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Transport to KL

Postby Fortan » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:34 am

Bus or fly?

In case you say bus (which I have never tried) which is the best/most comfortable?

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Postby Sergei82 » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:38 am

Definitely NOT Five Stars. :)

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Postby Fortan » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:39 am

Sergei82 wrote:Definitely NOT Five Stars. :)

Do tell more :D

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Re: Transport to KL

Postby the lynx » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:45 am

Fortan wrote:Bus or fly?

In case you say bus (which I have never tried) which is the best/most comfortable?


Depends. KL airport is NOT in KL itself so you need to factor in the travelling time between KLIA/LCCT to KL city.

I personally prefer taking buses. As in the private coach types, from Aeroline, First Coach, etc. Very comfortable seats, with personal entertainment system, power plug for charging and even Wifi on board (that's Aeroline).

It costs between SGD60 to SGD80 for return tickets and you can choose which part of Singapore to board the bus and which part of KL and Selangor to disembark. So in a way, it is almost door-to-door.

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Re: Transport to KL

Postby Fortan » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:53 am

the lynx wrote:
Fortan wrote:Bus or fly?

In case you say bus (which I have never tried) which is the best/most comfortable?


Depends. KL airport is NOT in KL itself so you need to factor in the travelling time between KLIA/LCCT to KL city.

I personally prefer taking buses. As in the private coach types, from Aeroline, First Coach, etc. Very comfortable seats, with personal entertainment system, power plug for charging and even Wifi on board (that's Aeroline).

It costs between SGD60 to SGD80 for return tickets and you can choose which part of Singapore to board the bus and which part of KL and Selangor to disembark. So in a way, it is almost door-to-door.


I've been to KL probably 100 times and have ALWAYS flown in. I just keep hearing people going on and on about taking the bus so I was thinking about trying it.

Aeroline is super convenient for me as I can travel from Harbourfront, which is next door to where I live. Where is the drop off point in KL? Does it go all the way to KLCC?

Have also had a look at FireFly which I have never used before and they fly into Subang which makes the travel time to the centre of KL less.

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Re: Transport to KL

Postby the lynx » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:10 pm

https://www.aeroline.com.sg/time_promo.html

Yes, it drops off at Jalan Ampang, KL. Another two locations would be Sunway Pyramid and 1Utama.

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:20 pm

I have flown, gone by bus and by train. My personal favourite is the train. Bus journey is kind of 4-5 hours and if you start in the night you reach very early. If you go in the day, its very boring. The train takes about 7-8 hrs I think. You board at night 11ish and reach there at 7ish. Just perfect. :)

For Cameron highlands, bus is perfect because it takes 7-8 hrs to get there. But return journey, the bus start off in the morning, which is terrible. Last time while coming from Cameron, we broke it to have a stopover at KL and spend a day there and then flew into Changi.

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Postby QRM » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:21 pm

You can always try the train? I have tried all 3, each has pro and cons.

If you fly try and get the airlines that fly direct to KLIA then its a very fast and efficient train ride to KL sentral. The budget terminal to KL central is a bit more painful. (though its all being change and the whole KLIA2 is under construction so not sure how that affects the budget terminal.)

Now we end up just driving up so far its the quickest door to door.

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:22 pm

For bus, last time we used Konsortium, they are good. Costs about $40-50 I guess and they start from Golden mile towers. If you want it cheap, board the bus/train from JB you get it at half price ;)

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Postby Primrose Hill » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 7:10 pm

No to flying into lcct.
Flying is ok provided it's a train into sent real.
Never tried a bus.
Firefly into Subang is my preferred route. It's slightly more expensive and no train, but it's Subang so nearer.
Never tried a train either.
We drive and we park at the hotel then cabbing it everywhere

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Postby Max Headroom » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:16 pm

Well, I guess nobody will be taking the Five Stars coach anymore, given that the whole company just closed down for good. :shock:

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:45 pm

other half preferred flying as she don't want many hours in bus

no more train since they moved out of Tanjong Pagar, its not attractive + longer ride

next best Aeroline, as from Sun way close for my relatives in Shah Alam

and occasionally Luxury Tours as they throw in a hotel stay, if I need to .. lol. and its cost effective, plus we get discount a supplier ...

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 11 Jan 2014 9:53 am

Max Headroom wrote:Well, I guess nobody will be taking the Five Stars coach anymore, given that the whole company just closed down for good. :shock:


Really? I always passed by their shop in Century Square mall in Tampines and always look look see see if they have any deals. I booked star cruises trip with them and they did a good job. Just couple of weeks ago, I enquired with them about their Australia tour, not to take from them, but just to see which places they cover and what their prices are :)

EDIT: You are right. Their website is down!

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Postby Max Headroom » Sat, 11 Jan 2014 10:34 am

Wd40 wrote:
Max Headroom wrote:Well, I guess nobody will be taking the Five Stars coach anymore, given that the whole company just closed down for good. :shock:


Really? I always passed by their shop in Century Square mall in Tampines and always look look see see if they have any deals. I booked star cruises trip with them and they did a good job. Just couple of weeks ago, I enquired with them about their Australia tour, not to take from them, but just to see which places they cover and what their prices are :)

EDIT: You are right. Their website is down!


They're dead meat - license revoked.

We're going to miss their coach to Mersing. It was reliable, comfortable and affordable.

Hopefully another coach will fill the void. But I guess we all know which way the new rates are gonna go.

I always wondered why they were so against online booking, or even just online paying. The phone desk peeps we talked to always insisted we come to the office to pay. Later I learned that you can pay online by credit card if you're really persistent. But generally they were strictly old school, they hated online.

And now they're a dinosaur.

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 11 Jan 2014 10:49 am

Interesting! This is yesterdays news:

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malay ... rs-closure

Jeez! I always book direct with the airlines and the hotels and rarely book from these travel agents. Now I am never going to book any packages from these agents. Always direct.


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