Kuala Lumpur Public Transport Explained

January 1, 2020

The Kuala Lumpur transit system is confusing at times. LRT, MRT, KTM, monorail and ERL collectively form the rail system in Kuala Lumpur. For people traveling to Kuala Lumpur, getting around using the rail system would have a hard time. Here is a simplified summary of the Kuala Lumpur transit system. Understanding it would save time and money, by not going the wrong way.

For easier understanding here is the list of all the operational train lines in Kuala Lumpur:

KTM Seremban Line: from Batu Caves to Gemas

KTM Port Klang Line: from Tanjug Malim to Port Klang

Regarding KTM lines, they can be a bit confusing as both Seremban and Port Klang line intersect at the KL Sentral station which may be confusing for a lot of travelers so our suggestion is to pay close attention which KTM line you are using. Also one minus about this line is that it is super slow, meaning that sometimes waiting for a train can take longer than 45 minutes depending on various elements.

KTM Skypark Line : Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) to Subang Skypark

LRT Ampang line: from Sentul Timur to Ampang

LRT Sri Petaling line: from Sentul Timur to Putra Heights

As you can notice the two LRT lines above share the same final destination but at one point (at the Chan Sow Lin station) they separate, with Ampang line ending in Ampang and Sri Petaling line ending at Sentul Timur.

LRT Kelana Jaya Line: from Gombak to Putra Heights

KLIA Express Line (ERL): Direct line from KL Sentral to KLIA/ KLIA 2. Convenient for those in a rush.

KLIA Transit line (ERL): The same train line but with more stops between KL Sentral and KLIA/ KLIA 2.

KL Monorail Line: from KL Sentral to Titiwangsa

The relatively short but fully elevated railways line that pierces straight to the main strategic points of Kuala Lumpur city centre.

MRT Line: From Sungai Buloh to Kajang

MRT is the last finished line which connected the before isolated parts of Selangor such as Sungai Buloh, Damansara and such with the KL City centre. Very convenient public transport line that saves a lot of commuting time.

On the picture below you can find all the train lines going through Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. In case you want to find out more details about the future public transportation projects and general info, feel free to visit. Don\’t forget to print a copy of the Klang Valley transit map to get around Kuala Lumpur, some might refer it as Kuala Lumpur Public Transport Map.

To ease your life you can also download the latest full Kuala Lumpur Train Map here: Kuala Lumpur Train Map