Go KL City Bus Service: Free bus ride in CBD of Kuala Lumpur

Go KL city bus right outside of Wisma Genting at Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, during peak hours.

In order to go from Renaissance Hotel at Jalan Ampang to Pavilion in Bukit Bintang, I could have driven my car, taken a taxi, grabbed an Uber or GrabCar service, or taken the monorail service. Of course, I could have walked too. 😊 

But today I decided to take the free bus ride provided by GO KL City Bus Service. 

Go KL is intended to provide a free, reliable, affordable, accessible, convenient, safe, comfortable and eco-friendly city bus service for private vehicle users, public transport users and tourists in CBD of Kuala Lumpur. It is also aimed to reduce congestion in Kuala Lumpur by encouraging users to park their cars and use Go KL city bus service to travel around.

Yes, you hear it correctly. It's absolutely free! How wonderful! 

This means that if you are a tourist or city dweller staying / living with central business district of Kuala Lumpur, you can just hop on the light purple Go KL bus near you to go to workgo shopping, or go sightseeing.

Go KL free bus service route map

Go KL city bus service route map
There are four Go KL city bus service lines with about 60 stops to choose from:

  • Green line - KL Convention Center, KLCC, MATIC, Concorde Hotel, Life Center, Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, Starhill Gallery
  • Purple line - Bukit Bintang, Starhill Gallery, Pavilion, KL Tower, Central Market, China Town @ Petaling Street, Pudu Sentral
  • Red line - Chow Kit, Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square), KL Sentral, National Museum, National Mosque
  • Blue line - Bukit Nanas, Chow Kit @ Jalan Ipoh, Concorde Hotel, Pavilion, Starhill Gallery, Bukit Bintang

  • I have highlighted some of the major tourist attractions serviced by Go KL city bus service. If you are a tourist, you can actually hop on the light purple Go KL bus and enjoy the free ride to various tourist attractions and shopping malls for free. Just relax and enjoy the free ride!

    If you are a city dweller or working within Central Business District of Kuala Lumpur, you can easily take the free bus rides to your office, to visit your clients in different business centers or commercial buildings, to have lunch anywhere wihthin the routes covered by Go KL City Bus Service.

    By the way, not to for forget that all other public transportation mode and stations (monorail. LRT, bus lines, etc) are within the proximity of the Go KL city bus stops. It makes it very convenient for the inter-connectivity of your journey.

    Go KL city bus service operation hours

    For users' convenience, GO KL city us service starts as early as 6.00 am and ends at 11.00 pm on working days. During weekends and holidays, GO KL city bus service starts one hour later at 7.00 am and ends at 11.00 pm

    Bus frequency is every 10 minutes making it a fast hop-on without having to wait a long time. During peak hours on working days, the frequency is every 5 minutes. 

    Additionally, Go KL bus service operates seven days a week, making it a highly accessible public transport service for all.

    Operation Hours

    • Working day : 6.00 am to 11.00 pm
    • Weekends and Holidays : 7.00 am to 11.00 pm


    • Every 10 minutes
    • Peak hours during working days (7.00 am - 10.00 am and 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm): every 5 minutes

    Where to hop on free bus ride?

    You will notice about 60 bus stops at strategic locations as per the route map provided above. 

    At the bus stops, you will also find a very comprehensive Go KL route map for your convenience. Notice the bicycles by O Bike at the bus stops? That's the latest addition in Kuala Lumpur in a concentrated effort to make KL a green livable city. It's so cool! I will write about O Bike in another article. 
    This bus stop is right outside of Berjaya Central Park Kuala Lumpur, across the street from Renaissance Hotel.

    Relaxing bus ride

    I didn't have to wait long. The moment I reached the bus stop, I saw a light purple bus coming. :) 

    I hopped on the free Go KL city bus service across the street from Renaissance Hotel right outside of newly opened Berjaya Central Park Kuala Lumpur at Jalan Ampang. 

    The bus is modern, air-conditioned, and clean that's Wifi enabledGPS enableddisabled friendly, and eco-friendly (powered by compressed natural gas).

    I really enjoyed the hassle-free, relaxing ride in the cool air-con bus to my destination. I'm sure you will too when you have a chance to hop on one soon to discover, explore, move about in Kuala Lumpur!
    Tourists and locals in the free Go KL city bus service. I was standing so that I could take a photo with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. haha!

    Two thumbs up to Go KL!

    I'm really appreciative of this initiative to improve the public mobility in Central Business District of Kuala Lumpur. 

    It saves costs
    • free bus service 
    • saves your private vehicle fuel.

    It is convenient
    • high frequency (normal every 10 minutes; peak hours every 5 minutes)
    • serves primary business and tourist routes in CBD
    • integrated with other public transport modes (LRT, monorail. bus line, train line)
    • complimented by park and ride facility
    • free Wifi
    • Disabled friendly

    It is environmental friendly
    • city bus is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG)
    • less carbon footprint
    I give GO KL city bus service my two thumbs up! 👍👍 

    Highly recommended to use it to move around in the heart of Kuala Lumpur! 


    Written by Vincent Khor on August 29, 2017


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