Getting Around Kuala Lumpur

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    Putra LRT

    by dennisKL Written Jun 29, 2004

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    Putra LRT being the important link to the KL since 1998. This transportation bringing you to the center of KL.
    Below is the major station if you are going to visit the nearest tourism spot.

    Paser Seni Station (Central Market, China Town)

    Masjid Jamek Station (Masjid Jamek, Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad, Interchange to STAR LRT link)

    KLCC Station (Suria KLCC Shopping Mall, Petronas Twin Tower, Petrolsains, KLCC Hanging Bridge)

    Ampang Park Station (Ampang Park Shopping Mall, Nikko Hotel, Central Square Shopping Center, etc)

    Putra KL Sentral Main Station
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    From KLIA to the City

    by backpackerbaby Written Apr 30, 2004

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    If you are travelling in a group of 2 or more, getting a taxi to the city is the cheapest and the most convenient way.

    Inside the airport, right next to the baggage claim area, there is a counter for hiring taxis. The prices are fixed but vary according to the distance of the journey.

    From KLIA to Bukit Bintang, it costs RM67.

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    KLIA Ekspres

    by Lalee Updated Jun 1, 2004

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    The best way to get to the city from the airport. You can buy the RM35 ticket while waiting for your baggage at the carousel. Once you've got the luggage, follow the purple signs to the platform. The trains leave every 15 minutes or so and take you right to the Central Station. The journey itself is only 28 minutes and you are entertained with tv's showing what's happening in Malaysia and news from around the world. From there you can either pay for a taxi at the counter which costs about RM18 for a large taxi to the Westin Hotel, right on Bukit Bintang. Or you can go outside and stand at the taxi rank.
    If you do this make sure you tell the driver where you're going and if they try to tell you to pay an amount tell them you want a meter. If they say no just ask the next taxi. The fare should only be about RM8 - RM10 from the Central Station to Bukit Bintang.
    There is another option where you pay RM100 and that gets you a one way ticket on the KLIA Ekspres and a Mercedes pickup at Central Station to take you to the hotel. A second person travelling adds another 35rm to the RM100 fare.
    Not a bad deal really if you can't be bothered dealing with the taxi drivers.
    While in KL when you want to take a cab, tell them where you are going and they will say yes or no. Then you want to make sure they use the meter as they will get you with the negotiated prepaid rate if they can. It' a real downside of visiting KL, you would think the taxi drivers would want any fare available but if they don't want to go where you're going they won't. Remember - you need a metered fare.

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    Inexpensive Air travel

    by stappm Updated Feb 8, 2006

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    Air Asia has the best rates I have found in and around SE Asia and Thailand.

    I usually fly last minute and 1-way (cause who knows where I'll want to go next) And have always gotten a great price with Air Asia.

    Recently, I even booked the same day and got 1-way fare KL to Phuket for $57 USD. Nok Air and Bangkok Air are very competitive as well. But, for me, Air Asia has larger routes (more cities serviced).

    The planes are well kept and free seating (like SouthWest in the states)

    1 thing to watch out for - all the Asia carriers (Thai Air included) have a 15 kg luggage limitation and charge 5-7 RGT per kg over. So your luggage could be more expensive then your person. If you are returning to an area and do not need all your baggage check with your hotel or lockers at the airport for leaving it behind.

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  • KL red taxis

    by Manyana Written Mar 9, 2004

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    KL taxis are usually red, unless if they go outside of KL, they are different. The counter starts from RM0.50 which is quiet reasonable. If you're a family of four, it's cheaper to get a taxi than monorail or LRT.
    Airport limousine costs RM75.0 to the downtown--a big car.

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    KLumpur-Spore by First Coach

    by chiabh Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    First Coach started a coach service on the popular KLumpur-Singapore route...It provides 6 trips a day with coaches leaving KLumpur at 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2.30pm 4.30pm and 6.30pm...

    The coach terminals are at Jalan Kamuja in Bangsar Utama, about 100m from the Bangsar PUTRA LRT station... in Spore, passengers are dropped off at Novena Square, close to the Novena MRT station...

    The VVIP service cost RM40 (adults), RM20 (child below 12 years) for KLumpur to Spore.. and SGD30 from Spore to KLumpur... In Spore, tickets can be obtained from the company's Spore partner, Global Holidays...

    first coach...

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    AIRASIA

    by l_joo Updated Mar 28, 2005

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    http://www.airasia.com/index.htm

    Just try it, super cheap. Flying to almost all South East Asia cities. The cost of air fares from Kuala Lumpur to Penang is around RM10.00 about 3 US Dollars only, you can do online booking on the website, best to book 2 month before the date to get the best price.

