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.
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 under five and a half hours for the fastest services.
Trains are operated by KTM Berhad - Keretapi Tanah Melayu.
Arau to KL Sentral ETS Train Timetable (Jadual Perjalanan) valid from the 3rd of June 2018:
EG 9221 : (ETS Gold Service) Departs Arau at 08:05 - Arrives Kuala Lumpur Sentral at 13:47.
EP 9201 : (ETS Platinum Service) Departs Arau at 11:33 - Arrives Kuala Lumpur Sentral at 16:55.
EP 9203 : (ETS Platinum Service) Departs Arau at 14:38 - Arrives Kuala Lumpur Sentral at 20:05.
EP 9205 : (ETS Platinum Service) Departs Arau at 17:31 - Arrives Kuala Lumpur Sentral at 22:55.
EG 9425 : (ETS Gold Service) Departs Arau at 18:23 - Arrives Kuala Lumpur Sentral at 00:06.
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).
Gold ETS Train fares are : Adult 73 RM - Child 41 RM
Platinum ETS Train fares are : Adult 98 RM - Child 53 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 a month or two in advance) at any KTMB railway station, or much more conveniently :
To check for the ferry times and fares from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis