Malaysia is served by an excellent transport
system. Once you are in the country there is always transport available
to you to even remote areas. Traveling by road in peninsula Malaysia is
popular as it has well- developed network of roads.
Once you are in the country there is always
transport available to you to even remote areas. There are various
options available as to how you might wish to get to a destination.
Generally it depends convenience and affordability and what’ s the best
way to see the sights as you travel.
In Sabah and Sarawak,
traveling by four-wheel drive is recommended on unpaved roads, and many
remote areas can only be reached by air or river-boats. Traveling by
rail is also highly recommended as you get to see the countryside.
Naturally the main transportation hub is from its
capital, Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia is easy with over 40 airlines, including Malaysia’s own
carrier, Malaysia Airlines. All flights arrive and depart at the new
state-of-the-art Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) located at
Sepang, about 50 km or an hour's drive south of Kuala Lumpur, the
visitors can take connecting flights to most major cities and towns in
Malaysia as well as to Sabah and Sarawak. The airport is well equipped
with the latest facilities and services to cater passengers either
arriving into the country or on a transit to other destinations.
the old international airport, the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in
Subang, about 45 minutes by road west of Kuala Lumpur, caters only
domestic air services.
national carrier, Malaysia Airlines (MAS), currently flies to more than
a hundred destinations worldwide. There is also a small but growing
number of domestic airlines serving popular tourist destinations such as
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu, Pulau Tioman, Pulau Perhentian, Pulau
Pangkor, Taman Negara, Kuantan, Ipoh, Penang, Malacca and Langkawi.
These airlines are Air Asia, Transmile Air and Berjaya Air.
for other international airlines that fly to and from Malaysia.
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Buses are an
inexpensive way to travel in Malaysia. Most, if not all buses in Kuala
Lumpur (KL) are air-conditioned but there are still non-air-conditioned
buses in smaller towns around the country. Buses plying routes within
towns and cities typically charge fares according to the distance
covered while interstate buses have fixed rates.
Taxis in major cities are usually fitted with
meters. In KL, the rate is currently RM2 for the first two kilometres
and 10 sen for every subsequent 200 metres. However, a surcharge of 50%
will be levied between midnight and 6am. Interstate and smaller town
taxis charge a fixed rate and it’s best to settle on a price before
getting into the taxi.
possible to travel by rail within and to Peninsular Malaysia via
Thailand and from Singapore. Malayan Railways or Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Berhad (KTM) connects all major towns in the Peninsular. First, Second
or Economy Class air-conditioned coaches are available.
northbound Ekspres Langkawi departs nightly from Kuala Lumpur to Arau in
Kedah. Arriving in the morning, it then proceeds to Hatyai, Thailand
before returning back to Arau in the evening.
Malam is a KL-Butterworth-KL and KL-Singapore-KL sectional nightly
service. Sleeping berths are provided in the first and second class
express services have a restaurant coach serving local and continental
cuisine. Tickets may be purchased 60 days in advance from the date of
travel. Children aged from four to twelve are charged half the adult
fare whilst those below four travel free. Available to foreign tourists
is the 30-day or 10-day Tourist Railpass which provides unlimited travel
on KTM during that period.
There are several
ports of entry in Malaysia, namely Penang, Port Klang, Kuantan, Kuching
and Kota Kinabalu.
Coastal ferries sail frequently between Penang
and Butterworth, carrying both passengers as well as vehicles from the
mainland to the island. Apart from that, there are many ferry/ boat
services available for mainland-to-island and island-to-island travel
around the country.
Fast boats and small river crafts are a popular
way of getting about in Sabah and Sarawak especially to the more
There are also sea cruises and river-cruises
run by local tour agents. For sea travel within the country there are
services available from Port Klang (Selangor) to Kuantan (Pahang) and to
Sabah or Sarawak. Besides that, there are also holiday cruises that take
passengers to neighbouring countries.
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