Getting Around Kuala Lumpur
The hot and humid streets of Kuala Lumpur are usually jammed
with traffic, even on the pavements. The easiest way to get around,
therefore, is on the five different commuter train routes, each
operated by a different company. The KL Monorail is the one that
serves the main shopping and hotel districts, while the Putra LRT
serves Chinatown. Fares are reasonable and the trains are very
frequent on all routes, which operate from about 5.30am to
midnight. City buses are hot, crowded and totally unreliable. A
hop-on hop-off bus service has been introduced as an easy and
comfortable way for tourists to visit the major attractions within
the city, which visits 40 tourist attractions from 8.30am to 8.30pm
every day. Taxis can be hailed at the roadside or found at most
obvious locations outside hotels, shopping centres and the like.
Metered fares rise steeply between midnight and 6am, and drivers
sometimes raise the price during peak hour or in bad weather.