KL Sentral is the largest railway station in Southeast Asia, and Kuala Lumpur’s one-stop transport hub that makes travelling around the city really easy. Serving approximately 100,000 passengers daily, the area surrounding the 38,000sqm station is a mixed development project with luxury hotels, residential towers, office spaces, retail outlets and restaurants making this a popular location for visitors to Kuala Lumpur.
Opened in 2001, it is home to six rail networks connecting several parts of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, making citywide explorations for travellers so much easier, as well as to Singapore and Thailand. Besides that, the station also has taxi and bus services, and even a direct airport high speed train service (KLIA Transit and KLIA Ekspres) that travels to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), KLIA2 and the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).
Citywide & Intercity Transport Services
As mentioned before, the six rail networks at KL Sentral station run routes around Peninsular Malaysia, and to Bangkok and Singapore.
Travellers wishing to explore the inner city usually hop on the KL Monorail – to access this rail line, cross the Jalan Tun Sambathan street from the main KL Sentral station and walk less than 410m under the covered walkway to buy tickets. There is also an upcoming MRT train line project within the KL Sentral neighbourhood, across Jalan Travers which will also connect to the KL city centre.
A handy transport option that stops at KL Sentral station is the KL Hop-On Hop-Off tourist bus, which takes tourists around major sightseeing sites in the city, plus there are RapidKL buses that work city shuttle routes. Besides that, there is a KTM intercity train on the second floor, going from KL Sentral station to Bangkok and Singapore.
Airport & Other City Transport Services
Passengers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), KLIA2 or Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) can easily reach the city with the Ekspress Rail Link (ERL) and KLIA Transit on the first level of KL Sentral station, high speed direct airport and commuter trains plying the route between KLIA and the station. At this arrival/departure lounge, passengers of certain airlines can even check in their flight luggage two hours before their departure.
To access the Klang Valley, there is the KTM Komuter line on level one of KL Sentral station, an electric commuter train, serving the Sentul-Port Klang and Rawang-Seremban passageway. Also, there is an electric train service (ETS) from KL to Ipoh, and RapidKL light rail transit (LRT) train railway on the first floor, going from Kelana Jaya to Gombak.
Eating & Shopping
While the neighbourhood is also called KL Sentral too, the transport hub is simply called KL Sentral by locals. It is divided into two sections – the original KL Sentral station and newer Nu Sentral building, which hosts a lot more clothing boutiques. The former depot is spread out onto two floors, with lots of restaurants and some clothing boutiques: guests can expect to find fast food restaurants like MacDonald’s, KFC and Subway, as well as local cafes like Secret Recipe, Rasa Ayamas and the Chicken Rice Shop.
While Nu Sentral has a few bakeries and cafes, it is more popular for its shopping offerings. Its retail anchor, Malaysian department giant Parkson Grand serves as an all-in-one stop for fashion finds for men, women and children of all ages, as well as home ware. Besides that, you can also find local boutiques like Monki, Cotton On, and bath and body specialist Crabtree & Evelyn, Sephora and Victoria’s Secret.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
- Address: 1 Sentral, Jalan Travers, Kuala Lumpur Sentral
- Tel: +603 2730 2000