How to go from TBS to Chinatown (Kuala Lumpur)

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Most of the long distant and inter cities buses, arrive and departure from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, that everybody knows by TBS. The terminal is located in the south area of Kuala Lumpur and offer good connection with public transportation network at Bandar Tasik Selatan to:

  • Train (KTM Komuter)
  • LRT (Light Train)
  • KLIA train, KL International Airport

 

Coming out from the bus we are left in a cover bus park with a set of escalators that lead to the main hall of the terminal. Once here, after a short walk inside the building you’ll find an exit on your right, with indications of KLIA.

Following the KLIA signs you’ll cross a metal footbridge; on the other side are stairs and a lift to reach the access to the KLIA train as also to the ground floor.

As you reach the street walk to the right side (for whom are facing the giant building of the terminal), and after passing the taxi rank you’ll find a bus stop.

The Bus 690, Rapid KL (ticket 2 RM) takes 20 minutes (outside rush hours) and ends at Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) in Jalang Pudu near the Plaza building Raykat. From here are five minutes walking to Jalang Petaling, the heart of China Town in Kuala Lumpur.

Bus 690, from TBS to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya). Kuala Lumpur
Bus 690, from TBS to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya). Kuala Lumpur

 

Tickets, Bus 690, from TBS to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya). Kuala Lumpur
Tickets, Bus 690, from TBS to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya). Kuala Lumpur

Alternative:

  • After crossing the pedestrian bridge follow signs to the train station, KLIA.
  • Take the KTM-Komuter, Seremban line (2.4 rM) to KL Sentral.
  • At KL Sentral to take the LRT to Pasar Seni (1.4 RM).
  • This alternative takes longer and is more expensive for those whose final destination is Chinatown, but it can be advantageous for those looking for other destinations in the city of Kuala Lumpur.

 

On the way back, which means from Chinatown to TBS, is better use the LRT + KTM-Komuter specially if you are traveling at rush hours, that can make the bus trip last more than one hours.

By LRT + KTM-Komuter the trip from Pasar Seni to TBS should take less than 45 minutes.

 

Buy bus tickets in Malaysia:

The TBS has a huge number of ticket counters, centralizing the tickets selling to all destination and bus companies. Arrive at least half-hour before because the lines are big.

If you travel to popular destinations, especially on Fridays, weekends and holidays is better reserve the ticket in advance.

For reserving ticket you can use on of the many site, and pay with credit card, . This web site don’t charge commission.

I use this one: http://www.easybook.com/

Once you arrive to the TBS, nearby the ticket counter you’ll find a counter were you can show your reservation and get the ticket.

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