ETS Gold

The ETS Gold offers a limited-stop service at major stations along the route it serves. It is the most common service class of ETS. Trains run as far south as Gemas, and as far north as Padang Besar to connect with shuttle trains to Hat Yai, Thailand.

Route Map

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Rolling Stock

91 Class 03
93 Class 03

ETS services use the 91 Class and 93 Class train sets interchangeably, though the 91 Class train sets operate most frequently on ETS Gold services between KL Sentral and Ipoh, and 93 Class train sets on all other routes.

Interior of 91 Class
KL Sentral – Sungai Buloh – Ipoh

Interior of 93 Class
Gemas – KL Sentral – Ipoh – Padang Besar
Gemas – KL Sentral – Ipoh – Butterworth
Gemas – KL Sentral – Ipoh – Butterworth – Padang Besar

93 Class Interior

ETS Gold 91 Class Seating Plans
KL Sentral – Sungai Buloh – Ipoh

Seating Plan ETS 91 Class Combined Severe Watermark 01
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ETS Gold 93 Class Seating Plans
Gemas – KL Sentral – Ipoh – Padang Besar
Gemas – KL Sentral – Ipoh – Butterworth
Gemas – KL Sentral – Ipoh – Butterworth – Padang Besar

Seating Plan ETS 93 Class Combined Severe Watermark 01
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Singapore to Bangkok by Train

Singapore to Bangkok by Train
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Timetables from KTM’s website effective 18 December 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.

Fares

KTM Intercity Fare ETS Gold
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Fares from KTM’s website

Unavailable.

Journey Experiences

KTM Train Ticket Booking Methods

Tickets are open for sale 30 days before departure.

Hotel Booking

Attractions Booking

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How do I book tickets online?

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.

The ETS Gold to or from Butterworth is full. How do I still get on the ETS Gold?

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Book your ticket to or from Parit Buntar instead. Use the KTM Komuter Northern Sector to travel between Butterworth and Parit Buntar, interchanging at Bukit Mertajam.


Rolling Stock Replacement

92 Class Padang Besar 01
92 Class Interior 03

In the event that there are no available ETS 91 Class or 93 Class train sets, the ETS Gold service will operate with KTM Komuter 92 Class train sets. This usually happens on the KL – Ipoh trains. Should this situation arise, there will be free seating on the train. If you are unable to find a seat, you may stand or sit on the floor for your journey. If you travel frequently especially on the KL – Ipoh sector, you are advised to bring a foldable stool for your journey as a precautionary measure.

This arrangement now takes place most of the time on the weekend ETS Gold Sungai Buloh – Ipoh route.

No catering service will be available on board.

No toilets are available on board. There may be an announced 15 minute toilet break at a station en route to the destination, usually at Tanjung Malim. Should there not be one, check with a staff if you are able to use your ETS ticket for the KTM Komuter service. If he or she allows it, alight at a KTM Komuter station with a train that serves your eventual destination to use the toilet there and get on the next KTM Komuter train to your destination.

No refunds will be provided by KTM in case of such a rolling stock replacement.

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39 thoughts on “ETS Gold

  1. Wisarut says:

    some objection – the departure from Padang besar at 5.45 AM (Malaysia time) is not quite convenient for Hatyai Padang besar shuttle to make a connection though – even after changing the departure time for the first train from Hatyai to Padang Besar to 6AM (Thailand time) and it is unlikely for SRT to run the first train Hatyai to Padang Besar at 4 AM

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  2. fithri says:

    I’m just wondering why KTMB official website can’t even make seat layout as details as what you have at your website.

    It’s will help people to book their seat.

    Like

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