ETS train from KL to Batu Gajah is mostly popular among the locals in Batu Gajah. Usually, students and working adults take ETS train to Batu Gajah to go back to their hometown. Hence, the ETS train from KL to Batu Gajah is normally fully booked on weekends, public holiday or festive season.
Batu Gajah has many interesting heritage buildings to visit. Among the famous ones is the Kellie’s Castle located around 10 minutes drive from the train station. So, you will also find some tourists travelling to Batu Gajah to visit these sites.
The train trip duration and the ETS train ticket price depending on the type of ticket you choose. Below is the difference in the train trip duration and the ETS ticket price based on the ticket type you choose:
|Ticket Type||Est. Duration||Price|
|*||Duration might not be accurate and is only for your reference. Changes to fares are at the discretion of the KTM/ETS operators.|
There are three types of ETS train to Alor Setar:
|•||ETS Silver – stop at all stops, hence taking a longer time (only available via KL Sentral-Ipoh-KL route)|
|•||ETS Gold – have less stops compared to ETS Silver, have more stops compared to ETS Platinum|
|•||ETS Platinum – have the least stops, taking slightly lesser time and complimentary snacks is served on board|
To get to Batu Gajah via ETS train, you can follow choose from any ETS route available. ETS routes include Gemas-Padang Besar-Gemas ETS train route, Gemas-Butterworth-Gemas train route and KL Sentral-Ipoh-KL Sentral Route. KTM Batu Gajah train station is one of the stops on this train route.
Click here to see ETS train schedule from KL Sentral to Ipoh route, valid from 1st August 2017.
Click here to see ETS train schedule from Gemas to Padang Besar route, valid from 1st August 2017.
Click here to see ETS train schedule from Gemas to Butterworth route, valid from 1st August 2017.
The departure point for ETS train from KL to Batu Gajah is in KL Sentral. There is another train station in Kuala Lumpur, also located at the city center of KL. However, KL Sentral is a more popular pickup point because you can reach KL Sentral via many types of public transportation such as LRT, KTM train, ERL, local bus and the Monorail.
KL Sentral is one of the transportation hubs in Kuala Lumpur. The building is connected to a shopping mall called Nu Sentral. You can find large varieties of food choices from both KL Sentral and the Nu Sentral. There are also prayer rooms, free public toilets and convenience store in KL Sentral.
Usually, the boarding platform for ETS train in KL Sentral is at the 2nd Floor. However, recently the boarding platform is changed to the same entrance as the KTM Komuter and the passengers need to proceed to Gate C to ETS Platform.
Please note that it is supposed to be only a temporary platform. You can check with the counter for a more accurate information.
Info updated on June, 2016.
KTM Batu Gajah train station on usual days is not a busy station. On weekends or festive seasons, however, the students going back to their hometown from their boarding school or university will mostly crowd the train station.
There is less chance to get a public transportation once you reach the KTM Batu Gajah train station, except taxi. Since the train services are mostly for the locals, they would have their family member or a friend to pick them up from the train station. You can also try online apps to book a fetching service like Uber or Grab.
The train is comfortable and suitable to facilitate senior citizens and OKU or handicap.
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.
Book your train tickets online in advance so you can get your desired departure time and ticket type. ETS Platinum train tickets are usually sold out early compared to ETS Gold due to the limited departure. Booking ETS train tickets online at BusOnlineTicket.com can save the time and cost of going to the train station. The booking process is also easy, fast and secured.