As my hostel was near the Bangkok (Hua Lamphong) Railway Station, and I was meeting a friend in the city for dinner, I figured the fastest way to get to our meeting point was by none other than the railway itself. Of course, it turned out to be the cheapest way too. Price I paid […]
The Peninsular Express is a rejuvenated service by KTM Intercity with an extension southwards to JB Sentral, a combination of the previous Senandung Langkawi and Ekspres Sinaran Selatan. The northbound train takes 17 hours and 20 minutes to travel along the Malay Peninsular. For the southbound journey, please click here.
Tickets for the full route, especially to Hat Yai, sell out very easily. If you are unable to get a ticket to Hat Yai, get a ticket to Padang Besar first, and then a separate ticket from Padang Besar to Hat Yai.
The train departs from JB Sentral at 5pm sharp daily. The Peninsular Express makes stops along most stations between JB Sentral and Seremban, and at major stations between Seremban and Hat Yai.
For this long journey, a buffet coach is attached on board. However, freshly cooked a la carte meals are only available between KL Sentral and Padang Besar…
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