Getting Around Kuala Lumpur

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  • Cheap way to KL

    by monminded Written Oct 21, 2008

    Pasarakyat is in KL. This is the address : Jalan Melati off Jalan Imbi / Jalan Tun Razak, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. While LCCT is in Sepang.It's quite far. It takes 1 hour journey.You have to take bus first to go to KL Sentral. Its only cost you RM9 one-way, free return journey. It called Aerobus that runs direct bus services every half hour from KL Sentral to the LCC Terminal. Then, when you reach KL Sentral, there is a lot of alternatives to go there. Taking taxi directly for only one way which cost you RM100 is expensive. If you want more convenient, and economy w/out any hassle, you can rent car at only USD25/day = RM75, try to book car rental online.
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    Getting from LCCT to KL city centre

    by ytanay Written Oct 20, 2008

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    The LCCT is about 1 hour from Pasarakyat. Could be more depending on the traffic condition. I don't know the distance in km.

    From LCCT you can take a taxi directly to pasarakyat. I think it should cost less than RM100 per car. Alternatively, you can get on a bus (rm5-9 per person) from LCCT to KL Sentral Station and from there take a taxi to pasarakyat. I would recommend taking the taxi directly.

    You can book transtar bus online.

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    Basic maps - download

    by vinc_bilb Updated Aug 6, 2008

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    I had some difficulties to find in advance the "right level" maps for Kuala Lumpur, so, here are the results of my investigations :

    I recommand the pdf format, which is better if you're not able to find a street (use the "Find" tool, as letters are ... letters (ascii encoded), and not managed as graphics) and if you're traveling with your computer, for sure!

    The best (pdf)

    Others (attached jpg picture)

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    KLIA – LCCT – ERL – KL CAT – etc….

    by Kakapo2 Updated Jun 10, 2008

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    Introductory Notice
    They are building and planning like crazy at Kuala Lumpur airport, so my information could be outdated soon :-(

    The ERL (Express Rail Link) is the fastest way to get from the airport into the city. The 57 km long trip on the so called KLIA Ekspres takes only 28 minutes. (Travelling by car 40 to 60 min.) The city stop is KL Sentral where you also find an extension of the airport service including luggage check-in, called KL City Airport (KL CAT). A trip with three intermediate stops is called KLIA Transit.

    The KL CAT at the KL Sentral Station provides a very convenient service with its check-in facilities. You can check in your luggage if you depart at the International Airport (KLIA) and then travel easily by train. (I would probably take my suitcase on the train if I were in a hurry, to make sure it arrives on time… But I might be wrong. Perhaps the opposite is the case LOL)

    Inside the city the ERL connects to the KL Monorail and the Light Rail Transit (LRT and PUTRA). Buses complete the network of public transportation.

    The KLIA Ekspres runs every 15 min from 5am to 9am and 4pm to 10pm, and every 20 min from 9am to 4pm and 10pm to 12am (midnight). No service between midnight and 5am. But the KLIA Transit (3 intermediate stops) runs during those hours, departure every 30 minutes. Journey time is 35 minutes, so not a lot slower than the KLIA Ekspres.

    Complete information about trains and buses in Kuala Lumpur on this website:

    (That’s the train that takes you nonstop from KL International Airport = KLIA to the city/KL Sentral and to the City Airport = KL CAT)

    As said in my intro, I hired a taxi for the whole day and it cost me about 60 Euro (95 US$).

    For single trips taxis are metered. The first 2km cost 2 RM (40 Euro-Cent/60 US-Cent), then half a ringgit for every kilometre, so for European and US standard next to nothing. 50 per cent surcharge from midnight until 6am.

    On the KL tourism website you can also check out which service goes to which attraction, including the Batu Caves.

    Shuttle between KLIA and LCCT

    Not to forget the shuttle service between the International Airport (KLIA) and the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT; most used by Asia Air) which is 20 km from the KLIA terminal.

    A bus service named NadiKLIA runs between those terminals. It operates every 20 minutes from Platform 8 of the bus station at the ground floor (car park C).

    From Main Terminal Building to LCCT from 5.30am to 0.10am
    From LCCT to Main Terminal Building from 5.55am to 0.35am

    In between you have to take a taxi.

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    getting around KL

    by the_wanderlust Updated May 25, 2008

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    its easy getting in and around KL. whenever im in KL, i use the mtr and monorail. you'll never have a hard time finding Petronas or Bukit Bintang. and its the fastest and cheapest way to wander around.

    mtr has a station connected to Petronas. Just get off KLCC and follow the exit signs and it will lead you to Petronas and Suria Mall.

    KL Sentral is the main hub of the mtr. a 2-minute walk across the street is the monorail station. if you want to go Bukit Bintang just take the monorail from KL sentral.

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    Fly Air Asia or Cebu Pacific Air

    by pres_16 Updated Dec 11, 2007

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    Air Asia flies from Clark, Pampanga, Philippines and lands at LCC Terminal in KL. Take advantage of its promo fares and save some.

    Another one that offers cheap fares/promos is Cebu Pacific Air, flies from NAIA and lands at LCC Terminal in KL.

