By public bus it takes 4 hours 55 minutes to travel 217 km from Tanah Rata, in the Cameron Highlands, to Kuala Lumpur. This is a slow journey because the bus needs to negotiate steep hills and lots of bends in the road. The alternative option is to travel by bus to Ipoh and then take a train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur.
Travel Times to Kuala Lumpur
There are 4 daily bus services from the Cameron Highlands (Tanah Rata) to Kuala Lumpur which are available to book online.
|Cameron Highlands||Kuala Lumpur||Cost||Company|
|08:45||13:40||42.54 MYR||Unititi Express|
|11:00||15:55||42.54 MYR||Unititi Express|
|13:45||18:40||42.54 MYR||Unititi Express|
|16:00||20:55||42.54 MYR||Unititi Express|
- This service terminates at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in Kuala Lumpur.
- Unititi Express buses have two rows of reclining seats. One row has two seats together, and on the other side of the aisle there is a row of single seats.
Buy Tickets to Kuala Lumpur
Use the Search Box to buy your bus tickets from the Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur.
Cameron Highlands Bus Station
Bus services to Kuala Lumpur depart from Tanah Rata Bus Terminal.
Kuala Lumpur Bus Station
Bus services from Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands terminate at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan bus station in Kuala Lumpur.
Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur
One of the striking things about Kuala Lumpur it that is a young city, established in the 1850s. The other striking thing about Kuala Lumpur is how culturally diverse the city is with influences from England, India and Chinese along side the culture, food and architecture of the Malay people. The older parts of the city are clustered around Kuala Lumpur Central Market. To the north of the market is Merdeka Square, which features a range of magnificent buildings designed by the British, as well the nearby Jamek Mosque also designed and built by the British Colonial rulers. To the east KL Central Market are two of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous temples: the Hindu Sri Mahamariamman Temple and the Taoist Guan Di Temple. In the same area as these temples is Petaling Street Walking Market. To the south of the central market is the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Railway Headquarters building, both designed by the British in the Indo-Saracenic style which features heavily in the architecture of British colonial buildings across Asia.
By way of complete contrast some of the other main attractions in Kuala Lumpur are the shopping centres and vibrant nightlife of the Bukit Bintang area. Bukit Bintang has a covered walkway making it accessible to pedestrians, unlike the rest of Kuala Lumpur where little thought has been put into allowing people to walk around the city. A short distance to the north of Bukit Bintang are the Petronas Towers, which are the tallest twin towers in the world and great place to visit as the views of the city and the surrounding area are spectacular.