Rapid KL Bus Skip Stop Xpress shuttle for Jalan Ampang – Ampang LRT direct to Ampang Park, KLCC

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Jalan Ampang is a major artery in KL bringing people from the Ampang area to the heart of the city. It’s narrow and has lots of turn offs, which means traffic is far from free flowing during peak hours. Sure, there’s the AKLEH alternative, but the toll fares will cost you a fair bit if you use it daily.

Rapid KL has now come up with an alternative, which might save you some time and money. Called the Bus Skip Stop Xpress, the three-month trial service started on May 16 and will go on till August 16. Described as a bus service for the Ampang community, the shuttle starts from the Ampang LRT station and takes one directly to Ampang Park and KLCC – no stops along the way.

The fare is RM1.90 and the departure times are in the morning from Ampang LRT and in the evening from Ampang Park and KLCC – see the timetable above.

Rapid KL Bus Skip Stop Xpress shuttle for Jalan Ampang – Ampang LRT direct to Ampang Park, KLCC

If you work near Ampang Park and KLCC, perfect. If you don’t, there are LRT stations at both those stops. Will it be faster than driving? I don’t think your car can outpace the bus by much on a busy Jalan Ampang, and there’s a short stretch of bus lane from Ampang Park that it can use.

Time aside, taking the bus means you can snooze, play games or catch up with your series (please use earphones) as opposed to being mentally engaged in a daily ‘battle’. Parking is very expensive in the KLCC area, and you can save significant sums by taking the bus – at RM1.90 per trip, it’s less than RM4 a day. You can always try it out and then weigh the cost-benefit versus driving.

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • RapidKL, pakai monthly pass,
    It’s just getting better.

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  • LRT User on May 18, 2022 at 11:54 am

    This is more for the tourists flooding our country

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  • Raja Kamarul on May 18, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Poster says “limited stops”, though, as opposed to direct service. Which is which, wahai Prasarana?

    Being a regular on this route, I’d predict some time saved although perhaps the appeal is more cost efficiency. Now it is up to Prasarana to offer good service that is efficient and on time.

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    • English Teacher on May 18, 2022 at 2:22 pm

      Limited stops as in Ampang LRT to KLCC one stop, Ampang Park to LRT one stop, KLCC to LRT one stop. Limited but still a number of different stops. Understand?

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  • At the meantime, please shed the passenger load at LRT KLCC. The upcoming LRT3 interchange at Ampang Park may increase the load further

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