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Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar Train Guide

KL to Alor Setar ETS Train

ETS Train from KL to Alor Setar

ETS train from KL to Alor Setar is one of the popular train routes in Malaysia. Going to the north of Malaysia, a common beautiful scene of paddy fields along the railway track makes the train travel to Alor Setar more interesting.

ETS Gold and ETS Platinum

There are two types of tickets for the train from KL to Alor Setar:

  • ETS Gold – have more stops compared to ETS Platinum, taking slightly longer time
  • ETS Platinum – have the least stops, taking slightly lesser time and complimentary snacks is served on board

Departure Point – KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur

The famous ETS departure point in Kuala Lumpur is at KL Sentral. KL Sentral is one the transportation hub that connects many public transportations in Kuala Lumpur. You can easily get to KL Sentral via LRT, KTM, ERL, RapidKL bus or taxi.

KL Sentral has linked pathway to a shopping mall called Nu Sentral. If you arrive early to the departure point, feel free to walk around the shopping mall. Restaurants and cafes can be found all over KL Sentral and Nu Sentral so you don’t have to worry about getting some food before your departure.

Arrival Point – KTM Alor Setar Train Station

KTM Alor Setar train station is located in the city center of Alor Setar. The locals are the most common commuters to use the train service to Alor Setar. Hence, usually, the family or a friend will be there to pick them up once they reach the train station.

However, taxis are available in the lobby if you need any. Alternatively, you can try the popular app like Uber or Grab to hire a pickup service from the train station.

ETS Train Facilities

The train is comfortable and suitable to facilitate senior citizens and OKU.

Passengers can find F&B bar in coach C to get some food or drinks with reasonable price.

Toilets are in coach B & E. Handicap toilet is in coach D.

Muslims can also find a Musolla in coach C right beside the F&B bar.


Have a sweater or blankets with you on the train while on the journey. The air-conditioner might get you cold halfway through the 4-5 hours journey. Book your ETS train tickets online in advance to avoid the risk of the tickets being sold out especially during festive seasons. Booking with is easy and you get to save the cost and time to get to the train station.