Buses & Coaches, Kuala Lumpur
Now there is a convenient and economical way to travel between LCCT Terminal (Air Asia) and Kuala Lumpur. There are at least 3 bus companies providing services to KL. Travel time: about 1 hour.
Bus fare starts from RM8 depending on which bus company you are going with and where.
Starshuttle: From LCCT or KLIA to: KL Sentral, Puduraya Bus Terminal (downtown KL), Jalan Ipoh, Subang Jaya, and even to selected hotels. Bus fare starts from RM10
Aerobus: Located at the basement level of KL Sentral Station, it offers a non-stop service to LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) for RM8.00 per trip, or RM14.00 for a two-ways trip.
We had a very bad experience with the arrogant and bad customer service with First Coach Singapore, from staff to manager to director. We feel they are unreasonable and don’t care if they lose customers with their bad attitude.
We feel that the staff in Singapore are badly trained with communication problems.
We have hardly ever encountered such bad service in this industry.
It was a great disappointment to us as we had felt that the trip they provided was good enough that we used their service regularly for many months. Nevertheless, it only takes one very bad experience to lose our pre-paid tickets to warn others not to risk a similar experience. This happened because their staff neglected to communicate vital information to us. The manager even said that they WITHHOLD this information despite the risk to customers! The management took no responsibility, defended the staff and and blamed it on us.
We lost our money but we learned from the experience and want to warn others.
Our advice? Stay away from First Coach if you want hassle free bookings and travel. There are many other coaches traveling to KL that are excellent.
We’re using Airbus next. Will keep you posted if we love their service.
Aside from Konsortium coach, I've tried TransNational Coach as well. I'd must say, this is the cheapest of them lot. REturn tickets sell at SGD$40.20 .... It is not a fancy bus. A normal aircon, 26-seater bus with enough leg space for an individual is more than enough. Journey stops at Puduraya, KL which is near to Jalan Bukit Bintang. To get the ticket, u need to call and check if there's any availability. But you cannot book through the phone as this is a first-come-first-serve-basis. You need to go to the booth itself at Lavender Street, infront of the Singapore Casket building.
Going to Genting Hills is very easy if you avail the GO GENTING Coaches leaving from following terminals on daily basis
PUDARAYA Bus Terminal
The fair from Pudaraya or KL Sentral is 8.50 RM including Sky Way transfer.
To get to Kuala Lumpur by AirAsia's morning flight from Senai at 9.25 am, it is advisable to start your journey from Kota Raya II Bus Station with two to three other passengers on the same journey in a taxi, as Hendal Indah has put an end to the 7.00 am bus service to Senai.
I can see buses plying around the city of Kuala Lumpur but I cannot recommend to use because they are a bit uncomfortable based on my observation. If you are a tourist, use a taxi or a tour bus for fixed and affordable rates and for a convenient journey.
For airport coach bus coming from KLIA to KL Central, express bus runs every half an hour starting at 5:00AM with RM10 for a one-way trip.
Took 7.30am Sri Maju coach from Golden Mile Complex (Singapore) to Puduraya (Kuala Lumpur) through Tuas. Paid S$27.00 with fuel tax (1 way). Was given a bottle of Mineral Water. Rest-stop at Yong Peng at 10.00am for about 30 minutes for toilet/meal break. Reached KL at after 1.30pm. The coach did not go into the bus terminal as it was heading to Genting. It stopped across the road from Puduraya bus station. Almost all the passengers were confused. We crossed 2 roads to go to the bus station to book our trip back to Singapore. The bus station was noisy & confusing. The various sales agents all start to crowd around & persuade you to book through their counter. We finally decided to book through Konsortium & paid M$63.00 for a 18 seater coach. Their pick up point from KL is at Pasar Rakyat. Was given a bottle of Mineral water, potato chips & a small packet of peanuts. Left KL at 10.30pm. There is only a toilet stop. Arrived at Golden Mile before 3.00am as there was hardly any traffic at the late hours.
KLIA Airport Shuttle is the Cheapest way to get to the city if you are on tight budget and traveling alone, Departing from Ground Level KLIA Airport every 30 minnute and now Cost RM10 per way per person (RM20 before), Journey Time 1 Hour Aprx to KL Sentral Station. From KL Sentral can take KL Transit Bus @ RM2 or walk to the main road and get the Taxi from there its cheaper then from Taxi counter.
