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).
To see the latest KTM Komuter train timetable for 2024, click on the timetable link below:
For the latest KTM Komuter train fares, please see the following pages:
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.