Train travel from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur

You can travel from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur by train but you need to change trains once on route. This is because the train line is electrified from Gemas to Kuala Lumpur, but not from Johor Bharu to Gemas. Diesel trains still run on the stretch of railway line from Johor Bharu to Gemas.


Train 1: Johor Bahru to Gemas


  • There are 4 trains a day from Johor Bahru to Gemas.
TrainJohor BahruGemasService
4010:1014:54Southern Shuttle
4214:0018:46Southern Shuttle
2619:1500:03Southern Shuttle
4422:3003:15Southern Shuttle

Train 2: Gemas to Kuala Lumpur


  • There are 2 trains a day from Gemas to Kuala Lumpur.
TrainGemasKuala LumpurService
942008:0510:26ETS Gold
932215:1317:31ETS Gold

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  • Tickets for combined train journey all the way from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur are only available for 10:00 departure from Johor Bharu connecting with the 15:13 departure from Gemas.

Johor Bharu Railway Station


  • Train services to Kuala Lumpur via Gemas depart from JB Sentral Station.


Gemas Railway Station


  • Gemas Railway Station is the last stop for Southern Shuttle services from Johor Bahru and the start point for electric train services travelling north toward Kuala Lumpur.


Kuala Lumpur Railway Station


  • See more information about KL Sentral Station which is the main railway station in Kuala Lumpur.


Things to do in Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur is a large modern city with great local transport links with is most known amongst foreign visitors as one of the best places to go shopping in South East Asia. The city has many large shopping centres to suit all price ranges and tastes as well as some markets. There is more, however,  to Kuala Lumpur than simply shopping with places of historical interest to visit and vibrant colourful Chinese and Indian districts.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur

Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur

Amongst the the many places of interest to visit in Kuala Lumpur are:

  • Merdeka Square: Part of the city which was the location of important government buildings during the era of British colonial rule. This is the place to come to see grand British designed buildings.
  • KL Central Market: Located in the China Town, this historic market building now houses shops and stalls selling high quality products, often hand made, from all over Malaysia.
  • Petaling Street Market: Near to KL Central Market, Petaling Street Market is a covered market selling clothes, souvenirs and other items, however, its best features are its food courts and street food stalls which carried on late into the evening.
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple: City centre Hindu temple worth visiting to marvel at its South Indian style 22.9 metre high gopura entrance tower.
  • Guan Di Temple: Chinese temple dedicated to the God of War. The temple has a spear and sword believed to impart magical powers to those strong enough to lift them.
  • Masjid Negara Malaysia: The National Mosque constructed in 1965 is open to visitors of all faiths. The modernist design references features of life of the Malay peninsula and it geometric symmetry makes it an architectural masterpiece.
  • Batu Caves: Impressive Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Murugan located in a large natural cave.

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