Are you ready to explore the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur on a double-decker bus with an open roof? If you are, then buckle up, grab your sunscreen and hop aboard the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus because we're about to hit 18 of the city's most amazing sights!
You can choose between a 1-day or 2-day tour ticket. With the ticket, you are entitled to unlimited KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus boarding for 1 day or 2 days, depending on the ticket you purchased. All you have to do is drop off and explore around, then come back to one of KL Hop-On Hop-Off’s 18 designated bus stops and wait for the bus to pick you up and bring you to the next destination! The buses come in 25-40 minutes intervals, and the last pick-up is at 4pm at each stop. So we suggest embarking early. They also come with live crew commentary and a free-sitting concept. So, sit back, relax and let's discover 18 amazing sites in Kuala Lumpur!
The 1st stop is at Sungei Wang. This is also where you redeem your 🎫ticket. The bus stop is easily noticeable because it is just a few steps away from the main entrance. Sungei Wang is also one of the oldest shopping malls in KL and many Malaysians’ favourite childhood hang-out place. There are great deals on everything from clothing to toys. And if you're feeling peckish, don't worry because there's no shortage of 😋delicious food to fill the void in your tummy. If you are tired of shopping, there are other attractions and entertainments within the mall to keep you entertained, such as Blastacars, Camp5 and MinNature Malaysia.
⏰ Hours: 10am - 10pm
📍 Address: Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
If you are from outside of KL, and looking to jalan-jalan around KL, we highly recommend checking into the Swiss Garden Hotel Bukit Bintang. The KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus can pick you up and drop you down at the hotel when you are done for the day, how convenient! Plus, it is in the heart of Bukit Bintang's trendy cafe scene. Don't forget to sip on a latte at VCR, the hipster cafe where Uncle Roger briefly worked and was fired on the same day. No wonder Auntie Helen left him.🙄
📍 Address: 117, Jln Pudu, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Petaling Street, also known as 'Chinatown,' is a bustling market street filled with vibrant colours, delicious aromas, and endless bargaining opportunities. It's the perfect place to find unique souvenirs, knock-off designer goods, and street food so good you'll want to pinch yourself to make sure that you're not dreaming. From traditional Chinese shops selling herbs to knock-off handbags, Petaling Street has it all. So, hop off the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, stretch your legs, and prepare to haggle like a pro in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's lively Chinatown!
📍 Address: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Come and hop your way to the next top tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur with the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus. Also known as Pasar Seni, Central Market is a vibrant hub of cultural expression and creativity in Kuala Lumpur. From traditional Malay crafts to portrait caricatures, this historic market has something for everyone. You can take a break from shopping and grab a bite at one of the many food stalls, or try out 🎨Batik painting. And the best part? The KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus makes it easy and convenient to explore Central Market and all of its eclectic offerings.
⏰ Hours: 10am - 8pm
📍 Address: Lot 3.04-3.06, 06, Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The next stop is Little India in Brickfields. This vibrant little town will transport you to the bustling streets of Mumbai in a heartbeat. From 🥻sari shops to banana leaf rice, the smells, sounds, and sights will tantalise your senses and leave you wanting more! And let's not forget the all-important 📸photo opp at the colourful Sri Kandaswamy Kovil Temple (if you are in for the walk). Trust us, this stop is a must-try of the 18 amazing sites to see, on the Kuala Lumpur tour with the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus.
📍 Address: Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
This transportation hub is more than just a place to catch your next 🚆train or 🚍bus, it's a hub of activities. From shopping to dining, you'll find everything you need (and didn't know you needed) at the NU Sentral shopping mall. As for dining, KL Sentral itself offers a wide range of restaurants and cafes, including 🍔🍟fast food chains like McDonald’s, I Love Yoo!, and KFC. You’ll never run out of things to eat because there is even a restaurant with vegan options (Panettone) and a food court with various choices of food! With so much to see and do, KL Sentral is definitely a station you won't want to miss.
