KL Hop-On Hop-Off – a fun, worthwhile sightseeing city tour bus that everyone should try! Great for family with kids!
Have been hearing so much about KL Hop On Hop Off, and seeing this colourful double-decker sightseeing bus on the road for many times; yet, we never join this tour before.
To be honest, for the past ten years, our time in KL are mostly occupied by work, sometimes cafe hopping during the weekend. The pandemic has somehow, change our lifestyle in Kuala Lumpur. We begin to learn more about this place, its beauty, its heritage, its development and modernity. In fact, we’ve seen the extra effort that has been put in for local tourism these few years, upgrading major tourist destinations from as small as building better pavement to mural paintings, restoring old buildings, etc..
While for KL Hop-on Hop-off, it is definitely not something new in Malaysia, but we are finally “boarding” the bus for the first time. Woohooo.. Very excited.
KL Hop-On Hop-Off is actually a sightseeing bus that bring you every aspect of Kuala Lumpur, through a specially designated route. From the hi-rise towers up to the iconic skyscrapers, towards the historical destinations and lush green scenery that amidst of this attractive and recreational tour. Just sit back and relax in the double-decker air-conditioned bus..
..or choose to feel the breeze at the open-air top deck while enjoying the tour.
KL Hop-on Hop-off have 2 types of tickets, which is Ronda-Ronda KL for daytime, and KL City of Light – a night tour. For daytime KL Hop-on Hop-off, there’s a slight difference on the schedule. From Monday to Thursday, it is named as Ronda-ronda KL, whereby it is on sightseeing-concept. Guests will be seated on the bus, and brought on a tour for about 2 hours, without drop off. While for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it is on Hop On Hop Off concept. Bus will stop at certain destinations, so you can “hop off” and visit the places.
We were in Petaling Street on weekend afternoon, hence we get to ” hop on” the bus at Stop 13- Central Market. There should be another Stop 12- Chinatown but we were very clumsy that time with little information available, also feeling hot from all the walking under scorching hot afternoon. We even called to the helpline and asked for the nearest stop we could board the bus. Thankfully there was someone picking up the call. In fact, the staff was really helpful, trying his best to help us to find the stop. #ThankYouVeryMuch
So, just FYI, if you plan to start your journey from Central Market for your KL Hop-on Hop-off, do note the Central Market stop is opposite to it. In front of Travelogue Hotel, the bus stop next to Antipodean Cafe. Wait patiently, as bus arrived in an interval of 30-45 minutes. Expect to wait slightly longer though.
We thought we will be sitting inside the air-conditioned level due to the hot weather but we ended up at the open-air deck. Haha. It was really hot but it way much interesting up there.
Passed by Little India, KLCC, KL Tower, Central Market, Chinatown, Merdeka Square, Bird Park, Lake Garden, National Palace, National Museum and many other attractions.
The tour ended at Bukit Bintang, in front of Sungei Wang Plaza. Continue to explore some of the best shopping malls and grocery stores in Golden Triangle of KL, including Pavilion KL, Lot 10, Fahrenheit88, Don Don Donki, ISETAN, Starhill Gallery, etc.
*Our visit date was 12 February 2022. There might be changes with the schedule, drop points, etc.. from time to time. Please check with their helpline if there’s any doubt, queries or for latest news and information.
KL Hop On Hop Off
Kiosk Counter Stop 01: Bukit Bintang
2 – 2 1/2 hours trip (*subject to traffic conditions)
Saturday and Sunday
Hop On Hop Off Concept
Pick-up and Drop Off from Selected Stops that in service
30 minutes interval (*subject to traffic conditions)
Helpline: 011-12305350 (9AM- 8PM)