Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh by train

The Journey from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh in Perak State takes slightly around 2 hours 20 minutes, this is quicker than travelling by bus which takes between 3 hours 10 minutes and 3 hours 30 minutes.


Train Times to Ipoh


There are 19 direct train services a day from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station to Ipoh.

Train Kuala Lumpur Ipoh Service
 9020 07:05 09:24 ETS Gold
9302 08:30 10:50 ETS Gold
9202 09:00 11:19 ETS Platinum
9512 09:39 12:02 ETS Gold
9008 10:42 12:57 ETS Platinum
9204 11:30 13:49 ETS Platinum
9352 12:20 14:50 ETS Silver
9024 13:15 15:34 ETS Gold
9304 14:00 16:20 ETS Gold
9306 16:00 18:20 ETS Gold
9412 16:13 18:36 ETS Gold
9514 17:12 19:43 ETS Gold
9308 18:50 21:10 ETS Gold
9214 19:53 22:19 ETS Gold
9354 20:45 23:15 ETS Silver
9216 21:30 23:56 ETS Gold
9310 22:15 00:35 ETS Gold
9312 22:45 01:05 ETS Gold
9520 23:22 01:48 ETS Gold

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Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station


Trains to Ipoh depart from Kuala Lumpur’s Sentral Station.


Ipoh Railway Station


Ipoh Railway Station is one of the three grand railway station built by the British colonial rulers and worth taking time to stop and enjoy the splendid architecture.


About Ipoh


Ipoh is the capital city of Perak state and the third largest city in Malaysia by population. Ipoh is, however, best known to foreign visitors as the connection point from the railway network to the Cameron Highlands.

Tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands

Tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands

Ipoh is a fascinating city with a wide variety of interesting places to visit and things to experience, both in the city and the surrounding area. Here is a short list of some of the highlights of a visit to Ipoh:

  • The Gua Tambun Cave Paintings: Caving drawings of animals dating back over 3,000 years.
  • Paloh Ku Miao: The oldest Chinese temple in Ipoh.
  • Sam Poh Tong Temple: 5 km from Ipoh, this beautiful temple is only accessible by walking through a cave.
  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Buntong: Tamil temple in Ipoh.
  • Ipoh Railway Station: Designed by British architect Arthur Benison Hubback, who also designed the original Kuala Lumur railway station, this grand station building features a mix of Moorish, Mughal and Neo-Classical design influences.
  • Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng: Picturesque tea plantation open to tourists covering over 300 acres.