If you want to see the countryside
and have plenty of time, travel by train into Malaysia. To
travel from Singapore, catch the train service operated by KTMB.
The Malaysian train in Singapore
starts at the railway station at Woodlands.
As of July 2011, KTM intercity train passengers
(to & from Malaysia) can board or disembark at
the Woodlands Train Checkpoint (WTCP/ formerly
Woodlands railway station), where they can get
there passport stamped. This checkpoint in
Woodlands, Singapore is co-owned by Keretapi
Tanah Melayu (KTM) and the Immigration and
Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore.
[NOTE: Before July 2011: Train stopped at Tanjong Pagar or Keppel Railway
Station. As of July 1 2011, KTM trains no longer
goes to Tanjung Pagar]
Travellers can also embark or disembark at Johor
Railway Station (near the end of the causeway JB
side, you can walk to the immigration point to
go to Singapore, by bus). All Malaysia KTM
trains will stop at this station.
by train is an excellent way to see the Malaysian countryside and
many towns in West
If you are pressed for time, you may find the journey by
rail from town to town rather slow.
services on Malayan Railways (KTMB) that starts at Woodlands and
ends at Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth or Hat Yai (Thailand).
journey by train
from Singapore to Butterworth takes more than
12 hours and
about six hours .
From Singapore you can also travel to the east coast of peninsular
Malaysia via KL. There is also a shuttle services from Singapore to Johor Bahru
which is popular with Singaporeans going shopping in JB.
in Malaysia In
peninsular Malaysia, the KTMB operates 12 intercity express services
daily on weekdays, 18 intercity express services on weekends and
eight local train services daily, serving a total of 97 intercity
Actually, train services between the states are only one or two
times a day. Its considered many 'intercity services' because it
stops at many towns.
There are also a service operating from
which stop at major towns such as Hadyai (Thailand),
Alor Star, Padang Besar, Ipoh, Kuala
Seremban, Johor Bahru and Singapore (Woodlands from 07/2011).
The International Express (or
Ekspress Antarabangsa), operated by the State Railway of Thailand,
is a daily express train that runs between Butterworth and Bangkok.
‘Eastern & Oriental Express’ also runs once a week between Bangkok,
Travel pass: Foreign
travellers (except Singaporeans) can enjoy unlimited
travel on any Intercity train services throughout
Malayan Railways network up to Singapore. The State
Railway of Thailand's network system is excluded.
It costs just RM35 for 5 days travel pass.
Trains in Singapore MRT
Trains in Singapore do not link with the Malayan Railways (KTMB).
details of trains in Singapore at
Singapore transport page.
trains, air, road transport in Malaysia
How to travel from Malaysia into Thailand
Malayan Railways (KTMB)
Tanah Melayu Berhad
ktmintercity.com.my (Intercity trains)