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KL TravelPass: The One Transport Card You Need To Get Around Kuala Lumpur And Beyond

14 Dec 2018

Hew Lee Yee

Klook Travel Curator

Sightsee around KL with one transport card

Kuala Lumpur, the vibrant and bustling capital of Malaysia. Known for its unforgiving traffic during rush hour, it can put a damper on your sightseeing plans if you don’t plan your time well. With many of the must-see attractions located nearby train stations, you can easily access them via public transport, namely the various train networks.

For that purpose, the KL TravelPass is your secret weapon! What’s this unlimited transport pass all about? Keep reading to find out more!

About KL TravelPass

The KL TravelPass is an integrated transport pass that offers seamless travel on the Klang Valley’s rail network system and airport transfer. The KL TravelPass is inclusive of unlimited rides on LRT, MRT, and KL Monorail lines for two consecutive days as well as either a single trip or return trip on the KLIA Ekspres airport train transfer.

No need to worry about getting stuck in a traffic jam, when you can just hop on the train and get to your destination without a worry. The different train networks available with your KL TravelPass connects you to many of the city’s famous attractions, such as Petronas Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC, and the KL Tower!

Besides that, you can also access the nearby suburbs surrounding Kuala Lumpur to get away from the large crowd and discover local gems or hipster cafes.

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Single Trip KLIA Ekspres + Unlimited Rail Transfer (2 Consecutive Days)

Inclusive Of:

  • One way ride via the KLIA Ekspres Airport Transfer
  • 2 consecutive days of unlimited rides on Rapid KL rail services (LRT, MRT, KL Monorail lines)
  • MYR5 cash value (minimum balance required on the card for use on Rapid KL rail services)

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Rapid KL bus rides
  • KTM Komuter rail services (outside of KL city coverage)
  • Top up for the usage of Rapid KL buses and KTM Komuter rail is available at these locations

Round Trip KLIA Ekspres + Unlimited Rail Transfer (2 Consecutive Days)

Inclusive Of:

  • Round trip ride via the KLIA Ekspres airport transfer
  • 2 consecutive days of unlimited rides on Rapid KL rail services (LRT, MRT, KL Monorail lines)
  • MYR5 cash value (minimum balance required on the card for use on Rapid KL rail services)

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Rapid KL bus rides
  • KTM Komuter rail services (outside of KL city coverage)
  • Top up for the usage of Rapid KL buses and KTM Komuter rail is available at these locations
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Important Note: Each KL Travel Pass is preloaded with MYR5. Please maintain a minimum balance of MYR5 when using the LRT, MRT and KL Monorail services during the active 2-day period

Eligibility for KL TravelPass

The KL TravelPass is available to all. Passengers aged 2 and above will require a pass and will be charged the same rate as adults.

How to use the KL TravelPass

Once you’ve redeemed your KL TravelPass, you can start using it immediately. To activate your card, simply tap into any of the train stations in the LRT, MRT, and KL Monorail lines. Your card will not be activated yet when you use it for the KLIA Ekspres Airport Train Transfer.

Once it’s activated, the unlimited rides on the LRT, MRT, and KL Monorail lines will last for two consecutive calendar days starting from the first train ride.

Simply tap in and tap out of the train stations. You can enjoy unlimited rides on the LRT, MRT, and KL Monorail for two consecutive days.

If you want to hop on a train line not covered by the KL TravelPass package like the KTM, simply top up your card at the train station before tapping in. Make sure to maintain a minimum of RM5 in your pass at the point of entry at the train station.

Besides that, you can also top up the cash value of your card and enjoy certain benefits such as being able to travel out of the city on Rapid KL buses and KTM Komuter rail services as well as being able to use it to pay for your purchase at selected retail and food/beverage outlets.

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Where to redeem KL TravelPass

If you purchased the round trip KL TravelPass package, you have to redeem the pass at the airport to get your two-way ride on the KLIA Ekspres.

If you purchase the single trip package, you can choose to redeem either at the airport or the KL Sentral booth. However, if you’d like to use your one-way ride on the KLIA Ekspres from the airport to KL Sentral, you’d have to redeem your pass at the airport.

