Getting around in Kuala Lumpur

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1. Posted by Feroze (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys
We will be in Kuala Lumpur betweeen 30 Dec 2006 and 4 Jan 07.Would you recommend hiring a car or using a taxi and How expensive is a taxi.

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Feroze

Do you mean to get around Kuala Lumpur, or to get around Peninsula Malysia from Kuala Lumpur?

Just to get around the city you definitely don't need to hire a car - taxis are cheap, and the light rail network is very cheap, clean and easy and goes to lots of places.

3. Posted by MazDev (Budding Member 52 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Renting a car for Kuala Lumpur wouldn't be a good idea. Rush hours, many one way streets and for somebody being the first time in Kuala Lumpur it will be to confusing.

Renting a car for Malaysia would be a good idea, as it gives you a lot of flexibility.

For Kuala Lumpur I can recommend you the MRT, LRT & Monorail. It's a easy and convenient way to get around and after 1 day excessive use you should get the hang of it and the system.

For further attractions as Batu Caves etc. you always can use a Taxi.

4. Posted by lizp (Full Member 77 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I agree, don't hire a car.
Taxis are cheap. In KL the meter starts at RM2 and its quite a cheap way to travel, especially if there are 2 or more people.

5. Posted by 65thsquare (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Taxi. The hotel can recommend you a regular cabbie, whom you can then put on-call if you need a driver on standby.

Other than that, just hail a cab anywhere and insist on the meter. Try to get a copy of the Train map as soon as you can. It is better to avoid the traffic snarls in the city by going onto the train.