Taxis, Kuala Lumpur
The taxi drivers in KL are quite dishonesty. The first time I went to Malaysia, and wish to go to some shopping mall, one taxi driver came to said: you can't go on foot, it's too far away...about 2 km, come with me, I'm taxi driver...Finally, I found that shopping is quite near, and took only 5 mins by walk!
If you really need a taxi, remember to ask the driver to use meter. Sometimes they ask for more money than actual amount, and when you ask why, they reply: BECAUSE YOU ARE FOREIGNER!
On the first few days we did most of our sightseeing either with the hotel tour bus or got a taxi from infront of the hotel,but once we went out for dinner and when we wanted to come back by taxi we thought we can get a taxi from anywhere,but then after so many taxies passed by us and not a single one had stopped that we need to get to a taxi station is order to get into one.
The prices are usually marked by a meter,but some greedy taxi driver might try to rip you off,so make sure you either ask them to turn the meter on or bargain before you hop in the taxi!
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.
The Taxi drivers are real pain!.. They always give you a tough time and never agree on the first go to take you by the meter. They would rather not take a passenger, than go by the meter. So be sure you fix the price before you board the taxi, or inisit on going by the meter. If they refuse, take another taxi. Or best, take a taxi from the taxi stand. if you take a taxi from the taxi stand, they have to per force go by meter!!... Strange, but true!
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.
You can hire a red and white, yellow or green taxi to move around but if you are in budget bind the monorail is your best solution to reach Bintang Walk.
Cost from KL Central Station to Bukit Bintang Station: RM2.10 one way.
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.
taxis are quite cheap in Kuala Lumpur and they have air conditioning, which other means of transport dont! there will always be taxis outside main tourist spots are safe to travel on. sometimes the driver may charge you more if you say what county your from, so dont say anything and if the issue comes up change the subject or lie!
When I am in KL, I use a lad called F.K. Yap - if you call him in advance, he can meet you at the baggage claims at the airport ... or he can show you around etc. using his faithful Proton Wira. Call him in advance to book and MAKE SURE you agree on a rate first.
Sample Rate: RM 50 for airport transfer to downtown.
A taxi ride is relatively inexpensive as well, especially convenient if you are arriving and departing with excessive luggage.
When arriving at the train station or airport, don't go outside to find a driver. Instead, buy a taxi ticket at a fixed price when you arrive.
Taxis are very cheap. But be careful, some Taxis will try to rip you off. For example, from my hotel to Chinatown should cost about 4RM by metered taxi. It only happened once, usually the driver won't turn on the meter but will do it for 10RM and that is OK but will try for more, or ask for $5US which is too much for any short trip. Just be sure you agree the price before you get in the taxi.
If you are looking for a reliable, honest and low-priced taxi-driver in KL? I can recomend Mr. Kevin Low. For RM 25 per hour, he drove us around, gave tips and lots of explanations.
One mode of transportation that will bring you around KL. However, take those taxis that uses the taxi meter or you will be paying more than what you should be paying!