Trains from Tanjung Malim to Padang Besar

By train the journey from Tanjung Malim to Padang Besar is scheduled to take just over 4 hours. Padang Besar Railway Station is close to the border with Thailand.

Train Times from Tanjung Malim to Padang Besar

There are currently 5 direct train services a day from Tanjung Malim to Padang Besar.

TrainKamparPadang BesarService
927800:0804:18ETS Platinum
927208:3112:41ETS Platinum
927411:1315:23ETS Platinum
942012:0716:33ETS Gold
927619:5400:04ETS Platinum

Train Tickets from Tanjung Malim to Padang Besar

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Tanjung Malim Railway Station

Tanjong Malim train station is 1.9 km by road from from Tanjung Malim Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Tanjung Malim Railway Station

Padang Besar Railway Station

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Google Map of Padang Besar Railway Station

About Travel to Padang Besar

Padang Besar is a town of two parts. The smaller half, with a population of around 10,000 permanent residents, is located in Malaysia. The other half of the town, with around 15,000 inhabitants, is in Thailand. Both parts of the town have amenities such as hotels and restaurants, but neither has any significant tourist attractions. Most travellers coming to Padang Besar do so to cross the border between Malaysia and Thailand.

Interchange Station

Padang Besar Railway Station is the only interchange station between the Malaysian and Thai railway networks. Malaysian trains only travel as far north as Padang Besar where all remaining passengers must alight. Three Thai trains travel from Padang Besar into Thailand:

  • Train 948: Departing 09:55 (08:55 Thailand time)
  • Train 950: Departing 16:40 (15:40 Thailand time)
  • Train 46: Departing 18:00 (17:00 Thailand time)

Trains 948 and 950 travel only as far as Hat Yai. Train 46 continues onto Bangkok where it is scheduled to arrive at 09:05 the following day. The journey by train to Hat Yai takes only 55 minutes. From Hat Yai passengers have choice of 4 long distance trains travelling north to Bangkok and a wide range of bus and minivan services to choose from departing from Hat Yai Bus Station.

Train service from Tanjung Malim to Pedang Besar
Train service from Tanjung Malim to Pedang Besar
Immigration Control in the Railway Station

Travel by train from Padang Besar to Thailand is a convenient option. Two set of immigration controls open inside Padang Besar to coincide with the arrival and departure of Thai train services allowing passengers to pass through passport control without leaving the train station building. However, if your train arrives at Padang Besar and there is a going to be a long wait for the departure of a connecting Thai train service you can cross the border by road and continue your journey by minivan to Hat Yai.

Taxi Services to Thailand

Taxi services to the border depart from the car park in front of the entrance to Padang Besar Railway Station. The taxi will take you as far as the Thailand immigration centre. From there once you have cleared Thailand’s immigration control you need to take a taxi or motorbike taxi to a minivan station in the Thai half of Padang Besar. Minivan services to Hat Yai depart very frequently and the journey takes 50 minutes. The arrival point for minivan services from Padang Besar to Hat Yai is Hat Yai Bus Station.

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