The Pudu Sentral, previously known as Pudu Raya, is strategically located at Jalan Pudu, just next to bustling Jalan Petaling that known to many as Chinatown. Pudu Sentral is also within short distance from the popular "Golden Triangle" - Bukit Bintang area - where you could find many pubs, shopping malls, and restaurants.


Pudu Sentral began operating in 1976. In 2009, it received a well-deserved major makeover, after having been in existence for 34 years, and finally re-opened on 16th April 2011 after a long closure for renovation.

After full-scale upgrading and reopening in April 2011, it mainly serves northern state bound coaches and buses.

On 1 November 2015, 545 of the 635 northbound bus operations at Pudu Sentral were moved to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (BTS), completing the replacement of Pudu Sentral by TBS as the city's main express bus terminal.

Pudu Sentral
Pudu Sentral

View of Pudu Sentral from Maybank tower
View of Pudu Sentral from Maybank tower

Pudu Sentral from Bukit Bintang direction
View of Pudu Sentral from Bukit Bintang direction


The new renovation features an expanded waiting area (across three floors) with 1,200 seats and plush carpeting was put in place, among other things.

The new Pudu Sentral has three new waiting areas, one on the Mezzanine floor and two more on the first floor. There are two units of walkalators and disabled-friendly facilities.

Escalator access to the entrance of Pudu Sentral
Escalator access to the entrance of Pudu Sentral
Entrance of Pudu Sentral
Entrance of Pudu Sentral
The waiting area, ticketing counters, retail outlets and food court are now fully air-conditioned and fume-free. There are two information counters and a police station on the ground floor. Passengers go down to the boarding platforms via 22 new gates (tunneled stair-well) on the ground floor.

Information monitors at waiting area
Information monitors at waiting area
Spacious and comfortable waiting area
Spacious and comfortable waiting area

There are adequate electronic departure / arrival status screens to keep passengers informed on schedule and timings. A taxi counter is also available at the bus station, where you can buy a taxi ticket for fixed prices, similar to KL Sentral where you also have a fixed price taxi counter.

Access to bus boarding platforms
Access to bus boarding platforms
Staircase access to the boarding platforms
Staircase access to the boarding platforms
After the upgrade, Pudu Sentral is brighter, cleaner, and more air-conditioning waiting area for commuters while waiting for boarding.

Luggage storage service
Luggage storage service
Convenience store
Convenient store
Food court available at Pudu Sentral
Food court available at Pudu Sentral

On 23 September 2012, Pudu Sentral was redesignated as the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) for Kuala Lumpur. UTC is the initiatives of the Malaysian government to provide urban communities a centralised location for core government agencies, public amenities and services of private sectors. Nevertheless, buses still continue to operate from this location.

Pudu Sentral as Urban Transformation Centre
Pudu Sentral as Urban Transformation Centre
Pudu Sentral as Urban Transformation Centre
Pudu Sentral as Urban Transformation Centre
The UTC will house 31 government agencies, scores of private businesses, a Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia, a Kedai Kain 1Malaysia and the country's first Kedai Buku 1Malaysia.

Pudu Sentral as Urban Transformation Centre
Pudu Sentral as Urban Transformation Centre
Pudu Sentral as Urban Transformation Centre
Pudu Sentral as Urban Transformation Centre
The Genting Highlands taxi stand is on the first level of the car park. Resort World's coach to Genting Highlands and Star Shuttle bus to klia2 airport operate from Pudu Sentral as well.

Parking rate for the multi-level car park is RM3.00 for the first hour and RM2.00 for every subsequent hour. Grace period is 15 minutes.

The Puduraya Hotel above the terminal is also being refurbished and now renamed to Ancasa Express Hotel. Many of the buses here will also use Duta Bus Terminal as a secondary station where passengers can also board and disembark.

Aerial view of Pudu Sentral
Aerial view of Pudu Sentral, Ancasa Express Hotel on top of Pudu Sentral


From klia2 to Pudu Sentral

Bus option 1 - You can take the Star Shuttle bus at the klia2 to go to Pudu Sentral. The Star Shuttle will stop at MyDin super store which is few minutes walk from the Pudu Sentral.

