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Malaysia Public Transportation
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Getting Around

The country has a well-developed and efficient pubic transportation system served by buses, taxis and trains. In Kuala Lumpur. the Putra and STAR Light Rail Transit (LRT), KL Monorail and KTM Komuter trains provide regular and hassle-free accessibility within the city as well as to several outlying towns. The KL Sentral Station, situated 1.5km from the city centre, is a modern transportation hub which various modes of transportation converge at. Car rental agencies can be found in most cities around the country.


Note: Pufra LRT is also known as the Kelana .Jaya Line while STAR LRT refers to the Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines. For more information on KL’s public transportation system, visit


o     Taxis
In Kuala Lumpur, taxi fares are based on a metered rate and are available 24 hours a day. The flag-off rate is RM2.00 and 10 cents is charged for every subsequent 150 metres. Extra charges apply for services after midnight or for services booked by phone.

Passengers have the right to object if the taxi driver stops to pick up other passengers along the way. Outside the city, as well as in other parts of
Malaysia, taxis operate on a fixed rate depending on the distance. Airport limousine taxis (budget or premier) at the KLIA operate using a prepaid coupon system and visitors are required to make their payment at the counter.


o     Buses
In Kuala Lumpur, bus services such as Rapid KL. City Liner and Metrobus ply a network of routes. Feeder buses are available from LRT stations to designated surrounding areas. There is also an airport coach service which connects KLIA to the Jalan Duta Bus Terminal and Chan Sow Lin LRT Station in Kuala Lumpur.


o     Passengers to the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in KIIA can board the Skybus Shuttle from KI Sentral Station. Feeder buses to LCD are available from various other spots in the city.

Express air-conditioned buses are available to all states in Peninsular Malaysia. The main terminals in Kuala Wmpur are Puduraya Bus Station, Hentian Putra, Pekeliling Station and Hentian Duta. Tickets must be purchased early during festive seasons. Visitors are advised to carry adequate small change before boarding buses and taxis.


o     KTM Rail Service
The Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) or Malayan Railway offers a well-connected rail network to all states in Peninsular Malaysia as well as neighbouring countries. Tickets can be purchased at KL Sentral.


o     KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit
The KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit are the fastest modes of transport that ply between the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang and the city. A non-stop 28-minute ride on the KLIA Ekspres will connect you from the airport to the KI City Air Terminal (KLCAT) at the KL Sentral Station. This state-of-the-art transportation hub offers flight and baggage check in services for Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Royal Brunei Airlines.

The KLIA Transit makes three intermediate stops en route to the airport and its journey takes 36 minutes.


Note: KLIA Ekspes and KLIA Transit are also known as the Express Roil Lnk (ERL) service.


For express coaches and travel services, visit

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