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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pudu Sentral (Puduraya Bus) Terminal

address: Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
puduraya-bus-terminal2.jpg, The Puduraya bus terminal (now renamed to Pudu Sentral), located in the city centre, used to be KL's main bus station but most most operations have moved the TBS bus terminal. Pudu Sentral now only serves few buses to Genting, Seremban, Sabak Berenam (Kuala Selangor), Tanjung Malik.
Puduraya Bus Terminal (Hentian Puduraya)
The Puduraya bus terminal (now renamed to Pudu Sentral), located in the city centre, used to be KL's main bus station but most most operations have moved the TBS bus terminal. Pudu Sentral now only serves few buses to Genting, Seremban, Sabak Berenam (Kuala Selangor), Tanjung Malik.

Please note: Most operations moved to TBS!
Until 2010 Puduraya was the main bus terminal of Kuala Lumpur. After a complete make-over and the re-opening in April 2011, and the opening the massive TBS Bus Terminal in Bandar Tasik Selatan. it served only north-bound buses but while TBS catered for buses to the south and east. In 2016 Pudu Sentral, despite its recent renovation, was down-graded again. Most ticket counters closed down. So if you want to buy bus tickets you need to head down to the TBS Terminal (20min LRT ride from Pudu Sentral).

Destination served from Pudu Sentral:
Genting, Seremban, Sabak Berenam (Kuala Selangor), Tanjung Malik


How to get to Pudu Sentral:

nearest LRT station: Pasar Rakyat
(less than 5min walk)

From Chinatown / Bukit Bintang
Pudu Sentral is centrally located and can be reached on foot from hostels and guesthouses in the Chinatown and Bukit Bintang area

From KL Sentral
via LRT:
1) KL Sentral (Kelana Jaya Line) to Masjid Jamek 
2) at Masjid Jamek switch from the underground Kelana Jaya Line to the elevated Ampang Line
3) one more stop to Pasar Rakyat, which is located just behind Pudu Sentral

From TBS Bus Terminal
via LRT (Ampang Line):  Bandar Tasik Selatan station - Pasar Rakyat station

Buy bus tickets online
You can also buy bus tickets online (up to 2 hours before departure). Just click on the links below or use the search box.

Buses From Kuala Lumpur Buses To Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands
Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh
Kuala Lumpur - Taiping
Kuala Lumpur - Butterworth
Kuala Lumpur - Penang
Kuala Lumpur - Alor Setar
Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Perlis
Kuala Lumpur - Hatyai (Thailand) 

Cameron Highlands - Kuala Lumpur
Ipoh - Kuala Lumpur
Taiping - Kuala Lumpur
Butterworth - Kuala Lumpur
Penang - Kuala Lumpur
Alor Setar - Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Perlis - Kuala Lumpur
Hatyai - Kuala Lumpur
 

Buses From Kuala Lumpur Buses To Kuala Lumpur

southbound:
Kuala Lumpur - Singapore

Kuala Lumpur - Johor Bahru
Kuala Lumpur - Melaka (Malacca)


Singapore - Kuala Lumpur

Johor Bahur - Kuala Lumpur
Mersing - Kuala Lumpur
Melaka (Malacca) - Kuala Lumpur

eastbound:
Kuala Lumpur - Mersing (transit to Tioman)
Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Terengganu
Kuala Lumpur - Jerteh
(transit to Perhentian Islands)
Kuala Lumpur - Kota Bahru
 

Mersing to Tioman
Kuala Terengganu - Kuala Lumpur
Jerteh - Kuala Lumpur
Kota Bahru - Kuala Lumpur


 

 

In 2011 the long-distance bus system had been completely revised in Kuala Lumpur. Because of that Putra Sentral was closed for almost one year and completely renovated. Putra Sentral was previously named Puduraya and is still known under this name, many signs and maps still show this name. So best remember both names - Pudu Sentral = Pudu Raya = Pudu Sentral.

 

Puduraya Bus Terminal (Hentian Puduraya)
looking down from the pedestrian bidge over Jalan Pudu towards Chinatown

Prior to the renovation, Puduraya operated all long-distance buses (except the buses to the East Coast, they have been and continue to be operated by the Putra Bus Terminal). Due to the massive traffic jams around the bus terminals, bus connections to the north and south were divided. Since 2011 Pudu Sentral now only serves north-bound buses for destinations like Cameron Highlands, Ipoh, Penang, Alor Setar, the Langkawi jetties (Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah) and Hat Yai in Thailand as well local buses. The Star Shuttle bus serving KLIA and LCCT airport also operates from here.

