Ekspres Selatan | JB Sentral, Gemas & Pulau Sebang (Tampin) Train Schedule, Tickets & Online Booking

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The Ekspres Selatan is a daily service between JB Sentral and Pulau Sebang (Tampin) via Gemas, travelling along the unelectrified, single track line in the south to connect to and from ETS services running at higher speeds on the double track sectors to other central and northern destinations. The Ekspres Selatan mainly serves the southern state of Johor. There is no catering service on board all Ekspres Selatan trains.

From 1 February 2017 till 2 June 2018, the Ekspres Selatan was known as Shuttle.

Any existing local and express buses offer better connections than the infrequent and illogical timings of the Ekspres Selatan. All changes at Gemas or Pulau Sebang (Tampin) between the Ekspres Selatan and ETS – 2 pairs a day – have wait times of over 1 hour, with the record breaking northbound night train connection providing a waiting time of more than 4.5 hours. There are also no more afternoon train connection possibilities departing from either KL Sentral or JB Sentral.

You are strongly advised against taking the Ekspres Selatan effective 3 June 2018.

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If you are commuting between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, you should seriously consider taking the bus instead. With the timetable update effective 18 December 2017, connections with ETS trains at Gemas are poor, and there are no logical connections at all with the timetable update effective 3 June 2018.

Click here for details of Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Express Buses.

Click here for details of JB Sentral – Gemas – Tampin Local Buses.

Ekspres Selatan Route Map
Peta Laluan Ekspres Selatan

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Interior of Ekspres Selatan
Dalaman Ekspres Selatan

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Superior Class (ASC INKA)
Trains 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 & 45
JB Sentral – Gemas
Exact coach will only be known approximately 1 hour prior to the departure time.

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Superior Class (BSC)
Trains 40 & 41
JB Sentral – Gemas – Pulau Sebang (Tampin)
Exact coach will only be known approximately 1 hour prior to the departure time.

Ekspres Selatan Train Consist
Consist Keretapi Ekspres Selatan

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Exact coach will only be known approximately 1 hour prior to the departure time.

Ekspres Selatan Seating Plans
Pelan Tempat Duduk Ekspres Selatan

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.

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Singapura ke Bangkok dengan Keretapi

Singapore to Bangkok by Train
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Ekspres Selatan Fares from KTM’s website
Tambang Ekspres Selatan dari laman web KTM

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Ekspres Selatan Journey Experiences
Pengalaman Perjalanan Ekspres Selatan

Timetables from KTM’s website effective 16 November 2018
Jadual waktu dari laman web KTM berkuatkuasa 16 November 2018

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.

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KTM Train Ticket Booking Methods
Kaedah Tempahan Tiket Keretapi KTM

Tickets are open for sale in set periods about 60 days before departure except for the Shuttle Tebrau which opens 30 days before departure.

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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 former 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.

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To contact KTM Berhad:

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Phone: +60 3 2267 1200
Email: callcenter@ktmb.com.my

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If you are commuting between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, you should seriously consider taking the bus instead. With the timetable update effective 18 December 2017, connections with ETS trains at Gemas are poor, and there are no logical connections at all with the timetable update effective 3 June 2018.

Click here for details of Singapore – Kuala Lumpur Express Buses.

Click here for details of JB Sentral – Gemas – Tampin Local Buses.

 

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19 thoughts on “Ekspres Selatan | JB Sentral, Gemas & Pulau Sebang (Tampin) Train Schedule, Tickets & Online Booking

  1. Raj says:

    There is a few things that I don’t get. Previously, the Rakyat Express 2 from JB sentral to Kluang (ex.) takes around 2 hours cause it moves at a standard time of every morning at 0840 and reaches at 1044. The Express Selatan in comparison takes only about 1 hr 20 mins. What is surprising here is that Rakyat Express was a North-southern Express train calling only at major stations but Express Selatan is Shuttle calling at all halts and is much more faster to reach destination.

    • Joshua says:

      By schedule Express Selatan 40up still takes close to 2 hours (dep. JB Sentral 8.45am, arr. Kluang 10.37am).The difference is the previous Express Rakyat 2up had to cross with 2 trains, the Express Peninsular 20dn and Express Timuran 27dn. Now with both Rakyat and Peninsular gone, Express Selatan only has to cross with Express Timuran (at Kluang I presume).

  2. Raj says:

    That is the reason why the express rakyat it took about 2 hours cause it usually crosses with at least one train. I made a mistake. The express selatan from jb to kluang takes 2 hours but the reverse side which is from kluang to jb only takes about 1 hr and 15 minutes.

  3. John Bakil Rian says:

    I have been using the KTM train day and night services since 1992.

    The train coaches at that time were using electric fans as ventilation system beside the natural cool air from the opened windows.Great for sleeping at night as the cool air is really cold in the wee hours.

    Then in 1994, the Korean coaches were introduced and marked as the first time air conditioning systems being introduced into KTM Senandung Malam and all the coaches services.

    In somewhere 2015,the Senandung Sutera service from KL to JB and vice-versa with sleeping berths ceased.

    Until January 2016, KTM train service ran coaches with seatings.As of April 19th 2016,the KTM Intercity services stopped totally replacing with Ekspres Selatan stopping at Gemas and passengers disembarked to change train service to ETS to continue journey to KL Sentral.

    Some snobbish foreign passengers did not know that a train change was needed at Gemas to continue their journey south or north nearly missing boarding their train due to not asking when they are foolish.

    The cleaning staff at ETS 92XX is a very hardworking man dedicated to his job.

    The ETS 92XX service from Padang Besar to Gemas uses CSR Zhuzhou of China built coaches that are poorly designed.The space is cramped in 1A,1B,16A,16B seats facing the flat screen TV.The 2C,2D,15A,15B seats faced the glass sliding door and passage way. This where some passengers put their luggages due to luggage space constrained on the train.One passenger complained to me that my luggages were blocking the passage way.My luggage space was taken up by another passengers’luggages who put it there as they were not willing to put their luggages next to their seats.

    The ETS 92XX train ticket for an adult costs RM31 (from Gemas-KL Sentral and vice-versa) nearing the price of a bus ticket from Larkin Bus Terminal Johor Bahru to Terminal Bandar Tasik Selatan at RM30-RM36.

    The 43 & 44 SHUTTLE train coaches are using the same CSR Zhuzhou of China built coaches for the Gemas-JB Sentral and vice-versa routes.

    The train passengers are grateful to KTM for allowing the passengers to sleep from JB Sentral to Gemas.However from Gemas-KL Sentral via ETS 92XX, the TV is on and so are the bright lights. This surely keeps everyone up from sleeping.

    Many train passengers find the old Korean coaches were better in many ways than these coaches from CSR Zhuzhou of China even though the Korean coaches are in need of dire repairs and refurbishments.

  4. James says:

    There is actually one “not illogical but still illogical” way to get from JB to KL by train. I just tried this three days ago.

    ES44
    Dep JB Sentral 10:30pm
    Arr Tampin 3:21am
    – Layover –
    Komuter 2008up
    Dep Tampin 5:15am
    Arr KL Sentral 7:31am (due to shit signalling. The train reaches Bandar Tasik Selatan much earlier at 7:05am)

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