ETS Platinum

ETS Platinum offers the fastest service on KTM’s network with minimal stops at only key stations along its route. Trains currently ply from Butterworth to KL Sentral, and between KL Sentral and Padang Besar.

Route Map

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Rolling Stock

93 Class 03

ETS services use the 91 Class and 93 Class train sets interchangeably, though the 93 Class train sets operate most frequently on ETS Platinum services.

Interior of 93 Class

93 Class Interior

ETS Platinum Seating Plans

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Timetable

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.

Fares

Fares ETS Platinum
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Fares from KTM’s website

Unavailable.

Journey Experiences

Video courtesy of Dinie Razin.

Note: From 1 February 2017, all ETS trains including ETS Platinum services will make the journey between KL Sentral and Butterworth in more than 4 hours.

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

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

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21 thoughts on “ETS Platinum

  1. Grace says:

    Hi , planning to go to Bangkok from Kuala Lumpur by ETS Train, but after train stop at Padang Besar need to do the transit!!
    1. At Padang Besar, how to do transit to the train to Bangkok?
    2. Where to buy the train tickets/ online?

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

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    • RailTravel Station says:

      You can buy tickets to Bangkok starting from Butterworth (1 train daily) or Hat Yai (5 trains daily). No online purchase is available. Buy your train from Butterworth ticket (36up) at any KTM Intercity ticket counters.

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  2. Amin Talha says:

    I always like to face the ditection of travel. When we booked the tickets online we were assigned seats facing the opposite direction automatically. It seems we have no control over this situation. Very annoying.

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  3. hasbiah bt yahaya says:

    How can i get the schedule my travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Star . How much must I pay. Where to buy the ticket. Please assist me

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  4. chang says:

    Hi, i would like to take the ETS from Ipoh to Butterworth, may i know how to select the seat which face Butterworth instead of “terbalik”

    Tq

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  5. indrayudhistira says:

    I wanna go from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai
    at 26 May what time schedule in the morning?
    The from Hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur
    at 28 May what time schedule in the afternoon or evening?
    How much I must spend for total trip?

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  6. Clair Lo says:

    I’m planning a trip by train from jb to Bangkok. Which is the bedt timing to book train ticket?

    Please advise

    Tq very much

    Clair

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