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.
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.
 Wesley Methodist Church
 Plaza Rakyat
 Plaza Rakyat LRT Station
 SM & SMK (L) Methodist
 Sekolah Menengah Stella Maris
 Church of St Anthony
 Chinese Maternity Hospital
 Tung Shin Hospital
 Gurdwara Sahib Mainduab Sikh Temple
 Kawana Tourist Inn
 Citin Hotel Pudu
 Mayview Glory Hotel
 Bangunan Cahaya Suria
 Menara Maybank
 Court Hill Sri Ganesar Hindu Temple
 D’View Inn
 Casavilla Travellers’ Lodge
 Istana Pahang Kuala Lumpur
 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.
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
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.