EXACTLY How To Get From Kuala Lumpur To Putrajaya [2023]

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Want to visit Putrajaya while you’re in Kuala Lumpur? Or maybe you need to go for work?

While Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur are located close together, getting between the two can feel complicated when you’ve never done it before. However, it doesn’t have to be. It’s actually very straightforward.

Putra Mosque
Putra Mosque

Below, I break up exactly how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya so you know exactly what you need to do, when, whether you are looking for a KL Sentral to Putrajaya train, a bus, taxi or a tour. You’ll soon be there!

I also describe the reverse journey from Putrajaya to Kuala Lumpur. 

Map: KL To Putrajaya

KL to Putrajaya map
Click the Map to open in Google Maps. You can then access directions to each of the locations discussed in this article.

The Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya distance is only around 35 kilometres if you measure from centre to centre. The outskirts of the cities are even closer.

The Putrajaya Kuala Lumpur driving time is around 50 minutes, but this is heavily influenced by traffic. From KL Sentral to Putrajaya Sentral is only 18 minutes by express train.

BEST OPTION: How To Get From Kuala Lumpur To Putrajaya

If you are travelling from KL Sentral to Putrajaya Sentral only, a train is your best option. If you need to go between different points in the two cities, a taxi is your best option.

Option 1: ERL KL Sentral to Putrajaya (Train)

The pink sign is where the KLIA train leaves from in KL Sentral
The pink “KLIA Transit” sign is where the KLIA train leaves from in KL Sentral that stops in Putrajaya

The fastest way is to take a train from KL Sentral to Putrajaya. However, if you are not already at KL Sentral, a taxi may be faster.

The train is ultra quick because you can take the KL Sentral to Putrajaya Sentral ERL (Express Rail Line). The KLIA Transit is the train you want to take. It stops at “Putrajaya & Cyberjaya” station on its way to KLIA.

This train takes just 18 minutes and is air conditioned and comfortable with room for luggage. It currently costs RM14 each way.

At arrival at KL Sentral, look for the big pink signs – you can’t miss them. This is where you can buy your ticket and catch your train.

The Putrajaya & Cyberjaya station is part of the bigger Putrajaya Sentral station. There is a bus hub and taxi centre here if you need to travel to somewhere else in Putrajaya.

Inside the KLIA train. Room for luggage and plenty of seats
Inside the KLIA train to Putrajaya. Room for luggage and plenty of seats

Option 2: Bus To Putrajaya From KL

You are far better off travelling KL to Putrajaya by train. However, there are bus options from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) which is a bus terminal to the southeast of KLCC.

Some buses, such as ones run by Jasmin or Cosmic (among others), stop here.

Option 3: KL To Putrajaya By Taxi

The easiest way to travel Kuala Lumpur Putrajaya and vice versa is by taxi. You can use the Grab app to book one.

The exact price depends on how busy the taxi system is at the time you order one. I checked the Grab app at various times over a day and the price varied from RM34-37 to go from Bukit Bintang in KL to Putrajaya Sentral.

Option 4: Putrajaya Tour

Perdana Putra
Perdana Putra – visited on my Putrajaya tour

If you want to travel to Putrajaya for sightseeing, your best option is to take a Putrajaya tour.

This is because there isn’t good public transport in Putrajaya around the attractions. So even if you take a train to Putrajaya, you’ll need a taxi once you get there to go around the sights.

A Putrajaya tour will be a better deal and you’ll have someone to ask all your questions as you see more of the city.

I personally took this tour on Klook. It was a super easy way to enjoy all the interesting places in Putrajaya in an easy format. I highly recommend it.

It will pick you up from the central areas of KL and drop you off again afterwards.

Click here to book it now.

Kuala Lumpur Airport To Putrajaya?

KLIA2 to KLIA transit station
The train station in KLIA2

It’s simple to travel from KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) to Putrajaya as well. Because Putrajaya is a stop on the KLIA Transit train from KLIA to KL Sentral, you can simply catch this train and get off at the Putrajaya & Cyberjaya station.

At KLIA (or KLIA2), simply follow the signs that lead you to the KLIA Transit trains like the photo above.

You can also take a taxi. There are signs to reach the taxi counter in either terminal at KLIA and it’s very straightforward to take a taxi.

Putrajaya To Kuala Lumpur

Putrajaya & Cyberjaya station
Putrajaya & Cyberjaya station

If you want to know how to travel from Putrajaya to KL instead, good news! It’s just as easy as travelling KL to Putrajaya.

You simply reverse the instructions above.

Final Words

Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur are located close together and it’s very easy to travel Putrajaya KL and KL Putrajaya.

If you are visiting Putrajaya as a day trip from Kuala Lumpur, I highly recommend taking a private tour as it’s hard to get around Putrajaya once you get there. Otherwise a taxi or train is your best bet to get to Putrajaya.

I hope you found this guide to how to go Putrajaya from KL useful. You can find our guide to things to do in Putrajaya here, our complete travel guide to Putrajaya here or our complete travel guide to Kuala Lumpur here.

By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is an Australian who has fallen in love with Malaysia! She explores Malaysia multiple times a year, often with her kids, and has previously lived in Penang.