KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Sightseeing Tour

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KL Hop on Hop off bus

Looking for the best way to get around and see all the popular sights in Kuala Lumpur? We found the KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour to be perfect for this.

Ever since we found out about the Hop-On Hop-Off bus, also known as Ronda Ronda KL, we said that “one day will just get a ticket and tour around the city”.

We never got to it, until my aunty was visiting and we were wondering “what’s the best way to see all of Kuala Lumpur highlights without having to walk too much”. The Hop-on Hop-off bus was our answer. 

And so, after a year and a half of living in Kuala Lumpur, we finally explored the city’s finest destinations and landmarks by riding the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

They offer convenience and flexible routes, making this bus tour perfect for first-time and repeat visitors, especially families with kids. 

You get to see what Kuala Lumpur offers from the comfort of this fully air-conditioned double-deck bus with free WiFi and a live city guide on board. 

We (re)discovered everything from the magnificent view of the colossal Petronas Towers (this is where we “hopped on”) to the immaculate local and international cuisine and more!

In this article, we’ll take you to the ins and outs of the KL Hop On Hop Off bus tour, so keep reading!

Hop on hop off bus in Kuala Lumpur

What is KL Hop On Hop Off?

KL Hop On Hop Off is a popular bus tour service that operates on a hop-on and hop-off basis so that you can get on and off at any designated stop. 

Each stop will have a 20 to 40 min interval so you can get off, explore the site, and hop on to the next bus. At some stops the bus takes a 5-minutes break, which means you can get off, take a few quick photos, and hop back on.

KL Hop On Hop Off stop

Depending on the type of ticket you purchase, tickets are valid for either 24 or 48 hours after boarding the bus the first time.

TIP: Take a picture of your ticket, so you have a back-up in case you lose it.

KL Hop On Hop Off ticket

When you hop-off, you can spend as much time as you want visiting the attractions and taking pictures before returning to the stop to hop on the next bus.

KL Hop On Hop Off observation deck

Features of the KL Hop On Hop Off Bus

Riding in the city tour bus in Kuala Lumpur allows you to explore the city at your own pace. It gives you a comprehensive experience of the vibrant capital of Malaysia as you get to see most of the city’s popular sites in a short time.

Embarking the KL Hop-on Hop-off bus meant that we could show my aunt around without having to walk too much, or without having to worry about booking a Grab Car to go from one site to another. 

We also saw some sites that we hadn’t been to before, such as the KL Craft Complex and the National Palace.

KL National Palace

Lastly, taking this tour is also a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with the city. The city route takes about an hour and fifteen minutes and the Garden Route an hour and fourth five minutes. This means that you get to see the whole city in half a day. Consider it an orientation and then pick-and choose where you’d like to go back to explore more.

As mentioned, the Hop-on Hop-off busses are double deckers. And instead of sitting in the airconditioned sections, you can also choose to sit on the open air deck. This provides the perfect opportunity for those who want to enjoy the KL vibes up close.

TIP: Choose a seat on the observation deck of the double decker bus for the best way to take in the green scenery of the Malaysian capital and unobstructed views of the city’s iconic landmarks and historical places.

KL Hop On Hop Off wall art

Don’t miss the chance to join in photo stops featuring Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic buildings and landmarks. While the bus stops at each bus stop, there are some stops where you’ll get a 5-minute break to take photos. Among those stops are the National Palace and the National Museum.

Why is KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour great for families with kids?

The KL Hop On Hop Off Bus welcomes tourists, locals, and everyone of all ages. If you’re traveling in Kuala Lumpur with the whole family, this is a great transportation mode as it’s a tourist-friendly transportation system throughout Kuala Lumpur city centre. Spend less time planning out the family activities in KL and more time enjoying the day with your family instead. The bus tour already provides its own itinerary with over 60 attractions to discover.

TIP: Save money and get a discount when you avail of their promotion of the month. At the time of writing, the promo is a family ticket for two adults and two children (5 – 12 years old) for only RM 90 for MyKad holders or RM 170 for non-Malaysians. 

The total of the old KL hop-on hop-off city tour took around two hours. However, the new route is split into two and there are now a city route, which takes you through KLCC and Bukit Bintan area, and a garden route which takes you to Little India, KL Sentra, the Botanical Gardens, and Dataran Merdeka.

