Living & Working in Malaysia

Public Transport Routes in Malaysia

Published by Afterschool.my on Aug 17, 2017, 05:44 am


You’ll find that travelling around isn’t that difficult when there’s public transport available at most places. One of the perks of being a student is the discounts you get and public transport is not an exception. As a foreign student, you are also entitled to purchase the Rapidpass Pelajar (Student’s Rapid Pass) to use public transport as often as you want at a standard price. You can also apply for a Touch ‘n Go card using your passport which also enables you to get discounts. If you do not have any of the cards, you can buy a token at the train station’s ticket vending machine. 

Image via KL City Guide

Tip #1

One way to ensure you don’t get lost along your travels is to remember the coloured coded icons of the rail line you’re taking. 

Tip #2

When in the train, you should pay attention to the announcements or refer to the track routes above the doors so you don’t get off at the wrong station. But don’t worry if you missed a few stations. Just come out of the train at the nearest stop and take the one opposite, which will go to the other direction. 

Tip #3

Beware of pick pockets. Always keep an eye of your belongings, not only when taking public transport, but anywhere you go.

Tip #4

You don’t have to hold it in when nature calls. There’s a washroom at every station so you can just come out of the train at any stop. The washroom is located inside the station so you don’t have to go through the hassle of getting out of the station. 


Bus routes

The GOKL City Bus travels all along the city centre at Kuala Lumpur, even at tourist destinations, making it convenient for you to travel around the city. From KLCC to the National Mosque, this bus is free for everyone to use and makes getting from one destination to the other effortless. Since it’s free, you can just hop on and do some sight-seeing along the way. 

Image via GOKL

The GOKL City Bus has 4 lines:

1) Green Line: KLCC – Bukit Bintang

2) Purple Line: Pasar Seni – Bukit Bintang

3) Blue Line: Medan Mara – Bukit Bintang

4) Red Line: KL Sentral – Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Tip #1

Remember to read the signages so you know where you’re heading. If there’re no English words, try reading the Malay words because some of it sounds very similar to English. If all else fails, just ask the locals. 

Tip #2

If you want to get from one destination to the other, try to get on the any bus or train because taxis will charge you a bomb at the city centre. 

Tip #3

If you can’t seem to get internet connection, hop on to one of the GOKL City Bus and connect to their free Wi-Fi. 

Uber Rates

Base FareRM 0.95
Per KM RateRM 0.60
Per Minute RateRM 0.25
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