The system is free Shuttle bus GO KL CityBus in Kuala Lumpur

Логотип системы GO KL

The idea of free bus routes in Malaysia is not new, and one such route is already successfully operating in Georgetown on Penang. It is a system of buses MPPP Shuttle Bus (more here). Completely free and comfortable buses ply on the intricate route through the capital of Penang, approximately every 15 minutes and make stops in the most interesting places where to city sights of Georgetown are within walking distance. Now such a system implemented in Kuala Lumpur, but given the size of the city, routes, of course, more.

Free bus routes in Kuala Lumpur earned in December 20-13 years and they are called GO KL CityBus. Routes several, and they vary in color. For him, cruising is quite new and comfortable (air-conditioned) buses, which stop at every bus stops along the route. Of course, this "freebie" did not fail to take advantage of the locals. During rush hour the buses are going Packed as buses in the good old Soviet times, and most of the passengers were not tourists. However, these buses are still a great alternative to a taxi and paid the city subway. Their advantage is that they cover the areas and sights, to which a metro is not always possible.

The only real problem of the new system to tourists is the lack of complete and reliable information about routes, because the system just started working. Partial information on some of the routes can be found on the free cards, but to understand the move in the names of the stops and where they are, and how hard.

Автобус GO KL CityBus на улице Куала-Лумпура The bus GO KL CityBus on the street of Kuala Lumpur

Buses and stops

As already mentioned, the buses on routes air-conditioned and comfortable, run frequently and stop at all city bus stops. To know these buses very easy to GO KL CityBus logo and nameplate with the inscription on the windshield or on the light Board in front of the bus above the driver indicating the line below it to mix buses.

Stop with these buses, also marked with a sign with the logo of GO KL, which indicates the name of the line (color) and the name of the stop. Some of the stops have electronic scoreboard, which indicates the time after which suit a particular bus, including a paid public buses. It is very convenient.

Электронное табло на остановке в Куала-Лумпуре The electronic scoreboard at the bus stop in Kuala Lumpur


At the time of this writing (June 2014) there are four route buses of GO KL. Until may 2014, worked only two routes, so the information on free maps and even stops to reflect only these two paths. In fact, it is already possible to use all four routes. All routes are circular, intersected in several places with each other (you can transfer from one line to another at one stop). The maps indicate the direction of movement of buses on the route.

Lines (routes) are not numbered, but are distinguished by color: the green line (Green Line), purple line (Purple Line), blue line (Blue Line) and red line (Red line).

Map of all routes available to download in PDF here

Official website and additional information

Система GO KL в Куала-Лумпуре The scheme of movement of the Magenta line
Система GO KL в Куала-Лумпуре The scheme of movement on the green line

The routes

  • Monday – Thursday 6.00 – 23.00
  • Friday – Saturday: 6.00 am – 01:00 (one o'clock)
  • Sunday: 7.00 – 23:00
  • The frequency of buses from 5 to 15 minutes

P. S. recently In Kuala Lumpur, media reported that the Association of taxi drivers of the city opposes these routes and trying to do everything possible to prohibit them. I hope that this does not happen, however, before heading to Kuala Lumpur with the hope to use these buses, check information about their work on the official website

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
lancer1978 09 Oct 2014, 08:56
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Andrey.. 19 Oct 2016, 14:55
I think it possible to travel on a single travel RAPID-KL for 3 days to take the local metro train to Batu caves? ...
admin 19 Oct 2016, 17:14
Hello! No, to the bat need to go to the KMT, and travel is valid only on monorail and LRT. ...
Andrey.. 20 Oct 2016, 20:01
Then it turns out Rapid KL can be used in the city,but not all modes of transport? ...
admin 21 Oct 2016, 04:33
Rather, Rapid KL operates in the city, and KTM is already commuter trains. ...
Katerina 03 Jan 2017, 02:12
September was flying from Bali to Seoul a low-cost carrier airasia via Kuala Lumpur. Specially made dock 12 hours. I walked the entire downtown, while getting to the Petronas twin towers, the whole day there, and spent. To be honest, in addition to towers in the city did not impress, I would be glad if someone tell me that you can still see when we're in town next time. Tip: at the airport terminal, klia2 is very expensive Luggage, take your stuff on the bus to the bus station, there's a lot cheaper. ...
admin 04 Jan 2017, 09:56
On taste and color as they say... but me in KL very much. Even just to be there and walk constantly something new to discover interesting. Of course it's not Bangkok, with its Palace and temples in KL be sure to visit Batu caves, the main mosque, independence square, national Museum. In addition, a lot of interesting places there. ...
Natashi 08 May 2017, 16:00
There are 4 lines of free buses to all the attractions. About them separately is written here. Type in Google free buses KL. To the tower you should go, I was in the restaurant at the same time and ate cheaper than just visit. In fact, the market was very beautiful. Chinatown is not worth, do not go. ...
123 CATHERINE 22 Dec 2017, 02:19
Good day!!! Please tell me we fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur after 4 hours flight to Seoul with another airline and will need to get Luggage and check it again, whether I understood what kind of Luggage you need to take a ride on the automatic train Aerotrain, go through passport control then go to baggage, then climbed to the fifth floor to register, check-in baggage and return back to the satellite terminal??? ...
admin 22 Dec 2017, 10:07
Need to clarify whether you have to change terminal from international to budget, because there is also fly international flights. If there is a change, that's right, you get the Luggage, but then do not return to satellite and go to KLIA2 on aerotrain - ... kliatolcct.
If you are not changing terminals, you will have to do as you described. But just in case, verify at check-in and Luggage delivery, can make out from to the end point. This, of course, is unlikely, so it is not accepted, sometimes they are combined flights, when the plane of one airline and tickets from different airlines. ...