Star Shuttle bus stops near MyDin super store
Star Shuttle bus stops near MyDin super store

Bus option 2 - You can take the Aerobus, Airport Coach, or Skybus at the klia2 to go to KL Sentral. At the KL Sentral, you can then take the LRT or monorail train to go to Pudu Sentral.

Bus boarding platforms at KL Sentral for airport-bound buses
Boarding platforms at KL Sentral for airport-bound buses

RapidKL LRT - At the KL Sentral, you can take the RapidKL Kelana Jaya Line LRT to the Masjid Jamek LRT station, and then switch to RapidKL Ampang Line LRT to go to the Plaza Rakyat LRT station. The Pudu Sentral is just few minutes walk away.

KL Monorail - At the KL Sentral, you can take the KL Monorail to either Maharajelala station, Hang Tuah station, or Bukit Bintang station, and the Pudu Sentral is about 20 minutes walking distance away.


Places of attractions near Pudu Sentral

The Pudu Sentral is strategically located at Jalan Pudu, just next to bustling Chinatown. It is also within short distance from the popular "Golden Triangle" - Bukit Bintang area.

Places of attractions near Pudu Sentral
Places of attractions near Pudu Sentral

[X] Pudu Sentral
[1] Ancasa Hotel
[2] Confucian Private Secondary Chinese School & SMJK Confucian
[3] Wesley Methodist Church
[4] Plaza Rakyat
[5] Plaza Rakyat LRT Station
[6] SM & SMK (L) Methodist
[7] Sekolah Menengah Stella Maris
[8] Church of St Anthony
[9] Chinese Maternity Hospital
[10] Tung Shin Hospital
[11] Gurdwara Sahib Mainduab Sikh Temple
[12] Kawana Tourist Inn
[13] Citin Hotel Pudu
[14] 7-Eleven
[15] Mayview Glory Hotel
[16] Bangunan Cahaya Suria
[17] Menara Maybank
[18] Court Hill Sri Ganesar Hindu Temple
[19] D'View Inn
[20] Casavilla Travellers' Lodge
[21] Istana Pahang Kuala Lumpur
[22] Nan Kai Chinese School


Buses available at Pudu Sentral

There are ticketing counters on the first floor. An e-ticketing system is in the development to integrate with booking system of the operating bus companies at the terminal. On 1 November 2015, 545 of the 635 northbound bus operations at Pudu Sentral were moved to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (BTS), completing the replacement of Pudu Sentral by TBS as the city's main express bus terminal.

Bus ticket counters available at first floor of Pudu Sentral
Bus ticket counters available at first floor of Pudu Sentral

At this terminal, You can find the buses going to the following destinations:

  • Kamunting
  • Kangar
  • Kemaman
  • Khar
  • Kroh
  • Kuala Perlis
  • Kuala Pilah
  • Kuantan
  • Kulim
  • Langkawi
  • Lumut (Pangkor)
  • Nibong Tebal
  • Paka
  • Parit Buntar
  • Pekan
  • Penang
  • Port Dickson
  • Sabak Bernam
  • Sekinchan
  • Seremban
  • Simpang
  • Sitiawan
  • Sungai Nibong
  • Sungai Petani
  • Sungai Siput
  • Taiping
  • Tanjung Malim
  • Tapah
  • Thailand (Danok)
  • Thailand (Hatyai)
  • Teluk Intan
  • Terengganu
  • UPSI
  • UUM (Sintok)

Ticket counters at Pudu Sentral
Ticket counters at Pudu Sentral
Star Shuttle ticket counter at Pudu Sentral
Star Shuttle ticket counter
Ticket counters at Pudu Sentral
Ticket counters at Pudu Sentral
Go Genting bus ticket counters
Go Genting bus ticket counters

Traffic congestion near Pudu Sentral was reduced after Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (BTS) opened on January 2011. The new integrated transport hub BTS caters for most of Kuala Lumpur's long distance buses that previously utilised Pudu Sentral.

Pudu Sentral remains in use as a terminal for short-distance buses and stage buses.

Terminal Bersepadu Selatan - The Integrated Transport Terminal
Side view of Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (BTS)

Terminal Bersepadu Selatan - The Integrated Transport Terminal
Front view of view of Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (BTS)

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