TBS to Sungai Nibong is one of the most demanded bus routes in Malaysia. The city of Kuala Lumpur as well as the city of Penang are very popular among the tourists. Penang has impeccable art work, several festivals and the different local delicacies, whereas, Kuala Lumpur has exciting nightlife for the visitors of all ages. The main attractions in the city of Penang are Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach, wall painting by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, The Streets of Georgetown and many more. Whereas, the attractions of Kuala Lumpur comprises Petronas Twin Tower, Batu Caves, Chinatown, Little India in Brickfield and more.
TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) is situated around 10 km south of Kuala Lumpur city centre. It is the main long distance bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is integrated with the adjacent Bandar Tasik Selatan station (BTS) rail interchange station, therefore, forms the popular TBS-BTS integrated transportation hub. It is among the three planned Integrated Transport Terminals (ITT) of Kuala Lumpur. Earlier, it was intended to be the bus terminal serving the southbound buses, but gradually it took over bus operations for the East Coast bound and the northbound buses from older city bus terminals. This terminal is easily accessible via public transportation and fully-equipped with amenities such as ATMs, baby care rooms, luggage trolleys and luggage storage. There are several shops and food joints as well. The ticketing facilities available :-
- 41 Centralised Ticketing System (CTS) counters
- Seven ticket vending machines
Whereas, Sungai Nibong is a residential neighbourhood, located near the eastern coast of Penang Island in Malaysia. It is more or less 8.6 km south of the centre of George Town, Penang's capital city. The well-known Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal provides its services to all the destinations within the country. It is approximately 5 to 10 minutes drive from Penang Bayan Lepas International Airport and around 20 minutes drive from Georgetown. Travelers can either rent a taxi from Sungai Nibong to Georgetown or get the Penang city bus 401 to Georgetown at affordable rates. It is comfortable as well as convenient for the travelers.
The basic coach services offered by these operators running between Kuala Lumpur and Sungai Nibong are :
- Comfortable seats
- Charging points
- Good air-conditioning systems
- WiFi facility
The popular bus service providers include:
- City Holidays Express
- Billion Star Express
- Alisan Golden Coach Express
The buses from Kuala Lumpur terminate at Penang Sungai Nibong bus terminal. The first bus from TBS to Sungai Nibong departs at 12:30 am and the last bus departs at 11:59 pm. The bus ticket price ranges from MYR 38 to MYR 42. These fares increase during the festive period of Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Haji. The time taken to reach Sungai Nibong is about 5 hours, depending on the traffic conditions.
Both the departure as well as arrival points are conveniently located at:
- TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) in Kuala Lumpur
- Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal in Penang
Generally, the coaches provide the passengers with services that serve direct buses from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Nibong. There is only one washroom break provided throughout the journey. The passengers can now check the seat availability and book the bus tickets online as per their suitability.