As a KL hop-on hop-off ticket holder, you’ll get the chance to do all sorts of fun activities in KL without having to worry about to getting from one landmark to the next. The Kuala Lumpur hop-on hop-off bus stops near KL’s most popular tourist attractions.

KL Hop On Hop Off bus open deck

Types of Hop On Hop Off in Kuala Lumpur

Rain or shine, day or night, you can experience the Hop On Hop Off Bus tour during the day or by night as they offer two different types of tickets: the original KL hop-on hop-off bus tour services from 9 am to 6 pm and the KL City of Lights bus tour runs at 8 pm only.

Day Tour: KL City Tour

The KL City Bus Day Tour gives you the best sightseeing excursion throughout the city. 

It’s a free seating and first come, first serve basis. So you can hop-on at any time of the day between 9 am and 6 pm.

TIP: The last time to board a bus at any stop is around 4 – 4:15 pm as, due to heavy traffic, it can take up to 2 hours for the bus to return to stop number 1 (Sungei Wang Plaza Interchange).

If you want to take advantage of the city’s rich history and culture, we recommend you disembark at Kuala Lumpur’s historical landmarks, such as Dataran Merdeka. Read our blog about historical places in KL to plan your hop-on hop-off itinerary. 

Hop On Hop Off bus in KL

You can also explore the city’s shopping districts and shop to your heart’s content in locations like the Central Market, Chinatown, and KLCC.

Hop On Hop Off bus in Chinatown KL

And, don’t forget to get a taste of the different foods and cuisine from various cultures in Malaysia. Dine in and have a nice meal with the family in one of the best food courts in KL

Or, have a roadside feast and try Kuala Lumpur’s famous street foods like nasi lemak and satay at one of Kuala Lumpur’s best street food markets.

TIP: Don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat if you’re planning to sit outside on the upper deck. 

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Night Tour: KL City of Lights Tour

Have you ever seen Kuala Lumpur’s best sights light up at night? We heard that this is a great chance to see KL in all its glory! 

We haven’t done the City of Lights Tour ourselves yet, but from what we heard, the KL Hop On Hop Off Night Tour gives you the perfect view of the KL skyline and city lights. You have 2 hours to enjoy KL’s nightlife with the departure time between 8 pm and 10 pm.

We can imagine that the Garden City of Lights is a true sight at night. With buildings like the Petronas Twin Towers and Sultan Abdul Samad Building lit up, you can see how marvelous everything looks.

Fountain Show in front of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur

Photo stop locations are also available during the night tour, so you can capture unforgettable moments with the family and spend time doing night activities in KL.

We would definitely have a night stroll in Merdeka Square and take picture-perfect photos of the beautifully lit-up buildings here at night, including the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

We would also try plenty of street foods in Bukit Bintang or shop in Little India and Central Market for local arts and souvenirs. Word has it that the KL City of Lights Tour offers plenty of opportunities to take a piece of KL with you.

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Ticket Pricing and Bookings

Ready to start your Kuala Lumpur getaway with KL Hop On Hop Off? Book your hop-on hop-off bus ticket online and hop-on at any of the bus stops. 

You can also buy a ticket at any of the following locations:

  • On the bus – we bought our ticket at bus stop number 6, in front of the Petronas Twin Towers
  • Authorised hotels and travel agents
  • Kiosk Bukit Bintang (Stop No 01)

Below are the published KL Hop On Hop Off Bus ticket prices, depending on the type of tour you want. Note that these prices might change, so we recommend double checking the booking website before purchasing the tickets.

Type of TourProduct TypePrice

Day Tour
24-hour pass – MalaysianRM30.00 (Adult)RM20.00 (Child)
24-hour pass  – Non-MalaysianRM60.00 (Adult)
RM30.00 (Child)
48-hour pass – MalaysianRM40.00 (Adult)RM25.00 (Child)
48-hour pass – Non-MalaysianRM90.00 (Adult)RM43.00 (Child)
Promo (Family Package)MalaysianRM90.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Non-MalaysianRM170.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Night Tour
MalaysianRM35.00 (Adult)RM20.00 (Child)
Non-MalaysianRM65.00 (Adult)
RM30.00 (Child)

If you’re planning on visiting multiple Kuala Lumpur attractions, we recommend buying the Kuala Lumpur Attraction Pass. With this pass, you can select 2 to 4 attractions with up to 65% savings. Click here to read our Kuala Lumpur Attraction Pass review.

