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There are 4 ways to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur Padang Besar

RM 32 - RM 37

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Amanjaya to KL Sentral

RM 29

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 12m

  1. Take a taxi from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur 206 km

RM 450 - RM 550

Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur 206 km

RM 35 - RM 60

Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur by train

The train journey time between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur is around 2h 27m and covers a distance of around 207 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 22m. Services are operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway. Typically 136 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur train schedules

Ipoh → Kuala Lumpur
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Travel within Malaysia

Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in Malaysia

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 03 88810200

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Malaysia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kuala Lumpur is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kuala Lumpur is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kuala Lumpur is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 03 88810200.

Last updated: 10 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur is to bus, which costs RM 29 and takes 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur is to taxi which costs RM 450 - RM 550 and takes 2h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Terminal Amanjaya and arriving at KL Sentral. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ipoh and arriving at Kuala Lumpur. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur is 174 km. The road distance is 206 km.

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The best way to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs RM 32 - RM 37.

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The train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur takes 2h 31m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Naik Selalu Express, depart from Terminal Amanjaya station.

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Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, depart from Ipoh station.

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The best way to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs RM 32 - RM 37. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 29 and takes 3h.

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Map of how to get from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 174.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

What companies run services between Ipoh, Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur hourly. Tickets cost RM 32 - RM 37 and the journey takes 2h 31m. Alternatively, Naik Selalu Express operates a bus from Terminal Amanjaya to KL Sentral twice daily. Tickets cost RM 29 and the journey takes 3h.

Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 32 - RM 37
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 24 - RM 26
Gold
RM 32 - RM 37
Platinum
RM 40 - RM 50
Bus operators
Naik Selalu Express
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Terminal Amanjaya to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 29
Schedules at
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Other operators
Taxi from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 550
Taxi servis Ipoh
Phone
+60-19-456-4857
Website
taxi-servis-ipoh.business.site
Persatuan Pemandu- Pemandu Teksi
Phone
+60135848085
Website
taxiteksiipoh.blogspot.com
Perkhidmatan teksi/kereta sewa ipoh
Phone
019-456 4857
Website
perkhidmatan-teksikereta-sewa-ipoh.business.site

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Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur bus services, operated by Naik Selalu Express, arrive at KL Sentral station.

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Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, arrive at Kuala Lumpur station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur is 206 km. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur.

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There are 1450+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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