ExpressBusMalaysia.com is formed with the purpose to provide information about Malaysia express bus, bus schedule, bus fare and respective states’ bus terminals to commuters, travellers and backpackers. Before any other information, ExpressBusMalaysia.com would like to first introduce the two main bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur, namely Pudu Raya (or Pudu Sentral, renaming after complete upgrade) and TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan).
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, it is also the major hub of transportation in Malaysia. Pudu Raya (or Pudu Sentral) used to be only Kuala Lumpur main bus terminal, however, due to massive traffic and growing number of commuters in Pudu Raya (or Pudu Sentral), the authority has then changed Pudu Raya (or Pudu Sentral) to serve only north-bound buses in order to ease the traffic congestion in the city. As for south bound buses (Destination like Melaka, Johor Bahru, Singapore), they are now served by TBS bus terminal in Bandar Tasik Selatan located at the south of the Kuala Lumpur city. Other than Pudu Raya (or Pudu Sentral) and TBS, there are another 2 bus stations, Hentian Pekeliling and Putra bus terminal, which are mainly to serve the eastern coastal travellers.
There are more than 100 bus companies providing express bus services in Malaysia. One of the most famous bus company is the state-run bus company Transnational who provides the most extensive coverage of bus route services in Malaysia. Other major players like Alisan Golden Coach Express, LionStar Express, Unititi Express, KKKL, Delima Express, Starmart Express, Causeway Link, Konsortium Express, Sri Maju Yakin BG Express and Grassland provide the express bus service with more comfortable seat, more spacious leg space, and higher frequency of services to compete with Transnational.
Pudu Sentral (Pudu Raya)
For travellers going to cities located at northern states of Malaysia such as Penang, Butterworth, Cameron Highlands, Ipoh, Taiping, Sungai Petani, Alor Setar, Kangar, Kuala Perlis and Hatyai, you have to go to Pudu Raya (or Pudu Sentral) bus terminal for boarding. Pudu Raya (or Pudu Sentral) bus terminal has been operating since 1976 and has recently gone for upgrade to serve the customer much better in 2011. With its enclosed and fully air conditioned, travellers can now enjoy better environment while waiting for their time for boarding.
There are many coach companies such as Alisan Golden Coach Express, Haider Express, Yakin Express, Unititi Express, Transnational operating in this Pudu Raya (pr Pudu Sentral) bus terminal, offering trip such as from KL to Penang with hourly departure, KL to Butterworth, KL to Cameron Highlands, KL to Alor Setar, and KL to Hatyai as well. Hence, travellers will bear in mind that for any trip to northern states, the only place to board the bus is Pudu Raya (or Pudu Sentral) bus terminal. For travellers going to KLIA and LCCT, you may board the bus at Pudu Raya (or Pudu Sentral), because Starshuttle bus who serves between airport and Kuala Lumpur also operates in Pudu Raya (or Pudu Sentral).
Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
TBS with full name of Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, is a newly built bus terminal located at Bandar Tasik Selatan. TBS was officially opened in January 2011, and it was built to relieve the commuters loading from Pudu Sentral and is mainly to serve for southern bound buses. Therefore, travellers going to southern part of Malaysia/Singapore such as Kuala Lumpur to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Melaka, are encouraged to go to Terminal Bersepadu Station (TBS) for boarding. Unless you are staying at Bukit Bintang area, you may opt to take the bus service for Kuala Lumpur to Singapore at Berjaya Times Square, provided by Starmart Express.
There are number of operators running from TBS. Few of the more prominent companies operating in this station includes Starmart Express, Delima Express, Lion Star Express, Starqistna Express, serving customers who wish to travel to Singapore and southern part of Malaysia like Melaka, Johor Bahru, Mersing etc.
The other bus stations such as Hentian Pekeliling and Putra bus terminal, which is meant for trip departing to eastern part of Malaysia such as KL to Kuala Terengganu (gateway to Pulau Redang), Pahang, Kelantan, etc.
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