KL Hop On Hop Off Routes and Attractions

The dynamic city of Kuala Lumpur is filled with timeless destinations that will make your day out or your vacation more exciting than ever. Book a tour in KL Hop On Hop Off and get ready to start your family excursion trip.

Where is the pick-up location?

Tickets can be picked up at stop 1 (Bukit Bintang). Their kiosk is located next to the Sungei Wan main entrance. Or, choose your pick-up and drop-off location at any available bus stops based on the KL Hop On Hop Off Route Map.

2023 Hop on Hop Off Route Map
KL hop-on hop-off bus map – by myhoponhopoff.com

How long will the tour last?

The tour starts between 9 am – 6 pm, with the last pick up for each stop set at 4 pm. This means that wherever you are, you have to hop-on the last bus at 4 pm to return to your starting point or to any other destination on the route. Without hopping-off, your trip through the city and garden route will take 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Here’s the complete list of the KL Hop On Hop Off stops and the popular attractions and landmarks you’ll see. The stops for the City of Lights tour are marked with an asterisk *.

City Route StopsAttractions
01 – SG Wang Plaza– Sungei Wang Plaza (SG Wang Plaza), Bukit Bintang Kiosk
02 – Masjid India
03 – KG Baru– Malay Authentic Food (Kampung Baru)
04 – Palace of Culture– Titiwangsa Lake Garden (click to read our review), National Visual Art Gallery, National Library
05 – Intercontinental
06 – KLCC*– Petronas Twin Tower (read our review), Suria KLCC, Sky Bridge, Petrosains Discovery Center (read our review)
07 – MaTIC*– Malaysia Tourism Center
08 – KL Tower* (read our review)– Hard Rock Cafe, KL Forest Eco Park
09 – P Ramlee
10 – Aquaria – KLCC Park– KL Convention Center, Aquaria KLCC (read our review)
11 – KL Craft Complex
12 – TRX (Coming Soon)
13 – Bukit Bintang (Shopping Malls)– Pavillion, Berjaya Times Square
14 – Tengkat Tong Shin
Garden Route StopsAttractions
15 – Swiss Garden
16 – Chinatown*– Sri Mahariamman Temple
17 – Central Market*
18 – Little India*
19 – KL Sentral*– NU Sentral
20 – National Museum– Parliament Malaysia
21 – National Palace*– National Monument
22 – Bird Park (click to read our review)– Perdana Botanical Garden (read our review), Butterfly Park (read our review), Orchid & Hibiscus Garden
23 – National Mosque
24 – Merdeka Square*– Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Jamek Mosque, River of Life
25 – Chow Kit
26 – Sunway Putra Hotel
27 – Merdeka 118 (Coming Soon)
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Accessibility for Passengers with Disabilities and Families with Strollers

Another fantastic feature of the KL Hop On Hop Off Bus is its inclusivity for elderly people, pregnant women and persons with disability (PWDs). This wheelchair-accessible tour bus has ramps and spaces reserved for wheelchairs and strollers.

Is the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Worth It?

Yes, we do recommend the hop-on hop-off bus to explore the best places of Kuala Lumpur in style and have a wonderful day out. Hop on the KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour and make the most of your time by sightseeing and doing fun activities.

With its child-friendly facilities and activities and cost-effective pricing, the bus tour offers one of the most convenient options for getting around the city. 

Whether you’re a traveler or a KL resident, you’ll have a good time in the KL Hop On Hop Off bus. We certainly enjoyed the ride, even after living in Kuala Lumpur for such a while already. 

What are you waiting for? Book your tour today and get ready to explore the best of Kuala Lumpur!

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About Marlieke Kemp-Janssen:

Marlieke is the mom of a four-year-old girl and, together with daddy, they love living in and exploring Kuala Lumpur. As well as being the founder of Kuala Lumpur with Kids, Marlieke is a digital marketing consultant who has helped small businesses grow through her company Aureum Hospitality Advisers.

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