are a growing number of domestic airlines serving
popular tourist destinations such as Kuala Lumpur,
Kuala Terengganu, Pulau Tioman, Pulau Perhentian,
Pulau Pangkor, Taman Negara, Kuantan, Ipoh, Penag,
Malacca and Pulau Langkawi. These Airlines include
Pelangu Air, Berjaya Air and Mofaz Air.
- Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTM) or Malayan
Railways has an impressive rail network that stretches
from north to south and east to west in Peninsular
Malaysia. KTM offers a number of special deals
The KTM Railpass offers all the benefits of first-class
travel at economy rates. Railpass holders are
allowed unlimited travel on any passenger train
in Malaysia and Singapore for the duration of
the railpass. The price for adults is US$55 for
10 days and US$120 for 30 days. For children between
4 and 12 years old, the Railpass is US$28 (10
days) and US$60 (30 days).
- For only US$32, youths (not Malaysians or Singaporeans)
below the age of 30 holding the ISIC, YIEE Card,
or Youth Hostel Card receive unlimited travel
on KTM for 7 days. The Eurotrain Explorer Pass-Malaysia
is valid for second or economy class travel on
all KTM services in Peninsular Malaysia (including
- A luxury train service, the Eastern and Oriental
Express, which is modeled after the renowned Orient
Express, is also available. The 41-hour round-trip
journey from Singapore to Bangkok and back again
passes through Kuala Lumpur as well as some of
Malaysia's most beautiful regions.
- Buses are the most popular form of transport
in Malaysia. Air-conditioned express buses and
non-air-conditioned regional buses are available
from Kuala Lumpur to many other towns in Peninsular
- Buses plying within towns and cities charge
fares according to the distance covered. The exceptions
are the mini buses in Kuala Lumpur. They charge
a standard fare of 60 sen to any destination within
- Limousine service is available from the airport
to hotels in the city. To hire one, please enquire
at the taxi counter.
- Interstate taxis are an inexpensive and rapid
means of travel from one state to another. The
taxi stand in Kuala Lumpur is located on the level
2 of the Pudu Raya Bus Terminal. Fares for interstate
taxis are fixed. Meters are generally not used
by these taxis, so you should be sure to negotiate
a fare before the journey.
- City taxis are metered. In Kuala Rumpus taxis
are easily recognizable by their yellow and black
colour or the new red and white colour.
- Taxi fares are calculated according to meters.
The flagged down fare is RM 1.50 for the first
two kilometers and 10 sen for every 200m there
- There is no extra cost for air-conditioned taxis.
A 50% surcharge on the fare from midnight to 6
am is normal.