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KTM Train Routes

Posted by on Dec 18th, 2007
Filed Under: Train

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KTM Train RouteMalaysia intercity train services are offered by KTMB, it is a safe, hassle-free and relaxed-and-easy mode of travel between cities or to remote areas. The trains and services are generally good and cheap, although onboard food and condition of toilets can be further improved. The KTM intercity train service is a comfortable and affordable way to travel between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and all the way to Thailand Bangkok. Most of the KTM intercity train services operate from Kuala Lumpur Sentral station.

KTM Online Booking Guide

There are two Day Express trains namely Ekspres Sinaran and Ekspres Rakyat and four Night Express trains namely Senandung Malam, Senandung Langkawi, Ekspres Wau and Ekspres Timuran.

Malaysia KTMB Train Map
The Malaysia KTM intercity train network consists of two main lines:


    The West Coast line runs from Padang Besar on the Malaysia-Thailand Border in Perlis (where it connects with the State Railway of Thailand’s network) to Singapore via Butterworth, Penang (for connections to Penang) and Kuala Lumpur. It is called the West Coast line because it serves the West Coast states of Peninsular Malaysia or the North South line because it connects all the way from Singapore to Padang Besar.

    KTM Intercity Train Route / Timetable / Fare


    The East Coast line runs between Gemas in Negeri Sembilan and Tumpat in Kelantan. Gemas is the rail junction between the West Coast and East Coast lines. Like the West Coast line, it is called the East Coast line because it serves two of Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast states, namely Pahang and Kelantan. In fact, it does not run along the coast at all and only meets the South China Sea when it terminates in Tumpat. It runs through the interior, often through deep jungle, thus earning the nickname “Jungle Railway”. Terengganu is the only state in Peninsular Malaysia not served by the railway network.

    KTM Intercity Train Route / Timetable / Fare

There are also several branch lines – between Kuala Lumpur and Port Klang, Batu Junction and Batu Caves, Bukit Mertajam and Butterworth, Tapah Road and Teluk Intan, Kempas and Tanjung Pelepas, Kempas and Pasir Gudang, and between Pasir Mas and Rantau Panjang.


1) Plan your journey
– Leave your house early in order to avoid any distraction in order for you to arrive
at station. Be at station 30 minutes EARLY before train departure to avoid any
miss trip. Alert to the announcement calling for passengers to be ready for embarking.

2) Check your travel details at ticket
– Ensure your journey date, time of departure, origin, destinations, coaches,
no of passengers is correct before you leave the counter.
– Kindly AWARE the time of train departure, as since 20th September 2008, there
are slight changes in timing that involves few trains to/or from South, North and
East Coast

3) Safety measure taken at platform and on board train
At platform:
a) Comply with all instructions given by Train Duty Officers at platform
b) Do not chase trains while train is in motion
c) Watch your steps and gaps between train and platform
d) Stay behind the yellow line

On board train:
a) Do not open the train entrance door while train is in motion
b) Avoid standing at the door and smoking is prohibited in the air-conditioned coach
c) Kindly ensure the safety of your children at all times during the journey
d) Ensure your belongings and luggage is safe with you

(all tips provided by ktmb)

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7 Responses »

  1. Great write up. Keep it up, you can do it!

  2. do u have any trains depart from singapore to ipoh and could you pls tell me more about it,thanks.

  3. I would like to take a train to Kuantan from Singapore to go to Impiana Resort is there a train to Kuantan and which station is the nearest to Impiana Resort.

    Please reply as soon as possible.

    Thank you.

  4. hi,
    i will be going to perhentain island from endau rompin. may i ask how do i get to perhentian island by train.

    i understand that both route are different right?
    from bekok town where do i take train to change to KL?

    Please reply me thru email.


  5. why is it so hard to find the opening hours for the KTMB counter at KL Sentral?

    what are they?

  6. Please do something about the Buffet car…it so different from those times when the Hai Nam(lam) operators used to run them. That was memorable. Its always a joy to visit the buffet car then. Not anymore. The last time we took a train from KL to JB they only had maggie in the cup and tea (teabag). Then on our return trip they still had only maggie in the cup and tea (teabag). No class at all.

  7. l am still on the train.. Senandung wau heading for tumpat, kelantan while writing this comment. What i can say is that i was so very dissapointed and shock with what KTM has to offer. The Train is so old, even older than my grand father, and with facilities that has aged and delapidated. The smell is not much different than the old sentul wet market and i am pretty sure that many onboard this old machines feel the same way as i did. I feel so embarass and why no one do something about it. It will be a 13hours of pure misery and agony as i dont even see any safety equipment onboard this retarded old train. Please, i must say, the KTM guys has fall behind, atleast 50 years on what tecnology is all about. Trust me, i’m not alone.