ETS Train from Arau to KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur

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 140 kilometres an hour.

Seats on an ETS train from Arau to KL SentralSeats on an ETS train from Arau to KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur

ETS Train Schedule from Arau to Kuala Lumpur, KL Sentral Station

Jadual Keretapi ETS dari Arau ke Kuala Lumpur, Stesen KL Sentral

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.

The duration of the journey is a little over five hours for the fastest services.

Trains are operated by KTM Berhad - Keretapi Tanah Melayu.

To see the train schedule from KL to Arau click here >

ETS Timetable during RMCO (Jadual ETS semasa PKPP)

There is a new temporary timetable from the 15th July 2020.

New Arau to KL Sentral ETS Train Timetable (Jadual Perjalanan) for 2020:

New Arau to KLS ETS Timetable

The schedule shown below is currently not operating. To see the timetable in operation at the moment click here >

EG 9221: (ETS Gold) Departs Arau at 07:38 - Arrives KL Sentral at 13:01 (Operates Daily).

EP 9201: (ETS Platinum) Departs Arau at 09:58 - Arrives KL Sentral at 15:05 (Operates Daily).

EP 9203: (ETS Platinum) Departs Arau at 13:58 - Arrives KL Sentral at 19:09 (Operates Daily).

*EP 9275: (ETS Platinum) Departs Arau at 15:33 - Arrives KL Sentral at 20:44 *this new service includes a Business Class carriage (Operates Daily).

EG 9425: (ETS Gold) Departs Arau at 16:13 - Arrives KL Sentral at 21:36 (Operates Daily).

EP 9205: (ETS Platinum) Departs Arau at 17:08 - Arrives KL Sentral at 22:25 (Operates Daily).

Click here to see the full ETS timetable for these services >

Or visit the ETS timetables page on the official KTM website here >

KTM Arau railway stationKTM Arau railway station

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Ticket Prices for the KTM ETS Train from Arau to KL Sentral

Harga Tiket untuk Keratapi KTM ETS dari Arau ke KL Sentral

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 3rd, 2nd or 1st class) for the older ETS trains.

However, the new ETS2 trains that are being put online operate with a Business Class coach.

The basic fares for trains from Arau to KL are:

Gold ETS Train fares are: Adult 73 RM - Child 41 RM

Platinum ETS Train fares are: Adult 98 RM - Child 53 RM

The prices shown above will also vary depending on the new KTM Flexi Fare rules which are quite complicated.

The main one is the time you book your tickets:

If you book over 30 days in advance you will get a small discount.

If you book 6 days or less in advance you will pay a little more.

There are also many more variables like the time of year you travel, what day you travel, if it is a public holiday and more...

So, the only way to find the actual price you will pay will be to book your ticket.

Buying Arau to KL Train Tickets

Membeli Tiket Keretapi Arau ke KL

Booking for these trains is highly advisable as they can often be full, especially 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 a month or two in advance) at any KTMB railway station, or much more conveniently:

Book your Arau to KL ETS tickets online >


To check for the ferry times and fares from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis

See our Kuala Perlis ferry times page here >

For information on how to travel from Langkawi to KL by bus click here >

KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur Trains main page >

KTM Arau train timetables (jadual) main page >