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    Train times & tickets – Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur

    To travel from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur you need to take two trains. The first train journey is from Bangkok to Padang Besar, just over the border in Malaysia. There is single direct train a day to Padang Besar which is a sleeper train. From Padang Besar you then need to take a Malaysian train service to Kuala Lumpur. There are 7 trains a day from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur. If the train from Bangkok is on time you can catch Train 9201 at 11.15. If you are delayed then the next train to Kuala Lumpur departs at 12:50.


    Stage 1: Bangkok to Padang Besar


    • Train times from Bangkok to Padang Besar.
    Train Bangkok Padang Besar Service
    45 15:10 08:53 Special Express


    Stage 2: Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur


    • Train times from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur.
    Train Padang Besar Kuala Lumpur Service
    9421 07:05 13:07 ETS Gold
    9221 07:47 13:47 ETS Platinum
    9201 11:15 16:55 ETS Platinum
    9423 12:50 18:41 ETS Gold
    9203 14:20 20:05 ETS Platinum
    9205 17:13 22:55 ETS Platinum
    9425 18:05 00:11 ETS Gold

    Location of Bangkok Station


    Train services to Padang Besar depart from Bangkok’s train station, Hua Lamphong, which is located in Bangkok’s China Town.


    Location of Padang Besar Station


    Padang Besar Railway Station is located in Malaysia, and is the interchange between Thai and Malaysian railway services.


    Location of Kuala Lumpur Station


    KL Sentral Station is the main railway station in Kuala Lumpur, and it is located in Kuala Lumpur city centre.


    About Kuala Lumpur


    Kuala Lumpur is a diverse and interesting city, with an excellent suburban railway system which makes it easy and cheap to visit the city’s main attractions.

    Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    For great architecture we recommend visiting Merdeka Square. Merdeka Square is the location of many of the city’s most famous buildings and an important focal point for Malaysian cultural and politics. The most impressive buildings around Merdeka Square were built during the time when Malaysia was a British colony, and these include the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Selangor Club, the Old High Court, the National Textile Museum, and the Jamek Mosque which is located at the point where the Gombak and Klang Rivers meet. 

    Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur

    Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur

    Another interesting part of the city to visit is Kuala Lumpur’s China Town area. This vibrant part of the city has several interesting markets and a number of temples built by Kuala Lumpur’s migrant community. The two most famous of these is the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, which is a Hindu temple with an impressive gopuram tower over its main entrance, and the nearby Guan Di Temple, which is a Chinese Taoist temple dedicated to the ‘God of War’.

    Petaling Street Market in Kuala Lumpur

    Petaling Street Market in Kuala Lumpur

    The other major draw for visitors to Kuala Lumpur is the city’s wide range of shopping opportunities. In China Town, the two main markets are KL Central Market, which is an indoor market selling Malaysian fabrics, art and handicrafts, and Petaling Street Market, which is well as a place to shop for inexpensive clothes and souvenirs, is also somewhere you can find great inexpensive food. Kuala Lumpur also has lots and lots of shopping centres which range from very expensive to reasonably priced. The best known shopping centres are located in the Bukit Bintang area of the city, which is also the most lively part of the city in the evenings with plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

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