RapidKL Buses

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guides / October 22, 2016
RapidKL Buses Image credit: RapidKL

RapidKL, which is Malaysia’s biggest bus operator, runs 177 routes around Kuala Lumpur.

Buses in Kuala Lumpur is nothing like buses in other developed cities around the world, because their overall service is quite poor.

So if you think that getting around in Kuala Lumpur by bus will be fun and will allow you to see lots of tourist attractions, you’re wrong.

Only a few buses in the city have air conditioning and there are usually no maps, timetables, signs and routes provided at bus stops, so you have no idea where you’re headed.

In fact, it can take you from 10 minutes to 2 hours to wait for the next bus. It also gets crowded in those buses during rush hours. And it’s not the fastest way to get to your destination, as buses operate with set stops.

You can purchase a ticket either by giving the driver cash or using your MyRapid card via a machine.

Service hours: 06:00 – 23:00 daily

Service schedule: Usually every 10 minutes

Fares: Ranging from RM1 ($0.25) to RM5 ($1.2), depending on the count of stops

Note: Children under 7 can travel for free on bus services.

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