We’ve been to Malaysia a few times before and always jumped into a taxi to get us to Kuala Lumpur. Yes it is nice to get the taxi to drop us right at our hotel. This would set us back with around 60 to 80 ringgits and when in traffic its much more. This time we decided to venture into the public transport world I’m glad we did. I’m reiterating only the facts and figures here as it was so cheap and really comfortable. Even if this post get dated you will still get a general idea of what to expect.
Travelling from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuala Lumpur Sentral and Pudu Sentral (Puduraya Bus Terminal) and Fraser Business Park.
Inside the KLIA2 Arrival Hall, from the Bus Ticket counter we booked our Star Shuttle bus ticket for Rm 12 per person one way to Pudu Sentral (19 Jan 2018). The bus is comfortable with push-back seats. This is a point to point bus and the journey takes around 1 hour 10 mins on a free road. The bus will stop at Pudu Sentral building at the basement.
From here if you wish to proceed to Fraser Business Park. Take the steps up and follow the signs to LTR. Take the Monorail Rm 1.60 from Platform 1 and get off at Chan Sow Lin station which is at Fraser Business Park. You’ll get a plastic coin as ticket. Swipe the coin to enter the barrier and insert it to exit.
If you wish to take a taxi from Pudu Sentral, take the steps and exit the building to your left. Flag down the Blue meter taxi. The meter starts at Rm 6 and the total should cost you around Rm 15 till the IBIS Style hotel .
IBIS Style KL, One-Stop Residence, City Campus Lodge, Leo Express, Hotel 123 all are located around Chan Sow Lin station.
From Pudu Sentral you can also take the train to Kuala Lumpur Sentral which should cost you Rm 1.70 although we did not take this route. There are direct bus/shuttle from the airport to KL Sentral for the same fare Rm 10 to Rm 12 each way depending which shuttle bus you take.
Alternatively you could also walk from Pudu Sentral to KL Sentral. It’s approximately 25 mins walk. We walked early morning (5am) with our 7kg backpack and our laptop bag. We took two breaks to relax on the way. We got very hot and it was very tiring. If travelling in the day remember it gets really really hot.
The GOKL free bus service is fabulous. We used it a few times to take us around the city. It stops at all the touristy spots. It does get crowded as the locals also use it for their daily runs too.