ETS Train Classes
There are only 2 types of ETS train tickets you can buy to travel from KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur to Taiping, Perak, 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 (3 hours 20 mins) to reach Taiping from KL Sentral and it only stops at 5 stations: Kuala Lumpur, Kampar, Batu Gajah, Ipoh, and Kuala Kangsar.
ETS Gold train ticket price is cheaper than the ETS Platinum ticket, it takes 3 hours 30 mins to reach Taiping from KL Sentral and stops at 7-12 stations.
ETS Trip Duration from KL Sentral to Taiping
|3h 20mins||3h 30mins||NA|
Online ETS Ticket Price from KL Sentral to Taiping
Here is the price list of the ETS ticket sold by each ticket agent in Malaysia:
|Online Ticket Agent||Platinum||Gold||Silver|
|Easybook.com||RM 62.00||RM 47.00||NA|
|BusOnlineTicket.com||RM 65.10||RM 49.35||NA|
|12GO.com||RM 73.33||RM 55.92||NA|
Online ETS Ticket Agents
|Online Ticket Agent||Click to Buy|
There are 5 ETS Platinum trains available from KL Sentral to Taiping, which are at 10:55 am, 11:25 am, 2:40 pm, 6:00 pm and 8:40 pm.
There are also 5 ETS Gold trains available for the route KL Sentral to Taiping, which is at 7:00 am, 10:04 am, 5:34 pm, 9:50 pm and 11:30 pm.
See KTM ETS timetable schedule below:
Click here to download high-resolution ETS Gemas to Padang Besar train schedule.
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 Gate C
The departure gate is located at KL Sentral Level 1 Gate C. It is currently sharing the same departure gate for the KTM Komuter. It might be a little confusing, but you can easily reach out the information counter or the available ETS staff for a confirmation.
Arrival Point – Taiping Train Station
The Taiping railway station or Taiping Train Station is a Malaysian train station located at and named after the town of Taiping, Perak.
Malaysia’s first railway station was situated in Taiping and was opened in 1885 when the Taiping-Port Weld Railway Line, Malaysia’s first, was opened. The current modern station is the third railway station to be built in Taiping. It was built as part of the Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrification and Double-Tracking Project which was completed in 2014.
The station is on the West Coast Line and is a stop for both the KTM ETS services between Gemas and Padang Besar, and between Ipoh and Padang Besar since the two services commenced on 11 July 2015 and 10 July 2015 respectively, as well as the Bukit Mertajam-Padang Rengas route of the ‘1’ KTM Komuter Northern Sector line.