ETS

ETS services are the latest trains on KTM’s network, running at a maximum speed of 160km/h (140km/h operational speed) on electrified double track sectors between Gemas and Padang Besar. Though often seen as a separate service, ETS operates under KTM Intercity, and tickets can be bought from any KTM Intercity counters throughout the network.

Train services are classified as follows:

The ETS classes are classified by speed and number of stops rather than seating classes. All trains have similar seats and services on board including TV, power sockets, washrooms and a bistro area for food and beverages.

A ride between Sentral Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth on the fastest ETS Platinum service can take just 4 hours, and between Sentral Kuala Lumpur and Padang Besar, just 5 hours and 15 minutes.

If you are commuting between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, you should seriously consider taking the bus instead, unless you wish to experience the train journey as the destination itself. Click here for details of Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Express Buses.

Route Map

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Timetable

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Click here to view RailTravel Station’s Integrated Timetables.

Timetables from KTM’s website effective 1 February 2017

Links attached are hosted on Google Drive as it’s more stable than KTM’s servers, ensuring accessibility even when KTM’s website is down.

KTM Train Ticket Booking Methods

Tickets are open for sale 180 days before departure except for the Shuttle Tebrau which opens 30 days before departure.

Hotel Booking

Attractions Booking

How do I book tickets online?

Now that KTM has rationalised train services for KTM Intercity services to ply on the unelectrified single-track sectors and ETS services to ply on the electrified double-track sectors, and re-timetabled the trains effective 1 February 2017, how do I travel between Singapore and Butterworth now?

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From Woodlands CIQ to Butterworth: Take the Shuttle Tebrau to JB Sentral, then change to the Shuttle (JB Sentral – Gemas) to Gemas, then change to the ETS Gold to Parit Buntar, then change to the KTM Komuter Northern Sector Bukit Mertajam – Padang Rengas Line to Bukit Mertajam, and then change to the KTM Komuter Northern Sector Butterworth – Padang Besar Line to Butterworth.
– 5 trains, 4 transfers

From Butterworth to Woodlands (9113dn): Take the ETS Gold to Gemas, then change to the Shuttle (JB Sentral – Gemas) to JB Sentral, and then change to the Shuttle Tebrau to Woodlands CIQ.
– 3 trains, 2 transfers

From Butterworth to Woodlands (9501dn): Take the KTM Komuter Northern Sector Butterworth – Padang Besar Line to Bukit Mertajam, then change to the KTM Komuter Northern Sector Bukit Mertajam – Padang Rengas Line to Parit Buntar, then change to the ETS Platinum to Gemas, then change to the Shuttle (JB Sentral – Gemas) to JB Sentral, and then change to the Shuttle Tebrau to Woodlands CIQ.
– 5 trains, 4 transfers

From Butterworth to Woodlands (9525dn): Take the KTM Komuter Northern Sector Butterworth – Padang Besar Line to Bukit Mertajam, then change to the KTM Komuter Northern Sector Bukit Mertajam – Padang Rengas Line to Parit Buntar, then change to the ETS Gold to Gemas, then change to the Shuttle (JB Sentral – Gemas) to JB Sentral, and then change to the Shuttle Tebrau to Woodlands CIQ.
– 5 trains, 4 transfers

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