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Taking the Train in Malaysia

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If you're thinking of traveling through Malaysia by train, you've got the right idea. Taking the train in Malaysia isn't just fast and cheap, it's convenient and comfortable too.

Nowadays, most train carriages are the contemporary kind, unlike the old diesel chuggalongs of yesteryear. Interiors are climate-controlled and offer Pullman-type seating. So go ahead, tilt back and get some shuteye, because you're on the straight and narrow all the way to your destination.

Getting there is half the fun

The train system in Malaysia is called KTMB, which stands for Keretapi Tanah Melayu. This loosely translates to Malaysia Train System. "Loosely", because, funnily enough, Keretapi is short for kereta api, which actually means fire car, a throwback to the olden days.

The great thing about going places by train is that there's no jams, no scary traffic, no slippery road worries and no high transport cost due to high petrol prices. In fact, once you're in the train, you'll be snug and comfy all the way to your next location.

Best of all, there's always a couple of interesting stops along the way, be it an old-school kampong or a station ensconced by jungle, for instance. And oh, there will be plenty of panoramas whizzing by your window during your journey too, that goes without saying.

Want to book your train tickets online? No problem. KTMB went virtual years ago and now provide tickets to their entire network. Try out below booking form to get a feel of the countless destinations on offer.
Enjoy up to 20% discount when you book online
NOTE: Busy season is from February to August!

Note: You can use this reservation form for all train routes from Thailand and Singapore to Malaysia, as well as all train routes within Malaysia.

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