Travelling Around Malaysia
Travelling around Malaysia is easy as there are many types of transportation in the country.
Many of the cities, towns and even some villages are being serviced by the trains. The latest fleet of trains is the ETS (Electric Train Service ) which is airconditioned, fast and punctual. This ETS is only available for journeys to limited towns and cities.
There are many bus companies offering bus trips to all towns which have bus terminals. This is the cheapest way to travel in Malaysia. There are also buses which offer long distance trips to Singapore and even Thailand. The buses can be very full during the festive season and also during the school holidays. The roads can be very congested and the journey may take longer than expected.
Taxis can be found in the cities and the larger towns. They generally provide travel within the city or the outskirts of the towns. However, there are taxis that take customers outstation or even provide tours to the tourists. The traveller is advised to use the metered taxis to avoid paying exorbitant prices and also for their safety. However, if an unmetered taxi is used, the tourist need to negotiate the price before boarding the taxi. Taxis can be hailed off the roads and can be found in front of hotels and shopping centers.
Air travel is available in many of the larger towns and cities. This mode of travel is the fastest and saves time.Many international flights land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Sepang, which is about 50km away from Kuala Lumpur.. Some low cost airlines like Malindo Air and Air Asia land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 which is about 5 km by road from the main airport. Other airports used for regional and domestic flights are Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Penang, Langkawi, Johor Bahru, Kuching and the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport in Subang, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s national carrier is Malaysia Airlines. Many of the Asean cities are linked to Kuala Lumpur by air travel
The LRT or light rapid transit provides transport to commuters within Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and the nearby suburbs. It consists of the Kelana Jaya line and the Ampang line, The current lines are in the process of being extended to include other places to ease the congestion in the city
This commuter train provides transport only within Kuala Lumpur. It runs from Titiwangsa to Sentul. Both the Monorial and the LRT are widely used by the locals and tourists as they are cheap. efficient and at times a faster way of getting to the destination.