Kuala Lumpur Public Transport has developed into one of the most modern transportation system in this region. It has a comprehensive network of buses, taxis, monorail, light rail transit and commuter trains that provide convenient and quick access to various parts of this city and its surrounding. KL Sentral is the main hub of the transportation system in Kuala Lumpur where you can take the Light Rail Transit trains, KTM trains, Rapid KL buses, ERL and even do your passenger and luggage check-in.
The two main international airports in Kuala Lumpur are the newly opened KLIA2 and KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport). KLIA2 is now in operation since 2 May 2014 and is the airport for low cost and budget carriers.
The other smaller airport that is used by Firefly and Berjaya Air is Subang Skypark Terminal.
Get a suitable MyRapid Card to travel with discounts on Rapid KL buses, LRT, Monorail or BRT.
One way to travel is to get the MYPass Card specifically designed for tourists to Malaysia. It costs RM38 with pre-loaded value of RM10. Use this card to travel on major public transports, get discounts on selected dining outlets and discounts on entrance fees to major attractions. You will also be given a Hotlink SIM pack and travel guide booklet. Get the cards at KLIA, KLIA2 or KL Sentral.
Explore Kuala Lumpur On Bicycles
You can now explore KL on bicycles. Bicycles together with safety vest, helmet and map can be rented at KL City Gallery near Dataran Merdeka.
Effective 1 June 2016, through the "Ride N' Ride" programme, you can now take your bicycles on the KTM Komuter trains. Foldable bicycles are allowed at all times but the non-foldable bicycles are only allowed from 9:30am-4:00pm and 8pm-12:30am during weekdays. On weekends and public holidays, the timing is from 8:30am-11am and 8pm-12:30am.
If you are taking the LRT trains, foldable bicycles are allowed on board between 9am-5pm and after 8pm on weekdays. During the weekends, foldable bicycles are allowed all the time.
Light rail transit is the most preferred mode of transport as it is punctual and the cost of traveling is reasonable. As it has its own track, the traveling time is not affected by the traffic jam that happens almost everyday during the weekdays. Operation time is from 6am to 11:45pm. Train interval is 3-5 minutes during peak hours and 5-8 minutes during non peak hours.
The Kelana Jaya Line stretches from Putra Terminal in Gombak to Putra Heights. This is the line that you need to take if you intend to go to KLCC, Ampang Park or Bangsar.
The Light Rail Transit Train
The Ampang Line stretches from Ampang to Chan Sow Lin.
Sri Petaling Line runs between Sentul Timur in Sentul to Putra Heights. If you need to go to Bukit Jalil or Cheras, this is the line to take.
Mass Rail Transit Train
The MRT first phase was launched in Dec 2016. There are 12 stations that are available for use for this phase. The operation hours of the MRT are from 6am to midnight from Mondays-Fridays and 6am-11:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Fares range from RM1.20 to RM3.90.
Feeder buses tickets are priced at RM1 per person and is the most affordable mode of transport.
Parking fees for users of the MRT will be RM4.30/entry for cars and RM1.10/entry for motorcycles. Non-users will be charged based on hourly rates. Tracking is by the use of Touch 'n Go card.
Kuala Lumpur Public Transport - KTM Komuter
The KTM Komuter train has 2 lines and covered a longer distance compared to the LRT. It is hence less frequent compared to the LRT. The first line stretches from Sentul to Port Klang. The second line stretches from Rawang town to Seremban town. There are 41 stations that are served by KTM Komuter.
The operation time is from 5:48am to 12:00 midnight daily with an interval of 15 minutes during peak hours and 20 minutes during non peak hours.
Tickets can be purchased at all KTM Komuter stations. For further enquiries, call +603 2267 1200.
Local students aged 13 and above can now get the KTMB 50% discount card for long-distance travel from all KTMB stations. All secondary school students, students of public and private higher-learning institutions, part-time or distance learning students can apply for the cards.
However, students of teacher training, nursing, police and armed forces colleges and health institutes will have to pay RM30 annually for the card.
The card is only valid for second and economy-class train travel and can be obtained from KL Sentral and other KTMB offices.
Call Tel: +6 03 2279 8852 for more information.
Sunway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
If you intend to go to Sunway but want to avoid the traffic congestion during the peak hours, take the Sunway BRT which was launched on 2 June 2015.
Kuala Lumpur Public Transport - Monorail
The Kuala Lumpur public transport include the monorail which serves 11 stations covering a distance of 8.6 km in the city centre. Major shopping centres such as Bukit Bintang, Imbi and Chow Kit are serviced by the monorail. It stretches from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station to Titiwangsa Station.
The operation time is from 6:00am to 12:00 midnight daily with an interval of 5 minutes during peak hours and a maximum of 10 minutes during non peak hours.
Kuala Lumpur Public Transport - Buses
There are many buses that serviced the city of Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding. All the buses are air conditioned.
