BUSES - Fares depending on the h destination and whether the bus is air conditioned or not. Always flag for buses and carry small change. Keep your ticket in case the Ticket Inspector asks for it. Buses may not always adhere to the schedule but most of them run frequently between 9am to 6pm. The last run is between 11pm and midnight. RAILWAY In Malaysia, all tracks lead to Lumpur. Two main railway lines operate for passenger service. One runs along the west coast from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth and meets The Thai railways at the border¬ the other lines travel up to the northeast part of the peninsular near Kota Bahru, also meeting up with the Thai Railway. The Malayan Railway or Kereta api Tanah Melayu (KTM) offers two types of passenger services: Express ( air conditioned first and second class; luxury coaches and nigh berths) and economy class ( non-air-conditioned). The KTM visit Malaysia Rail pass for tourist (excluding Singaporeans) offers unlimited travel on any passenger train by KTM (not valid for travel on the state railway of Thailand). Passports are required when purchasing the Rail pass or making reservations. CAR RENTAL - Several car rental agencies offer self drive cars for hire if you possess a valid international driving licence. Keep a Kuala Lumpur road map on hand and fasten your seat bed (which is compulsory for passengers). One word of caution the speed limit in town is 50km per hour always keep to the left side of the road if you are going slowly.
GETTING TO MALAYSIA
BY AIRMost visitors arrive by air at one of the six international airports in Malaysia. The main gateway is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang in the state of Selangor. The rest of the country, including Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan in East Malaysia, is well serviced by 14 domestic airports and airstrips.
KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTIncorporated into the airport's design is an automated shuttle system which links the satellite building, where passengers disembark, to the airport terminal building, where immigration and customs clearances take place. With a connection time of a mere two minutes, this fully automated baggage and passenger clearance system is especially efficient. Within the airport terminal building, there are rest, recreation, dining, and duty-free shopping facilities. The fitness centre at the Hotel Airside Transit even comes with a well-equipped gym, steam room and sauna. Just a mere 5-minute walk from the airport is the luxurious 5-star Pan Pacific Hotel. From KLIA, KL is a short 28-minute journey away on the comfortable KLIA Express, a high-speed rail service. By road, visitors may travel via the ELITE highway or the North-South Expressway. The North-South Expressway also links the main towns on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Car rental, bus, coach, taxi, limousine and rail services into Kuala Lumpur and neighbouring towns are widely available at the airport.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO AND FROM KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KLIA)Various modes of public transportation are available to and from KLIA , they are:
- Express coach City (KL City)
- Route: KLIA to / from Hotels in KL via Hentian Duta Bus Terminal and vice-versa
- Frequency: 30 minutes interval
- Traveling time: 1 hour
- First Service: 5.30 am
- Last Service: 22.30pm
- More detail information please visit http://www.klia.com.my
- KLIA Express Train
- Route: Departs KLIA and KL CAT
- Frequency: The trains depart every 30 minutes
- Traveling time: 28 minutes - non stop
- First Service: 5.00 am
- Last Service: 24.00pm