Being the second largest state in Kedah after Sungai Petani, Alor Setar is one of the most prominent cities in the Northen States of Malaysia. Being home to the administrative centre of Kedah, the city is unique for its Sunday to Thursday operating days. Fridays and Saturdays are observed as weekends in the state.

The ETS train from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar is one of the main transportation hub between those travelling between Malaysia and Thailand, Alor Setar is a prominent stop for many of its local attractions as well. Another interesting fact about the state is that Kedah is also the birthplace of two Malaysian Prime Ministers.


Despite not being a bustling urban city like Kuala Lumpur or Penang, Alor Setar is still experiencing rapid growth. Retaining many of its old world charms, you can find many attractions that reflect its rich cultural history. Visit the Kota Kuala Kedah or the many museums to know more about the historical background of early Kedah. With the State Museum, Paddy Museum and Kedah Royal Museum, you can find a vast array of cultural relics and items that will fascinate any historian.

The ETS from KL to Alor Setar is a popular route for many reasons other than being a main transportation hub. If you wish to travel by ETS train from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar, you can do so by purchasing your tickets via our online ticketing platform. Advanced bookings should be done especially if you plan on travelling during festive seasons.

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