Searching for “LRT Kuala Lumpur” or “Kuala Lumpur LRT”? You are at the right place.

The purpose of this guide is to answer all the questions you have about the light rapid transit (LRT) train service in Kuala Lumpur.

The trains in Kuala Lumpur will become your primary mode of transportation during your stay here since it is convenient and affordable.

Operated by Prasarana Negara Berhad under the RapidKL brand, Kuala Lumpur’s LRT trains connect the hot spots in the city center with the capital’s satellite cities such as Petaling Jaya, Puchong, Ampang, and Cheras.

LRT Network

The LRT network in Kuala Lumpur consists of 3 interconnected train lines:

Kelana Jaya Line
Sri Petaling Line
Ampang Line

They go to different parts of the city as well as satellite towns and cities outside of Kuala Lumpur.
Train Lines

To help you plan your trip, you can find images showing the latest LRT maps and routes below.
Kelana Jaya Line

Sri Petaling and Ampang Line

Key Stations

The following stations lead to popular attractions and areas of interest in Kuala Lumpur.
Kelana Jaya Line

Putra Heights: Interchange station between LRT Kelana Jaya Line and LRT Sri Petaling Line.
USJ 7: Interchange station between LRT Kelana Jaya Line and BRT Sunway Line.
Subang Jaya: Interchange station between LRT Kelana Jaya Line and KTM Komuter
Tanjung Malim – Port Klang Line.
KL Sentral (https://www.kuaby.com/kl-sentral/): Little India is within walking distance from this station; Interchange station between LRT Kelana Jaya Line, KL Monorail, KTM Komuter, KLIA Ekspres, and KLIA Transit.
Pasar Seni: Central Market (https://www.kuaby.com/central-market-kuala-lumpur/) and Petaling Street (https://www.kuaby.com/petaling-street/) are within walking distance from this station; Link bridge access to Kuala Lumpur KTM Station.
Masjid Jamek: Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek) and Merdeka Square is within walking distance from this station; Interchange station between LRT Kelana Jaya Line and LRT Sri Petaling Line.
Dang Wangi: Interchange station between LRT Kelana Jaya Line and KL Monorail.
KLCC: PETRONAS Twin Towers (https://www.kuaby.com/petronas-twin-towers/), Suria KLCC (https://www.kuaby.com/suria-klcc/), KLCC Park (https://www.kuaby.com/klcc-park/), and Aquaria KLCC are within walking distance from this station.

Sri Petaling Line

Putra Heights: Interchange station between LRT Sri Petaling Line and LRT Kelana Jaya Line.
Bandar Tasik Selatan: Link bridge access to Southern Integrated Terminal / Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS); Interchange station between LRT Sri Petaling Line, KTM Komuter Tanjung Malim – Port Klang Line, and KLIA Transit.
Chan Sow Lin: Interchange station between LRT Sri Petaling Line and LRT Ampang Line.
Hang Tuah: Interchange station between LRT Sri Petaling Line and KL Monorail.
Plaza Rakyat: Pudu Sentral / Puduraya Bus Terminal is within walking distance from this station.
Titiwangsa: Interchange station between LRT Sri Petaling Line and KL Monorail.

Ampang Line

Chan Sow Lin: Interchange station between LRT Ampang Line and LRT Sri Petaling Line.

Train Schedule / Timetable

LRT trains in Kuala Lumpur runs 7 days a week and all of 365 days in a year. They start operating each day at 6:00am, and they continue to run until midnight.

Instead of a schedule, the trains follow a fixed frequency that is formulated based on the volume of passengers on different days, and at different hours of a day. The frequencies range from 3 to 14 minutes.

The two LRT train lines follow a different set of arrival/departure frequencies. The following are the detailed breakdowns:

Kelana Jaya Line

Mondays to Thursdays

6:00am to 7:00am: Every 4 minutes.
7:00am to 9:00am: Every 3 minutes.
9:00am to 5:00pm: Every 5 minutes.
5:00pm to 7:30pm: Every 3 minutes.
7:30pm to 10:00pm: Every 8 minutes.
10:00pm to 12:00am: Every 14 minutes.

Fridays

6:00am to 7:00am: Every 4 minutes.
7:00am to 9:00am: Every 3 minutes.
9:00am to 5:00pm: Every 4 minutes.
5:00pm to 7:30pm: Every 3 minutes.
7:30pm to 10:00pm: Every 8 minutes.
10:00pm to 12:00am: Every 14 minutes.

Saturdays

6:00am to 7:00am: Every 9 minutes.
7:00am to 10:00am: Every 10 minutes.
10:00am to 1:00pm: Every 6 minutes.
1:00pm to 7:00pm: Every 5 minutes.
7:00pm to 9:00pm: Every 6 minutes.
9:00pm to 11:00pm: Every 8 minutes.
11:00pm to 12:00am: Every 14 minutes.

Sundays and Public Holidays

6:00am to 11:00am: Every 10 minutes.
11:00am to 8:00pm: Every 7 minutes.
8:00pm to 9:00pm: Every 10 minutes.
9:00pm to 11:00pm: Every 11 minutes.
11:00pm to 12:00am: Every 14 minutes.

Sri Petaling Line

Mondays to Fridays

Peak Hours: Every 6 minutes for Putra Heights – Bandar Tasik Selatan, and every 3 minutes for Bandar Tasik Selatan – Sentul Timur.
Off-peak Hours: Every 10 minutes.

Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Every 10 minutes.

Ampang Line

Mondays to Fridays

Peak Hours: Every 5.5 minutes.
Off-peak Hours: Every 10 minutes.

Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Every 10 minutes.

LRT Tickets / Tokens

To take an LRT train, you will first need to get a token or a cashless card known as Touch N Go.

You can use the online fare calculator (https://www.myrapid.com.my/fares-and-payments/fare-calculator) to figure out how much you need to pay for your journey.

Regular Tickets / Single Journey Tokens

Regular tickets are called “Single Journey Tokens”.

You can use the same token for single journeys across train services like LRT, monorail, MRT, as well as the BRT bus service.

The rate of these tokens follows the cash fare rate, which depends on your station of departure and arrival.

Regular tickets or single journey tokens is the best option for travelers visiting Kuala Lumpur.

Cashless / Touch N Go

Aside from paying cash to buy a token, regular passengers can also get a card called Touch N Go to take LRT trains.

These cards contains a prepaid cash balance that gets deducted as passengers tap the card on one of the gates to exit the station.

Passengers holding these cards qualify for cashless fares, which are cheaper than cash fare rate. The amount that will be deducted from the card depends on the station of departure and arrival of the passenger.

A Touch N Go card costs RM10.60 each, so it is usually not worth it for travelers unless you are staying in Kuala Lumpur for a month or longer, and you are planning to commute using the train everyday.

To buy a Touch N Go card, you can use the Touch N Go self-service kiosks at shopping malls or at toll plazas on major highways. You can refer to the full list of locations here: http://touchngo.com.my/CMS/Personal/Products/Self-Service-Kiosk-SSK/Locations/

For the convenience of passengers, the customer service counter at LRT stations, especially the major ones, will have some new Touch N Go cards to sell too. Feel free to ask about the personnel at the counter about them.

Smart 7 Weekly / Smart 30 Monthly Packages

To get even cheaper fares if you take the LRT, MRT, and monorail as well as the BRT bus service frequently, you can consider signing up for the Smart 7 Weekly or Smart 30 Monthly package using your Touch N Go card.

The fares for longer trips (approximately 5 stations apart or more) under the Smart 30 Monthly Package are cheaper than the Smart 7 Weekly Package.

You can use the online fare calculator (https://www.myrapid.com.my/fares-and-payments/fare-calculator) to check the amount of savings you can get by signing up for either of the packages.

The price for the Smart 7 Weekly Package is RM2.50 and the package will stay valid for 7 days. On the other hand, the Smart 30 Monthly Package costs RM10 and it will stay valid for 30 days. On top of these subscription fees, passengers will still need to pay for their single journey fares, which are cheaper than cash and cashless fare rates.

These packages do not renew automatically. Passengers need to go to the customer service office at any LRT, MRT, monorail or BRT station to renew their package.

Unless you travel over long distances using LRT and MRT trains, monorail, or BRT buses on a daily basis while you are subscribed to these packages, they are not worth signing up for.

Concession Tokens

Concession tokens allow senior citizens who are 60 years old and above, as well as disabled passengers registered with Department of Social Welfare to get a 50% off their fares.

To purchase these tokens, all you need to do is to present your identity card to prove your age or the card issued by the Department of Welfare to the officer at the customer service counter at any LRT station.

Concession Cards

Senior citizens aged 60 years old and above, students and disabled passengers who are using the LRT train service frequently can consider signing up for a concession card.

This card allows them to get their 50% discount off train and bus rides, while saving them the hassle of having to queue at the customer service counter to get a token every time they want to take any of the public transports.

To apply for a concession card, passengers must go to the Pasar Seni Bus Hub near Pasar Seni LRT Station with the required documents.

The registration counter for concession cards is open during:

Mondays to Saturdays: 9:00am to 5:00pm

The counter stops taking new registrations from 4:00pm onwards.

You will need to pay RM15 for the card. Out of the RM15, RM5.50 is the price for the card and the other RM9.50 is the stored value, which you can use to take the LRT or other services under RapidKL.

Students

If you are a student in primary or secondary schools, all you need to bring is your original MyKad.

For students in colleges and universities, you will need to bring the following documents to apply for a concession card:

Your original MyKad or passport.
Your original student card.
Your original student confirmation letter dated not more than 3 months ago, stating the fact that your study duration is more than 6 months.

Please note that offer letters are not accepted.

Senior Citizens

Only senior citizens aged 60 years old and above can apply for a concession card.

All you need to bring to the registration counter at Pasar Seni Bus Hub to apply for a concession card is your MyKad and a copy of it.

Disabled Passengers

Concession cards are available for Malaysians registered with the Department of Welfare for the following disabilities:

Sight
Hearing
Speech
Psychiatric
Learning disability
Other disabilities

To register for a concession card, please bring along the MyKad or passport of the disabled person as well as his or her Department of Welfare card to the concession card registration counter at Pasar Seni Bus Hub.

Information for Ticket Purchase

The ticketing machines at LRT stations across the city disburse single journey tickets in the form of a token.

Where to Buy?

You can only use the ticketing machines located near the entrance of all LRT train stations to buy your token.

Steps to Buy a Token

The steps below show you how to buy a token from one of the ticketing machines at LRT stations.

STEP 1: Choose the train line of your destination.

Before you choosing your destination, you need to choose the line where the station is on.

For example, KLCC and KL Sentral are both on the LRT Kelana Jaya Line, while Masjid Jamek and PWTC are on the LRT Ampang / Sri Petaling Line.

STEP 2: Choose your destination.

Look for your destination on the screen, and tap on it.

STEP 3: Select the number of tokens you need.

Tap on the “+” button to increase the number of tokens you want to buy, or on the “-” button to reduce the number.

On the same screen, you will be able to see the total amount you need to pay for the token(s).

Once you done, tap on the “Cash” button on the bottom-right corner of the screen.

STEP 4: Pay for your tokens.

Insert your coins or notes into the slots provided on the right-hand side of the machine.

Once you have paid for the full amount, the machine will disburse your token(s) and change to a container under the screen.

Collect them, make sure the container is empty, and you are good to go.

When to Buy?

There is no need to buy your token in advance because you risk losing it as you go about your day.

You can buy it just before you take the train.

Refunds

Refunds will only be issued at the discretion of the Station Manager if trains are delayed for more than 15 minutes.

Instead of a cash refund, passengers will be given a refund voucher, which can be used to purchase a token for their subsequent train ride.

For cashless card users, just tap out as usual and bring your card to the customer service counter to claim your refund.

Lost Token

Taking an LRT Train in Kuala Lumpur

To gain access to the platforms, passengers must scan their token at the gate.

Once you arrived at your destination, instead of scanning the token again, you must insert the token into the gate through the slot provided.

If you face difficulty entering or exiting the station, please reach out to officers at the customer service counter for help.

Waiting for the Train

After entering tapping your token or cashless card to enter the train station, you must take an escalator or a flight of stairs, up or down a floor, to reach the platform.

If you are unsure, check the information board to confirm you are heading to the right platform before taking the escalators or stairs.

Open air platforms do not have safety doors preventing passengers from accidentally falling or trespassing train tracks, so be careful when you are waiting for the train’s arrival. On the other hand, underground stations have safety doors.

While waiting, always make sure to stay behind the yellow lines for your own safety.

If you want to catch a breather, there are usually seats at the middle of the platform. Look up while you are waiting, and you should be able to spot LED displays indicating the remaining time for the arrival of the next train.

On the ground, there are markers indicating where the doors will be when trains come to a complete stop. During peak hours, there will be queues around these lines. Stand behind a queue if there is one.

There are two types of trains, the ones with four coaches and the ones with only two. They run interchangeably, and the only way to know whether a 4-coach or a 2-coach train is coming next is by looking at the LED displays.

4-coach trains usually take up the entire length of the station while 2-coach trains only take up the space in the middle of the station.

Occasionally, trains get delayed or move slowly due to technical difficulties. The station will inform passengers of this news through the public announcement system when it happens.

Boarding the Train

Get yourself ready, but do not cross the yellow line until the trains have come to a complete stop.

If there are passengers coming out from the train, give way for them to exit the train before boarding. Also, do not push the person in front of you if you are in a queue.

During peak hours, certain trains might come jam-packed with people. It is best not to squeeze yourself into the train when this happens as it will cause unpleasantness to other passengers. The next train is usually just a few minutes away when passenger volume is high.

After you have boarded a train, fill up any empty space inside it. Unless your station of arrival is coming up, do not crowd around the doors to create room for passengers to come on.

Your Seat

Each coach on an LRT train has some seats for passengers as well as seats reserved for passengers who are disabled, senior, pregnant or those who suffered from a serious injury.

Feel free to take any empty seats, but always give it to someone who might need it more than you as a courtesy.

Standing Area

There are plenty of standing area in each coach. You can stand between the coaches, on the corridor in between two rows of seats, or near the door area.

If you are standing in a packed train, remove your backpack from your bag and place it on the floor. Also, prepare to give way for passengers who are exiting the train when it approaches a station.

Your Luggage

Taking a luggage with you?

They are allowed on the train. However, for your own safety and the safety of other passenger, please use the lifts instead of the escalators if your luggage is bulky and heavy.

After boarding the train, try to stand beside the doors because there is a nice, angular corner which can help you prevent your luggage from moving around.

If you are seated, hold your luggage close to you so it doesn’t take up unnecessary space on the train.

Passenger Etiquette

Allow passengers to disembark before boarding the train.
Move towards the inner sections of the train away from the door, so more passengers can board the train.
Remove your backpack and put it on the floor to create more space for other passengers, especially during peak traveling hours.
Always give up your seat to elderlies, disabled passengers, expecting mothers as well as passengers with infants.
Keep your voice down when having conversations.
Do not hug or lean against the pole, so other passengers can hold on to them.
Do not litter. You can find rubbish bins at the platform, and beside the customer service counter of every train station.

Amenities and Services

Toilets / washrooms.
Prayer rooms.
Disabled-friendly gates and lifts.

Toilets / Washrooms

The trains do not have a toilet or washroom on board.

You can only find one at any of the stations. There are also toilets designated for the disabled.

Things to Note

Smoking is not allowed inside the train and stations.
Eating and drinking are not allowed inside the train and stations.

Contact Information

For urgent needs, you can reach out to an officer on duty at the customer service counter, which you can find at any LRT station.

The following are some common inquiries that passengers have:

Which station should I go to if I want to visit this particular location?
What are some of the interesting attractions nearby?
Can I exchange my notes for smaller change to buy my token?

Also, they speak English and Malay.

Customer Helpline
+60 (3) 7885 2585

You can reach out to Prasarana Malaysia Berhad for matters relating to the LRT train service by calling the customer helpline above during the following hours:

Mondays to Fridays: 7:00am to 8.30pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 8.30am – 5.30pm

Website
https://www.myrapid.com.my/default.aspx

Ask Your Question About LRT Train Here

I hope this guide answers all the question you have about taking an LRT in Kuala Lumpur.

It cannot be an ultimate guide if you have questions about the train service that is not answered in this article.

Thus, please leave a comment below if you have any question at all about LRT.

I will be more than happy to answer them, or at least point you to the right direction for answers.

Have fun taking the LRT train during your stay in Kuala Lumpur!

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Wayne fell in love with traveling and every aspect of it when he traveled to Singapore in 2013. He is a newbie when it comes to traveling and he loves chatting with other travelers to learn from their experiences. Are you a traveler? Let's connect!

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