The KL Monorail is a pretty simple and well-connected train system network, running between the city’s premier transport hub, KL Sentral, and Titiwangsa in the heart of KL. A major intra-city train line, it encompasses a total of 11 stations over a distance of 9km.
Operating between 06:00 and 24:00, KL monorail trains arrive once every five minutes during peak travelling hours, and the wait during off-peak hours can take up to 12 minutes. The fares for monorail service start at RM1.20 for one stop and tokens can be purchased at specialised machines dispensing blue plastic coin-like tokens at the entrance of each station, before boarding the train. On this page, you will find a map for the KL Monorail line, as well as details on the best things to see and do close to each station.
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1. KL Sentral
KL Sentral is the main transport hub in Kuala Lumpur, connecting more than 160,000 commuters daily to several public transport links, such as bus, taxi and Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains which travel routes within the central city area.
Besides that, the station also plays host to Komuter trains for intercity travel, and express trains to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). When it comes to food, retail and entertainment offerings, this station also has an attached mall, Nu Sentral, with brands like H&M, Uniqlo and Sephora spread across its eight floors.
2. Tun Sambanthan
The Tun Sambathan monorail station is significant for its position close to Kuala Lumpur Little India. This colourful and exotic neighbourhood is populated with lots of Indian-run stores and restaurants selling traditional Indian goods such as saris, flower garlands, spices, Bollywood music and local delicacies.
Set along Jalan Tun Sambathan (a road formerly called Jalan Brickfields), besides Kuala Lumpur Little India, the Thean Hou Temple is also set close to the Tun Sambanthan monorail station, just three km away. The six-tiered Chinese temple spread across 1.67 acres, is a popular prayer site for the city’s Hainanese community, and also provides wedding registration and fortune telling services.
The elevated Maharajalela monorail station is located southwest of Stadium Merdeka (Independence Stadium), plus it is about a 2km drive away from the Petaling Street market, via Jalan Hang Jebat, and Tung Shin Hospital. The Kuan Yin Temple and Chan See Shu Yuen Temple are located just next to the monorail station.
One of the most popular monorail stations, alighting at Imbi will put passengers just outside the extensive 48-storey Berjaya Times Square shopping mall. Inside the mall, expect to find 1000 fashion and food venues, with affordable local brands dominating, such as 29 Fashion, Gimme More Boutique, Anna’s, Giordano, Body Glove, Sixty Fashion. What’s more, the mall is more of an all-in-one entertainment complex with an indoor theme park, an Imax movie theatre, 48-lane bowling alley and so much more.
Besides that, surrounding Imbi Monorail Station is a variety of great budget and mid-range hotels, as well as restaurants, plus shopping centres – Sungei Wang Plaza and Low Yat Plaza – are just down the road, 450m away.
6. Bukit Bintang
Another important monorail station is the Bukit Bintang stop which will put you directly on Jalan Bukit Bintang, allowing for easy access to Lot 10, Sungai Wang, Pavilion KL, Starhill Gallery, Fahrenheit 88, and more. Besides that, from this station it is only a five minute walk to Jalan Alor, a famous KL city street popular for its many hawker stalls that operate late into the night.
Night owls will love the fact that Changkat Bukit Bintang, currently the city’s most popular area for bars and nightclubs, is just a five-minute walk from the Bukit Bintang Monorail Station too.
7. Raja Chulan
At the northern stretch of KL’s Golden Triangle, Raja Chulan Monorail Station is set at the convergence of Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Sultan Ismail, with several interesting landmarks counted among its nearby points of interest. This includes thriving nightclubs like KL Live, Heli Lounge & Bar, La Vie En Rose and Hakka Republic, all of which are within 500m from the station.-
- Heli Lounge & Bar
- Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center
8. Bukit Nanas
Bukit Nanas Monorail Station is located along Jalan Sultan Ismail, one of the premier entry points into central Kuala Lumpur. Surrounding this station are several long-standing, well-recognized city office buildings, as well as 421-metre tall Menara KL (KL Tower), providing visitors with a viewing deck 100 metres higher than that of the Petronas Twin Towers.
Besides that, approximately 650m down the road from Bukit Nanas Monorail Station are several KL city streets (Jalan P Ramlee, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Raja Chulan and more) which host a lot of popular nightlife venues - Hard Rock KL.
9. Medan Tuanku
Set above Jalan Sultan Ismail, the Medan Tuanku monorail station is located approximately 1km east of Sungai Kelang, with nearby points of interest including the interesting dining and nightlife venues of Asian Heritage Row just few step away. The latest shopping mall - Quill City Mall is situated next to the Monorail Station.
10. Chow Kit
Chow Kit Monorail Station is set close to Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. A sleepy section of the KL city centre best known for its daily Bundle Chow Kit market, Chow Kit is certainly a great stopover to get a taste of local city life. However, the real reason to alight at this station is the fact that Kuala Lumpur Chinatown is only a five minute taxi ride away.
A thriving tourist bubble with a lot of cool must-visit temples, street markets and art galleries, the neighbourhood is dominated by the Chinese community, and the best thing to do here is shop! Expect bargains of a lifetime here, especially at the notorious Petaling Street market and Central Market, plus food at Kuala Lumpur Chinatown is great, particularly hawker cuisine.
- Chow Kit
Set on Lorong Titiwangsa in central KL, Titiwangsa Monorail Station is a ten-minute drive from Lake Garden, making it the perfect public transport choice for travellers wishing to explore the 92-hectre park. Inside you will find outdoor attractions like a butterfly sanctuary, bird aviary, deer park, as well as orchid and hibiscus gardens. It is a favourite picnic spot and there are also historic city attractions within the park such as the National Monument and Parliament House.
Other significant familiar sights close to the Titiwangsa Monorail Station include the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), just 1.3km away, it often serves as a popular conference centre for local and international events.