Puduraya Bus Station, Kuala Lumpur
This hot, confusing, clamorous express bus-and-taxi station is centrally located on Jl Pudu. You can get to Puduraya bus station by taking the Star LRT to Plaza Rakyat station.
It is also within walking distance from KL Chinatown (100 meters). You can’t miss it – if you do, the touts will surely find you anyway.
There are only two long distance destinations that Puduraya Bus Station doesn’t handle. These destinations are Jerantut (the jumping off point for Taman Negara National Park) and Kuala Lipis (Kenong Rimba State Park). Therefore you will have to be at bus station in the North of Kuala Lumpur, just off Jl Tun Razak (close to Tun Razak Star LRT Station).
When you enter Puduraya bus station, you will see the Tourist Police office; opposite is an information counter. At the rear is a counter for left luggage (7:00-22:00 2RM/piece/day. Closed for lunch break!). There is also an ATM on the right side of the staircase.
Going up the staircase in Puduraya bus station you’ll come to the second floor. Go right and in the left corner you’ll find all kinds of ticket offices. Be sure to check the departure time of the bus, as many will try to sell tickets for buses that aren’t leaving for many hours.
The biggest and most reliable bus company by far is the Government’s Transnational Express with offices all over Malaysia. Transnational Express buses are often slower than private companies, but that’s because they’re safer and more reliable. NiCE Plusliner also covers a lot of destination and is sometimes cheaper.
Buses leave from numbered platforms in the basement, and note that you will have to look for the name of the bus company rather than your destination.
Daily several buses from different companies will depart to your destination, however tickets should preferably be booked at least the day before, and a few days before peak holiday periods, especially to the Cameron Highlands and east-coast destinations.
Bus Company | Counter | Platform | Destination
UTAMA EKSPRES SDN. BHD. 31 1 EAST COAST
KUALA YAKIN SDN. BHD 44 1 SOUTH
TOUR WORLD SDN. BHD. 55 1 SOUTH
CEPAT EKSPRES SDN. BHD. 6 2 NORTH
PERMATA KIARA SDN. BHD. 60 2 NORTH
SYKT. KEND. SATRIA EKS. S/B 27 2 SOUTH
SETIA EKSPRES SDN. BHD. 4 2 SOUTH
EKSPRES SEMARAK SDN. BHD. 35 2 SOUTH
ELTABINA JAYA SDN. BHD. 54 2 SOUTH
EDARAN EKSPRES SDN.BHD. 10 2 NORTH
PARKMAY BERHAD (EBBAN) 18 3 NORTH
PARKMAY BERHAD (RAYA) 34 3 NORTH / SOUTH
PARKMAY BERHAD (SRI PERAK) 20 3 NORTH / SOUTH
PARKMAY BERHAD (JELEBU) 3 NORTH / SOUTH
HASRY SDN.BHD. 22 4 SOUTH
SENANDONG TRAVEL & TOURS SDN. BHD. 52 4 SOUTH
SUPER RIA BAS TRANSPORT S/B 24 4 NORTH
FOH HUP OMNIBUS CO. BHD ~ 7 NORTH
SILVER EKSPRES SDN. BHD 19 7 STAGE BUS
EMAS EKSPRES (P) SDN. BHD. 30 7 NORTH
MOHD. TAP SDN. BHD. 56 7 SOUTH
MELOR INTELINE EKSPRES S/B 38 7 SOUTH
PERKONGSIAN PER. MELAYU PERLIS (PPMP) 26 7 SOUTH
MAJU INSAF TRAVEL & TOURS S/B 51 7 NORTH
T. HAKKIM SDN. BHD. 58 7 SOUTH
SYKT. PENGANGKUTAN AM (M) S/B 36 7 NORTH
