Trains, Kuala Lumpur
I arrived in KL via the train. From Singapore it is a 6 hour journey, with short stops at a few stations. As of April 16th 2001, the new 'Sentral' station in KL is open, it is only about 500 metres south of the old station.
If you decided to get more cheap and advanture a little or perhaps urge to do some sightseeing while on yourway to the City, this train is not bad as well for you to try. But you have to get to the railway which is quite far from Airport. You can get a transit bus to KTM commuter station in Nilai then you buy a ticket to KL Sentral.
Definately it will take quite awhile to reach town, its about 1 hour time from Nilai Station to KL Sentral.
Price is about RM5.40 ( not to accurate ) but somewhere there.
using this ERL train directly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Kuala Lumpur Sentral it is about time for you to get in town more faster as this vehicle took about 28minute to reach KL Sentral and definately no hassle taking this.
The price is cost about RM35 per trip.
From KLIA Airport to go 'DOWNTOWN' KL.
The new train connecting KLIA with KLs City just opened. It will go in 28min and bring you from the Airport 75km to the city of KL.
The price is MYR 35 for a oneway and MYR 70 for a return. You will have to get off at KL Sentral Station from where you will have to take a cap for most hotels or the LRT, KL Public Transportation...
If you are going from Downtown to the Airport you can already check in at the KL Sentral Station and just enjoy your ride without bags...
Take the train from Singapore to Malaysia. You could see various places of Malaysia where the train stops at too!! Pretty good for sightseeing...
The two types of trains there. Causes little confusion when you want to get to somewhere. However, some places that you might want to visit are pretty off the train stations, which means that you might either have to walk or take a cab from the station to your final destination. Cabs are also pretty cheap, but I would suggest that you opt for those with rates per distance travelled rather than those that try to offer you a fixed fare to your destination.
By Train >
There are two main train lines. One is the regular service linking Bangkok, Malaysia, and Singapore. Trains leave daily from Bangkok for Butterworth (in Penang), which is an overnight trip. The train then travels to Singapore. Another service leaves the west coast at Gemas and travels northeast to Kota Bharu. This links to the Thailand rail line at the border.
The Eastern & Oriental Express train began operating in 1993 and features luxurious vintage trains that carry passengers from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
By plane, train or cruise ship. ;-))
In Kuala Lumpur, cabs are easily recognizable by their yellow and black colour or the new red and white colour. The starting fare is RM2 (that works out to less than US$1) for the first two kilometers and 10 Malaysian Sen for every 200 meters thereafter. Oh, and expect to pay a 50% surcharge on the fare from midnight to 6AM. Is this cheap or what??
Another thing you MUST NOT miss doing is to TAKE A RIDE ON A TRISHAW! If there's one cool thing you need to do in Malaysia (yes, even in K.L.), it is to take the trishaw... for there's no where else in this world (besides Singapore, that is) that you can experience this mode of transportation. :-)) 'Tis a slow mode of travel but nevertheless, one that allows you to sit back and be taken to your destination - albeit at a snail's pace! So, enjoy it. And it's great when you can take photographs of the changing scenery around you. Lastly, be prepared to bargain with the trishaw driver BEFORE you board one!
Photo below: The lovely train station here in K.L. Noticed the impressive Moorish architecture?
Trains are another possibility, although the route system is not very extensive. It is possible, however, to train down from Bangkok -- or even Chiang Mai -- and on south to Singapore. Trains are comfortable, though not necessarily very fast. And the A.C. works: too well, however. Bring a sweater!
Photo: K.L.'s train station, which dates back to the days of the British who built the train system in the first place.
KTM Komuter serves 40 stations/halts covering routes from Seremban(state capital of Negeri Sembilan) to Rawang and Pelabuhan Klang to Sentul. Both routes are via Kuala Lumpur.
to avoid the congestion of the traffic on the road this is the only way to get around.......it is quick adn saves a lot of hassles
I departed KL by train also, heading North to Butterworth & Penang.
Marnie got on a Northbound bus.
If you consider to use KTMB,please get the sleeping coach. You will have a good rest for the long journey.