Getting around Kuala Lumpur is difficult when you are not familiar with this place. There are a few options you can choose. You can either drive, get around on foot or take public transports. I will suggest you to drive only if you know the direction and have someone with you who knows how to get around the city. Besides, driving around the city is not recommended as there is a high chance of you getting stuck in a traffic snarl. Sometimes you can be stuck in a traffic jam for hours, therefore wasting your precious travel time. But exploring the city on foot is not advisable as heat, heavy traffic, air pollution and a lack of sidewalks make walking around difficult. Therefore, the best option is to make use of public transports.
Kuala Lumpur has a rather efficient public transport system. The transport system consists of a network of rails, public buses as well as cabs. For example, the rails alone can reach a lot of places within the Klang Valley. The railway is a network consists of KTM, the national railway system; Light Rail Transport (LRT); the monorail; and KLIA trains to and from the international airport. These rail networks are interlinked with each others with Kuala Lumpur Central Station (Stesen Sentral in Malay) being the hub of the city’s rail network. The KTM Komuter trains are useful for out-of-town destinations such as Shah Alam, Klang, and Seremban to the south. KLIA express runs direct to KLIA airport while KLIA Transit stops at Putrajaya. LRT and the monorail cover the city with numerous stops. For further information of each transit system, you can read about this post,
For a view of the Kuala Lumpur transit map, click on the following thumbnail:
Kuala Lumpur Transit Map
Other than trains, you can also take buses. The Rapid KL buses are the most sophisticated and they covers a lot of places in the Klang Valley. You can get an unlimited day travel ticket fom Rapid KL. If you are in a hurry and do not want to wait in line for buses, you can go for a cab. The fee is fairly cheap in Kuala Lumpur compared to most of the developed cities.
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