Trains journeys are always exciting and wonderful. People love to travel and trains are their preferred mode of conveyance for it. And, when we decided to travel to Malaysia; even our first choice for inter-city travelling was trains. We knew the country was well connected via railway lines, and we wanted to fully utilize the whole system.

In fact, if you ever visit Malaysia (and the surrounding Asean countries) then you can opt for the railway network. There are trains lines covering both the west and the east coasts of the country, while if you want to travel from north to south or vice versa, then trains are your best bet again.

Even we were mesmerised by the appealing nature of the Malaysian railway network; hence we considered and eventually decided to use it. So, let us take a look whether we made the right choice or not;

Ticketing and selecting

ktm-ticketOne of the biggest drawbacks of the rail networks—of anyplace or anywhere in the world—is its ticketing system. Most rail networks are outdated and only run with traditional ticketing methods. But, the railway networks in Malaysia (especially the ones run by KTM train from Singapore to KL the national railway operator of the nation) are very technologically advanced.

You can select your train as per your schedule and book your reserved ticket right from the internet. Even we used this convenience and gave couple of brownie points to the system. All websites, in the business of selling online rail tickets, are very well made. You can select your train, your preferred seat and your line as per your own choice.

For example, if you opt for an ETS express ticket from KL to Padang Besar (near to the Malaysia and Thailand border), then you will have various choices to select from. Just make sure you mark your time, ticket and plan your journey; and get your own Malaysia online train reservation right over the internet. Hence, we gave 100 percent marks to the customer support factor.

The reliability


Our train was scheduled to leave the KL Sentral station at 0930 Hours and we were very surprised that dot on that time our train left for the border. We barely made it to the station on time as the traffic was chaotic in the KL.

The whole journey took 5 and half hours or so, and as mentioned on our tickets, we reached Pedang right at 3 PM local time. During our journey, we interacted with many Malaysian who confirmed that the trains (especially the ETMs) always ran with the clock, and were very rarely late. Besides this, the whole journey was also quite cheap and inexpensive; as compared to road trips or flights tickets

The safety and comfort

We were also told beforehand that the train journeys in Malaysia were always a comfortable option. And, the people who told us were absolutely right.

Apart from being safe, the trains were also quite comfortable to travel in. And, as soon as we disembarked from the train (fresh as a daisy I might add) we straight away went to Gua Kelam (the limestone cave) and also covered the Timah Tasoh Lake; we had sure a hassle free journey.

The introduction of the train services in Malaysia has really proved to be blessings in disguise. It has not only led to an economical transportation but has also enabled easy reaching for people from one corner to another without any wastage of time and any sort of jerking.

train-ticketEasy Booking of Train Tickets Online in Malaysia

When I was travelling from Penang to Kuala Lumpur, I felt that I was in my second home due to inclusions of various amenities. As the demand for having a confirm railway ticket is enhancing, the rush for the same is also getting catapulted to the whopping. The advancement in technology has enabled me and others for easy booking train tickets online in Malaysia.

During my 20 days tour in Malaysia, I was feeling diamonds in my hands. Due to the introduction of such a high technology, I was freed from long queues in the railway ticket counters. Being a computer savvy, I was easily able to sign in and book my tickets in an independent manner.

Easy Payment through Credit Card

easy-paymentAs my credit card was in the activated mode, I was easily able to pay the cost of the ticket. As it was a festive season in February in Malaysia, I fetched a good rebate in the cost of my ticket. The facility regarding online booking of train tickets has really brought desired tickets at fingertips.

I was able to avail the various travel packages introduced by the Malaysian Government for its valuable tourists. Without approaching any agent or others I availed the package online at a nominal rate hence easily enjoying a good tour to the outskirts of Malaysia.

Easy Cancellation and Refunding

The last week of my visit, I was a little bit sick due to which I was unable to visit Penang. But through online ticketing in Malaysia, I was able to cancel the ticket with a simple click and got my debited charges credited back into my account.