ETS Train Classes
There are only 2 types of ETS train tickets you can buy to travel from KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar, Perlis, namely the ETS Gold and ETS Platinum. The ETS Silver train does not serve this route. The differences between these ETS classes are the ticket price and the travel time.
ETS Platinum train costs the highest ticket price and it takes the shortest time (5 hours 30 mins) to reach Padang Besar from KL Sentral and it only stops at 9 stations: Kuala Lumpur, Kampar, Batu Gajah, Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, Taiping, Sungai Petani, Alor Star, and Arau.
ETS Gold train ticket price is cheaper than the ETS Platinum ticket, it takes approximately 5 hours 50 mins to reach Butterworth from KL Sentral and stops at 17-20 stations.
ETS Trip Duration from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
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Online ETS Ticket Price from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
Please check the ETS ticket price from KTMB offcial website.
Online ETS Ticket Agents
On 28 January 2019, KTMB updated that they has not appointed any individual or agency or company as KTMB ticket agent. Customer may purchase ticket at KTMB official website or using mobile apps KTMB Mob Ticket (Google Play Store) or (Apple App Store).
There are only 2 ETS Platinum trains available from KL Sentral to Padang Besar, which are at 10:55 am and 6:00 pm.
Only 3 ETS Gold trains are available for the route KL Sentral to Butterworth, which is at 7:00 am, 10:04 am and 11:30 pm.
See KTM ETS timetable schedule here:
Departure Point – KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur
ETS train from KL Sentral to Ipoh depart from KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur, which is one of the largest transportation hubs in KL. The well-planned public transportation to connect the areas in KL made it very convenient for people to travel from one place to another. You can easily arrive KL Sentral by taking the LRT, KTM train, KLIA Transit, RapidKL bus or taxi.
KL Sentral is usually busy and crowded especially on weekends and public holidays. Therefore, please take care of your belongings and be aware of pickpockets. While waiting for your train departure, you can also check out the new shopping mall Nu Sentral right beside the KL Sentral.
ETS Ticket Counter at KL Sentral
The ETS ticket counter is located at Level 2. If you have any inquiries regarding your ETS ticket status, feel free to reach out for the available ETS staff. You can also buy tickets from the physical ETS ticket counter.
Waiting Area – KL Sentral Level 2
The waiting area is located at Level 2 in front of Gate B. There will an announcement when your booked ETS train is available for boarding.
Departure Gate – KL Sentral Level 1 or Level 2
The departure gate is located at KL Sentral either Level 1 or Level 2. You can find out the departure gate of your train from the signboards available. If you are confused, you can easily reach out the information counter or the available ETS staff for confirmation.
Arrival Point – Padang Besar Train Station
The arrival point for ETS train to Padang Besar is at the KTM Padang Besar train station. KTM Padang Besar train station is located nearby the border between Malaysia and Thailand. If you are planning to go to Thailand, you can go through the immigration process at the train station. The immigration checkpoint for both Malaysia and Thailand is located within the same building.
Going to Thailand from Padang Besar Malaysia train station
If you are planning to go to Thailand from Padang Besar, you either take the ThaiRailway (SRT) train from Padang Besar Malaysia train station or take the minivan services available from the train station. You can find many tour companies on the second floor.