If you want to travel on the KTM Sungai Petani to Padang Besar train services you have a choice of the frequent and cheap Komuter services (commuter) or you can reserve a seat on one of the fast (but more expensive) Electric Train Services (ETS for short).
Latest KTM Komuter train timetable for 2019.
Train No 2940 Leaves Sungai Petani at 05:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 07:16.
Train No 2944 Leaves Sungai Petani at 06:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 08:16.
Train No 2948 Leaves Sungai Petani at 07:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 09:16.
Train No 2952 Leaves Sungai Petani at 08:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 10:16.
Train No 2954 Leaves Sungai Petani at 09:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 11:16.
Train No 2956 Leaves Sungai Petani at 10:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 12:15.
Train No 2960 Leaves Sungai Petani at 12:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 14:16.
Train No 2964 Leaves Sungai Petani at 14:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 16:16.
Train No 2966 Leaves Sungai Petani at 15:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 17:16.
Train No 2968 Leaves Sungai Petani at 16:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 18:16.
Train No 2972 Leaves Sungai Petani at 17:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 19:16.
Train No 2976 Leaves Sungai Petani at 18:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 20:16.
Train No 2980 Leaves Sungai Petani at 19:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 21:16.
Train No 2984 Leaves Sungai Petani at 21:59 - Arriving in Padang Besar at 23:16.
All trains depart daily.
These commuter trains stop at all stations along the route and the duration of the journey by KTM Komuter train from Sungai Petani to Padang Besar is one hour and 17 minutes.
Seats are on a first come, first served basis and often you may find you have to stand for part of the journey (seats usually become available after passengers get off at the busy station of Alor Setar).
If you want to reserve a seat, you will have to take one of the ETS trains that stop at Sungai Petani on the way to the Thailand / Malaysia border station of Padang Besar.
Do not take the late evening train as this will arrive when the border is closed so you will be stuck at the station all night!
The duration of the journey by ETS train is around one hour, 12/13 minutes.
The price for a Komuter train from Sungai Petani to Padang Besar is 9.30 RM.
Tickets for the ETS train cost:
Platinum : 29 RM
Gold : 23 RM
If you want to continue your journey by train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai Junction Railway Station, there are a couple of Shuttle services a day that operate on this route.
Other transport options from Padang Besar to Hat Yai are available if you cross in to Thailand by the main land border crossing next to the station.