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Two easy ways to travel KL Sentral to Putrajaya

June 4, 20244 minute read

If you need to get from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administrative Capital and don’t want to drive, here are two easy ways  to get from KL Sentral to Putrajaya Sentral. 

There’s no scheduled bus service between KL Sentral and Putrajaya although RapidKL does offer an inexpensive bus service within Putrajaya, currently available over seven routes.

KL Sentral to Putrajaya: your options

Unless you have three or four passengers, catching a taxi/ride share is not really cost effective and although it can be quick, you are still subject to traffic congestion. So we tried out two direct options, the ERL (Express Rail Link) KLIA Transit from KL Sentral and the MyRapid MRT (Putrajaya line) on the way back.

KLIA Transit

KLIA Transit is the transit version of the KLIA Ekspres, which runs direct from KL Sentral to KLIA T1 and T2. KLIA Transit makes three intermediate stops at Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya & Cyberjaya and Salak Tinggi, before the two airport stops. The train leaves from a separate entrance and platform from the KLIA Ekspres and is easy to find. It’s in the main station Concourse close to the LRT entrance, beside the steps leading up to the Nu Sentral Mall at the Southern end.

KL Sentral to Putrajaya
The KLIA Transit uses a separate platform from the Ekspres service.

The fare on KLIA Transit to Putrajaya Sentral is RM14 for Adults children between 6 and 14 pay RM6.30 and below 6, it’s free. The trip takes 19 minutes and runs half hourly from KL Sentral at 3 minutes past the hour/half hour. The return stops at Putrajaya at 8 minutes past the hour/half hour. 

You can buy your ticket online or the machine at the station and get 10% discount. 

ERL schedule and fares here. The trip from KL Sentral to Putrajaya takes 19 minutes.

MRT Putrajaya line

On the return trip we caught the new MRT Putrajaya line. This doesn’t link directly to KL Sentral, but necessitates a change to the older MRT Kajang line or the LRT Kelana Jaya Line.

Rapid KL online journey planner

The least number of changes would be to use the only interchange station with the Kelana Jaya line at Ampang Park and travel to either KL Sentral or the Abdullah Hukum Station where we could change to the KTM Komuter. The trip takes 1 hour 11 mins and costs RM6.40 (cash) and RM5.40 (cashless).  This includes walking time to transfer at Ampang Park. If you prefer to go to KL Sentral, the trip is slightly shorter (59 minutes) and cheaper (RM5.70/RM4.80). In the end we decided to change at TRX (Tun Razak Exchange) to the MRT Kajang line and travel 4 stops to Pasar Seni. This takes 53 mins  and costs RM5.00 (cash) and RM4.30 (cashless).

Walk over the river to the KTM station

At this point we could have chosen to change to the LRT to travel one stop, but we opted to walk from the Pasar Seni Station across the link bridge to the old Kuala Lumpur Station and catch our KTM train from there. Why? Because all the trains pass through this station and as most people get on at KL Sentral, we had a better chance of getting a seat. We were glad we did.

The walk across the river is about 800m, but it is completely covered and is cool and open. Use the myRapid Journey help you find the best route. 

Rapid KL online journey planner results

Our journey:

Rapid MRT Putrajaya line  The map of stations is about halfway down this page.

Take MRT PYL and stop at TUN RAZAK EXCHANGE station
Duration 36 min, Distance 30.32KM, Stops 15 stops
Take MRT KGL and stop at PASAR SENI station
Duration 11 min, Distance 3.47KM, Stops 4 stops

Walk for about 18 min or 0.88KM, Duration 18 min (down to the platform and the trains) Distance 0.88KM

It’s good to allow 18 minutes, because the walk along the station platform is quite a distance although it can be done in less time than this.

Rail Fare Calculator

Calculate the total (and integrated) fare of your LRT, MRT, Monorail and also BRT journey around Klang Valley when using cash (token), cashless (Touch ‘n Go) and also Concession card(s). Fare calculator on this page. You can work out the most cost effective route and then plan your journey.


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