Getting Around Malaysia

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    Catch the bus

    by Merebin Written Jul 20, 2015

    Bus connections between all major towns are good. Roads are excellent and the buses themselves are comfortable and air conditioned - maybe a little TOO air conditioned at times! Tickets are reasonably priced and availability can be checked and booked online or at bus stations.

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    Kuala Lumpur International Airport

    by traveldave Updated Jul 1, 2015

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    The new Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is a modern and efficient airport. Unfortunately, it is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the city center, so it can be expensive to get from the airport into the city. Try to book a hotel that has a transfer service to and from the airport.

    Airlines serving Kuala Lumpur International Airport: Air Astana, Air China, Air-India, Air-India Express, Air Koryo, Air Mauritius, Air Niugini, Air Zimbabwe, AirAsia, Berjaya Air, Best Air, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Egyptair, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, Hong Kong Express Airways, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Airlines, Iraqi Airways, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Lion Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Mahan Air, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Mega Maldives Airlines, Merpati Nusantara Airline, MAI-Myanmar Airways International, Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Qatar Airways, Regent Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, Saudia Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Thai Airways International, Thai Lion Air, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Yemenia Yemen Airways, and Zest Air.

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    Hire a car on Langkawi.

    by worldkiwi Written Oct 18, 2014

    While I was in Langkawi in 2014, I decided to hire a car to explore this island. It was a great choice and really added to my experiences on Langkawi. I used the web-based "Nova" service and I ended up with a Kasina Rental Car. Kasina has offices in Pantai Tengah and at the airport on Langkawi. I had a little Proton (pictured), which was a manual. Driving on Langkawi is relatively easy. There is not much traffic and, coming from New Zealand, the road rules are pretty much the same. A rental car on Langkawi really gives you the chance to take your time exploring this island and seeing sights that are a bit difficult to get to otherwise. Compared to chartering a taxi every day, the rental car is a much better choice. Kasina's service is very good and well priced, in my opinion.

    Renting a car on Langkawi is recommended.
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    by lmkluque Updated Feb 18, 2013

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    In a tourist area, this three wheeled bikes ( I forgot the actual name of them)--AliJoe says they are called *Beca*, Thanks for the help!--are the most interesting way of getting around--if you can wake-up the driver.

    This method of getting around town seems to becoming extinct except in the tourist area. So, if you see one try it out before they are actually gone.

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    Electric Train Service (ETS): KL- Ipoh -KL

    by sheherezad Written Dec 24, 2012

    For the Electric Train Service to Ipoh (ETS), do check out

    With the Gold Ticket the trip only takes 2hr 15 min! Otherwise, it takes about 2hr 30min!

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  • Malaysia to Hatyai

    by annie-yap Written Dec 9, 2012

    Hi Judi...Besides opting for the railway service can try out the coaches transportation services available in Malaysia... travelling by railway takes a longer time to reach Hatyai....i normally go for online booking through this help^^

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    A Taxi Ferry a Local Option

    by lmkluque Updated Aug 19, 2012

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    A taxi-ferry is the fastest way of getting around in rush hour traffic. I didn't actually try this form of transportation but saw it on all the roads and thought it a good alternative considering the slow-going through "rush hour" which lasted all day and into the night sometimes. Also I think it's more economical than renting a car.

    The driver provides the helmet if you don't have one of your own.

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    Car with Driver!

    by lmkluque Updated Aug 19, 2012

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    Out of the city, a car is the most convenient way of getting around. Everywhere I went it was by car with a driver. Something I highly recommend. It was so easy just getting in the car and letting someone else deal with the massive traffic.

    Here we are driving up the mountain to Genting Highlands. The ride was smooth and the scenery lush and beautiful, but for this ride we hired a taxi to take us. Actually, since our party was larger we hired two taxis. The drivers seemed to be in some sort of competition to be the first to arrive and the speed around the hair-pin curves was actually scary. I asked the driver to drive more carefully and when he didn't, I told him there would be no tip. That did it and he took more care, so we were safer and happier.

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    Traveling From LCCT to Melaka

    by TimKessler Written Mar 21, 2012

    My advice is to wait for the 5.30pm Transnasional Bus which takes you directly from LCCT to Melaka. Any other option would take you into KL itself and at the time that you are traveling would probably put you right smack in the rush hour jam. You're really not saving any time at all.

    Expect to spend a little more than RM 150 for a budget cab or more than RM 200 for a Premier cab is you're thinking of taxis.


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    Limousine or parking at airport

    by drandy Written Nov 26, 2011

    Personally, I would drive and park at the airport, especially you are with a family of more than 4 persons.
    1st- you would need a larger limousine, and the charges are higher
    2nd- If you travel outside office hour, there is a surcharge of 50% from the cabbie
    3rd - If you arrived back in Malaysia in the late evening, especially if your flight arrives after 10pm, you may have difficulty getting a cab at the airport , especially at KLIA- there will be very few taxis around just before midnight, some cabbie will fetch you only after midnight and ask you to pay a surcharge.

    I do not know whether you are using penang or klia, I believe Penang's parking is much cheaper than KL, but overall, I find parking at airport is much cheaper and more convenient if you leave your car there for less than a week, and I believe it's pretty safe.

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  • Transportation in Kota Konabalu-Charter Car

    by sizu303 Written Nov 24, 2011

    I visit to KotaKinabalu every year with my family&my friends....
    I always charter Mr Leong's Van.(My friend introduced him)
    He is very Kind and nice.... his van is very clean and comfortable.
    He can speak English&Mandarin&Cantonese(a little Japanese).
    He charged RM450 for Kinabalu park & Poring Hotspring one day trip...cheaper than travel agent
    e-mail :
    His name is Leong Chee Kong
    He can arrange your tour or transportation.

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  • Europcar Car Rental Malaysia

    by yawweiwoo Written Nov 10, 2011

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    I have a great experience car hire service in Malaysia. Europcar has offered a great value and service add to my journey. Their customer service is excellent and friendly. I am highly recommend to my friends to hire the car from Europcar.

    Else, you could browse the website

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    Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh by bus

    by ll_angel86 Written Oct 25, 2011

    There are generally 2 buses from KLIA or LCCT to Ipoh. I'm not too sure about the timings but I usually take Yoyo. So far, the rides have been smoothgoing. Just note that you need to inform the driver if you want to stop elsewhere besides the office in Bercham.

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    Causeway Into Malaysia

    by Aidy_p Written Aug 2, 2011

    If you're travelling by land from Singapore to Malaysia, you can either use the Woodlands Causeway or the Tuas Causeway, also known as the 2nd Causeway. If you are driving in, you will be required to pay toll on both sides.

    Be prepared for traffic jams if you are travelling over the weekends or during festive periods.

    Alternatively, you can also take a bus or train to Johor Bahru and beyond.

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    Air Asia.

    by cachaseiro Written Jul 2, 2011

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    Air Asia is the biggest budget carrier and it is from Malaysia and connects Malaysia with mosy countries in South east aswell as other parts of Asia and Australia and Europe.
    Aswell as being a cheap airline they are also suprisingly good.
    Forget about lousy european budget airlines whe you are in Malaysia cause Air Asia are much better than them.
    You will need to pay for your food and drink, but prices are quite low and seats are good and it´s generally a very efficient airline that i can only highly recommend.

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