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    The longest train without a driver...

    by backpackerbaby Written Apr 30, 2004

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    LRT is a driver-less system, the longest driver-less train in the world. I haven't realized it until I read the small words on the ticket. When the train came, I proved it's true... there was really no driver!

    The setting inside the train is just similar to other metros over the world, except that advertisements/posters are replaced by some beautiful poems.

    A lovely poem inside the train.
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    Fast, convenient and cooL!

    by backpackerbaby Updated Apr 30, 2004

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    Among all modes of transportation in KL, I like monorail the most. It's just like a sigh-seeing train, travelling in the middle of the air, enabling you to look at the city from a different angle. Moreover, the trains are new, very well air-conditioned and fast.... they are really fast, i felt like having a ride in an amusement park~!~

    KL Monorail.
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    Moving arround

    by diageva Updated Nov 10, 2003

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    I found KL a city dificult to move in. It was very tyring walking because everything is very far away cause the avenues are very bigs. I founded the bus difucults, perhaps I should have take a better map, but ... as the avenues are so big, if you are in the wrong way, to cross a road its really a long way. So for me, the better way to move in KL is by taxi. They are cheap but, as you know, you should speak about the price before taking it. At last we took a taxi guide, Moham that took us to every where and showing us every thing very well. His phone number 017-390 2051. A good election.

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    From Singapore to KL

    by backpackerbaby Written Apr 30, 2004

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    The cheapest way to go to KL from Singapore and vice versa is by bus. Transnasional's service was quite good, the seats are comfortable with lots of space even the passenger in the front inclined his seat.

    Transnasional buses leave Sinapore at Lavender Street Coach Station and arrive in KL at Puraya Bus Station.

    RM28 one way. Buy your tic early.

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    KL Airport

    by stappm Updated Feb 8, 2006

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    KL's airport is brand new, sparkling clean, spacious, and has nice shopping. However it's spread out (long walks to gates.) kind of reminds me of the Austin, Texas Airport in the US. Very similar architecture.

    The airport is at least a 1 hour drive from KL (1 hr. without traffic) And there is not too much near it (rather rural) So if you are there for just a few hours, you probably do not have enough time to go anywhere.

    But it has all the conveniences of any major airport - Lockers, shopping, internet access, etc.

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    STARline LRT

    by mansionion Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    STARline LRT routes linking Sentul Timur to Ampang(Ampang Line) and Sentul Timur to Sri Petaling (Sri Petaling Line), both routes passing through the city centre. Its operate between 6:00 am to 23:50 pm and the fares vary from RM0.70 to RM2.90.

    It passes through 25 stations in total, some of which intersact with KL's other rail services at the following locations:

    STARline Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line intersect with KL Monorail at Titiwangsa Station and Hang Tuah Station

    STARline Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line intersect with PUTRAline LRT at Masjid Jamek Station

    STARline Sri Petaling Line intersects with ERL - KLIA Transit and the KTM Komuter (Rawang-Seremban Line) at Bandar Tasik Selatan station.

    STARline LRT
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    KL Monorail

    by dragontml Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The tracks runs from KL Sentral to Titiwangsa making stops at Tun Sambanthan, Maharajalela, Hang Tuah where you can interchange with the STAR LRT trains, Imbi (Berjaya Times Square), Bukit Bintang, Raja Chulan, Bukit Nanas, Medan Tuanku, Chow Kit and lastly arriving at Titiwangsa which you can also interchange to the STAR LRT trains.

    From one end to another the fare is RM2.50 each way.

    Train starts at 7am till 10pm daily.

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  • Taxi to and from the airport

    by frangelico Updated Dec 28, 2005

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    To get to and from the International airport we used the prepaid taxi service with its office outiside at the intnl arrival hall. Many local cabbies & agents harrassed us but we went straight to the pre-paid Airport Limo (tel no: 03-9233 8080) counter and booked the budget service which was definitely value for money. Were very happy with it as it was an air-con (u do need it), comfy small car that dropped us and picked us from our hotel on time and efficiently. I would surely recommend it over others. Overheard someone saying they got a local taxi coz of cheap fare but when they finally got off were told of tolls and other taxes not mentioned at the start. One should also check for midnight surcharge, which makes it dearer although we didnt have to pay it. It is an hours drive to the city from the airport, in smooth traffic but peak hour traffic should be kept in mind when getting to the airport, as it can take upto 2 hrs !!. Even within KL one should be wary of local taxis as they do try and rip you off if they can.

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