|There are only two long distance destinations that
Pudu Sentral doesn't handle. These destinations are
Jerantut and Kuala Lipis.
Therefore you'll have to be at Pekeliling bus station in the North of Kuala
With so many different counters offering so many destinations, it is a bit
tricky to make a choice. Prices are basically the same but the state of the
bus are sometimes different and schedules vary.
The biggest and most reliable bus company by far is the Government's
Transnational with offices all over Malaysia.
covers a lot of destination and is sometimes cheaper.
When you enter Pudu Sentral you'll see a lot of
outlets. In front of you is a staircase. At the right of the staircase is an
ATM (if you need money). Beside the ATM is a big sign of Hotel Pudu Raya.
There's also a counter for left luggage
Closed for lunch break!), a food court and tourist police.
Going up the staircase you'll come to the second
floor. Go right and in the left corner you'll find all kind of ticket
When you'll have purchased your bus ticket you'll have to
go down to the ground floor, where you have entered the building. On this
floor you'll have to find the right platform. where your bus will depart. Go
down the staircase to your platform.
All buses air air-conditioned, so it's gonna be cold.
Please take a sweater if you go into the bus.
Prices are mostly the same. A bus ticket to
Penang will cost about RM25 for
a 400km distance.
Buses stop only in large cities. So going to Penang you'll stop in
After 5 hours you'll be in Penang.
Daily everal buses from different companies will depart to
your destination, but purchase you ticket one day before your departure.
It's always recommended to book as early as possible.
Ask for the departure time an the platform.
If you want to take a taxi out of
Kuala Lumpur to long
distance destination, Pudu Sentral bus station is the right place to find one.
Fares are negotiable, depending on the distance.
But the taxi won't leave the terminal until it has four passengers.
Malaysians use this service only at peak travel periods, so you could be
waiting for some time for a cab to fill up. You can, however, pay a fee
equivalent to a full load. The terminal is open 24 hours.
The counter of Transnasional
The departure of a Transnasional bus