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.
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.
This is our new Kuala Lumpur Railway Station called KL Sentral, websited at http://www.stesensentral.com/, so those of you wants to take trains or buy train tickets, look for this beautiful construction. For the super fast bullet train to airport, come here, this is the station to take express ERL http://www.kliaekspres.com.my/
Passengers must get ready coins before you get onto these buses. Normal rates around RM1 to take you anywhere in within the city. Very convenience, most buses are equipped with air-con. If you don't know what numbers of buses, you can simply look for a bus driver and you ask he/she which bus to take to which destination, they should be able to help tourists. If you don't want to ask, you still can look for the bus route map at where the bus stops. For further details of roads coverage, try the website below.
Private cars are good though you have to pay endless tolls. Excuse me, I certainly understand each driver should help to pay highway maintenance but sometimes we hate to queue that long just to pay a Ringgit.
Wanna rent a car, try some websites below:
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.
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.
Walking is a must and should make full use of it, otherwise one day our legs will devolve. Make sure you walk a lot or if you can, try to run a lot, so that you can stay young and travel to more places with your strong legs. This tip also has a website, try this one at bottom.
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.
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)
The Super VIP coach service provided by Gunung Raya Express operates from Pasar Rakyat at 13/14 Jalan Melati, off Jalan Imbi, KLumpur...There are 3 service daily at 08:00, 15:30 and 21:30 hrs...
The Spore terminal is at Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City...
Take the cable car in going to Genting Highlands to enjoy a panoramic view of the lush rainforest. Perhaps it's the longest cable car in Southeast Asia. You can ride the cable car after your bus trip from KL Sentral. The bus stops at the cable car station. You can also take your meal in the station.
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)
(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
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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