Travel Guide from Padang Besar to KL with ETS Train

Padang Besar to KL with ETS

Time to Go Home

Last week, I had a wonderful vacation in Hat Yai. I travelled by ETS train from KL to Padang Besar and took the SRT train to Hat Yai from Padang Besar. Then, when it was time to go home, I decided to go back by train as well. After finishing the train trip from Hat Yai to Padang Besar, I took ETS train from Padang Besar to KL.

As usual, I booked my ETS train ticket online with I chose to take the ETS Platinum train from Padang Besar to KL. ETS Platinum train took shorter time to reach KL because the train only stopped at certain train station in important town and cities.

Get to Padang Besar Malaysia Train Station

The SRT train stopped in Padang Besar Malaysia train station. Once I reach the train station, I proceeded to the customs and immigration counter. After the immigration process, I went to the KTM counter to check in.

Padang Besar Thailand Immigration
Padang Besar Malaysia Immigration

I brought the printed PDF ticket sent to my email by According to the counter staff, passengers with the printed PDF ticket does not need to exchange the paper with real ticket.

Padang Besar  Platform
ETS Platinum Train Ticket

Waiting Area

If you reach the station early, they would advise you to wait at the waiting area located on the first floor. As your train approaches the station, the staff will guide you to the platform for boarding.

Padang Besar Malaysia Waiting Area Inside
Padang Besar Malaysia Waiting Area Outside

Board the ETS Train

In order to board the train, we had to walk to the platform. The distance from the waiting area to the platform was not too far away.

Padang Besar  Train Station Platform
ETS  Outside view

There were in total two different destinations available at the same departure time. One was about to go Thailand and another one was to go Malaysia. Before boarding, I had to present my ticket to the staff in order to make sure I board the right train.

Condition of the ETS Train

The ETS train condition was clean, spacious and very comfortable. Most of the seats are equipped with a small table; either pre-installed or you have to set it up from the seat in front of you.

ETS  Interior View
ETS Seats

There were also luggage compartments in every coach or carriage. You can also find toilets on board in coach B and E.

ETS  Luggage rack
ETS  Toilet

ETS Platinum train ticket came with complimentary snacks too. The staffs distributed packaging, which contained biscuits and tissue to all passengers. You can also buy food from their F&B Bar in coach C.

ETS  Platinum Food
ETS  Train food Choices

Arriving at KL Sentral

Hooray! I finally reached my destination! The journey took me about 5 hours to arrive at KL Sentral. Before getting off the train, I sat comfortably and waited for the train to stop completely at the arrival platform in KL Sentral.

KL Sentral ETS train platform
KL Sentral  guide post

Tips: Since this is a long-distance train journey from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur, passengers are advised to bring your coat, jacket, or scarf with you to prevent you from getting cold from the air conditioner.

Now, everyone can book their train tickets online to travel between Padang Besar and KL. Booking your train tickets online is so convenient and hassle-free.

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