The Puduraya bus terminal, now also known as Pudu Sentral, finally re-opened on 16th April 2011 after a long closure for renovation. It received a well-deserved major makeover, after having been in existence for 34 years.
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 waiting area, ticketing counters, retail outlets and food court are now fully air-conditioned and fume-free.
Passengers go down to the boarding platforms via 22 new gates (tunneled stair-well) on the ground floor. There are adequate electronic departure/arrival status screens to keep passengers posted on schedule and timings.
There are two information counters and a police station on the ground floor.
At the Hentian Puduraya Bus Terminal, You can find the buses going to the following destinations:
Bus ticket counters at Pudu Sentral
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 Puduraya 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.
Puduraya Hotel above the terminal is also being refurbished and now renamed to Ancasa Express Hotel. Many of the buses here will also use Hentian Duta as a secondary station where passengers can also board and disembark.
The hastily built (temporary) Terminal Bas Jalan Hang Tuah in front of IPK KL will become a bus holding area.
On 27th August 2011, Puduraya was renamed Pudu Sentral.
Pudu Sentral is situated along Jalan Pudu, near Chinatown (and the popular Petaling Street).
The taxi driver will know where to find the bus station, but you could make use of public transport to get there. RapidKL Plaza Rakyat LRT station lies opposite Pudu Sentral.
There is a taxi counter 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) which is a real improvement compared to the times where you had to haggle for ages to get a decent price.
If you persist on getting a taxi that drives on the meter you are better off stopping a taxi along the road once you have crossed Jalan Pudu via the pedestrian bridge.
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