KLIA - KLIA North Platform, Level 1

  • Operation hours: 4:30am-12:30am, daily
  • How to get there: Follow the signage to the KLIA Ekspres counter at level 1

KLIA - KLIA South Platform, Level 1

  • Operation hours: 4:30am-12:30am, daily
  • How to get there: Follow the signage to the KLIA Ekspres counter at level 1

KLIA - KLIA International Arrival Promotion Booth, Level 3

  • Operation hours: 7:15am-10:30pm, daily
  • How to get there: The counter is located before immigration, opposite the Tune Talk's booth

KLIA2 - Gateway, Level 2, KLIA Ekspres Station Counter

  • Operation hours: 4:30am-12:30am, daily
  • How to get there: The counter is located on level 2, opposite the Uniqlo store

KL Sentral Station - KLIA Ekspres Departure Hall Counter, Level 1

  • Operation hours: 4:15am-12:30am, daily
  • How to get there: The counter is located near the Malaysian Airlines ticket office
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Validity of KL TravelPass

The KL TravelPass has 2 separate validity period for the different ticket type encoded in the pass:

KLIA Ekspres Airport Transfer The KLIA Ekspres ticket is valid for 1 month from your selected redemption date

Unlimited ride on LRT, MRT, and Monorail The KL TravelPass has to be activated within 1 month from your selected redemption date. Once activated, the unlimited rides on the LRT, MRT and Monorail will last for two consecutive calendar days.

After 2 days of unlimited rides, your KL TravelPass can still be used as a transport card. Simply top up the cash value of your card and use it on train rides, bus rides, as well as to pay for your purchase at selected retail and food/beverage outlets.

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Where to go with the KL TravelPass

bukit bintang pavilion entrance ©

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Bukit Bintang

The shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang is easily on the top of many visitors must-visit list. This area encompasses a list of high-end and mid-tier shopping malls, namely the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, ISETAN The Japan Store, Lot 10, Fahrenheit 88, and more.

Besides shopping mall, it’s also where Changkat, KL’s popular dining and nightlife area call home. Just a short walk from Changkat is Jalan Alor, one of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur for street food!

Nearest station: Bukit Bintang MRT Station

Suria KLCC (Petronas Twin Towers) + Avenue K

The Kuala Lumpur skyline is nothing short of spectacular, all thanks to the towering skyscrapers and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. With a train station connected to Suria KLCC, the mall attached to the twin towers, it’s easy to access this popular KL location.

Make sure you head out to the fountain area to catch the daily fountain show and to get the perfect shot of the towers. Besides that, the surrounding area also consists of a park and a large convention centre. If you want to get your shopping marathon on, you can also head to another connected mall, Avenue K!

Nearest station: KLCC LRT Station

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Central Market + Chinatown

Central Market, or more famously known as Pasar Seni, is KL’s popular cultural heritage site. Spot the light blue facade of a restored 1880s building and discover local arts and crafts, unique textiles like batik, souvenirs, snacks and more.

A short walk away is the Petaling Street Market, also known as Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. Find all sorts of street food, souvenir items and infamous imitation goods lining the streets! Located nearby are also a couple of famous religious sites like the Buddhist Guan Di Temple and Hindu Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

Nearest station: Pasar Seni LRT Station, Pasar Seni MRT Station

Batu Caves

One of the most popular attractions in KL, Batu Caves is a limestone hill with a series of caves and caves temples. Easily recognisable by the massive golden statue of Lord Murugan, it takes 272 steps to get from the bottom to the top of the cave!

Especially after Batu Caves’ recent colourful makeover with repainted stairs and temples, it’s more of a reason to make it a mission to climb up those vibrant steps! Along the way, you can enjoy the surrounding views and enter the Dark Cave to explore further.

Nearest station: Batu Caves Komuter station (requires extra top up)

First, head to KL Sentral via KL Sentral LRT Station or Muzium Negara MRT Station. Top up the cash value in your KL TravelPass and board the KTM Komuter train to Batu Caves Komuter station.

Plenty more places to go

Check out the KL train transit map to start planning your trip now! Aside from those popular spots mentioned above, there are many more popular attractions you can access using the KL TravelPass.

From Little India in Brickfields to the up-and-coming suburbs of Damansara where you can go mall-hopping to your heart’s content, make sure to Klook your KL TravelPass now for the best sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur and beyond.