I would think that the best way to travel within the city centre is by taking the LRT (Light Railway Transit. Some would call it subway or metro or tube or underground an etc...
It all depends to where you want to go. You can check out the routes in the website or at the station itself. There are 2 services in Kuala Lumpur. One is Putra LRT and the other is Star LRT.
You'll realise that everyone queues to buy tickets from the ticket counter each time they take the LRT, monorail or putraline. No one uses the machines since it breaks down so often. Longer lines expected for popular stations like Hung Tuah LRT, KL Sentral, Pasat Rakyat LRT. Tickets from RM1.2 onwards.
When you are in KL, the most economic way to travel around and to see the city more, get a full day LRT fare at RM7 which is inclusive of free bus rides within the city area on the Rapid KL buses.... (Blue, Green tags). By doing this you'll be able to travel in the city or to the suburbs such as Damansara Utama, Sunway, Subang Jaya.
At the end of the LRT line is the Kelana Jaya where you can disembark from the train and catch free shuttle service to IKEA (located at The Curve) or catch another bus on Rapid KL to Sunway Pyramid (or take a full day at the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park).
If you would like to see more of KL, you may send me an email and I would be glad to help you around.
This the most used city transport.
It's very convenient as it is cheap, I have never seen it too crowded and it is often faster than taxis.
It is not like an underground as you do not buy a tiket valid to wherever you are going, prices change depending on your destination, but still it's very cheap.
KL as you will know soon enough has daily massive traffic jams. So you can be stuck in a taxi during the rush hours.
The LRT is a convenient and inexpensive way to get around. The only thing is that there are 4l different systems of light rail, commuter train and monorail. So you will need to walk across here and there to change from one line to another.
After getting used to the change and station names, it is a breeze to get around.
There are three major trains companies that operates the metro trains services in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya....the Star LRT...Putra and the Monorail.....The other two which the KTM Komuter (Outskirts of KL) and ERL (KL-KL Airport).
RAPID KL is the company tasked with providing an integrated public transport system in the Klang Valley incorporating rail and bus services.
Kelana Jaya Line compromises of 24 stations between Kelana Jaya and Gombak.
Ampang Line compromiseses of 25 stations between Sri Petaling/Ampang and Sentul Timur Station.
Take the Putra LRT to Bangsar to get to Mid Valley Shopping Mall.
Take to KLCC station to visit the Petronas Twin Towers.
yeah, i know. this should be on LRT thingy. but, for the interests of clicker-happy visitors who might want to have KL skyline view from LRT stn, Stn Wangsa maju offers the best. it is on PUTRA LRT route.
you could see the main skyscrapers outlining KL horizon. ...will try to upoad the pix later
Kuala Lumpur's rail transit system consists of 8 lines operated by 4 companies
[LRT] - Ampang Line, Sri Petaling Line & Kelana Jaya Line
[ERL] - KLIA Express & KLIA Transit
[KTM Komuter] - Rawang-Seremban Line & Sentul-Port Klang Line
[KL Monorail] - Monorail Line
Connectivity between the lines is inconvenient for passangers, crossing a busy street, new tickets when transferring between lines. Alternatively, buy Touch 'n Go card to ease the hassle.
When I 1st went to checkout the LRT and where it goes and stuff I really found it quiet easy to use. I would say a very good way to go around the city of KL then using a cab. The routes of the different lines is well marked and you`ll be notified of the next station on the train so its not a train smash. The trains is fast and if you miss one its not a problem and they next one comes shortly after. In my opinion its cheap , fast and safe to travel on the LRT. I never had any hassels using the LRT.
There are 3 lines - the Kelana Jaya (formerly Putra) and the Ampang & Sri Petaling (formerly STAR) lines, and they intersect each other.
Well, it is actually quite useful, not to mention comfortable, and a good way to beat the traffic to get around the City with the monorail as there are stations built more or less close to attractions. It is cheap as well, barely crossing MYR1.50 if you travel within the inner city.
You can purchase tickets through the electronic ticketing machines or you can queue up and buy tickets at the counters. Makes no difference in speed I tell you.
Do note that the trains are quite short even though the stations usually have very long entrance gates, so stick to hanging around the centre of the station if you want to ensure yourself a space on the train.
if you want to save your time.. selected tourist spot in KL are linked with the LRT station.. there are PUTRA LRT and STAR LRT.. but you can just stick to PUTRA LRT.. sufficient enaough.. price range from MYR1 ++ to MYR3 ++.. but you might catch a taxi but avoid using the taxi during rush hour..
Getting around by Putra LRT would be a great experience. Acclaimed to be longest line driverless Light Rail Transit commute to most major hub such Pasar Seni (great for Chinatown, KLCC (Petronas Twin Tower base and KL Sentral (your train connection by ERL to airport)
One of the best way to get around is by the LRT train system which is convenient and cheap. The system can help you get around Kuala Lumpur easily as well as to suburb areas such as Subang, Petaling Jaya etc.
Fastest way to move from P.jaya to K.Lumpur & vice versa. From P.J. it starts in K.Jaya and last stop in KL at Wangsa Maju/ Taman Melati.
U can also take this train from KL sentral to KLCC/Petronas Twin Tower...abt 8 minutes.
All trains are fully air-conditioned and provide a service level of 90 seconds during peak hours and between five (5) to ten (10) minutes during off-peak hours.
6.00 a.m until 12.00 midnight, on Monday - Saturday.
Sunday & Public Holiday, from 6.00 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.