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Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

ETS Train Route: Alor Setar - Butterworth - Ipoh - KL

The modern electrified train service along the west coast of the Peninsula connecting the border to Thailand (Padang Besar) with Kuala Lumpur and beyond

ETS Trains

Book ticket at the official KTM website: www.ktmb.com.my

General Information / ETS time tables: http://www.ktmb.com.my/ETS.html

Time Table (PDF) (as of 12/2019)

KTMB Contact Center at +603 – 2267 1200 (Operation 24 hours)

For any enquiry, also follow KTMB Social Media at: 

Official Twitter @ktm_berhad
Official Facebook at KTM Berhad
Official Instagram @ktmbofficial

Train Classes

  • ETS Platinum (fewer stop at the stations)
  • ETS Gold (stops at selected stations)
  • ETS Silver (stops at every station along the way)

Train Layouts

ETS Set Routes Facilities
  • Padang Besar – Gemas – Padang Besar
  • KL Sentral – Padang Besar – KL Sentral
  • Gemas – Butterworth – Gemas
  • KL Sentral – Butterworth – KL Sentral
  • 312 seats
  • speed max 140 km/h
  • Musollah (prayer room)
  • Cluster seat (2 set in each coach)
  • Café
  • 3 toilets located at Coach B, E & D
  • KL Sentral – Ipoh – KL Sentral
  • 350 seats
  • Speed max 140 km/h
  • 4 toilets located at Coach B&E
  • Café
  • LCD TV
  • CCTV

CSR Seat Layout
CSR Seat Layout

Rotem Seat Layout
Rotem Seat Layout


ETS Train Connection KL - Alor Setar

travel time: 4h30min to 4h50min
ticket prices: RM98 (Platinium), RM70 (Gold)
Kuala Lumpur stop: KL Sentral
Alor Setar stop: Alor Setar railway station

ETS Train Connection KL - Ipoh

Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh are also connected by train (along the Singapore - Bangkok route). The route was upgraded in 2010 and is served by the national carrier KTM as "ETS" (Electric Train Service).
The historic train station in Ipoh is an relic of the colonial times just as the Old Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur (which not used for long-distance trains anymore).

travel time: 2h to 2h30min
Kuala Lumpur stop: KL Sentral
Ipoh stop: Ipoh Railway Station

Click the links belows to book train tickets online:
Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh
Ipoh - Kuala Lumpur



ETS Route Map

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