06 December, 2009

Travelling Via Low Cost Carrier Terminal


Upon arriving at LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) in Sepang, there are several transport alternatives to go to Kuala Lumpur. There are several express bus services carrying passengers directly to Kuala Lumpur and other destinations.

However, in this posting I would like to share my experience using a newly (just within several months of service) introduced KL Transit Service at the LCCT. Upon arriving at the LCCT arrival terminal, you will only notice that there are counters for express bus services and taxi service.

For KL Transit service, there is only a banner informing passengers to proceed to Bay 6. As a first timer, I am not sure what Bay 6 mean and where it is located. They should provide more information to passengers regarding the availability of bus services for KL Transit Service. The picture above shows the bus at the Bay 6. Even at the Bay 6, there is no information on how to use the bus service. I just try my luck to board the bus since there is no driver or bus attendant within sight.

Learn more about KL Transit Service HERE.
The bus departed at designated time and it is very reliable (always on time). From LCCT Bay 6, the bus travelled to Salak Tinggi KL Transit station. Upon arriving at the Salak Tinggi Transit Station, I wasn't sure on how to pay for the service. I asked the driver whether I should pay him for a ticket. He asked me to proceed to ticket counter at the Salak Tinggi KL Transit Station to pay for the ticket.

I asked the ticket counter whether I can pay for the bus ticket only. The answer is positively "NO". By using the bus service, the passenger has to pay RM 12.50 (the price is inclusive of the bus service and KL transit) and the next destination is Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Well, considering the reliability of the KL Transit Service and the speed of the Train, the fare is reasonable.

I think they should improve on the passenger information system so that more passengers can use their service.

The picture below shows the bus waiting at the Salak Tinggi KL Transit Station.



BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Thanks for posting this, it is helpful as I'm goling to Malaysia next yeat, Does this bus go to Sentral in KL?
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Wan Hashim said...

Hi BlossomFlowerGirl. The bus parked at Bay 6 is meant as a feeder service to Kuala Lumpur Transit Service (train service to KL Sentral). From Bay 6, the next stop for the bus is at the Salak Tinggi Station. From Salak Tinggi Station, board the KL Transit train to KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur (total fare from LCCT to KL Sentral is RM12.50). Pay the ticket at the Salak Tinggi Transit Station.