KL Hop-On Hop-Off (HoHo) open top buses are a convenient way to see the famous landmarks of Kuala Lumpur.
Once upon a time it was only London that had this type of double decker bus sightseeing tour but now they can be found in dozens of cities around the world.
For tourists, particularly first time visitors to Kuala Lumpur, these buses provide an easy way of seeing many of the city’s top attractions all on one ticket. If you sit upstairs you may well get a great view of the landmark for those all-important selfies. You don’t need to hop-off if you don’t want to and you could just complete the whole tour in one go. However bear in mind it would probably take over 3 hours to complete the whole circuit of 19 stops.
Do not confuse the KL Hop-On Hop-Off with the Go-KL City Bus
What’s the Difference?
- HoHo costs money, quite a lot in my opinion, although cheaper than getting taxis to see all these sights. Go-KL is free.
- Being a free bus, Go-KL can get very busy. With HoHo you are sure to get a seat.
- HoHo has one route with 19 stops. Go-KL has multiple routes with 89 stops. You could see nearly all of the tourist sights by Go-KL but you would need to change buses.
- HoHo buses run at intervals of around 20 30 minutes subject to traffic conditions. Go-KL buses run at 5 minute intervals at peak periods and every 10 minutes at other times.
- HoHo waits for up to 10 minutes at some stops to enable passengers to take photos. Go-KL does not.
- HoHo has a commentary (pre-recorded), Go-KL does not.
- HoHo buses have either a full open top or a partial open top. The enclosed deck is air conditioned. Go-KL buses are single deck (air-conditioned).
- If you are a rich tourist you should probably ride on HoHo and leave space on Go-KL for migrant workers and KL-ites to get to work. However if you are a traveller on a tight budget then Go-KL is the one for you.
You can read more about Go-KL City Bus here.
Where Does the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stop?
I have marked each stop location as accurately as possible on this map:
Here is a list of the bus stops and points of interest nearby:
- Bukit Bintang (Bintang Walk, shopping) One Stop Centre for KL Hop On Hop Off tickets, tour packages and attraction tickets. Kiosk/Bus Stop is located in front of Sungei Wang Plaza
- Swiss Garden Hotel
- Chinatown (Chinatown walking tour)
- Central Market (Art House Gallery, shopping)
- Little India (Brickfields Heritage Walk)
- KL Sentral (Main transport hub)
- National Museum (Muzium Negara, Orang Asli Museum, Malay-World Ethnology Museum)
- National Palace (Istana Negara)
- KL Bird Park (Bird Park, Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens, National Planetarium, Tun Abdul Razak Memorial, Botanical Garden, Malaysia Cartoon & Comic House, Deer Park, Butterfly Park)
- National Mosque (Islamic Art Museum, Masjid Negara, Old KL Railway Station, Majestic Hotel)
- Dataran Merdeka (Royal Selangor Club, Abdul Samad Building, KL City Gallery, National Textile Museum, Music Museum)
- Raja Laut
- Palace of Culture (Titiwangsa Lake Garden, Istana Budaya, National Visual Arts Gallery, National Library)
- Intercontinental Hotel
- KLCC (Petronas Towers, Petrosains Museum, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, shopping)
- MATIC (Malaysian Tourist Centre)
- KL Tower (KL Tower, KL Forest Eco-Park)
- KL City Walk (shopping, food & drinks)
- Aquaria (Aquaria, KL Convention Centre)
You can keep up-to-date of any changes to KL Hop-On Hop-Off route map by taking a look at their official website.
2023 Ticket Prices
24 Hour Family Tickets (2 adults + 2 Children) are available at RM90 for Malaysians and RM 170 for foreigners.
Age 5 Years and Below are Free
Students & Disabled Pay Child Rate.
KL Hop-On Hop-Off ticket validity starts from the time and date you board the bus. So if you hop-on at 11 am the ticket will expire at 11 am the next day (24 Hour Ticket) or day after next (48 Hour Ticket).
For overseas tourists, the 48 hour ticket is better value for money as it allows more attractions to be seen.
TIP: You can get an 8% discount on these prices by buying online through Tripcarte’s secure website with instant ticketing, refundable and hassle free e-tickets.
Operates daily 9 am – 6 pm for day tours. A cheaper night tour runs at 8pm..
Where to Buy Tickets
- In the bus.
- Any agents displaying their logo.
- At the Bukit Bintang kiosk.
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