First Bus from KLIA departs at 6.00 AM
2007 began with the introduction of the Kuala Lumpur Hop On Hop Off City Tour coach service... Tourists can have easy access to 40 major tourists tourist attractions within the city by just taking one coach... The coach, which is a double-decker bus, comes with a semi-glass roof for better and clearer view of the streets and scenery of the city is equipped with on-board commentary in eight languages... The city tour is modelled on the "hop on, hop off" concept which allows ticketholders to hop on and hop off the coach whenever and wherever desired at any of the 22 stops...
The coaches operate from 8.30am to 8.30pm daily passing 22 stops at 30-minute intervals... The ticket is valid for 24 hours and priced at
MYR38 each (MYR32 each for purchase of 5 or more tickets)
MYR17 for students, senior citizens and disable person
Children under 5 travel free.
Malaysian MyKad holders need to pay only MYR17 during the school holidays...
Tickets can be bought on the bus and from travel agents, major hotels, official agents that display the logo or through the website.
From Larkin, the main bus termial in Johor Bahru, it takes about 4.5hrs (including a half hr traffic jam in KL) to reach KL's Puduraya station via Konsortium bus. The bus stops only for one short break of 15min. Clean and comfortable ride, and costs us RM30 for a one way trip.
For the trip back, we took Transnational bus. Cost us RM24 for a one way trip (economical). Bus was ok, but old and worn out. The bus stopped for 2 breaks, one short (15min) and one long (40min). Still took us 4.5hrs to reach JB.
Crossed from Singapore to Johor Bahru by the Causeway. Then took a local bus to Larkin Bus Station in Johor Bahru.
Upon arrival, was surrounded by ticket sellers for buses to Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Penang and other parts of Malaysia. They were not too aggressive but come right to your face.
Usually these sellers get a commission from the bus companies especially the smaller ones or tour agencies trying to fill up their buses. So these buses may wait for awhile or may stop at different places to pick up or drop off passengers.
I headed to the bus counters. The other companies like Konsortium, Transional, Plusliners have departed and next buses were later. So I decided to try Mara Liner for the first time.
Fare was RM24 (standard for VIP, not Super VIP) from Larkin to Puduraya (Kuala Lumpur). The bus departed on schedule at 10:30am and did not do a lunch stop like some of the companies. There was a restroom stop as these buses do not have toilet on board.
Arrive at Kuala Lumpur around 2:30 pm as there was a jam at one stretch due to road repair.
Overall, new bus and great bus trip. It is a smaller bus company and fewer scheduled departures.
Almost everyone local and foreign tourists have complained about the conditions of this central bus station. Overcrowded and was supposed to be replaced by a modern station.
But it has excellent central location and efficient enough. There are two floors. The top floor is for bus ticket counters, waiting place and have stalls selling food or things for your journey.
There are left luggage services. Avoid buying tickets from touts. There are buses that are also picking out passengers and wait just outside the bus station. Better to get a scheduled bus departure ticket from a bigger bus company.
There is LRT station, Rakyat Plaza, which 5 minutes walk up a covered but sloped pedestrian pathway. So if you have heavy luggage, give yourself more time.
There are different buses, economy, VIP and super VIP with different prices and comfort. Pudu Raya is like a zoo but runs well enough.
The Nationwide Interstate Coach Executive (NICE) covers daily trips from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Penang.
KL-SIN prices from RM65.10 and S$42 for (one way).
Executive Express departs from Copthorne Orchid Hotel, Singapore.
Departs from KL NiCE Counter, Mezzanine Floor, KTMB Building, Jalan Sultan Hishamudin,
50621 Kuala Lumpur.
Departs from Garden Inn Hotel, in Penang.
Transtar Travel operates from Imbi Bus Terminal at Pasar Rakyat and at 5001 Beach Road, #01-15, Golden Mile Complex.
First Class are luxurious 16 seaters coach. There are only 2 seats in a single row with individual LCD TV, massage chairs.
This non-stop trip offers meals which are being served on board the coach.
First Class Price:
Executive Class is a 26 seaters coach with massage chairs. Meals are served on the KL-SIN route.
Executive Class Price:
Premium Class Price :S$34
Pasarakyat Bus Terminal, Kuala Lumpur
Transtar First Class Passenger's Lounge
No 10, Ground Floor
Jalan Melati off Jalan Imbi / Jalan Tun Razak
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Konsortium Express operates from Pudu Raya Bus Terminal and at 5001 Beach Road, #01-52B, Golden Mile Complex.
The Super VIP Coach departs daily from Pudu Raya.Pls refer to their website for their Bus Fares and Schedules or approach the counters at Pudu.