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    Getting to the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT)

    by bonio Written Dec 3, 2007

    The airport is around one hour away by bus. There are two termials, travel between the two is time consuming, be sure you know which one you need before leaving KL. The budget airlines, notably Airasia use the LCCT, buses leave KL Sentral railway station half hourly, follow the signs - just past the PUTRA line entrance and then outside. The cost is 8RM, we used a service operated by "Aerobus", professionally done, other companies do the same trip - take your pick.

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    Bukit Bintang - Batu Caves

    by shintarojon Updated Nov 10, 2007

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    (last date visited - Mar. 30, 2007)

    Bukit Bintang - Batu Caves

    Bukit Bintang - Bukit Nanas by monorail - RM 1.20
    Dang Wang - Terminal Putra by monorail - RM 2.30
    Terminal Putra - Gombak by bus # 203 - RM 1.00
    Gombak - Greenwood by bus # 227
    Greenwood - Batu Caves by bus # 204

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    KL Monorail

    by Loubna Written May 12, 2007

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    The KL Monorail, suspended on a bridge above the city is a great way to get around in KL and also see the city from above :o)

    A journey from KL Central costs only RM 2.10 one way and lasts about 10 minutes, a lot longer if you take a taxi :o)

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    Taxis Using Coupon System

    by pres_16 Written Feb 28, 2007

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    At the third floor of KL Sentral Station, there is a taxi counter where I hired a taxi to take me to the guesthouse. You need to buy a taxi coupon there. This is one way of avoiding being taken advantaged of by some unscrupulous drivers.

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    KLIA Airport

    by SLLiew Written Nov 4, 2006

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    Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is the main gateway to Malaysia. The old airport of Subang has long being closed. There is also a new LCT (Low Carrier Terminal) for budget air travel.

    There is a KLIA Express train to KL Sentral where you can do airport check in. Also the usual airport limousines and buses to get to the city. Due to the high price, there is illegal taxi touts which is best to avoid.

    You can see an "internal" jungle created inside the airport terminal. For me, I am interested in the airport Burger King outlet which are only available in Selangor and KL area, not Penang.

    There is a immigration and customs clearance at KLIA if you are connecting to Penang and other domestic destinations.

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    Free Shuttle Bus to Mid Valley Megamall

    by imstress Written Sep 5, 2006

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    From Bangsar station, take the exit to your left where you will see a bust stop towards Mid Valley. You could take the free shuttle (Trinton Bus) direct to Mid Valley South Court.

    Do check the frequency of the bus which could be at an interval of 30 mins with some break times in between.

    Daily departs from Bangsar Station at 8:05.

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    by Azri_Azmi Written Aug 22, 2006

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    KL Sentral is an important transit hub in Kuala Lumpur. Variety of transportation transits via the KL Sentral such as buses, coaches, and the LRT. Even the KLIA Express stationed at KL Sentral.

    You may even find restaurants, food court, public toilet and shops inside the KL Sentral.

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  • KTM Komuter to KLIA

    by canttaketheskyfromme Written Mar 22, 2006

    KLIA Ekspres, all very well but RM35?! Soooo much.... No fair. So here a better route between KL and airport for RM7.

    From KL:
    From any KTM station take the KTM Komuter train to Nilai (towards SEREMBAN). Trains run every 15-30 min depending on time of day. From KL Sentral cost is RM4.50 From Nilai station there is a shuttle bus "Airport Coach #4" to KLIA run right to the KLIA Bus Station on the ground floor of the main terminal hub. Cost RM2.50.

    From KLIA:
    Head to the ground floor (Bus Station and Car park) of the main terminal building. Here pick up Airport Coach #4 to Nilai Station (KTM Komuter) cost RM2.50. From there take KTM Komuter train service to either KL Sentral (better for Golden Triangle and LRT interchange) or Kuala Lumpur (old station, better for old city centre). Trains run every 15-30 mins depending on time of day. Cost is RM4.50. Trains to KL have the final destination RAWANG

    Note: If making a conenction to KTM InterCity trains note that these DO NOT stop at Nilai. There nearest InterCity station is at SEREMBAN (for Trains to Singapore, Johor Bahru, Gemas, and Tumpat/Kota Bahru) or KL Sentral for trains to Ipoh, Georgetown/Butterworth, Alor Star and Haddyai.

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    Cheapest Fare to/from KLIA RM25.

    by reezal Updated Aug 27, 2005

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    Express bus from/to KLIA to Hentian Duta Bus station (RM20) and vice versa.

    Also from/to KLIA from these locations :

    1)KL Hotels via Hentian Duta
    RM 25/adult, RM13/child one way.

    2)STAR LRT(Chan Sow Lin Road)
    RM 10/adult, RM 6/child one way

    Operating Hours :
    Frm Hentian Duta : 5am-10.30pm
    Frm KLIA: 6am to 12.30am
    Frm Chan Show Lin :6.30am - 9.30pm

    Duration :Every Hour

    KLIA :
    Grd Floor, Short Term Car Park C&D
    Tel :8787 3894

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