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 meals (Meals included in the ticket)
- Amenities kit
- Single-seat & couples seat
- On-board entertainment at your seat
A sneak peek at 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 the 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.
18 Business Class Trains (For The North-South Line)
The 18 trains and their stops are as follows:
- KL Sentral – Butterworth (5 trains per day, 10 stops each)
- KL Sentral – Padang Besar (4 trains per day, 13 stops each)
- Butterworth – KL Sentral (5 trains per day, 10 stops each)
- Padang Besar – KL Sentral (4 trains per day, 13 stops each)
ETS Business Class Schedule
Check these schedules for the latest full list of stations and stops. The ones highlighted in red are business class trains.
- KL Sentral – Butterworth
- KL Sentral – Padang Besar
- Butterworth – KL Sentral
- Padang Besar – KL Sentral
ETS Business Class Ticket Prices
You may purchase the tickets at prices as such:
|Fare Types||KL Sentral – Ipoh||KL Sentral – Padang Besar|
|Adult||RM 116||RM 178 – 183|
|Children (4-12 years)||RM 107||RM 156 – 161|
|Children (1-3 years)||Free (no seat)||Free (no seat)|
*Senior citizens (60 years and above), government pensioners/wives, disabled person (OKU), army, police, fire-fighters, and students have special ticket prices.
*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
No more promo prices 🙁
ETS Business Class tickets from KL Sentral – Ipoh (and vice versa) will only be open for sale 24 hours before the train departure. Look for ETS Platinum trains to find the business class seats.
Where To Buy ETS Business Class Tickets?
Tickets can be purchased at the KTMB ticket counters, KTMB official 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 counter 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 2 hours will not get any refund.
What is the difference between ETS Silver, ETS Platinum and ETS Gold?
ETS Silver stops 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).
Please list the attractions in Padang Besar, and the hotels available there.
Thank you for the suggestion, Philip. 😊
We’ll add this to our list of ideas.
Can i book to and back ticket? What are the price from Ipoh to KL?
Hi Sheren, yes you may purchase the tickets vice versa.
The business class price from Ipoh to KL Sentral is RM50 one-way (Promo price until 30th November 2019)
Also, note that the KL-Ipoh Sentral or Ipoh-KL Sentral can only be booked 24 hours before the journey.
This is the same for the existing Platinum booking where KTM would only open the bookings 24hours before the train journey.
Any possibility of picking up at Sungei buloh station?
Hello Loi Lee 😊
As for now, the business class trains only has 12 stops and Sungai Buloh is not on the list.
The 12 stops:
What’s the price for warga emas citizen and can we board the train from Kepong Sentral?
The business class price for senior citizens is RM29 (KL Sentral – Ipoh) and RM90 (KL Sentral – Padang Besar).
For the new ETS2 trains (KL Sentral – Padang Besar), it does not stop at Kepong Sentral.
For ETS1 trains (KL Sentral – Ipoh), it follows the same Platinum train routes.
Hence, you’ll need to check when purchasing the tickets if it stops at Kepong Sentral.
I would like to purchase the Business Class ticket from KL Sentral-Ipoh-KL Sentral. Depart on 26 October 2019 and return 27 October 2019. Can I buy the tickets via online now or go personally to KTM station to buy the tickets? I have also booked the tickets online but I think it is not Business class. The ticket shows Ordinary ticket.
Upon checking with the KTMB officer, the KL Sentral-Ipoh/Ipoh-KL Sentral business class tickets will only open for sale 24-hours before departure.
It has limited seats and only one coach (Coach A) on the normal ETS train.
You may change your normal tickets to business class but under certain terms & conditions set by KTMB.
Our best advice is to check directly with KTMB about your current tickets.
You may want to refer to the FAQ section of KTMB here.
What is the fare for sungai petani to kl via business class
Hi Selva, the business class fare from Sg.Petani to KL Sentral would be RM90 (Adults) and RM49 (child).
Can I book the ETS2 tickets for a return trip between Parit Buntar and KL Sentral and back at the same time and how much does the total return ticket cost?
Hi Tan, the business class fare from Parit Buntar to KL Sentral would be RM80 (Adult) and RM44 (Child) – 5.23pm train.
From KL Sentral to Parit Buntar would cost the same and it’s the 8.30am train.
can i book ticket fr Ipoh to KL with normal class
Hi Ku Mei Yean, yes you can book normal class tickets from Ipoh to KL Sentral. You may check for schedule and tickets from https://www.ktmb.com.my/
how much the business class fare from kampar to padang besar
Hi Hafed, the business class fare from Kampar to Padang Besar is RM78 (Adult) and RM43 (Child) – 10:48am train
Pls consider adding a stop at Butterworth. There are many ppl who want to go to Penang.
Hi NC, that’s true.
KTMB has mentioned that they will be expanding the business class routes gradually.
Let’s see if that happens.
Hi sirs, when can we book ets businwas class tickets? We are going to langkawi from kl sentral on the 25th of January. How long before we are able to do the bookings. Thanks
Hi Ambagi, according to the customer Helpdesk, all business class tickets will be available only 24hours before departure.
You may want to also check with the nearest KTM counter as they are changing their rules since it is a new service.
What is the difference between ETS Planitum and ETS Platinum Standard.
Hi Ambagi, the ETS Platinum Standard is a premium version of ETS Platinum. There will be lesser stops for ETS Platinum Standard compared to the normal ETS Platinum.
Can i know why is business class ticket only open 24 hours before departure?
Hello Tabby, yes. When we reached out to the customer support of KTMB, they told us that the business class ticket to Ipoh only opens 24 hours from the departure time.
There is no Business Class option using the KTMB mobile apps from KL Sentral to Ipoh (vice versa). Or have i missed any options in the apps?How la?
Hi Azlan, the business class option is kinda complex.
When we asked the customer support of KTMB, they mentioned that business class tickets will only be open for sales 24hours before that train departure.
Even then, it sells off really fast since there’s only 1 business class coach per train.
What is the fare for ets bussines class from ipoh to kl sentral? How do I check the availibily in mobile app in 24 hours. Is bussines class train stand for ETSS ? I’m quite confuse. How many train schedule for 1 day?
Hi Linges, just got off the phone with KTMB customer support.
Answering your questions:
– The fare for business class from Ipoh to KL Sentral is RM50 (Promo price till 29th Feb 2020)
– For Ipoh to KL Sentral (or vice versa), you cannot check or buy business class tickets online/mobile app
– You can only purchase the tickets over the counter 1 hour before the train departure time (Yes, we hate this system too)
– Business class trains are normal platinum trains (Butterworth – KL Sentral or Padang Besar – KL Sentral) with just the first coach as business class
– There are only 36 seats in a business class coach (Hence, it will be sold out quick)
– There are 2 business class trains scheduled each day from Ipoh to KL Sentral (EP9173 @ 2.50pm & EP9275 6.30pm)
This is bullshit. Fake and no such thing. You can’t purchase ticket online via website or app?! You can only purchase ticket at the counter 1 hour before departure?!! Hahaha How can the ticket kl Sentral – Padang besar be rm90 when normal platinum ticket cost rm105! Ridiculous! Conjob
True. We feel the same thing after tons of calls to KTMB.
They are just making it super inconvenient for people to buy them.
That 1-hour purchase window was really shockingly frustrating.
We’re sad too 🙁