While many travel from KL to Ipoh by train, a new Business Class coach has been introduced with lots of premium facilities such as free Wi-Fi, dedicated steward/stewardess and meals.
ETS Business Class Facilities
Here’s a full list of ETS Business Class coach facilities:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Dedicated steward and stewardess
- 45-degree recline and rotating seat
- Reading light
- Specially catered meal (Meals included in the ticket)
- Amenities kit
- Single-seat & couples seat
- On-board entertainment at your seat
A sneak peek in the inside of ETS Business Class Coach 😍
Besides comfy seats, business class passengers would also enjoy meals which are included in the tickets. The meals will be served by ETS train steward/stewardess on-board.
Limited Seats Available
Since business class coaches are only one coach of a normal platinum train, there are only 36 business class seats per train. Hence, the chance of business class seats selling out is quite high.
4 Business Class Trains (For The North-South Line)
The business class coaches has been expanded to 4 trains effective 1st January 2021.
The 4 trains and its stops are as follows:
- KL Sentral – Butterworth (2 trains per day, 9 stops each)
- KL Sentral – Padang Besar (11 stops)
- Gemas – Butterworth (15 stops) New
ETS Business Class Schedule
KL Sentral – Padang Besar Schedule
|Stations (KL Sentral – Padang Besar)||EP9274|
|KL Sentral||9.20 am|
|Kuala Lumpur||9.26 am|
|Batu Gajah||11.33 am|
|Kuala Kangsar||12.17 pm|
|Sungai Petani||13.38 pm|
|Alor Setar||14.07 pm|
|Padang Besar||14.45 pm|
KL Sentral – Butterworth Schedule
|Stations (KL Sentral – Butterworth)||EP9172||EP9176|
|KL Sentral||8.10 am||15:55 pm|
|Kuala Lumpur||8.17 am||16:01 pm|
|Kampar||10.11 am||17:55 pm|
|Batu Gajah||10.24 am||18:08 pm|
|Ipoh||10.39 am||18:23 pm|
|Kuala Kangsar||11.08 am||18:52 pm|
|Taiping||11.24 pm||19:08 pm|
|Bukit Mertajam||12.10 pm||19:54 pm|
|Butterworth||12.21 pm||20:05 pm|
Padang Besar – KL Sentral Schedule
|Stations (Padang Besar – KL Sentral)||EP9275|
|Padang Besar||3.40 pm|
|Alor Setar||4.19 pm|
|Sungai Petani||4.48 pm|
|Parit Buntar||5.24 pm|
|Kuala Kangsar||6.09 pm|
|Batu Gajah||6.51 pm|
|Kuala Lumpur||9.22 pm|
|KL Sentral||9.26 pm|
Check these schedule for the full list of stations and stops:
ETS Business Class Ticket Prices
For the big launch on 11th October 2019, you may purchase tickets at promo prices as such:
|Fare Types||KL Sentral – Ipoh||KL Sentral – Padang Besar|
|Adult||RM 50||RM 112|
|● Children (4-12 years)|
● Senior Citizen
(60 years and above)
● Government pensioner and wife
● Disabled Person (OKU)
|RM 29||RM 60|
|Children (1-3 years)||Free||Free|
*The ticket prices are inclusive of an onboard meal.
These promo prices are only until 20 November 2019
These promo prices are extended till 29th Feb 2020
ETS Business Class tickets from KL Sentral – Ipoh (and vice versa) will only be opened for sale 1 hour before the train departure and can only be bought over the counter (can’t be bought online or via mobile app)
Where To Buy ETS Business Class Tickets?
The first batch of ETS Business Class tickets are open for sale at 8.30am on 12th September 2019. Note that the operations only start on 11th October 2019.
Tickets can be purchased at the KTMB ticket counters, KTMB Website or KTMB mobile app.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I buy ETS ticket online?
Yes, you may buy the tickets on KTMB’s official website or via KTMB mobile app.
Can I change my ETS train ticket?
You may change your ETS tickets at any KTM Intercity counters with a tiny charge.
Can I refund my ETS train ticket?
Yes. If you cancel before 72-hours of departure, you can claim 75%, less than 72-hours can get you 50% back and less than 4-hour will not get any refund.
What is the difference between ETS Silver, ETS Platinum and ETS Gold?
ETS Silver stop at all stops. ETS Gold has fewer stops compared to ETS Silver and ETS Platinum has the least stops throughout the journey.
Ready To Drop By Ipoh?
Now that the train facilities are upgraded, drop by Ipoh and get your Ipoh food cravings satisfied.
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Have any questions about the new ETS Business Class?
Feel free to drop a comment below and we’ll try to answer as soon as possible.
Alternatively, you may also check KTM’s FAQ guide here or directly call KTM Customer Care Hotline (It may take a while for them to pick up calls).