There a number of train routes provided by The Electronic Train Service (ETS) that runs along different cities of Malaysia. Kuala lumpur to Ipoh by train and back is one of the most desired routes for travelers, who often travel between the two cities for leisurely purposes. The ETS Train systems works through a number of places and some of the stations that the train passes through from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh are Kepong Sentral, Rawang, KL Sentral, Sungai Buloh, Batu Gajah, Slim River, Kampar, Sungkai, Tanjung Malim, Tapah Road, Behrang, Kuala Kupu Baru, Batang Kali and Ipoh.
Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh by Train
There are a few trips that are scheduled on a daily basis and they are routed directly to Ipoh. The train service is popularly used by both tourists and locals. In fact, the ETS Train from Kuala Lumpur is one of the most preferred means of commuting when one wishes to go to Ipoh for a bit sight-seeing. The ETS lets tourists grab sight of some of the most historic and serene wonders like Kellie’s Castle, Lang Mountain and Ipoh Railway Station, to name a few.
The train service operates mostly through-out the week, and there are three different train classes visitors can choose from. The details for travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh by train are stated below.
The total journey from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh by train is about 2 hours to 2.5 hours.
There are three types of train class for the ETS train service. The ticket prices and estimated arrival time depends on the train class you choose to travel in.
1) ETS Silver
- The ETS Silver goes from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh by train service with one stop in between.
- This train ride costs about RM 25.00 for adults and RM 17.00 for kids and takes more than 2 hours to reach, approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
2) ETS Gold
- The ETS Gold is a continuous train service from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh.
- This train ride takes approximately 2 hours 20 minutes to reach and is priced at RM 35.00 for adults and RM 22.00 for kids.
3) ETS Platinum
- The ETS Platinum is a continuous train service from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh.
- This train ride includes Wi-Fi and food on board and costs about RM 45.00 for adults and RM 27.00 for kids.
- The train ride also takes almost 2 hours 15 minutes to reach.
Departure Point – KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur
The ETS train to Ipoh from Kuala Lumpur leaves from the KL Sentral. It is one of the main transportation centers in Kuala Lumpur. The public transportation is planned well enough to easily join the areas in Kuala Lumpur and make it quite convenient and easy for people to travel to various places. The KL Sentral can be reached by taking a KTM Train, LRT, taxi, Rapid KL bus, or KLIA Transit.
The KL Sentral is quite crowded and busy during public holidays and weekends as this is the time majority of the people wish to visit Ipoh. It is advisable to take care of all possessions and watch out for pickpockets. As you wait for the train to depart, you can shop at Nu Sentral shopping mall that’s located just beside KL Sentral.
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Arrival Point – Ipoh Train Station
People departing from KL Sentral through the ETS train will then arrive at Ipoh Train Station, which is situated at the southwest of Ipoh, near the state mosque. The Ipoh Railway Station itself is a historic landmark which many people wish to checkout. It has ancient remaining’s from the British colonial era and receives a lot of appreciation for its remarkable architecture. As you will walk out of the railway station you will notice several buses in the parking area. You can catch the bus or hail a taxi to then travel within the city.
It is suitable for commuters to book the train tickets in advance in order to avoid the situation of tickets being sold out on the day of travelling. The tickets can also be purchased directly from the ticket booth, but it’s always safer to book train tickets online at least a month before travelling to Ipoh.
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