How to save on transportation cost in Klang Valley

The thumb of rule is travel less - travel car pool - travel near.  Yet, we love going out and parking and toll can take a big portion of the weekend spending.  Here's some ways to save on transportation around Klang Valley.  It may not be the best tips but it helped lower my spending.

Parking 

Mutiara Damansara : The cheapest place to park is Tesco. Just buy something and get the parking ticket validated. Not keen to walk that far? Park at Ikano instead and buy an IKEA mug at RM2.50 (can opt for the RM0.90 version too) - if you go often you will accumulate like a dozen of mugs a year for home party/gift. 

KL-Sentral: Nu Sentral parking is at RM4 flat/ weekends. You can park and shop there or take a train to where you want to go around KL.

Bukit Jalil LRT : RM2 flat. Then take LRT to KL. 

Bukit Bintang Area: Fahrenheit 88 Parking for RM4 flat (Updated: No more offers) Park at Sg Wang for RM5 per entry after 6pm versus Pavilion - easily set you at RM15.

Hotels nearby like Shangri-la - park at a mall and grab a uber.

KLCC - If you are going to be there for whole day - Park at Intermark (RM5/flat on weekends) and take Uber for RM3-5 or LRT for RM1.2.
Or clock-in at 5:58am for RM4/day in KLCC (the convention parking) - I do that for work.

Tips - look for parking space with flat entry after 6:00-10:00 pm and even before 6:00am.

Toll worth avoiding

Silk Highway - Take Kajang-Sg Chua and skip it all. Time spend: 5-10 min. Savings : RM1.80 per toll (RM7.2 per return trip for me)

Kerinchi Link - Take Jalan University and head towards SS16. Time spend: 5-10 min. Savings: RM2.50.  Skip LDP toll and save another RM1. 

Lebuhraya Baru Pantai - Take Federal Highway instead. Time spend: 15-20min.

Smart tunnel - If you are traveling from south to Jalan Tun Razak, taking MEX from Bukit Jalil is RM1 cheaper and less traffic in the morning. Better yet - just drive the old Sg.Besi road (before 6am)

* Surcharge and fees may change from time to time.


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