⏰ Hours: 24 hours (but most shops and facilities close after midnight)
📍 Address: Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Step back in time and immerse yourself in Malaysia's rich history at the National Museum a.k.a Muzium Negara! This national museum is packed with fascinating exhibits and artefacts. From ancient Malay weapons to traditional textiles, you'll be amazed at what you can learn about the history and culture of Malaysia. There are 4 main exhibition halls in the museum and they are separated into different historical periods in Malaysia. They are the prehistorical period, the Malay kingdom, the colonialist era and post Independence period. Don't miss this stop on your Kuala Lumpur tour with the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, or risk missing out on a history lesson like no other!
⏰ Hours: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Opens daily except on the first Mon of each month), closed on the first two days of Raya Aidil Fitri and the first day of Raya Aidil Adha
📍Address: Jabatan Muzium Malaysia, Jln Damansara, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50566 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Remember the episode from Mr Bean where he went to great lengths to have a selfie with the Queen's Guard? Well, you can do something similar at the National Palace a.k.a Istana Negara but please don’t decorate the guards with 🌺flowers and hang Teddy on them. The gate of Istana Negara is the closest you can get to the royal family of Malaysia. So you don’t have to brush up on your royal etiquette in case of bumping into the King himself. You can take tons of 📸photos with the royal guards and 🐴horses, but be mindful because even though they are static, they are real, not mannequins on display! If you want to answer nature's call, there are also 🚻public toilets. Imagine bragging to your friends that you did your no.1 and no.2 at Istana Negara.😌
⏰Hour: 24 Hours
📍Address: Jln Tuanku Abdul Halim, Bukit Damansara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
All aboard the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus for a whistle-stop tour at KL Bird Park! This avian wonderland in Kuala Lumpur is home to over 3,000 birds of 200 different species, and they're not shy to show off their 🦜colourful feathers and flying skills. Whether you're a bird-watcher or just a nature lover, you'll be enchanted by the lush greenery and colourful plumage on display. Most of the 🦚birds here are free-range, which means that you can take a close look at them without being separated by a layer of net or glass. You can even feed and touch some of the birds. Also, Don’t miss out on the bird shows at the semi-open air amphitheatre in zone 4 at 12.30pm and 3.30pm daily. With only 350 seating capacity, you better hurry to grab your seat!
⏰Hour: 9am - 5:30pm
📍Address: 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Masjid Negara, or the National Mosque, is a must-visit in Kuala Lumpur. It's not just a holy site but also a beautiful one. Muslims must experience praying in this modern-looking mosque at least once in their lifetime. Everyone is encouraged to visit this 🕌mosque because you’ll be stunned by the stunning Islamic architecture in no time. For non-muslims, you are advised to dress appropriately. However, if you are not, no worries because you’ll be given a robe to cover up in this holy place. And the best part? You can easily hop on and off the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus to get there and make your way to other amazing sites in Kuala Lumpur. So, add Masjid Negara to your itinerary, it's one of the mosques in Malaysia that you won't want to miss!
⏰Hour: 6:30am - 7pm
📍Address: Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The next stop would be a patriotic one. Experience the rich history of Kuala Lumpur at Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad and Dataran Merdeka. This historic duo is the perfect combination of grand architecture and historical value. Take a stroll along Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad and admire the more than 100 years old building. Then, head over to Dataran Merdeka and relive the historical moment when the Union Jack was lowered down, and Jalur Gemilang was raised in place of it in 1957. The best part? You don't have to choose between the two because the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus takes you to both of these incredible sites! (they are just across from each other).
Fun Fact: The 95-metre flagpole is one of the tallest in the world!
📍Address: Jln Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Feast your eyes on the colourful and chaotic world Jalan Raja Laut, one of the most bustling spots in Kuala Lumpur. This is where you can experience modern Malaysian culture. From Malay clothing stores to Indian snack shops to Chinese repair shops, Medan Mara is definitely 🤙bussin’. This is also where the famous Sogo Shopping Mall is located. Don't forget to bring the Malaysian in you out, to haggle with the vendors for good deals! Make sure to hold on tight to your wallet and your senses.
