Hentian Puduraya Bus Station

Overview

The 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.

New and renovated Hentian Puduraya

Hentian Puduraya AFTER renovation

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

Passengers go down to the boarding platforms via 22 new gates (tunneled stair-well) on the ground floor. The waiting area, ticketing counters, retail outlets and food court are now fully air-conditioned (and fume-free). There are adequate electronic departure/arrival status screens to keep passengers posted on schedule and timings.

Hentian Duta Bus Terminal and Surroundings

Hentian Puduraya Bus Terminal

[X] Hentian Puduraya

The Star Shuttle performs service routes from Puduraya to LCCT.

[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

Facilities at Hentian Puduraya

There are two information counters and a Police booth on the ground floor. The Genting Highlands taxi stand is still there on the first level of the car park. Resort World's coach to Genting Highlands and Star Shuttle bus to LCCT 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. With Puduraya's re-opening, the Bukit Jalil Temporary Bus Terminal is now closed. Puduraya will handle northbound inter-city and express buses. 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.

Pictures

Hentian Puduraya Bus Terminal Hentian Puduraya Bus Terminal

How to get to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya)

Pudu Sentral is situated along Jalan Pudu, near Chinatown (and the popular Petaling Street). Each taxi driver will know where to find the bus station, but you could make use of public transport to get there. Rapid KL Plaza Rakyat metro 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.

Hentian Puduraya BEFORE renovation

Overview

The Puduraya station is the main bus station terminus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Long-distance buses arrive and leave from Puduraya for all over Peninsular Malaysia, and also Thailand and Singapore. Puduraya is especially busy during public holiday and festive periods.

As of 2006, Puduraya had underwent a renovation costing about RM3 million. Facilities such as a hotel, bank, and food stalls are located in the Puduraya building. Serving as a hub for outstation buses since 1974, the iconic Puduraya will soon be converted into an inner-city bus terminal.

The current operator of this bus terminal is Uda Holdings.

Hentian Puduraya Bus Station Exterior

The exterior of the Puduraya (before renovation).

Hentian Puduraya Bus Station Interior

An interior of Puduraya (before renovation).


Videof Puduraya Bus Station before renovation

 

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