Stesen Sentral of KL Sentral

Inside view of Stesen Sentral. LRT station right at the back

Inside view of Stesen Sentral. LRT station right at the back

KL Sentral is an exclusive urban centre, a city within a city with office towers, business suites, 5-star hotels, luxury condominiums and a shopping mall.  It is built around Malaysia largest transit hub, the Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur’s integrated rail transportation centre.  Travellers coming into Kuala Lumpur by train, they will definitely end at Stesen Sentral.  For air travellers, if they don’t have anyone to pick them up, buses and rail services from the LCCT and KLIA end at Stesen Sentral too.  Then on they can continue with their journey, take the LRT or taxis for trips within the city of Kuala Lumpur, to Putrajaya (the Federal Government Administrative Centre) or, continue their journey north or south of Kuala Lumpur to other town or other state of Malaysia by train.  Stesen Sentral is specifically a hub for train and air travellers for travels within, into or out of the country.

Train ticket counter

Train ticket counter

AirAsia office

AirAsia office

Stesen Sentral has almost all the essentials that a traveller needs, cheap food, fast food, free wifi, convenience shops, ATMs, showers and lockers, or a place for left lugage.  Budget airline AirAsia has opened an office just recently.  One thing that is missing is cheap lodging to stay the night although for deep pocket travellers Hilton and Le Meridien hotels are just next to it.  All in all, Stesen Sentral is very convenient for travellers, be it local or foreign.  The one thing to note here is that the words Stesen Sentral that is within KL Sentral are totally been engulfed by the words KL Sentral.  If you want to go to Stesen Sentral, instead of saying Stesen Sentral just say KL Sentral.  You won’t go wrong because that is what the locals have been saying it all along even though you are being specific.

Buses to Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT)

Buses to Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT)

Food Court and Pastries shop below

Food Court and Pastries shop

Hilton & Le Meridien hotels just next to Stesen Sentral

Hilton & Le Meridien hotels just next to Stesen Sentral

Lockers from RM5 to RM20, token of RM5 each can be exchanged at the blue coloured box

Lockers from RM5 to RM20, token of RM5 each can be exchanged at the blue coloured box

Left bagage office opposite train ticket counters

Left bagage office opposite train ticket counters

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5 Responses to “Stesen Sentral of KL Sentral”

  1. Gordie Says:

    KL Sentral is an appalling example of how the passenger is the last thing in consideration. It is illogical in its design and service provided. The KL Sentral authority seem so obsesses with those silly portable markets and dont with passengers. A big example of this is the bus stops. There is a tiny set of stairs to a fume-ridden dark tunnel reminiscent of the early days of Puduraya. Its full of illegal taxi pirates and buses with engines revving. There is no signage for how to reach your bus. The Rapid Bus 82 to 1Utama is one of KL’s busiest routes and yet the passengers can sometimes wait over an hour for a bus to squeeze past the taxi sharks and LCCT buses. KL Sentral should realise that people are first and silly design last. Follow Singapore, or Brisbane or Hong Kong’s lead. KL Sentral is a dump. Very much still a developing country.

    • asahjaya Says:

      Agree and disagree.

      Well I don’t live in KL and I don’t know the place but for my first experience I don’t have much problem just need to ask.

      1. Design – I don’t have any problem with it
      2. Portable markets – let the market decide on it and its okay with me
      3. As a traveller – I am fine with it and very convenience for me, sanitation, shower, food, locker and wifi
      4. Bus stop – still in development (next buildiing) and I don’t see any darkness
      5. Busy routes – yes KL traffic is not a nice place to drive but you can take the LRT to somewhere near your destination and take a taxi there. Why take illegal taxi when there are lots of taxis?
      6. Signage – yes room for improvement but then there is the information counter
      7. Dump? – Nah I don’t think so and I have been to Singapore many times, not brisbane or hongkong but have also been to Paris and London and the strike worried me
      8. Developing country – Yes and I’m loving it

      • Gordie Says:

        Well I live and work in KL and use this station almost daily. The bus depot underneath has always been a work in progress. You are very optimistic, I will give you that. As I mentioned earlier..locals have to use this place regularly so we feel its still very much passenger-unfriendly

        • asahjaya Says:

          That is the downside of living in big cities wherever that maybe. The problem to me is the KL traffic. KL needs to be spreaded out. No more tall buildings smack in the city centre, it will only make it worse unless drivers are made to pay to enter city centre (like Singapore) but then people will be mad and opposition will chance on it. All the best to you.


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