📍Address: Jln Raja Laut, Chow Kit, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
If you are staying in this hotel, it means that you can hop off at your accommodation! This stop is also located close to many premium dining experiences such as De.Wan 1958 by the famous Chef Wan at The Linc KL, Tao Chinese Cuisine, Fuego at Troika Sky Dining, and many more. It's a gastronomic adventure that you wouldn't want to miss!
Get ready to reach new heights on the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus tour with a visit to KLCC. It is a must-visit for everyone. I mean come on, who doesn’t know the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, it has been featured countless times in movies, cartoons, etc, you name it. Unbeknownst to many, KLCC stands for Kuala Lumpur City Centre, and it is actually refers to the multipurpose development area in Kuala Lumpur, not the iconic Petronas Twin Towers (or jagung according to this writer’s grandmother)! Even so, the famous towers are still commonly referred to as KLCC. Don't forget to explore the KLCC SkyBridge, because the views from there are out of this world! And if shopping and dining are more of your style, you'll find plenty of options to indulge in at Suria KLCC. See! The KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus is definitely your ticket to experiencing the best of the city's modern marvels.
⏰Hour: 6:30am - 7pm
📍Address: Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Get ready for a wild ride through Kuala Lumpur with the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, but make sure to stop by the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC). This one-stop cultural hub is where cultural shows and bazaars are conducted from time to time. You can watch 1-hour long performances from 3pm - 4pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for FREE at the mini auditorium. On top of that, you can also experience Batik painting, making ties & dyeing t-shirts and etc at Teja Studio KL in MATIC. So, don't forget to hop off at MaTiC. You won't regret it!
⏰Hour: 8am - 5pm (Weekends closed)
📍Address: 109, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Prepare yourself for a view that will take your breath away! The KL Tower is a must-visit for all adrenaline junkies and sightseers. And what's a better way to get there than with the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus? Just imagine soaring to new heights to take in the stunning panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur. But don't let the scenic views fool you because the Skydex, Skybox and Observation Deck are not for the faint-hearted. If the height is not to your delight, there are the KL Tower Mini Zoo and KL Upside Down House to keep you entertained!
⏰Hour: 9am - 10pm
📍Address: 2 Jalan Punchak, Off, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
This stop is where KL Citywalk is located. The walkway with colourful 🌂umbrellas is one of the main attractions here. Unfortunately, after the COVID-19 pandemic, many shops are closed. This, in turn, makes it perfect for some Instagram photoshoots without having people 🤞photo-bombing your picture-perfect Instagram post in the background.
The last stop would be the magical underwater world of Aquaria KLCC. Although you can access Aquaria from KLCC, this stop is the closest. This aquatic wonderland in the heart of the city must not be missed. From mesmerising 🦈sea creatures to cute 🦦otters, Aquaria KLCC is a must-visit for all marine enthusiasts. You can have lots of fun times watching turtles, stingrays, sharks and groupers swimming around. Then, take a walk through the underwater tunnel that allows you to walk right through the middle of a massive aquarium filled with all sorts of exotic sea creatures. Lastly, don’t forget the feeding time when you can see marine creatures chowing down on their meals.
⏰Hour: 10am - 7pm
📍Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is a city that truly has it all, from vibrant street life to serene natural escapes. And with the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, you can experience all that this incredible city has to offer with ease and convenience. So, don't wait any longer, start planning your Kuala Lumpur adventure today and discover all of the amazing sites that this city has to offer. From the towering heights of the KL Tower to the underwater world of Aquaria KLCC, the possibilities are truly endless. With the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, you'll have the flexibility to visit the sites that interest you most and create a trip that's tailored specifically to your needs. So, what are you waiting for? Book your ticket and get ready to explore the vibrant and diverse city of Kuala Lumpur! (with the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, of course).