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.

ETS Route Map
Peta Laluan ETS

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The route map is for illustration purposes only and may not reflect the actual stations that each train calls at.
Peta laluan hanya untuk tujuan ilustrasi sahaja dan kemungkinan tidak mengikut jadual perhentian perjalanan keretapi yang sebenar.

Singapore to Bangkok by Train
Singapura ke Bangkok dengan Keretapi

Singapore to Bangkok by Train
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Timetables from KTM’s website effective 18 December 2017
Jadual waktu dari laman web KTM berkuatkuasa 18 Disember 2017

Links attached are no longer hosted on Google Drive as RailTravel Station is too often confused with the timetable provider instead of KTM. Should the links be down, it is on KTM’s servers and not on mine.

Link yang dilampirkan tiada lagi di dapati di Google Drive, di atas sebab RailTravel Station terlalu kerap memuatnaik jadual perjalanan keretapi berbanding KTM. Sekiranya link tiada lagi berfungsi, ia kemungkinan berpunca dari khidmat jaringan KTM dan bukan berpunca dari website RailTravel Station.

KTM Train Ticket Booking Methods
Kaedah Tempahan Tiket Keretapi KTM

Tickets are open for sale 30 days before departure.
Tiket dibuka untuk dijual 30 hari sebelum berlepas.

Hotel Booking
Tempahan Hotel

Attractions Booking
Tempahan Tarikan

  • Klook (Get FREE $4.30*/RM13.00* voucher for your first purchase when you sign up here*subject to exchange rate)

How do I book tickets online?
Bagaimanakah saya menempah tiket dalam talian?

Links to the KTM E-Ticket System are strikethroughed due to KTM’s own admission of the instability of their system here after Prime Minister Najib Razak personally posted on Facebook that there is such an issue here. Proceed using the KTM E-Ticket System at your own risk.

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

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.

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