Train to Malaysia

Tourist can come by train to Malaysia.  Malaysian Railway provides the international express from Butterworth to Haadyai in Thailand and has regular services from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur and on to Singapore.

Train at KL Central - Courtesy by Tourism Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Thailand train travel and commutes between Bangkok and Butterworth.Tourist can travel from Thailand to Malaysia by daily overnight Penang Bangkok train and vice versa.  Train number 35 run by State Railway of Thailand (Railway Thailand) operate from Bangkok's Hualamphong train station to Butterworth train station in Penang.

International Express Train number 36 (Ekspres Antarabangsa) run by Keretapi Tanah Melayu - KTMB (Malaysian Railways) operate from Butterworth train station to Bangkok's Hualamphong train station. 

Bukit Kayu Hitam is the main entry point into Malaysia for visitors from Thailand. It is located 48 km north of Alor Setar in the northern state of Kedah. The Malaysia immigration and customs post of Bukit Kayu Hitam is located in a busy area where everything is available such as restaurants, shops, car parks and a duty-free shopping complex. Bukit Kayu Hitam is 490 km away from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway.

Another train entry point is Padang Besar in Malaysia’s northernmost state of Perlis. It is the main rail route and a daily Thailand Railways service from Bangkok.  

KTMB Head Quaters KL by night - Courtesy by Malaysia Tourism Office Kuala Lumpur

Train from Singapore run by Keretapi Tanah Melayu commutes to two destinations, West Coast of Kuala Lumpur and East Coast Tumpat in Kelantan, across the causeway link

The exclusive Eastern and Oriental Express also romances this route on a nearly 2,000 km journey from Singapore via Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, traveling the entire length of Peninsular Malaysia with frequent stops at scenic locations, over a two-day period.

Johor Bahru is the main southern train to Malaysia entry point for visitors entering Malaysia from Singapore. The North-South Expressway links Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur, a span of 220 km traveling up north.

A causeway link via road and railway connects Johor Bahru to Singapore. Immigration and Customs checkpoints are based at the entrance of the Causeway Link. The second bridge link to Singapore is Tanjung Kupang, 30 km south-west of Johor Bahru, to Tuas in Singapore. Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTMB) has train services connecting Singapore to Johor Bahru and other states in the peninsula right up to Padang Besar at the Thailand border.

KTMB train timetable, seat availability and train fare can be checked for details at KTM Berhad.

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