KL Taxis

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guides / October 22, 2016
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Taxi is a comfortable way to get around in Kuala Lumpur and it’s pretty affordable.

It is also a great way to get to any wanted venue because you don’t have to walk from train or bus station on foot to reach your destination (while holding a smartphone with Google Maps trying to figure out where you are).

One minus point when using this service is that there is a number of taxi vipers, who will try to do some tricks to get more from you. The best way to protect yourself from getting scammed is to negotiate the fares before you get in the vehicle and always make sure the driver turns on the meter.

Service hours: 24 hours

Fares: RM3 ($0.7) for first 1 km, then RM1 ($0.25)/km (based on the price lists of red and white taxi services)

Notes
– There are no opening fees for taxis in Kuala Lumpur.
– The lowest price services are red and white taxis (RM3, $0.7 first 1 km, then RM1/km, $0.25/km). There are also service of bright blue taxis (RM6, $1.4 first 1km, then RM2/km, $0.5/km).
– If you use taxi services between 00:01 and 05:59 there will be a 50% surcharge (if at 01:00 the meter shows RM20, you’ll have to pay RM20+10).
– Expect small surcharges such as radio call charge (RM2, $0.5) and luggage charge (RM1, $0.25 per one piece).
– Uber and GrabCar are available in Kuala Lumpur, and they most of the time are cheaper than the regular taxi services in the city.

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