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KL to Taiping Transport

There are several alternative routes and modes of transport travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping:

From KLIA, ERL (Express Rail Link between KLIA and KL Sentral) is the fastest mode of transport to travel to Kuala Lumpur City Center. Then continue by KTM / ETS train will able to reach Taiping station in approximately 3.5 hours journey. Alternatively, take AeroBus from KLIA2 to TBS Integrated Bus Terminal in Bandar Tasik Selatan, then change bus to Taiping – Kamunting Bus Terminal. 

KL to Taiping by Road:

  1. North-south Highway [AH2] via Rawang – Tapah – Ipoh – Taiping > Travel time: 3 hrs
  2. Old Trunk Road via Jalan Ipoh – Rawang – Tanjung Malim – Ipoh – K. Kangsar – Taiping > Travel time: 5 hrs
  3. Coastal Road via Klang – Kuala Selangor – Lumut – Taiping > Travel time: *5 hrs
  4. Taiping –  Banting Highway also known as West Coast Expressway – WCE
  5. Highway to bypass Menora Tunnel approved, Pending environmental studies

KL to Taiping by Train:

KLIA Ekspres (ERL) – KLIA <to/from> KL Sentral Schedule Times at 15 / 20 interval KLIA Express

First / Last Train: 04:55 / 00:55 (KLIA2) > 05:00 / 01:00 (KLIA) > 05:28 / 01:28 (KL Sentral)
First / Last Train: 05:00 / 00:40 (KL Sentral) > 05:30 / 01:10 (KLIA) > 05:33 / 01:13 (KLIA2)

Service Schedule Revision (Movement Control Order due to COVID-19)
KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit will run as a combined service during the following times every day, effective 25th March 2020 until further notice:

6:00am to 10:00am 30-minute intervals
5:00pm to 10:00pm 30-minute intervals

Please note that there will be NO train services at other times.
Note: Passengers are required to change train at KL Sentral

KTM / ETS via KL Sentral to Taiping KTM train image

Train departure KL Sentral daily at 07:00 / 10:04 / 10:55 / 11:25 / 14:40 / 17:34 / 18:00 / 20:40 / 21:50 / 23:30
KL Sentral to Taiping by ETS train takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.

KL to Taiping by Bus:

  1. TBS – Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in Salak South to Kamunting Express Bus Terminal
  2. Hentian Duta Bus Terminal (Northern Bus Terminal) to Kamunting Express Bus Terminal
  3. KLIA2 to Medan Simpang Bus Terminal
  4. KLIA2 to KL Sentral by AeroBus, then by northbound ETS train

Flights to Taiping

Taiping is one of the few in the region already had an airport to provide air services during the very early time –  British colonial era in the early 20th century.

Until the second world war ended in 1945, the airport served short distance destinations to Alor Star, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. It was also an important route of stop-over for daily flight from Penang to Singapore. Taiping airport was once been chosen as the hub for Global Flying Hospitals, but due to difficulty in acquisition of land occupied by some terraced houses located around its fringes. Finally Subang Airport was chosen to be the hub.

Located at Jalan Tekah3, off Jalan Muzaffar Shah (formerly Thomson Road) in Taiping, the site is now an abandoned heritage.

Penang International Airport – PEN located in Penang Island near Bayan Lepas, is one of the busiest airport in the region, serving the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia, including Taiping and Alor Star.

Penang International Airport to Taiping

Taiping Transport Terminals

There are several public transport terminals in Taiping area, namely

  • Kamunting Express Bus Terminal with Long Distance Buses running in between Taiping and various destinations in Peninsular Malaysia.
  • Taiping Bus Terminal provides bus services in between Taiping Town and various destinations within Perak State and nearby township, such as Kuala Sepetang (Port Weld), Bruas, Kuala Kangsar, Pantai Remis, Kamunting and Terminal AmanJaya / Terminal Kidd in Ipoh.
  • Medan Simpang Bus Terminal is served by Bus Operators such as StarMart Express, KBES running in between Simpang (Taiping) and Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), KLIA2 and other destinations.
  • KTM Railway Station with ETS and Commuter Trains provide services to Padang Besar at the Northmost of peninsular Malaysia and Gemas^ at the south, must  change train to proceed to Johor Bahru – the South-most of Peninsular Malaysia.
    • ^Gemas to Johor Bharu ETS is under construction, scheduled to be in operations by early 2023

A. Kamunting Express Bus Terminal
This the the main Bus Terminal with Long Distance Buses running in between Taiping and various destinations in Peninsular Malaysia. Buses from TBS and Hentian Duta arrive here via Taiping Utara exit.

B. Taiping Bus Terminal
The Bus Terminal has Buses running in between Taiping Town and various destinations within Perak State and nearby township, such as Kuala Sepetang, Bruas, Kuala Kangsa, Pantai Remis, Kamunting and Terminal AmanJaya / Terminal Kidd in Ipoh.

C. Medan Simpang Bus Terminal
The Bus Terminal is served by Bus Operators such as StarMart Express, KBES running in between Simpang (Taiping) and Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), KLIA2 and other destinations.

KL Transport Terminals

1. KL Sentral Transit Hub

Kuala Lumpur Sentral is the main Transit Hub in Greater KL, services including Train, Bus & GrabCar.

Train Service Lines:
 1. Seremban Line
 2. Port Klang Line
 5. Kelana Line
 6. KLIA Ekspres
 7. KLIA Transit
10. Skypark Link

2. TBS – Integrated Bus Terminal in Salak South, KL

3. Hentian Duta Bus Terminal, in Jalan Duta, KL

KL to Taiping Transport Name Glossary

  • NSE –  North-south Expressway (PLUS), 772km in length
  • E1 – NSE the northern route, Padang Besar – Kuala Lumpur
  • E2 – NSE the southern route, Kuala Lumpur – Johor Bahru
  • AH2 – Asian Highway 2 (a road in the Asian Highway Network running 13,107 km from Denpasar, Indonesia to Merak and Singapore to Khosravi, Iran)
  • KLIA – Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • KTM – Malaysia Railway Company, established in 1885 – the first railway links Taiping to Port Weld (Kuala Sepetang). Also the operator of ETS and Skypark Link
  • ETS – Electrified Train Service
  • ERL – Express Rail Link between KLIA, KLIA2, TBS and KL Sentral
  • TBS – Terminal Bersepadu Selatan – the main bus terminal in KL located in Salak South 
  • PLUS – Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad (North-south Expressway Project)
  • WCE – West Coast Expressway (Lebuhraya Pesisiran Pantai Barat) aka Taiping – Banting Highway