Travelling by bus from Kuala Lumpur to baling
Some of the most popular and iconic destinations in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia have come forward to define the city as a true tourism destination. The magnificent outline of the Petronas Towers and the standing image of the Buddha are some of the things that I will never forget. During my stay in the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur, the one place that I liked the most was Petaling Street market located right in the heart of China Town. During your stay here make sure to visit the beautiful Sultan Abdul Samad building which is located in the city’s colonial quarters. After my tour in Kuala Lumpur was complete, it was time for me to head to my next destination, which was the beautiful town of Baling. Just like the locals, I preferred traveling to Baling by bus as it is quite faster, convenient and hassle free compared to train travel. I booked my bus tickets from redbus. I was quite fortunate to find my choice of seats from their 3D view as I booked my tickets almost a week in advance.
Baling is located in the state of Kedah, which is quite close to the borders of Thailand. There are a quite a few interesting places to visit in Baling. The bus journey from Kuala Lumpur to Baling was simply mesmerising thanks to the view of turquoise blue waters and plush greenery in the backdrop. The best way to travel to Baling from Kuala Lumpur would be to book and board an express bus. There are only 2 operators plying on this route between Kuala Lumpur and Baling which are Transnasional and Plusliner. Depending on the class of bus you book Transnasional has about 25-30 seats in a bus making it the operator with the most comfortable and spacious seats. Plusliner has 37 seats in all class of buses. Tickets for Transnasional start from MYR 39 whereas from Plusliner the tickets cost about MYR 38 per head. I chose to travel by Transnasional owing to the spacious seats, as I need a lot of legroom and elbow space. The duration of the journey between the two cities is about 5 hours but this is definitely subject to change depending on the traffic you come across. Transnasional has buses almost throughout the day whereas Plusliner has a fixed timing of departure. Plusliner has only two departures in a day and both are at night.
The buses depart at 9PM and 11PM sharp. This is actually good as there is literally no traffic during these hours. Transnasional buses depart as early as 8AM in the morning and have services operating until 11PM in the night. I booked a bus for 3PM with transnasional as this is a time in the afternoon when there is hardly any traffic. In addition, I could experience the scenic views between the two cities. The staff at Transnasional was quite helpful and interactive. There are about two restroom breaks during the course of the journey. The staff also served us some light snacks.