Buses & Coaches, Kuala Lumpur
If you want to visit Kuala Lumpur area, I suggest you to take Hop on Hop off bus to get around KL. It is a double decker bus. You can go to more than 20 city attraction with the bus. Cheaper than take a city tour guide.
Bukit Bintang (Star Hill) - Shopping heaven
Istana Negara (national Palace)
Jalan P. Ramlee - Have many bars and cafes for nightlife outing.
just name a few places.
There are two type of ticket for adult.
MYR38 (about $12) for 24 hours
MYR65 (about $21) for 48 hours
Different price for children.
The hours stated above means you can use the ticket for 24/48 hours. No need to buy new ticket every time you get in the bus.
The bus operating from 8am to 10pm.
Just wait at any places that have special signboard that show "KL Hop on Hop off" because you can buy the ticket in the bus.
Hope this will help you.
If we would like to travel south part of Malaysia like Johor and Melaka, then it is more convenience if we take bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. It is easy to reach just take the train Komuter from KL central to Bandar Tasik Selatan where the bus station located.
Arriving at Melaka Sentral a few minutes before 12 noon from Singapore, we immediately looked for a bus to KL, and we took KKKL Bus Express.
This is not really my choice of bus, but this bus company got the schedule that fits with our schedule. We took the 1pm bus, so we were able to have our lunch before going on with our journey. Bus fare is RM9.40, two hour fast but safe trip. Bus looked a bit old inside.
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If you fly with Air Asia for example, you have to get to the Sulatn Abdul Aziz Shah Airport for low cost carriers. One way to get there is by bus connection from sentral. Since I missed the last one in time though, I had to take a teksi for around 80 Ringit....stupid me ;-)
Hello folks, just a note to inform everyone that the Puduraya bus station in KL will be closed temporarily for four months from 19 March 2010 for upgrading work.
With the closure, travellers to the south will have to use the temporary bus depot at Jalan Hang Tuah near the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters while the Duta Terminal would be used for travel to the north.
You can read more of it from this place : http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsgeneral.php?id=481224
KL's infamous inter-city bus station (Puduraya) is shutdown for refurbishment since April 2010. The temporary bus station is now located opposite the National Hockey Stadium at Bukit Jalil. So be sure you take into account of transport arrangement to and from this new bus station. I understand that there is a RM2 shuttle service between Puduraya and this new station. Otherwise, hop on to the Ampang Line LRT and alight at Bukit Jalil Station.
This arrangement will probably last for a couple of months.
There are between 4-5 buses per hour from Kuala Lumpur to Penang during the day. The majority leave from Puduraya bus station in KL to Sg. Nibong Bus Terminal in Penang.
There is also 1 bus an hour run by Nice from the Old Train Station in KL. One way cost 68MYR with this company.
Goto the link below for extensive Rapid KL bus network. The ticket price is valid for 1 day & unlimited based on bus category.
i.e if you board any "U" (RM2/day/pax), u can board any bus from KL Cantral market to anywhere in KL and it's surburban areas (in State of Selangor) unlimited on the same day!! Very cheap
Around KL city, the ticket price is RM1 on "B" buses.
If your in KL and would like to go to Singapore for cheaper cost, you can ride a bus from bus station in KL ( you can ask the cab driver to get you to bus station, i forgot the name of the station) this will only cost you around RM45. The fare back to KL from Singapore is just the same almost 45 but of course in Singapore dollars. Bring something to read or eat in the bus because this is a 5 hour trip.
PUDURAYA Bus Terminal has been serving Kuala Lumpur and its people for as long as I can remember. Puduraya is the main bus terminal in the heart of downtown KL on Jalan Pudu. Buses leave here around the clock everyday. You can pretty much get to any parts of Malaysia Peninsula and even Singapore and Hatyai (Thailand)!
Puduraya is built more than 20 years ago and it certainly exceeds its capacity. The place is crowded, stuffy, noisy, and chaotic! On the main level, there are like close to a hundred of ticket counters but they are actually agents who sell for only a few of bus companies. Therefore there are competition among these agents.
The buses are parked on the lower level of Puduraya. Travelers have to go down to the bus via each designated platforms that are clearly numbered in big orange signs. Arrive at Puduraya about 15 minutes before your departure time as you really wouldn't want to stay longer in Puduraya then you really have to. The fume coming out from the buses is really bad.
At the main level, there is a post office, ATM, a food court, Dunkin Donuts, magazine stalls and a luggage storage counter (I have more info of it at General Tips). And not to forget a hotel on the upper levels of Puduraya.
To get to Puduraya via LRT, you can get off at Plaza Rakyat station and it's about a 5 minutes walk following the covered walkway.
I heard that PLAZA RAKYAT, a project that was started and planned in the 1990's but was put on hold after the economic crisis in 1997, will resume its construction soon. Hopeful the new PLAZA RAKYAT will replace Puduraya and make bus traveling a more pleasant experience.
This row of shops opposite Puduraya Bus Terminal is an alternative if you don't feel like going into Puduraya to get your bus tickets. There are ticket agents along the road and you can get bus tickets to almost everywhere in Peninsula Malaysia, Singapore and Hatyai (Thailand). I like to buy my tickets here because it is more convenient and lee crowded than in Puduraya. But check with the ticket agent which platform or where you have to wait for the bus. And don't forget to ask them for the bus license plate number. Sometimes you don't have to go to Puduraya to board your bus. It gets a bit confusing sometimes...
There are free buses in KL city.
It is the GO KL City Bus route's. There are four of them. Red, Blue Green & Purple.
They do interconnect so you can transfer at the interchange stops.
They are frequent, and air conditioned as well.
They operate Monday to Saturday 6:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday 7:00am to 11:00pm
This terminal is a hub to many other places in Malaysia (and other places such as Singapore too).
I'm gonna list some of the coaches going to / from this terminal that I've took before with rough fee and journey time.
From [Fee] [Time] [Coach]
Johor Bahru [RM24] [4-5 hours] [Konsortium]
Singapore [RM30] [6-7 hours] [Konsortium]
Genting+Skyway [RM7.5] [1 hour] [Forgot the coach name??]
If you planning to visit Malacca (Melaka) :
Make you use of Coaches at TBS bus station located south of KL.It's about 10 minutes drive but you can take a taxi to TBS Bus station.If your budget is tight you can use KTM train from KL sentral to TBS bus station which is about RM4.
TBS bus station a newly build bus terminal which connects you to most places around South of Malaysia Mainland and Singapore. It's set up like an Airport, when you get there you purchase your ticket from there you can go to your designated GATE no.
Malacca is about an Hour and Half from TBS bus station.
If you planning to visit Penang Island you can make use of the Coaches at Pudu Sentral near Chinatown. You can walk to Pudu Sentral Bus Terminal if you're around KL. Penang Island is about 5hours by bus.