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Getting Around Malaysia
Malaysia has a well developed internal transportation infrastructure enabling travel within the country to be convenient, speedy and relatively inexpensive. All major towns have road, rail and air links and there is a good public transportation system which includes rental cars, taxis, buses, a Light Rail Transit (LRT) System in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur which links to the adjoining Klang Valley district. Another rail service known as KTM Komuter connects surburban or adjoining districts with Kuala Lumpur.

Getting AroundBy Air
The other alternative is to use domestic services available from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport at Subang, Selangor. Aside from Malaysia Airlines, other domestic airlines such as Pelangi Air, Berjaya Air, Transmile, Air Asia and Sabah Air also serve popular tourist destinations within the country.

There are domestic air services linking KL International Airport with major cities within the Peninsula and with Sabah and Sarawak. Points linked to Kuala Lumpur include lpoh, Penang, Alor Setar, Langkawi, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Tawau, Labuan, Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri.

By Road

Most points in Peninsular Malaysia are accessible via the North-South Expressway which links up to coastal roads and the rest of the road arteries in the country. The Expressway is an excellent road network, allowing you to drive through Peninsular Malaysia. There are also other modern highways, connecting towns and villages throughout the length and breadth of the country.
Interstate air-conditioned buses ply between most cities and towns in Malaysia. They offer comfortable rides at reasonable rates. These are to be found in all major cities and offer air-conditioned comfort at metered rates. There are set charges for outstation travel.

By Rail

The railway network extends from neighbouring Singapore through major cities and towns within Peninsular Malaysia up to Thailand, on both the West and East Coasts. You can travel in air-conditioned comfort in daytime first class coaches with single or double berths. Second class coaches also have sleeping berths.

By Sea
Ferry services are offered to major islands. In Peninsular Malaysia, the ferry service between Butterworth and Penang Island is still popular despite the Penang Bridge link. A modern ferry service is offered from Kuala Perlis on the mainland to Pulau Langkawi, a popular tourist destination. Regular boat services are available on the Lumut-Pangkor Island and the Mersing-Tioman Island routes. A longboat service is available from Labuan to Menumbak in Sabah. In the riverine areas of Sarawak, the major means of transportation are air-conditioned express boats.

Moving Around Malaysia

Taxis are fitted with meters and can be hailed at designated taxi stands or booked by phone. The flag fare is RM2 and 10 sen for every 200 meters there on.


LRT covers a distance of 12 km and consists of 13 stations. Daily operating hours are between 6 am to 12 midnight. Season tickets can be purchased at any LRT station.

Car Rental
Serveral car - rental agencies offer self - drive cars for hire if you posses a valid international driving license. Keep a road map on hand and fasten your seat belt (compulsory for passengers). Speed limit in town is 50km per hour. Always keep to the left side of the road if you are going slow.

In Malaysia, all tracks lead to Kuala Lumpur. Two main railway lines operate for pasenger service. One runs along the west coast from singapore to Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth, then meets the Thai railways at the border. The other line travels up to the north - eastern part of the peninsular near Kota Bharu, also meeting up with Thai railways.

Commuter Trains
KTM Commuter operates speedy electric train services from KL railways station to designated points within the city as well as to port Klang, Seremban, KAjang and Rawang.

Limousine KLIA provides taxis and limousine services to/from KLIA sepang airport. Fares are from RM65 to RM120 for one way trip. Alternative is to board the Airport Coach Express service at HentianDuta (KL Terminal), Chan Sow Lin, STAR LRT Stations. One way adult fares range from RM20 from KLIA to hentian Duta and Rm25 from KLIA to hotels in KL City Center (inclusive of pick - up) and drop of services) . For further information, call Airport Coach Sdn Bhd at 1800-880-465 (Toll Free) or at 603 - 62033154

Fares for city buses vary depending on the destination and whether the bus is air- conditloned. Always flag for buses and carry small change.

Klang Valley Buses - Four major bus lines service the city and suburban areas, namely Intrakota, Park May, Metro and City Liner. The following bus terminals within the city cover specific areas within Klang Valley:

  • Klang Bus Station - Petaling Jaya, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Shah Alam and Port Klang
  • Jalan Sultan Mohamad Bus Station - Bangsar, Petaling Jaya, Kelana Jaya, Jalan Pantai, Bukit Damansara and Subang
  • Bangkok Bank Bus Station - Selayang Baru, Segambut Dalam and Batu Caves
  • Pudu Raya Bus Station - Seri Kembangan, Sungai Besi Camp, Balakong, Taman Seri Serdang and Kajang
  • Lebuh Ampang Bus Station Taman Greenwood, Kg Air Panas, Sri Gombak, Taman Setapak and 12th Mile Gombak
  • Kota Raya Shopping Complex/Menara Maybank - Jalan Cheras, Sri Petaling, Serdang Lama, Taman Goodwood, Salak South, Sungei Besi, Kampung Pandan, Bandar Tun Razak and Taman Maluri
  • Chow Kit Bus Stand -Kg Datuk Keramat, Ulu Kelang, Ampang, Cheras,Salak South, Sungai Besi, Petaling Jaya, Jalan Kelang Lama, Bangsar, Damansara,Kepong, Jinjang, Segambut, Selayang, Sentul, Gombak and Jalan Genting Kelang

Interstate Buses -Several bus companies operate intercity stage and express bus services to various destinations in the peninsular. Bus terminals for interstate buses are located at:

  • Putra Bus Station - to the East Coast
  • Pekeliling Bus Station - to the East Coast
  • Pudu Raya Bus Station - to the North and South, including Singapore

The above material are taken from All Travel Malaysia Tourism


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