Last updated: Jul 27, 2020

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Overview | Bus | Train | Taxi

 

How To Get From Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the busy capital of Malaysia, a city of skyscrapers and Asian-European architecture. Here is a concrete jungle perfect for shopping and food-tripping. Whatever your budget, you can always find something to enjoy.

A tip on the cities famous skyscrapers: the Petronas Towers are best viewed from the ground at night, while the Kuala Lumpur Tower offers the best city views from its observatory.

Visiting the vibrant steps at Batu caves is an afternoon well spent. The 30-minute out from the city centre is most definitely worth it.

You have 3 options when travelling the 200km journey from Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur. You can take the bus for 47 MYR ($11), the train for 96 MYR ($22.50), or a taxi for 600 MYR ($1.40). Travel time is 4 to 5.5 hours.

The bus is a direct and cheap transfer, with fares from 47 MYR ($11). The bus journey takes about 4.5 hours and is also the option we recommend.

With the train, you can only take it from either Ipoh or Tapah Road. We recommend taking the Ipoh route for an easy transfer after your bus journey from Cameron Highlands. Combined fares cost from 96 MYR ($22.50) and travel time is about 5.5 hours.

The taxi is the fastest and priciest option, but a good choice if you prefer a private transfer. Renting a taxi from Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur costs from 600 MYR ($140) and the journey takes around 4 hours.

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus4h 30m47 MYR ($11)Check bus tickets
Train5h 30m96 MYR ($22.50)Check train tickets
Taxi4h600 MYR ($140)Book a taxi

Itinerary Options from Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur

 

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Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur by Bus


Duration: 4 hr 30 mins
Costs: 47 MYR ($11)

Buses operating from Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur depart from Tanah Rata Bus Terminal almost every hour from 08:30 to 17:30.

You can choose from at least 3 companies:

  • Perak Transit: Arrives at Kuala Lumpur Bus Terminal (TBS)
  • Unititi Express: Parks at either TBS or KL Sentral
  • CS Travel: Can take you all the way to Kuala Lumpur Airport

Although tickets are easily available at the bus terminal, we highly suggest booking them beforehand if you’re travelling during high season. All three buses are available to book online with these schedules:

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Perak Transit
Book with BookAway
08:00-12:15
12:00-16:15
4h 15m47 MYR ($11)
Unititi Express
Book with 12go.Asia
08:45-13:38
11:00-15:53
13:45-18:38
16:00-20:53
4h 53m47 MYR ($11)
CS Travel
Book with 12go.Asia
08:30-13:44
11:00-16:14
17:30-22:44
5h 14m111 MYR ($26)

BookAway and 12go.Asia are both trusted booking platforms in the region. We recommend BookAway as they don’t add a booking fee and have very good customer service. A ticket costs from 47 MYR ($11) when you book online.

 

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Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur by Train


Duration: 5.5 hours
Costs: 96 MYR ($22.50)

If you prefer to travel by train to KL, you can hop on one from either Ipoh or Tapah Road.

Note that this is not a very convenient option, so only take the train if you’re planning on spending at least a day in either of those 2 destinations.

We recommend taking the Ipoh route for an easy transfer after your bus from Cameron Highlands.

Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur by Train via Ipoh

Step 1: Cameron Highlands to Ipoh by Bus

Duration: 2 hr 45 mins
Costs: 30 MYR ($7) + 30 MYR ($7)

From Tanah Rata Bus Terminal, there are buses departing for Ipoh from 08:00-18:30 daily. You can buy your tickets at the local office desk, but you can also book them online via BookAway. Since this is a very busy route, we suggest buying tickets in advance.

The bus journey to Amanjaya Terminal in Ipoh takes a little less than 3 hrs and costs from 30 MYR ($7).

Check Bus Tickets with BookAway

Although you will have reached Ipoh, the railway station is actually still some 10km away from the bus terminal. You can take a taxi for 15 mins or a bus for 50 mins. Fares start from 30 MYR ($7) and 4.30 MYR ($1), respectively.

Step 2: Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur by Train

Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Costs: 36 MYR ($8.50)

A train ticket from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur costs from 36 MYR ($8.50), depending on which train you take. Trains depart every 30 mins to 1 hr from 05:00 to 20:15. Travel time is 2.5-3 hrs.

Make sure to check the KTM website at least a day before your trip for the latest schedules. You can also book your train ticket in advance through the link below.

Check Available Train Tickets

 

Taxi

Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur by Taxi


Duration: 4 hours
Costs: 600 MYR – 643 MYR ($140-$150)

Travelling with a small group? You can book a taxi online with BookAway for 2 to 7 people. Rates start from 600 MYR ($140) for a car and 643 MYR ($150) for a minivan.

Reserve a Taxi with BookAway

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