KL has several bus stations, but most buses now leave from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, 14.5km south of the city centre. Other long-distance bus services are operated by Aeroline, Nice and Transtar Travel.
Connected to the Bandar Tasik Selatan train-station hub, about 15 minutes south of KL Sentral, is Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, KL's main long-distance bus station. Operators here serve destinations to the south and northeast of KL. This vast, modern transport hub has a centralised ticketing service (CTS) selling tickets for nearly all bus companies – including services offered by major operator Transnasional – at counters on level 3 or online (up to three hours before departure).
Buses arrive at Pekeliling from central peninsula locations, including Kuala Lipis, Raub and Jerantut. It's next to Titiwangsa LRT and monorail stations, just off Jln Tun Razak. Several companies run services to Kuantan.
Steps from Chinatown and also close to Bukit Bintang, this bus station serves only a few destinations, including the Genting Highlands, Seremban and Kuala Selangor.
KL is well connected to Malaysia's expressway network. The north–south expressway (a toll road also known as the PLUS expressway; www.plus.com.my) connects the capital with Ipoh, Butterworth (for Penang) and Alor Setar in the north and Johor Bahru in the south. The Karak Expressway (E8), which becomes the East Coast Expressway (also a toll road), connects the capital with the east-coast states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan.
There are daily connections with Ipoh, Butterworth (for Penang) and Padang Besar (on the border with Thailand). Heading south to Johor Bahru you will need to change trains at Gemas. Fares are cheap.
KL is also on the route of the opulent Eastern & Oriental Express (www.belmond.com/eastern-and-oriental-express) on its journey between Singapore and Bangkok. Check the website for details of infrequent departures.
KL Sentral runs a coupon system for taxis – look for the counters near the exits from the KLIA Ekspres/Transit lines and main KTM/KTM Komuter lines.
The Light Rail Transit (LRT) Kelana Jaya line passes through KL Sentral. You can also walk through the station to connect with the Muzium Negara station on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh–Kajang line.
KTM Komuter services use KL Sentral as a hub. There are three main lines: Tanjung Malim to Pelabuhan Klang, Batu Caves to Gemas and KL Sentral to Terminal Skypark (for Subang Airport). Trains run every 15 to 20 minutes during peak hours but there can be intervals of up to 45 minutes between trains at off-peak times.
The air-conditioned monorail trundles from KL Sentral to Titiwangsa, linking many of the city’s sightseeing areas. To reach the monorail terminal from KL Sentral, you'll need to walk through the Nu Sentral mall.