Trains from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur

Train Times

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.

Stage 1: Train from Bangkok to Padang Besar

There is currently 1 train per day from Bangkok to Padang Besar.

TrainBangkokPadang BesarService
4516:1008:05Special Express

Stage 2: Train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

There are currently 5 trains a day from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur.

TrainPadang BesarKuala LumpurService
927307:3013:04ETS Platinum
927509:3515:09ETS Platinum
927713:4019:14ETS Platinum
942515:5021:35ETS Gold
927916:4522:23ETS Platinum

Location of Bangkok Train Station

Train services from Bangkok to Padang Besar depart from Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (also known as Bang Sue Grand Station).

Google Map of Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station

Location of Padang Besar Train Station

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

Google Map of Padang Besar Station

Location of Kuala Lumpur Train Station

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

Google Map of KL Sentral Station

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 are 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 generally high quality Malaysian fabrics, art and handicrafts, and Petaling Street Market, which as 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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