"Malaysia by bus" Malaysia Transportation Tip by ant1606

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Traveling by coach is probably the best way to tour Malaysia.
Several companies operate lines connecting the main cities throughout the country. The quality and comfort of coaches varies from acceptable to luxurious.
Bus stations are quite chaotic but safe. Too many ticket counters to choose from, each of them acting as an independent travel agent or being the official counter of a major coach company. Pushers compete to prompt you to buy a ticket, many of them continuously yelling out the name of a destination. My advise is to avoid listening to these guys but rather look at coaches pictures and read the schedule signs posted on most ticket counters. Ask for some prices and time of departure, then choose the most appropriate. Ride connecting most important cities can have as many departures as every 30 minutes.
Boarding gates are organized by numbers, make sure to go to the right one as the company name on your ticket may be different from the one written on the bus. Show your ticket prior to board to be double sure.
We chose to select the upper end of fare range and always traveled aboard comfortable and air-conditined coaches. As an example, fare betwen KL and Penang was 27 RM (6 Euro) each for a 4-5 hours direct ride with only one stop middleway for body leaks.
Drivers might franticly wave at any other coach they come across on excellent conditions highways.

Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 23, 2005
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