Move around the city of Kuala Lumpur on Rapid KL buses from RM1+ depending on your destination, much lower than taking a cab if you are not rushing for time. There are a few selected routes from the outskirts of KL that go direct to Pasar Seni in Kuala Lumpur using expressways. The free shuttle buses in the city provided by the government is GOKL. See the routes here.
If you want a more detailed guided tour of the city of Kuala Lumpur, try the KL Hop On-Hop Off Bus where you can hop on and hop off the buses unlimited times for a duration of 24 hours and listen to the guided tour of the city.
The KL hop on - hop off bus is a double decker tour bus with state of the art facilities. It has 8 multi language tour commentary to choose from as you travel around the city.
Bus Terminals To Other Cities and Towns
There are a few bus terminals that you can take your buses to destinations throughout Peninsular Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur.
Pudu Sentral (formerly Hentian Puduraya) is the main bus terminal to northern states of Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis. A smaller Hentian Duta is the other bus terminal for buses to northern states of Malaysia.
Bandar Tasik Selatan Bus Terminal goes to southern states of Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor and Singapore.
Hentian Putra Bus Terminal goes to the east coast states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan.
Hentian Pekeliling goes to major towns of Pahang such as Jerantut, Mentakab, Temerloh and Kuala Lipis.
Kuala Lumpur Public Transport - Taxis
There are many taxis that you can take in the city and they are available 24 hours a day. The flag-off rate is RM3 with RM0.10 charged for every 115 metres.
For taxis caught in a traffic jam, the fare will be RM3.00 for the first 3 minutes, and 10 cents for every subsequent 21 seconds.
If booking is done through phone, additional RM2 is charged. Extra luggages or passengers will be charged RM1 each. A 50% surcharge is levied between midnight and 6.00am.
Kuala Lumpur Public Transport - Firefly Budget Airline
The latest Firefly budget airline is owned by Malaysia Airlines System. With Penang as its base, the new airline will be offering flights from Penang to Kota Baru, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Langkawi, Phuketand Koh Samui. It will initially use two 50- eater Fokker 50 aircraft for its operation.
Travellers can start booking through Malaysia Airlines' 24-hour call centre by calling
Bookings can also be made at MAS ticketing offices in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, KLIA, Kota Baru, Terengganu, Kuantan and Langkawi. Online booking is available through the Firefly website.
The tickets are priced similar in concept to No Frills AirAsia Airline.
Kuala Lumpur Public Transport - Express Rail Link
The KLIA Express and KLIA Transit are the fastest means of transport to get you from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to the city.
The KLIA Express takes 28 minutes to get you from KLIA to KL Sentral Station. It departs every 15 minutes during peak hours. Peak hours are defined as the time from 5:00am to 9:00am and 4:00pm to 10:00pm.
The KLIA Transit takes 36 minutes with stops at Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya/Cyberjaya and Salak Tinggi.
The fare is RM35 for adult and RM15 for child.
Kuala Lumpur Public Transport - Rail Network
Download the bigger image of the MRT, LRT, Monorail, ERL and Komuter rail transit network from Rapid KL by clicking on the picture below. Make sure you have a pdf reader as the image is in pdf format.
Kuala Lumpur Public Transport - Telephone Directory
The telephone listing below shows the contact numbers of taxis, Komuter Train, KLIA Ekspres, KLIA Transit, car rental and airlines that you can call when the need arises.
|1||Comfort Taxi||+603 8024 0507|
|2||Public Cab||+603 6259 2020|
|3||Radio Taxi||+603 9221 7600|
|4||Super Cab||1300 888 294||5||KL Teksi||017 2733 372||6||KLIA Express/KLIA Transit||+603 2267 8000||7||KTM Railway Services||+603 2267 1200||8||Malaysia Airlines||1 300 88 3000||9||Saujana Taxi||+603 2162 8888||10||Sunlight Taxi||+603 9057 5757||11||Hertz Rent-A-Car||+603 8776 4507||12||Avis Rent-A-Car||+603 8787 4087||13||Orix Car Rental||+603 8787 4294||14||Mayflower Car Rental||+603 6252 1888||15||Mansfield Car Rental||+603 2026 9933|
KTMB provides KTM Komuter Train within Klang Valley, Electric Train (Seremban-Ipoh) and Intercity Train travel within Peninsular Malaysia. It is one of the most economical way to travel when you are on vacation in Malaysia.
Coach from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Take the Aeroline luxury coaches from Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya or 1 Utama to Singapore. Services to Penang is also provided. Services are provided everyday for your convenience.
KL Sentral to KLIA/KLIA2
For a price of RM10/person one-way, you can now take the airport coach from KL Sentral to KLIA. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach the airport and vice versa.
1 Utama Coach to klia2
For a price of RM15/person one-way, you can now take the Skybus airport coach from 1 Utama Shopping Centre to klia2 Airport. It takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to reach the airport and vice versa. Tickets can be purchased on the bus or AirAsia Flights.
Explore Kuala Lumpur On Trams Watch out for trams services that are available for you to explore the heritage and parks in Kuala Lumpur.
Old LCCT This is how the old LCCT terminal looked like. The new airport for low cost carrier is now based in KLIA2.