Tanah Merah is a district and a town in the state of Kelantan in the northeast of Malaysia that used to be a small town. Major changes have taken over day by day due to the younger generation migrating to big cities for jobs that offer higher pay. Meanwhile, travellers visiting Tanah Merah for the first time can get to the more urban area of the town along the Kelantan River. Historically, the town of Tanah Merah was once the capital of a Chinese kingdom called Chi Tu which means ‘red earth’.
The town’s Tanah Merah Railway Station is the main transportation service for the locals to get around nearby cities and towns conveniently. This train station is one of the two minor train stations of KTM East Coast Line. Travellers can only access the KTM Intercity train services at Tanah Merah Railway Station, which is located about an hour away by bus or taxi ride to Kuala Besut Jetty; the gateway to the enchanting Perhentian Island.
Getting to Tanah Merah Railway Station is possible via train service. Travellers shall take the KTM Intercity train departing from Tumpat station directly towards Tanah Merah Railway Station. As the train station is several stations away from Tumpat, the train journey takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes to reach Tanah Merah Railway Station. From Gua Musang station to Tanah Merah takes at least 4 hours of travel to reach the train station.
Travellers from the capital city of KL can get to Tanah Merah Railway Station via ETS train from KL Sentral towards an interchange station in Gemas. From Gemas, make a train transfer via KTM Intercity directly to Tanah Merah Railway Station which takes approximately 12 hours 22 minutes to arrive at the train station.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) operates the Tanah Merah Railway Station. The only available train service accessible at this train station is the KTM Intercity train service.
Situated conveniently in the heart of the town, the Tanah Merah Railway Station provides several facilities within the building as well as other facilities found outside the train station. Besides that, travellers from afar can park their vehicles at the parking space within the Tanah Merah Railway Station area. Among other facilities that can be found outside the train station are fast food restaurants, banks and hotels.Top features:
Tanah Merah Railway Station is one of the two minor train stations in the state of Kelantan. Conveniently situated in the heart of Tanah Merah town, locals and travellers have easy access to the train station. Furthermore, the Tanah Merah Railway Station is the nearest train station away from Kuala Besut Jetty; the gateway to the enchanting Perhentian Island. The journey from the train station takes 40 to 60 minutes to reach the popular jetty by local bus or taxi ride.
On a side note, Tanah Merah Railway Station is surrounded by many facilities that can cater to travellers’ needs before their departure. This train station serves only the KTM Intercity East Coast Line train service. To review train schedules or train routes, travellers can check out Easybook website and complete your KTMB ticket booking in just within minutes.
Tanah Merah Railway Station, Tanah Merah, 17500 Tanah Merah, Kelantan