Go KL City Bus are Free

A big chunk of travelling expense usually goes to transportation. It’s a money burner when you took a wrong bus or train going to your destination. Ending up, cutting your budget in food or souvenirs. But not  in Kuala Lumpur, as the Go KL City Buses were already implemented. Don’t jump yet out of excitement, for now it only serves the central business and shopping district of Kuala Lumpur not the entire metropolis.
If you haven’t been to KL lately then it must be your first time seeing this purplish buses parading outside of KLCC and Pasar Seni. Both converged in Bukit Bintang area. It was way back early September when we spotted this splashy lavender buses who we fondly called Barney buses. 
Isn’t it lovely and attractive? 
It’s an initiative of Malaysian government for the locals and tourist  addressing  hassle free commute going to the city centre. At first people were very reluctant  including us when we first saw it. But when we approach the bus driver he gladly  pointed   the signboard says Percuma, a Bahasa word for FREE. It’s definitely free, as in libre.  While that hop in hop off  that touring you around KL which charge you for 38RM a day but  this Lovely Purple buses doesn’t cost you a single dime.

It’s a good alternative if you’re travelling Kuala Lumpur on a tight budget. From its inception, it receives a good feedback and now been favoured as an ideal mode of transportation and it’s way better than cabs. 

Our maiden ride on these love purplish buses was during my SG friends tour here in KL. Since they had stayed a hotel  in Chinatown, it’s a short walk from Pasar Seni. The bus hub for KL and for GO KL City Bus. While we’re enjoying the ride aside from the fact it’s free, it has WI-FI connection on board as well.  So checking in foursquare to share your whereabouts is never been easy. Wish we knew it beforehand, we could have cam whoring at the bus and make instant upload on Instagram. 


The Route
Go KL City Free buses operates from 6AM until 11PM  (Weekdays) which caters the early birds and late hour shoppers. 7AM until 11PM on Weekends.


If you took the bus from Pasar Seni then you follow the route of Purple Line. 


(Hub Pasar Seni – Bukit Bintang)
Distance : 6.5 KM
Bus Stops : 15
  • Hub Pasar Seni
  • Bangkok Bank
  • Muzium Telekom
  • Menara Olympia
  • KL Tower
  • The Weld
  • Wisma Lim Foo Yong
  • Pavilion
  • Starhill Gallery
  • Bukit Bintang
  • Wisma Boustead
  • Wisma MPL
  • Simpang Bkt Ceylon
  • Muzium Telekom (Opp)
  • Kota Raya


Source: Go KL City Bus FB Page

While the Green (Hijau) Line starts in KLCC.

(KLCC – Bukit Bintang)

Distance : 7.4 KM
Bus stops : 14

  • KLCC
  • Wisma BSN
  • Concorde Hotel
  • The Weld
  • Wisma Lim Foo Yong
  • Pavilion
  • Starhill Gallery
  • Bukit Bintang
  • Monorail Raja Chulan
  • Wisma Rahas Perkasa
  • Citibank
  • Menara Atlan
Both of these bus route converge in Pavillion, Starhill Gallery and Bukit Bintang. If you’re not familiar with these places, then I assume you’re not a Shopaholic 🙂
TIP: If you took the free bus from the converge bus stops mentioned, please make sure to read the flash route on the LED screen. Since there is no indication if it’s Green or Purple line.  
Bukit Bintang in KL, Malaysia  is an equivalent of Oxford Street in London.  A Shopping haven that can now be accessible with public commute through GO KL purple buses
One of the High End Malls in KL , PAVILLION which houses the famous signature brands. 
Just opposite to it, is the Star Hill Gallery, another posh mall in Bukit Bintang. That  is only two of the luxurious malls in KL, and there’s more in Bukit Bintang strip. No wonder, KL have been hailed by CNN as 4th on ranking, the best shopping city in the world after New York, Tokyo and London. 
If shopping is not your game then take a bus ride on the green line which bring you close to nature within the city centre. Alight in KLCC and enjoy the green scenery of symphony lake overlooking the twin towers, and it’ still free.

[Update Red and Blue Line]

There are two new routes of Go KL Buses, the Red and Blue line. Please find the routes below.

Red Line ( Titiwangsa – KL Sentral )

Journey Start at Terminal Jalan Tun Razak ( In front of Hotel Vistana)

  • Hospital Damai
  • Monorel Chow Kit
  • Pasar Chow Kit
  • Sri Amar
  • Pertama Kompleks
  • Globe Silk Store
  • Coliseum
  • Dataran Merdeka
  • Dayabumi
  • KTM Kuala Lumpur
  • KL Sentral
  • 1Sentral
  • Muzium Negara
  • Masjid Negara
  • Menara DBKL
  • Medan MARA
  • Puteri Park
  • Chow Kit ( Jalan Ipoh)
  • Grand Season
  • Terminal Jalan Tun Razak ( Titiwangs LRT/ Monorail Station)

Blue Line ( Titiwangsa – Bukit Bintang – KL Tower)

  • HKl ( Jalan Pahang) 
  • IPP
  • Masjid Kampung Baru
  • Seokolah Khas Kampung Baru
  • Concorde Hotel
  • Life Centre
  • Pavilion
  • Starhill Gallery
  • Bukit Bintang
  • Wisma Boustead
  • Menara Hap Seng
  • Bukit Nanas
  • LRT Dang Wangi
  • Menara AIA
  • Munshi Abdullah
  • Medan MARA
  • Puteri Park
  • Chow Kit ( Jalan Ipoh)
  • Grand Season
  • Terminal Jalan Tun Razak ( Titiwangs LRT/ Monorail Station)
If we had more time we’ll surely joy ride one of these Go KL City buses and explored some places in KL which we haven’t set our feet in. 

More Info Here: http://www.facebook.com/goklcitybus
City Wanderer,
Sky and Summer


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9 Replies to “Go KL City Bus are Free”

  1. this is great! I will be going to Kota Kinabalu soon and I am excited to come back to Malaysia. 🙂

  2. Selamat Datang in advance Doc Wends. Malaysia misses you 🙂

  3. Mga Batangala says: Reply

    Hi there! We will be arriving in KL tomorrow from Melaka. Hope we can meet either tomorrow or Tuesday, if possible. I don't know how to contact you. My e-mail is npamo[at]gmail.com and FB account is batangala

  4. My dream has always been to see the Philippine Government implement a similar public transport system for the country. Something efficient as this but not necessarily free. I mean, that would be stretching it. Hard to imagine it will happen soon though and I should probably stop comparing the life here and the life abroad. But even with my almost totally jaded view, I know I have in me at least 1% hope that it will happen in my life time hehe!

  5. Once you live abroad you can't stop comparing and hoping for the best in our country be it in infrastructure, transportation and even government. If not mistaken the Love Double Decker Buses have been wandering in Luneta/ Manila during the Marcos regime. Only we could do is suggest and hope 🙂

  6. We were able to take the GO KL bus last week as one of its stop, KLCC Suria, was near our hotel. We took it going to Bkt Bintang. It is similar to bus services in Brisbane and Melbourne in Australia and Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand. Wish we had more time to explore KL.

  7. Sayang hindi tayo nag meet in KL, busy kasi kami packing up our things. Yeah, a day or two is not enough exploring KL. Anyway meron pa naman next time 🙂

  8. BusOnline Ticket says: Reply

    Go KL as the city bus are free. You can know all about it. coach to penang

  9. thku thku thku

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