KUALA LUMPUR - GETTING AROUND
The most popular form of transportation in the city is the monorail or LRT (Light Rail Transit) which travels from KL Sentral Station to Titiwangsa on elevated tracks making stops at many of the city`s attractions and providing great views for travelers. For instance, if you get on at Maharajalela stations the train travels to Petaling Street in Chinatown and the Imbi line travels to Berjaya Times Square and Bukit Bintang. The metro runs daily from 6 am until midnight and trains run every 15 - 20 minutes during off-peak hours and every 7 - 14 during peak hours with tickets costing around FM1.20 for one stop and go up accordingly. Passes can be purchased for travel onboard the monorail. Pick up a copy of the Kuala Lumpur city map from your hotel concierge or at the Malaysian Tourism Board information center in KL Sentral and Jalan Ampang stations.By Train
The main railway station in the city is KL Sentral where intercity and international trains arrive and depart. There are 3 main train companies and over 100 stations serviced by KTM Komuter train with some of the stations connecting passengers to the monorail. Kuala Lumpur Railway Stations near Merdeka Square is a stop for ETS express trains that travel to Ipoh. Trains also connect to the city from KLIA airport and to other countries outside of Malaysia. Trains are reasonably priced and are calculated based on the total distance traveled and vary based on the lines and companies.By Taxi
Taxis are easy to find in the city but can be one of the more expensive ways to travel. You can hail a taxi from the street, find them on most street corners or at designated taxi stands and outside of major attractions. Taxis should be metered (it is the law), so make sure when you get in the cab that the driver turns on the meter or ask them to turn it on if they refuse then exit the cab and find another one. A normal fare starts around RM3 for the first mile and goes up RM0.25 thereafter, a 50% surcharge is applied at night between midnight and 6 am.By Bus
The city offers an extensive bus network provided by Rapid KL and Metrobus that provides visitors a cheap and efficient way to get around. Bus fares start around RM1-3 and can differ based on the operating company and bus stops are located all over the city. Bus services in the city typically run from 6 am until 11 pm and run about every 10 minutes.
The city offers a free city bus service `GO-KL` offering four circular routes around the central business district stopping at major attractions that include the KL Tower, KLCC Park, KL Sentral, Bukit Bintang and Merdeka Square. The Red, Purple and Green line offer different routes which are great for visitors who are sightseeing.By Foot
Walking around certain areas of the city is a great way to explore the sights and surroundings. The wide array of shopping malls, markets, and outlets in the city are great for walking around and the parks including KLCC Park and the Perdana Botanical Gardens are beautiful outdoor spaces with many sightseeing attractions located within walking distance from both parks. Strolling the streets in Chinatown and Bukit Bintang give visitors a chance to explore the local shops and street food stalls in the city. There is a circular walking tour around the city that starts out in Chinatown and goes in a loop through the Golden Triangle.By Bicycle
There are several bicycle rental places located in the city and riding a bicycle through the parks and other areas can be a wonderful way to explore the city.