On the first day of my trip to Malaysia, I used public transport to travel from the airport to the city centre. In this video, you will get a glimpse of various transportation in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. I travelled in an Aiport coach from KLIA2 to Bandar Tasik Selatan (popularly known as BTS). From there I travelled in Kuala Lumpur city buses to reach my guest house, located in the centre of the city.
City buses in Kuala Lumpur
I travelled in Rapid KL buses in Kuala Lumpur. All the coaches are air-conditioned. With the minimum fare of 1 Ringgit, these are the perfect way to explore the city for any budget traveller. The bus routes are displayed in English in the top front of all city buses. They have a public information display at every bus shelter where passengers can get to know the estimated time of arrival of the next bus. While purchasing the ticket on the bus, always remember to tender right change to the driver. Otherwise, you may lose the difference money as I did. Watch the video for more details.
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KL travel Pass
This smart card can be handy for those planning a single or 2-day trip in Kuala Lumpur. This is like ‘Delhi Metro’ smart card which can be purchased from both the airport terminals – KLIA & KLIA2. KL travel pass is valid in all the rail-based public transport like LRT, MRT and Monorail in Kuala Lumpur.
TIP – Instead of paying 55 Ringgit on KLIA Ekspres for airport transfer, get ‘KL Travel Pass Single’ for 70 RM which includes a single trip (airport transfer) of KLIA Ekspres and unlimited rides on LRT, MRT and KL Monorails for 2 days.
How to reach the city centre from Kuala Lumpur airport
- KLIA Ekspres (train)- Fare 55 RM
- KLIA Transit (train)- Fare 55 RM
- Airport coach (bus) – Fare 10 RM
Also watch: How to plan a trip to Malaysia