Travelling by train between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Bangkok,
the cheap, historic, relaxed way to go...
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Daily air-conditioned departures with amazingly cheap prices, comfortable sleeping berths, and great scenery. Taking the train is the safe, comfortable & adventurous way to travel overland between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang
and Bangkok. Unlike flying it's a real fascinating experience, and it's
relaxed on a train on the traditional colonial single-track railway past palm plantations and little country stations is far more civilised than a cramped bus on an ugly modern motorway.
In contrast to a meaningless flight, or a bus journey along an
ugly motorway built in the 1990s, the leisurely Singapore-Kuala Lumpur train
ride takes you over the famous causeway, past lush green palm plantations and
little wayside railway stations, along the old colonial Federated Malay States
The whole train journey from Singapore to Bangkok is 1,920 km.
You have to catch two or three trains, depending on where you want to stop off.
You have to look carefully at the timetable below and create a journey that suits you. For a fast journey with just an afternoon at leisure in
Kuala Lumpur and a morning to explore Penang, you can take the train from Singapore to
Kuala Lumpur in the morning, the train overnight from Kuala Lumpur to
Butterworth (Penang) and then train from Butterworth overnight to Bangkok. However,
we recommend stopping at Kuala Lumpur and Georgetown (Penang) for a bit longer as they are both fascinating cities.
So you can take any train you like from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, either one of the daytime trains or the overnight sleeper train.
Stop over for a day or two, then take any train you like from Kuala Lumpur to
Butterworth (the station on the mainland, next to the ferry shuttle to
Penang), there's a choice of a daytime train or an overnight sleeper.
Finally, take a comfortable sleeper on the train, the International Express leaving Butterworth at lunchtime and arriving in Bangkok next morning. It's entirely up to you whether you travel from Singapore to Bangkok all in one go in 48 hours or stop off and see places on the way, as each train is booked & ticketed separately.
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Are you looking to buy a train ticket online? KTM train tickets are easy to purchase via our site. ETS or as known as Electric Train Service is a high speed train, that was owned by KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) Berhad. It links together a few cities in Malaysia and also Singapore and Thailand. Due to it's modern high technology design, the travel speed can go up to 140 km per hour to allow passenger arrive to their destination faster compared to driving a car because no need to stop in between traffic lights.
KTM also covers Kuala Kubu Bharu, Kepong Sentral, Rawang, Slim River, Sungai Buloh, etc.
Besides connecting Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur which are the famous locatons, they also owned many other stations such as Batu Gajah Railway Station, Behrang Railway Station, Ipoh Railway Station, Kuala Kubu Bharu Railway Station, Kampar Railway Station, Kepong Sentral Railway Station, KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Rawang Railway Station, Slim River Railway Station, Sungai Buloh Railway Station, Sungkai Railway Station, Tanjung Malim Railway Station, and as well as Tapah Road Railway Station.
The main reasons people like to take a train is because during peak hours usually will have jam in major roads and highways. So taking a train can let you reach your destination faster without effecting by the heavy traffic. So many office workers chosen to take public transports especially train to allow them arrived to their office faster. Many students choose train too because of the price of train ticket is very affordable for students.
If you are travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh, the journey will take about 2 hours and 20 minutes for you to arrive in Ipoh. If you are coming back from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur, the duration will be almost the same too. They classified the seats into Gold and Silver class. The train was setup with rest room, so if you are travelling for long distance you can use the rest room when ever needed. Besides, most part of the train also fully air conditioned to provide the best comfort to the passengers.
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