KL Monorail

The KL monorail is an intra-city line rail service which runs from Jalan Tun Sambanthan, across the road from KL Sentral station, through Bukit Bintang and on to the PWTC area. Trains run from 6am to midnight (last train is before midnight) and are suspended on magnets. Rides cost from RM1.20 to RM2.50, depending on distance.

The monorail is slow and often overcrowded, but it is the only non-surface public transport serving Bukit Bintang, so it's still quite useful. Unfortunately, the station are open air - i.e. no air-conditioning - and it can get really hot.

Stations

  • KL Sentral - This station is actually across a busy road and a large car park from KL Sentral; a clear path exists for extending the monorail into the train station, but for political reasons this never happened. It's about a 5 minute walk; a covered street market lines the path through the car park. During peak hours there is a free shuttle bus.
  • Jalan Tun Sambanthan - Closest station to the Brickfields night market, and to several places of worship (you can see a church, Hindu temple, mosque, and Chinese temple all on the same row).
  • Maharajalela - This station is just around the corner from the end of Jalan Petaling, the main drag through Chinatown.
  • Hang Tuah - Change here to connect to RapidKL LRT's Ampang and Sri Petaling lines.
  • Imbi - Connects to Times Square shopping mall. A few minutes' walk to Low Yat Plaza and Plaza Imbi.
  • Bukit Bintang - Kuala Lumpur's principal shopping and nightlife area. The station connects to Sungei Wang and Lot 10.
  • Raja Chulan - Near many major hotels, including the Istana and Crowne Plaza.
  • Bukit Nanas - Closest station to Jalan P Ramlee nightlife and KLCC. About a ten-minute walk (mostly covered) to RapidKL LRT's Dang Wangi station.
  • Medan Tuanku - Closest station to Asian Heritage Row nightlife and the Sheraton.
  • Chow Kit - Kuala Lumpur's largest wet market.
  • Titiwangsa - Vaguely close to Lake Titiwangsa, the Istana Budaya ("Cultural Palace", basically KL's opera house), and PWTC.

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