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Malaysia - Rail Travel

Malaysia has an excellent rail network system and rail travel is considered efficient and affordable. In cities it is highly recommended to use the well-connected rail networks.

Standard of Rail Travel

The standard of rail travel in Malaysia is excellent and has improved greatly over the years since the government overhauled the public transport system and those reforms are still in place and are continuing.

The main rail network system in Malaysia is KLIA and this service provides national travel throughout the country. There is a range of services available through their website and tickets can be purchased online in advance.


The trains are comfortable and are all air-conditioned making this is a pleasant way to travel. Airport transfers from major cities to city airports are excellent and in rail stations you can even check in for your flight.

Carriages are equipped with WIFI and overhead luggage racks and there are onboard services such as drinks and food items. The seats are fitted with info-screens detailing weather and news throughout Malaysia.

The class of carriage is split into prices. A low cost carriage is still of a very high standard on the express trains. The more you pay the higher the class of carriage. It is all standard travel of a very high standard. Children under the age of two years old travel free of charge and concessions are in place for disabled passengers and elderly people.

Tickets can be purchased online and on inner city Monorail services, combined bus and rail tickets can be purchased saving money. Monthly rail cards are available and all websites are in English and all onboard staff speak English. Ticket counters have English-speaking staff, too.

Without a doubt, rail travel in Malaysia is a truly pleasant and affordable way to travel. The network is considered the fastest in South East Asia and Malaysia is highly proud of the service provided.

In major cities, KL and Monorail are used widely by millions of passengers.


Here you can purchase tickets, bus tickets and keep up-to-date with all travel news and alerts. You can choose your area from the drop down menu and you will find the cost reasonable and the service good. City trains operate from 6 am through till 11 pm or thereafter.

Express trains throughout the country have extended hours and operate as early as 4 am through till after midnight, as these trains offer airport express services. Travelling to the airport is swift and after checking in for your flight at the train station, you will save bags of time once you get to the airport and can head straight for the departure lounge.

In cities such as Kuala Lumpur, the airport transfer is high speed and takes just short of thirty minutes. The two lines which run through the country are the East and West Coast lines. The West Coast line is not a freight line and you can travel through to Singapore on this line. The East Coast line enables you to see more of the inner country and the line is colloquially known as the “Jungle Line”.

Disabled Passengers

Porter assistance is available at all times and disabled passengers can travel comfortably with designated areas for equipment and seating areas. Access to trains is via ramps and platform porters will assist disabled passengers on board with luggage and their equipment. Seating areas have plenty of leg room and passengers will find their journey to be a comfortable experience.

All tickets can be purchased online or at ticket counters.


There is a range of extra services which can be purchased such as a Meet & Greet service for airport transfers.

Deals are available online and there are substantial discounts on rail cards for families. A family can travel for as little as 76 RM for a day return ticket. There are many concessions available for all passengers and discounts available on monthly or annual rail cards.

All schedules and routes can be accessed online.

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