Taking the ETS Arau to Taiping train is by far the quickest way to travel. The other option is to take two KTM Komuter trains which works out much cheaper but will take quite a bit longer.
All the long-distance ETS train services heading south operated by Malaysia Railways (KTM Berhad) can take you quickly from Arau to Taiping with the duration of the train journey approximately two hours.
ETS Train Schedule from KTM Arau to Taiping
(Jadual Keretapi ETS dari KTM Arau ke Taiping)
ETS Train Timetable from KTM Arau to KTM Taiping:
New train timetable from the 15th of January 2022 (2022-01-15):
|Train Number||Departs Arau||Arrives Taiping||Book Online|
|*EP 9273||07:47||09:46||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9275||09:52||11:51||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9277||13:57||15:56||Book Tickets|
|EG 9425||16:07||18:08||Book Tickets|
|*EP 9279||17:02||18:59||Book Tickets|
ETS Arau to Taiping Ticket Prices / Fares
(Tambang / Harga Tiket ETS Arau ke Taiping)
As KTM now has a Flexi Fare system for booking ETS tickets, the prices below should be used as a guide only:
Platinum Trains: Adult 44 MYR – Children 26 MYR.
Gold Trains: Adult 34 MYR – Children 21 MYR.
Under the Flexi Fare rules, prices vary according to many different factors including: How far in advance you book and if you are travelling in a “Peak” or “Off-Peak” time of day, day of the week or period of the year.
Whenever you want to travel on an ETS train in Malaysia, you should always book your tickets as far in advance as possible to make sure you can get a seat (it also works out cheaper).
To book an advance ETS ticket is easy to do:
You can visit any KTM ETS railway station ticket counter.
KTM Komuter Train from Arau to Taiping
(Keretapi Komuter KTM dari Arau ke Taiping)
An alternative and much cheaper way to travel from Arau to Taiping by train is to take one of the KTM Northern Commuter (Komuter Utara) Trains.
There are no direct Komuter trains to Taiping from Arau so you have to take the following route:
Take a KTM Komuter train from Arau to Bukit Mertajam Interchange station >
From Bukit Mertajam you can then connect to another Komuter train to Taiping >