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 (Terminal KTM), just a five minutes later than the times shown below.
All the following ETS services depart daily :
New KL to Alor Setar ETS Schedule valid from from 18th December 2017:
EP 9202 (ETS Platinum Service): Departs KL Sentral at 06:45 - Arrives at Alor Setar at 11:23.
EG 9420 (ETS Gold Service): Departs KL Sentral at 09:44 - Arrives at Alor Setar at 14:22.
EP 9204 (ETS Platinum Service): Departs KL Sentral at 11:40 - Arrives at Alor Setar at 16:18.
EG 9422 (ETS Gold Service): Departs KL Sentral at 18:17 - Arrives at Alor Setar at 00:03.
EG 9424 (ETS Gold Service): Departs KL Sentral at 23:27 - Arrives at Alor Setar at 04:14.
If you would prefer to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar by bus :
How much does the train from KL to Alor Setar cost?
Fares for these services are as follows :
ETS Gold Services cost : Adult 70 RM - Child 39 RM
ETS Platinum Services cost : Adult 93 RM - Child 51 RM
Please note : There are no 1st or 2nd class carriages - all the coaches are the same class.
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.