ETS Gold

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
All KL Sentral – Ipoh trains except 9303dn and 9312up.

91 Class Interior 02

Interior of 93 Class
All KL Sentral – Padang Besar trains.
All KL Sentral – Butterworth trains.
KL Sentral – Ipoh train number 9303dn and 9312up only.
All KL Sentral – Gemas trains.

93 Class Interior

ETS Gold Seating Plans

Due to low to zero popularity, and even complains at times, seating plans are no longer available. Please contact KTM Berhad for any seat enquiries.


Due to to zero popularity (ie. 1 click on average per day), and even complains at times, RailTravel Station’s integrated timetables are no longer available.

Timetables from KTM’s website effective 1 August 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.


KTM Intercity Fare ETS Gold
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Fares from KTM’s website


Journey Experiences

KTM Train Ticket Booking Methods

Tickets are open for sale 30 days before departure.

Hotel Booking

Attractions Booking

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.


29 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


  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.


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