EKSPRES NASIONAL BERHAD 15,16,17 8,9,10 ALL DESTINATIONS
RESTU MOTOR SDN.BHD. 7 11 NORTH
JEBAT EKSPRES SDN. BHD. 21 11 SOUTH
KEND. EKS. BAS KOTA S/B 2 11 NORTH
ZENWAN (M) SDN. BHD. 49 11 NORTH
SYKT. PENG. GOLDVILLE SDN. BHD. 62 11 SOUTH
MERU EKSPRES SDN. BHD. 42 11 NORTH
K.L. – SINGAPORE SDN. BHD. 14 12 SOUTH
K.L. – MALACCA EKSPRES SDN. BHD. 12 12 SOUTH
K.L. – SABAK BERNAM SDN. BHD. 13 12 NORTH
STONEWAY TRAVEL & TOURS SDN. BHD. 23 12 SOUTH
PARIT ENTERPRESE SDN. BHD. 28 13 NORTH
SUASANA JELITA SDN. BHD. 11 13 NORTH
SYKT. PENGANGKUTAN AM MELAYU 32 13 EAST COAST
TUAH WIJAYA SDN. BHD. 45 13 SOUTH
IKTISAD INDAH SDN. BHD. 57 13 SOUTH
RESORTS WORLD TOURS SDN. BHD. 43 13 EAST COAST
ZUCO SDN. BHD. 48 14 NORTH
RANGKAIAN MEWAH SDN.BHD. 46 15 SOUTH
K.L. – TG. BIDARA EKSPRES S/B 53 15 SOUTH
NAZA EKSPRES SDN. BHD. 53 15 SOUTH
NAEILA EKSPRES SDN. BHD. 59 15 SOUTH
CINTA BARU EKS. SDN. BHD. 1 16 NORTH
WARISAN MESRA SDN. BHD. 1 16 EAST COAST
PANTHER EKSSPRES (LB) SDN. BHD. 29 16 NORTH
SELAT KERIS SDN. BHD. 41 16 NORTH
KAMTAR OMNIBUS CO. SDN. BHD. 3 16 SOUTH
ANEKA JASARAMAI SDN. BHD. 8,9 17 SOUTH
SRI MAJU SARATA EKSPRES S/B ~ 17 NORTH
K.L. – ALOR SETAR EKSPRES S/B ~ 17 NORTH
MARZIN TRANSPORT SDN. BHD. 50 17 NORTH
EMAS EKSPRES (LB) SDN. BHD. 30 17 SOUTH
TG. MALIM – K.L. EKSPRES S/B 5 18 NORTH
HOSNI EKSPRES SDN. BHD. 33 18 SOUTH
PERKASA EKSPRES SDN. BHD. 47 18 SOUTH
SOONMIX SDN. BHD. 61 18 SOUTH
SANTERO SDN. BHD. 37 19 EAST COAST
TAIPING HOLIDAYS RESORTS 25 19 NORTH
LEN OMNIBUS CO. LTD. ~ 20, 21 STAGE BUS
THE SELANGOR OMNIBUS CO. BHD. ~ 22, 23 STAGE BUS
Estimated Bus Fares: (from Puduraya Bus Station)
Cameron Highlands – RM 16 (5 Hrs)
Ipoh – RM 12 (2.5 Hrs)
Johor Bahru – RM 20 (4 Hrs)
Kuala Terengganu – RM 30 (7 Hrs)
Lumut – RM 17 (4.5 Hrs)
Melaka – RM 10 (2.5 Hrs)
Penang RM 25 (5 Hrs)
Singapore RM 25 (5.5 Hrs)
If you want to take a taxi out of Kuala Lumpur to long distance destination (often not faster than taking a bus) Puduraya bus station is the right place to get one. Taxis depart from upstairs at Puduraya bus station. Fares are negotiable, depending on the distance.
But the taxi won’t leave the terminal until it has four passengers. Malaysians use this service mostly only at peak travel periods, so you could be waiting for some time for a cab to fill up. Otherwise you’ll have to charter a whole taxi.
Estimated Taxi Fares: (from Puduraya Bus Station)
Bukit Fraser – RM 120
Cameron Highlands – RM 140
Genting Highlands – RM 60
Ipoh – RM 160
Johor Bahru – RM 240
Lumut – RM 200
Melaka – RM 140
Penang – RM 240
1. Taxis picking up customers from Puduraya bus station often charge an exorbitant sum – sometimes refusing to run the taxi meter but instead negotiate on rates (Try walking down the street to hail for a taxi instead). The taxi rate hits sky high after midnight.
2. There have been many cases of street crime, targeting foreigners in particular. Be careful especially when waiting for night coaches. So stay alert!
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