How to go to TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) from KL Sentral?
If you plan to take a long distance bus to Melaka, Ipoh, Penang, Seremban, Johor Bahru or even Singapore, TBS is where you need to be. TBS or Terminal Bersepadu Selatan at Bandar Tasik Selatan is the terminal hub for long distance buses in Kuala Lumpur.
Trains From KL Sentral to TBS
There are two options if you want to catch a train to TBS. First is through the KTM Komuter train and second is through the KLIA Transit train. Both are reliable but there are differences in fares and frequency of departures from KL Sentral.
KTM Komuter from KL Sentral to TBS
The Bandar Tasik Selatan where TBS is located is only FOUR Station away from KL Sentral. The journey from KL Sentral to TBS using KTM Komuter train will take about 17 minutes. Train arrives about every 15 minutes (every 30 minutes after 9.30pm).
To take the KTM Komuter Train from KL Sentral, head to the KTM Komuter platform. Purchase the ticket to Bandar Tasik Selatan which costs ONLY RM1.00. Catch the KTM Komuter Train that head to the Sungai Gadut direction on the Rawang – Sungai Gadut Line.
The first KTM Komuter Train to Bandar Tasik Selatan TBS departs from KL Sentral at 5.55am while the last train departs at 11.30pm.
KLIA Transit Train from KL Sentral to TBS
From KL Sentral, you can also take KLIA Transit Train to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan TBS. Note that KLIA Transit Train is not to be confused with KLIA Express Train which is a non-stop train between KL Sentral and KL International Airport. If you take the KLIA Transit Train, Bandar Tasik Selatan is only ONE station away from KL Sentral. The journey only takes about 7 MINUTES. The train frequency is every 20 minutes during peak hours (Monday to Friday 6:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-10:00pm) or every 30 minutes during off-peak hours.
The first train to TBS departs from KL Sentral at 4.33am and the last train departs at 12.03am (Midnight).
The ticket fare for KLIA Transit Train from KL Sentral to TBS is RM4.20.
Walking Direction from Bandar Tasik Selatan Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)
Upon arriving at Bandar Tasik Selatan station on the KTM Komuter Train or KLIA Transit, you need to walk across a pedestrian bridge to get to the main building of Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). Escalators are available on the way where climbing up to different levels are necessary.
Alight the train and walk towards the main entrance. For KTM Komuter Train, from the main entrance, take the pedestrian link bridge towards Terminal Bersepadu Selatan TBS main building. For KLIA Transit Train, take the escalator or lift to LEVEL 3 and walk across the link bridge towards the main lobby of Terminal Bersepadu Selatan TBS.
Taxi From KL Sentral to TBS
While taking either the KTM Komuter Train or the KLIA Transit Train is very convenient, those who travel with heavy baggages, young kids and family may want to travel on a taxi for less hassle. However, the taxi fare from KL Sentral to TBS is a bit costly compared to trains. For a budget taxi, the taxi fare is about RM19 to RM 28. For an executive taxi, the fare is about RM30-42. The reason is because TBS is actually about 12km away from KL Sentral.
While it is also possible to take bus from KL Sentral to TBS, it is not advisable given that KTM Komuter only costs RM1 and KLIA Transit only costs RM4.20. Moreover, both of these train services are also very reliable to get you to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. It is at TBS where you will face overwhelming choices of buses heading towards popular destination such as Melaka, Penang, Singapore, JB and to many other cities and smaller towns in the country. Getting from KL Sentral to TBS should only be a small part of your journey which should be hassle free.