Kuala Lumpur bus and railway stations

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Transport system Kuala Lumpur is considered the most developed urban public transport system, and at the same time very complex and confusing to understand it the first time. To make it easier to understand when studying the sections: "How to get to Kuala Lumpur" and "Transport Kuala Lumpur", below is a description of the most important bus and train stations, transport hubs and terminals of KL, their location is indicated on the map, importance for tourist purposes.

Of course, this is not a complete list of stations and transport hubs, because there are too many of them. But if you do not find information about the station you are interested in, write on the Forum, we will complete the section.

KL Sentral station

The station is located in The Brickfields area (Kl Sentral on the map). It is the main transport hub of the city and one of the most important points for tourists exploring Kuala Lumpur, and the whole of Malaysia. Despite the fact that KL Sentral is predominantly a railway station (and the largest in Southeast Asia), almost all types of urban and intercity transport pass through or near it.:

  • KTM intercity trains station.
  • Kelana Jaya Line of the city Metro LRT Rail.
  • Two KTM Komuter lines.
  • Airport Express ARL or Express Rail Link and Transit Rail Link.
  • The terminus of the KL Monorail (located 140 meters from the KL Sentral via a covered walkway).
  • Remote terminal Kuala Lumpur airport (you can check in and check in your luggage before boarding the Aeroexpress).

In addition, KL Sentral is the departure/arrival point of many buses to/from the suburbs, the International Airport, as well as many city buses.

KL Sentral is a huge complex with a rather complex multi-level layout. At different levels (floors) there are different types of transport, and next to the building in various places there are starting parking lots of various bus companies, which can sometimes be very difficult to find. So, if you purchased an intercity bus ticket with departure from KL Sentral, be sure to find out from the seller where exactly the bus leaves from, and arrive at the station in advance to find the bus, since there is no faith in the sellers. Detailed floor plans and a description of the station in English can be found on the station's official website http://www.stesensentral.com/.

A little understanding of all the traffic ugliness around the station will help you a little map-scheme of the surroundings of KL Sentral:

KL Sentral map

Bus stations

  • Puduraya (Pudu Sentral, Pudu Raya or Puduraya)

    Puduraya Station

    It is an old bus station that underwent a global renovation in 2010 and reopened in August 2011. This is the most important bus station in KL, and for tourists its significance lies mainly in the fact that it is located in the heart of the city next to Chinatown tourist area, and this station can be reached from/go from it to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (in both KLIA and klia2). Also from here you can get by bus to the suburbs of the capital. However, keep in mind that since 2015, All long-distance bus services have been transferred from this station to the BTS bus station (Bandar Tasik Selatan, see below).

    The station is located at the intersection of Jalan Pudu and Jalan tun Perang (Puduraya on the map). This is practically the western side of Bukit Bintang and the eastern side of Chinatown, so when you arrive at this station you can immediately start looking for a hotel in the surrounding area (see areas of Kuala Lumpur where it is better to choose a hotel). From the station to the central tourist street of Chinatown can be reached on foot in 10 minutes. But in the vicinity of the station you can find plenty of hotels of any price category. Literally leaving the station, you will stumble upon several inexpensive hostels on the opposite side of the road.

    You can get to Puduraya station or go from it to other parts of the city from Plaza Rakyat metro station (located about 200 meters away and connected to Puduraya by a covered passage). There are also many city bus routes.

    Read also detailed information, how to get from Puduraya station to the airport.

  • South bus terminal (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan or TBS)

    Since 2015, this station has become the main one in KL. The vast majority of long-distance buses from Kuala Lumpur depart from this bus terminal, including buses to Singapore and Thailand. It is located quite far from the city center, but fortunately you can get/leave here by KLIA Transit Airport Metro, LRT Rail City Metro, KTM Komuter suburban trains (Bandar Tasik station of the Rawang-Seremban Line), buses (convenient route No. 690 to the center and Puduraya station). Terminal Bersepadu Selatan on the map. Learn more about the TBS station here.

  • Putra Bus Terminal (Putra Bus Terminal/Hentian Putra)

    With Putra, you can take a bus to the east coast of Malaysia, including the states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. The station is adjacent to Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). The station is easily accessible via Ampang Metro LRT Rail line to PWTC station and KTM Komuter commuter train to Putra KTM station. Putra Station on the map)

Monorail stations

  • Maharajalela Monorail station.

    This station is near Chinatown and will be your destination if you decide to stay in the area. This is not to say that it is located directly in Chinatown, but it is the nearest Monorail station, and it will have to walk 10-15 minutes on foot (almost a kilometer from the center of Chinatown).

  • Imbi, Bukit Bintang and Raja Chulan stations.

    Depending on which part of the Bintang Street area you are staying in, you can walk to one of these monorail stations. To find out which station is closest to you depending on your location, see where the stations are located on the map.

Metro stations (LRT Rail)

  • The city's two metro stations are Plaza Rakyat and Hang Tuah

    These are the nearest stations to Bukit Bintang district. Both stations are on the Ampang Line. Entrance to Plaza Rakyat station is possible directly from Puduraya Bus Station via a covered walkway.

    Unfortunately, the city metro lines (LRT Rail) bypassed the Bukit Bintang area, and you will have to walk a lot to these stations. If you have settled in the northern or north-eastern part of the district, then you will have to walk a kilometer and a half to the stations. An alternative is the monorail, which from the Bukit Bintang station provides access to either The Hang Tuah interchange station (for the Ampang Line) or the KL Sentral (for the Kelana Jaya Line). See Station locations on map.

  • Masjid Jamek metro station

    It is good because it can take any of the three lines of the city Metro LRT. The station is located relatively close to Chinatown, a 10-minute walk away.

Commuter train stations (KTM Komuter)

  • Batu Caves

    The terminal station of the line Batu Caves-Port Kelang, is of interest for visiting the famous Batu Caves, one of the attractions of Batu. It is located a hundred meters from the entrance to the caves.

    The ticket office at this station is open from 6.00 to 21:30, and The Last Train leaves for the city at 22:35. Travel time from/to KL Sentral, according to the schedule – 29 minutes. The fare to and from KL Sentral station is 2.6 ringgit (see currency of Malaysia).

  • Kuala Lumpur KTM Komuter Station and Bank Negara KTM Komuter Station.

    There is nothing remarkable in these stations, except that they are part of both KTM Komuter lines and are located in the central part of the city, or rather almost on its border. Both suburban lines pass through the station.

    If you live in the center, in particular in Chinatown, then the Kuala Lumpur KTM Komuter Station can be reached from any part of Chinatown in a maximum of ten minutes on foot. True, you will have to cross the bridge to the other side of the river.

    If you stopped in the area of Bukit Bintang, then to any of the stations you will have to make a serious March of up to 3 kilometers in the sweltering heat.

Map with Kuala Lumpur bus and train stations and their landmarks

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