Pahang Lin Siong Bus from Kuala Lipis to Titiwangsa Kuala Lumpur
Pahang Lin Siong is the main express bus operator linking Kuala Lipis with Kuala Lumpur. Continuing on my trip to the real KL, I bought my ticket for the 8am bus which gives me enough time to have breakfast and to transfer to Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis across the river.
Pahang Lin Siong Bus Route Map
Walking from Kuala Lipis Railway Station to Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis
There was no Kereta Sewa waiting or passing by around the old town of Kuala Lipis. To not risk missing my bus, I decided to walk over from Kuala Lipis Railway Station over Sungai Jelai to Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis.
The road up slope to the Kuala Lipis Bridge was surprisingly not too steep to climb up.
Crossing the Kuala Lipis Bridge over to Bandar Baru Kuala Lipis.
Looking down at Sungai Jelai.
Another up slope walk towards Bandar Baru Kuala Lipis.
The block where Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis is is just after the first roundabout. This walk of about 15 minutes wasn’t too bad.
Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis
The façade of Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis.
Do note that the Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis toilet is only open at 8am, which won’t work for my 8am bus departure. There is another toilet available at the market behind.
Ticket counters are clustered in the middle of the terminal.
The Pahang Lin Siong counter at Counter C2 at Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis.
Pahang Lin Siong bus frequency has increased with 7 buses daily from Kuala Lipis to Kuala Lumpur – 6 to Titiwangsa and 1 to TBS.
Local stopping bus information is also now removed with Green Transit Liner taking over operations.
My Pahang Lin Siong bus at Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis.
Ample seating is provided around the terminal.
I booked my Pahang Lin Siong ticket on Easybook to secure a seat despite the additional RM3 admin fee involved. Pahang Lin Siong requires a printout of the Easybook booking, to be collected by the terminal staff upon boarding.
The interior of the Pahang Lin Siong bus. Seats are laid out in a 2+2 configuration with 41 seats.
I thought that this was my booked seat at 29.
However, checking the actual seat numbers, they are listed in a zig-zag formation, and not according to the seating plan as seen on Easybook.
My seat 29 ended up being at the emergency exit row, which gives me a smaller window.
On the bright side, this emergency exit row seat offers better legroom than the other seats on this bus.
The generous extra legroom I had at seat 29 on board this bus at the emergency exit row.
An air-conditioning vent is available for each seat.
My Pahang Lin Siong bus was quite empty on departure from Kuala Lipis, but there would be more passengers boarding at Benta and Raub later on.
My Pahang Lin Siong bus departed from Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis on time at 8.00am.
Heading out of Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis.
Crossing the Kuala Lipis Bridge again, this time on the bus.
Heading out of Kuala Lipis.
Terminal Akasia Benta
Making a brief stop at Terminal Akasia Benta to pick up more passengers along the way.
My Pahang Lin Siong bus departed from Terminal Akasia Benta on time at 8.30am.
Raub Express Bus Terminal
Making a brief stop at Raub Express Bus Terminal to pick up more passengers along the way, with a slightly delayed arrival at 9.07am due to traffic when entering and in Raub. This was also a toilet stop for Kuala Lipis and Benta passengers if required.
There is a competing Central Pahang Omnibus here at Raub Express Bus Terminal waiting for its 9.15am departure to Titiwangsa KL, and boarding was in tandem with my scheduled 9am Pahang Lin Siong bus due to the slight delay.
My Pahang Lin Siong bus departed from Raub Express Bus Terminal at 9.13am – 13 minutes delayed.
Lingkaran Tengah Utama Expressway (Central Spine Road)
Heading up to the Lingkaran Tengah Utama Expressway, previously known as Central Spine Road, at Bentong Interchange.
Taking the Mempaga Roundabout Interchange onwards on the Lingkaran Tengah Utama Expressway towards the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway.
Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway
Heading through Bentong Toll Plaza.
Heading on the Karak Highway.
Heading through the Genting Sempah Tunnel on the Pahang-Selangor border.
Heading on the scenic but winding viaduct section of the Karak Highway after Genting Sempah.
Heading through Gombak Toll Plaza on approach to KL.
The welcoming KL skyline seen from the DUKE Highway.
Kuala Lumpur Pekeliling Bus Terminal (Titiwangsa)
Arriving in Kuala Lumpur Pekeliling Bus Terminal (Titiwangsa).
My Pahang Lin Siong bus arrived at Kuala Lumpur Pekeliling Bus Terminal (Titiwangsa) at 10.42am, making this a journey of 2 hours and 42 minutes. My fastest bus journey from Kuala Lipis to Kuala Lumpur yet.
The driver helped out with retrieving luggage from the luggage compartment, with waiting taxi drivers touting for business outside the bus.
As for me, I continued my journey into KL by the new MRT Putrajaya Line.
Looking back down at Pekeliling Bus Terminal from the overhead bridge to Titiwangsa LRT, Monorail, and MRT Station.
The underground Titiwangsa MRT Station on the MRT Putrajaya Line.
Platform 1 is for trains into the city centre.
From here, I caught the MRT Putrajaya Line train to be on my merry way.
It’s good to see Pahang Lin Siong bus services recovering with up to 7 buses a day from Kuala Lipis to Kuala Lumpur now using 2 terminals in Kuala Lumpur. This was also quite a fast journey despite the late arrival into Raub according to the schedule at only 2 hours and 42 minutes. Pahang Lin Siong bus services should be made better known as a very viable shortcut from Kuala Lumpur to the KTM East Coast Line to promote better access to train services, instead of passengers having to go the long way round via Gemas and back up again.