled.
New Alor Setar to KL ETS Timetable valid from the 11th of October 2019:
All the following ETS services depart daily and also stop at the old Kuala Lumpur Station, arriving just five minutes before the time shown below.
EG 9221: (ETS Gold Service) Departs Alor Setar at 07:45 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 12:55.
EP 9201: (ETS Platinum Service) Departs Alor Setar at 10:18 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 15:13.
EP 9203: (ETS Platinum Service) Departs Alor Setar at 14:23 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 19:20.
EP 9275 (ETS Platinum Service)
Departs Alor Setar at 16.18 - Arrives KL Sentral at 21:26 (This new
train includes a Business Class carriage).
EG 9425: (ETS Gold Service) Departs Alor Setar at 16:34 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 21:49.
EP 9205: (ETS Platinum Service) Departs Alor Setar at 17:28 - Arrives at KL Sentral at 22:30.
The ticket prices for seats to KL are only available in all the same class - there are no First class or Second class carriages on any of the ETS services.
ETS Gold Trains cost: Adult 70 RM - Child 39 RM
ETS Platinum Trains cost: Adult 93 RM - Child 51 RM
You can buy your tickets to KL usually up to a couple of months in advance of your departure date. However, sometimes advance ticket are only available a few weeks in advance.
Tickets can be purchased from the Alor Setar railway station or any other KTMB railway station.
Or, more easily (plus saving you a trip to the station), you can:
If you would like to compare the cost of travelling from Alor Setar to KL by bus: