There are 5 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping KL Sentral / ...

RM 30 - RM 50

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Bus via Bandar Tasik Selatan  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Taiping/Sempang

RM 29 - RM 38

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Hentian Duta to Taiping

RM 93

Taxi  •  2h 54m

  1. Take a taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping 268.2 km

RM 550 - RM 700

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping 268.2 km

RM 50 - RM 80

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping is to bus via Bandar Tasik Selatan which costs RM 29 - RM 40 and takes 4h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping is to taxi which costs RM 550 - RM 700 and takes 2h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hentian Duta and arriving at Taiping. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kuala Lumpur and arriving at Taiping. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 19m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Taiping is 218 km. The road distance is 268.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping without a car is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs RM 30 - RM 50.

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The train from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping takes 3h 19m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Kuala Lumpur to Taiping bus services, operated by StarMart Express, depart from Hentian Duta station.

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Kuala Lumpur to Taiping train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, depart from Kuala Lumpur station.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs RM 30 - RM 50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RM 93 and takes 3h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping.
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  • Distance: 217.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Taiping, Malaysia?

KTM ETS Malaysia Railway operates a train from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping every 2 hours. Tickets cost RM 30 - RM 50 and the journey takes 3h 19m. Alternatively, StarMart Express operates a bus from Hentian Duta to Taiping 3 times a day. Tickets cost RM 93 and the journey takes 3h 45m.

Train operators
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 30 - RM 50
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
RM 30 - RM 33
Gold
RM 43 - RM 48
Platinum
RM 55 - RM 65
Bus operators
StarMart Express
Phone
+60 5 847 5055
Email
CS@starmartonline.com
Website
starmartbus.com
Bus from Hentian Duta to Taiping
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 93
Schedules at
starmartbus.com
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Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Taiping/Sempang
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 27
Schedules at
starmartbus.com
Book at
12go.asia
KBES (Konsortium Bas Ekspres)
Phone
05-891 7382
Website
kbes.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Taiping
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 27
Schedules at
kbes.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Transnasional
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
transnasional.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Taiping
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 27
Schedules at
transnasional.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 700
Sunlight Taxi
Phone
1300-800-222
Website
sunlighttaxi.com
Public Cab
Phone
+603 6259 2020
Website
publiccab.com
Comfort Taxi
Phone
+603 8024 0507
Website
facebook.com
Blue Cab
Phone
+6012 212 1718
Website
bluecab.my

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Kuala Lumpur to Taiping bus services, operated by StarMart Express, arrive at Taiping station.

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Kuala Lumpur to Taiping train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, arrive at Taiping station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Taiping is 268 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Taiping. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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