Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Getting Around

 
 

By Train

Kuala Lumpur's public transport system consists of three Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines operated by RapidKL, KL Monorail looping through the Golden Triangle and two KTM Komuter lines for trips between the northern, southern and western suburbs. Fares are cheap (MYR1.20 and up), although connectivity between different lines is poor due to inadequate integration. The trains follow a timed schedule with frequency increasing to every 2-3 minutes during peak or office rush hours. For a route map of the Light Rail Transit (including PDF map) go the RapidKL website.

 
 
 
 
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Light Trail Transit
The LRT comprises of the
Kelana Jaya Line, Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line. Take note that the Kelana Jaya Line is a 'driverless' system whereas trains on the Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Lines are driven by human drivers. In the event of a train breakdown, service may be disrupted for two hours or more, although such breakdowns are few and far between.

KL Monorail
The Monorail's 'KL Sentral' station is a bit of a distance though within walking distance from the main building at KL Sentral. The Monorail travels in a semi-circular direction between KL Sentral and Titiwangsa passing through Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle where many hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment spots are located.

KTM Komuter
The two KTM Komuter lines are the Rawang-Seremban Line and the Sentul-Port Klang Line. The KTM lines connect Kuala Lumpur with the suburbs in the state of Selangor and Negri Sembilan. This line is not used much by tourists unless you plan to stay outside of Kuala Lumpur or travel outside the city limits.

KL Monorail

KL Monorail

Convenient Stations

  • Bukit Bintang (KL Monorail) - Home to several shopping centres, hotels, restaurants and entertainment spots in the Golden Triangle.
  • Bukit Nanas (KL Monorail) - Several night clubs located nearby along Jalan P. Ramlee and nearest station to the Kuala Lumpur Tower and Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve.
  • KLCC (Kelana Jaya Line) - The station is within the Suria KLCC shopping mall complex and a short walk from the Petronas Twin Tower.
  • KL Sentral (Kelana Jaya, KL Monorail, KTM Komuter Lines) - Terminal for the Malayan Railway intercity trains and KLIA Ekspres to the airport.
  • Masjid Jamek (all LRT lines) - LRT interchange (Kelana Jaya, Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines) as well as access to Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown.
  • Plaza Rakyat (Sri Petaling/Ampang Lines) - To Pudu Sentral bus terminal and also located nearby Chinatown
  • Pasar Seni (Kelana Jaya Line) - To Central Market (Pasar Seni) and within a short walk to Chinatown and slightly further is Pudu Sentral.
LRT station, Kuala Lumpur

LRT station

 
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