All south-bound buses (Malacca, Singapore, Mersing - Tioman jetty) are now served from the bus terminal by  the TBS Terminal in Bandar Tasik Selatan in the south of the city. Pudu Sentral (Pasar Rakyat station) and TBS (Bandar Tasik Selation station) are directly connected through the LRT train line. The LRT station, located behind the Putra Sentral, can be reached in 5 minutes via a covered walkway.


Puduraya Bus Terminal (Hentian Puduraya)
gates to the platforms, the newly renovated Puduraya Bus Terminal now has plenty of air-conditioned waiting areas

Pudu Sentral is strategically located between Chinatown and Bukit Bintang in the city center. It is a 5-minute-walk to Chinatown and 10 minutes to Bukit Bintang. After the renovation, there are plenty of air-conditioned waiting areas in the terminal. The ticket counters are located on the first floor. The counters are not sorted according to destinations but by the bus operators. Since the destinations are served by several bus operators, you are spoiled for choice. Normally you do not need to buy the tickets in advance (except on weekends and during holidays and public holidays - especially Hari Raya und Chinese New Year). But if you have the time, it is recommended to get the tickets the day before just to be on the safe side.

The buses run from platforms in the basement. The is a airport style information system throughout the building information your of the departure and arrival time of the buses.

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BusOnlineTicket Thanks to our partner BusOnlineTicket.com it is now possible to buy bus tickets online up to 2 hours prior of departure including the selection of your seat! BusOnlineTicket.com sells tickets more than 20 bus companies.

 

Pudu Sentral ticket counters
Pudu Sentral ticket counters at the first floor

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there any locker service at Pudu Sentral?
Yes there is.

Can I get from Pudu Sentral to KL Sentral with LRT?
Yes, you can. Take the LRT from Pasar Raykat station (Ampang Line towards Sentul).  The station is right behind Pudu Sentral (less than 5min walk). After one stop, get off at Masjid Jamek station which is a LRT intersection. Here you switch from the Ampang Line (runs elevated) to Kelana Jaya line (runs underground). From here it is another 2 stop to KL Sentral.

How can I go from Pudu Sentral to the Twin Towers?
With public transport you can take the LRT (Kelana Jaya Line) to KLCC station from Masjid Jamek station. It is a 5min walk from Pudu Sentral to Masjid Jamek (or 1 stop with LRT - Ampang Line - from Pasar Rakyat, just behind Pudu Sentral)

How can i go to Sunway Lagoon from Pudu Sentral?
1) Take LRT (Ampang Line) from Pasar Rakyat to Masjid
2) switch to LRT (Kelana Jaya Line) until Kelana Station (Last stop)
3) switch to bus U623 towards Sunway Subang Parade, get off at Sunway Pyramid
click here for more information

Option 2: Bus only
take the bus U76 the bus stop in front of Mydin (Jalan Tun Perak) towards Subang Parade, get off at Sunway Pyramid
click here for more information

Which destination does Pudu Sentral serve?
There are buses to the following north-bound destinations:
Cameron Highlands, Ipoh, Penang, Kuala Perlis (ferry to Langkawi), Alor Setar, Genting Highlands, LCCT & KLIA airport (Star Shuttle), Hadyai / Hat Yai (Thailand), ... and others

How do I get from Pudu Sentral to Jalan Duta bus terminal?
There is a direct Rapid KL bus (E21) from Jalan Pudu. See here
 

 

Book your bus ticket online now

BusOnlineTicket Thanks to our partner BusOnlineTicket.com it is now possible to buy bus tickets online up to 2 hours prior of departure including the selection of your seat! BusOnlineTicket.com sells tickets more than 20 bus companies.

Bus Companies:
Transnasional (national bus company) T : (+603)4256 1055
Sri Maju T : +603)4256 1055
... and many more

 

Related Flyers / Brochures

Star Shuttle

small (business card size) flyer with contact information for the Star Shuttle airport bus (LCCT, KLIA) and the Star Limo taxi service, including arrival and departure times
[click here for details or click images below to enlarge]
The content and images of this flyer / brochure are courtesy of: © Star Shuttle It was released sometime around 2011. Some information might not be up-to-date anymore.


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