How to Get Around Kuala Lumpur
Transportation in Kuala Lumpur is diverse and efficient, offering an extensive network of buses, light rail commuter trains, and metered taxis that charter visitors within the city center and beyond.
Today we going to talk about buses and taxies only and the light rail commuter will later. As you know a busy city like KL has plenty of sightseeing opportunities, it is home to state-of-the-art high rises and antiquated shops.
Kuala Lumpur is also notorious for its gridlocked traffic during peak hours and most travelers usually opt to travel on foot to take in the sights and sounds of downtown Kuala Lumpur.
This guide for Buses and taxies, it will help you and ease you. It will give you the joyful moment in Malaysia.
Buses in Kuala Lumpur
- KL’s array of bus services is quite efficient with a network of public express buses and several privately run services.
- RapidKL is the largest single bus network operator in the country.
- RapidKL currently runs 177 routes around the city.
- The bus system was revamped and RapidKL divided its fleet of buses into four classes:
- Express routes
- City shuttles
- Trunk routes
- Local shuttles.
- KL city centre there are five major bus hubs:
- KL Sentral
- These bus hubs are usually located near public transit stations such as Kelana Jaya Line transit stations.
- TBS now KL’s main bus station, it now servers north-bound buses.
- Buses are usually much faster than trains: however some do arrive at awkward times in the middle of the night, but the traffic always the main factors for the delay.
Taxis in Kuala Lumpur
- There are two types of taxis in Malaysia:
- The former Taxis are usually red-and-white or yellow
- Blue Taxis are metered taxis that can be hailed throughout the city.
- Some taxi drivers charge tourists extravagant fares so be sure to insist that they turn on the meter.
- Local metered taxi fares are cheap
- Local Taxis starting 3 RM.
- Long distance cabs can be found at TBS bus station
- Long distance Taxis only operate when they receive a full set of four passengers
- Charter the whole taxi (the fare can get quite steep though).
- Keep in mind though that some tourist sights are so close together that it is often quicker to walk than take public transportation or grab a cab.