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From Arau to Kuala Lumpur by Trains

Train #9421 by KTM
Arau, Perlis
5h 44m ride in train #9421, ETS Gold
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Train #9221 by KTM
Arau, Perlis
5h 41m ride in train #9221, ETS Gold
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Train #9423 by KTM
Arau, Perlis
5h 33m ride in train #9423, ETS Gold
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Train #9205 by KTM
Arau, Perlis
5h 23m ride in train #9205, ETS Platinum
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Train #9425 by KTM
Arau, Perlis
5h 47m ride in train #9425, ETS Gold
Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Passenger reviews out of total 94 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Mar 12, 2019
bus Business, Transnasional MY
More than an hour late to Kuala Lumpur!
Mar 5, 2019
avia Economy, AirAsia
Very nice flight and service.
Feb 23, 2019
train #9201 ETS Platinum, KTM
Hyvä sähköjuna matka.Paikkaliput.Tarjoilu vähän heikko. Ravintola paikkoin 4 jakkaraa.Vessoja liian vähän.
Feb 18, 2019
train #9201 ETS Platinum, KTM
Very comfy and clean train. Air con too cold
Jan 31, 2019
train #9201 ETS Platinum, KTM
Service was clean, organised and on time. No issues here.
Jan 23, 2019
train #9201 ETS Platinum, KTM
Easy and straight forward booking
Jan 5, 2019
train #9201 ETS Platinum, KTM
Came from Thailand to connect to this train. Unfortunately the Thai train was severely delayed, so I missed the booked ETS. Station staff showed no flexibility to change my ticket to the next train, had to buy a complex new ticket even though the delay was caused by another train without me being at fault.
Dec 20, 2018
train #9201 ETS Platinum, KTM
Everything was great! Booking the ticket was smooth and easy, communication with the office was brilliant with a very fast responses to ALL of my questions ❤️ At the end we also got a little refund of our initial payment due to only upper berths being available. The trip went great, was long but worth the experience at the end..The Service in the train was superb???? And kept us feeling very safe and welcomed. Thank you!
Aug 9, 2018
train #9425 ETS Gold, KTM
Ended up buying an earlier ticket at the station, loads of spare seats on train not sure why this wasn't available on 12goAsia website. Train is modern, clean and comfortable with decent catering.Aircon is a bit fierce
Jun 12, 2018
train #9221 ETS Gold, KTM
you should have in mind, that time zone is diffrent between thailand and malaysia.
Apr 4, 2018
train #9423 ETS Gold, KTM
Fast clean train.Air con is cold so take an extra shirt or something.

Popular Routes in Malaysia

How to get from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur

When you want to get from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about MYR 328.56. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as MYR 50.11.

How far is Perlis from Kuala Lumpur?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur. Your trip will be a total of 218 miles (350 km). The flying distance is 253 miles (407 km).

How long does it take to get from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur?

The travel time from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 7 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur?

The cost of the trip from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Plusliner MY: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as MYR 50.11 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as MYR 328.56.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur:

  • Bus tickets - MYR 50.00 to MYR 54.00;
  • Train tickets - MYR 76.00 to MYR 109.00;
  • Plane tickets - MYR 126.00 to MYR 329.00;

How many trips per day are there between Perlis and Kuala Lumpur?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur depart during the day - there are approximately 27 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 09:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:30. There are 7 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 7 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is MYR 126.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur
AirAsia (AirAsia), Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air


Taking a bus from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Perlis to Kuala Lumpur? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 979 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 21 decided to go for a bus.