Kuala Lumpur - Pasarakyat Bus Terminal

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1. Posted by jooksing (Full Member 48 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hello Travellers,

Has anyone taken the bus from Singapore to KL? If so, which bus coach do you recommend? I am thinking of taking the Transtar coach or the Aeroline coach? Not sure which is better in terms of comfortability.
The only major problem with Transtar is that they drop you off at Pasarakyat Bus Terminal in KL. Don't know what form of transit I can take from there into the city? Is taking a cab the only way into the city? If so, how much would a cab be from the bus terminal into say Bukit Butang?

Thanks for the help....really need it..


2. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Jamie,

Pasarakyat bus terminal is just 10 minutes walk from Bukit Bintang (Bukit=Hill, Bintang=Star - Malay language is easy to pronounce, just read it phonetically).

Transtar and Konsortium coaches are recommended.

For Transtar, you have the options of either First Class (16-seater coach, 2 seats in a row, personal LCD screen, massaging seat, etc), Executive coach (26-seater, 3 seats in a single row air-con, personal LCD screen, massaging seats) or Super VIP coach (26 seaters, 3 seats in a single row). You can book online at http://www.transtar.com.sg/

Book early if you plan to come during the holiday season.

Have a great trip.

3. Posted by jooksing (Full Member 48 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Hien

thanks for the info..it definitely will help me make my decisions a lot easier...kind of confused about how you say that the Pasarakyat bus terminal is only a 10 minute walk from Bukit Bintang, as looking on the map (http://www.transtar.com.sg/map_kl.php), it looks a lot farther than 10 minutes..are you sure you are not maixing it up with with Plaza Rakyat station?
Sorry just need to make sure..


4. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Ok, sorry for the confusion. It is Pasarakyat that I was referring to, not Plaza Rakyat. Thinking back about the place, 10 minutes is possible if you're walking very fast.

Then again, it depends on which part of Jalan Bukit Bintang (Jalan=Road) you want to go.

So, I'd put it at about 15 minutes on the average. :)
Don't bother taking a taxi to Bukit Bintang, unless it's raining or very hot or you're tired and lazy to walk. If you're taking the taxi, insist the driver to use the meter. The ride should not cost you more than 3 Ringgit (USD1.00 = MYR3.80) unless the traffic is at a standstill, which you should be walking instead! If the driver doesn't want to use the meter, don't use his service unless he's offerring you the ride not more than MYR3.

BTW, Plaza Rakyat (better known as the Puduraya Station) is about 10-15 minutes walk away from Jalan Bukit Bintang.

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