Pahang Lin Siong Express Bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lipis
Pahang Lin Siong is an express bus service plying between Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lipis. I wanted to try out the Kuala Lipis-Gemas Shuttle Timuran DMU which I had not gotten the time to previously. As such, I integrated the DMU trip with my journey back from KL to Singapore, and started my journey from KL to Singapore from Pekeliling Bus Terminal Kuala Lumpur with Pahang Lin Siong, the very long and far way to do it.
Pahang Lin Siong Bus Route Map
Titiwangsa LRT & Monorail Station
Titiwangsa LRT and Monorail Stations are located just beside Pekeliling Bus Terminal Kuala Lumpur.
A linkbridge connects Titiwangsa LRT Station directly to Pekeliling Bus Terminal Kuala Lumpur.
Heading down the steps to Pekeliling Bus Terminal Kuala Lumpur.
Pekeliling Bus Terminal Kuala Lumpur
Pekeliling Bus Terminal Kuala Lumpur is small and compact, with bus companies operating out of fixed lanes.
The timetable and fares of Pahang Lin Siong’s buses between Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lipis.
The timetable and fares of Pahang Lin Siong’s buses between Kuala Lumpur and all destinations. Times and fares are listed as individual destinations and do not show the route of the bus.
Toilets are available after Lane 4 at 30 sen per entry.
My Pahang Lin Siong was parked in front of the Pahang Lin Siong counter, which makes it very easy to identify.
Boarding commenced 8 minutes before my 3pm departure.
The interior of the Pahang Lin Siong bus which is a 40-seater in a 2+2 configuration.
Seat numbers are listed above the seats, though they do not indicate which is the window or aisle.
My seat was surprisingly an exit row seat in the middle of the bus. Mental note here not to book this seat next time. The seat was also pre-reclined for me, which means the bus was not cleaned and set following the previous arrival.
The legroom available on board Pahang Lin Siong.
A sticker on the window of the exit door indicates to not allow children to sit here.
The air-conditioning vent above my seat.
Interestingly, bus stopping bells are installed above the seats.
My Pahang Lin Siong bus was not full, and I had 2 seats to myself on this trip.
My Pahang Lin Siong bus departed from Pekeliling Bus Terminal Kuala Lumpur on time at 3pm.
Heading out of Pekeliling Bus Terminal Kuala Lumpur through the back roads.
Taking the roundabout at the Jalan Pahang and Jalan Tun Razak intersection.
Heading through the Sentul Pasar Toll Plaza on the DUKE Highway (Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway).
Heading on the DUKE Highway.
Heading through the Gombak Toll Plaza on the Karak Highway.
Heading on the Karak Highway.
The Karak Highway has lots of twists and turns, viaducts and cliffs, running through the Titiwangsa Mountain Range.
Approaching the Genting Sempah Tunnel.
The Pahang-Selangor Boundary is 400 meters ahead inside the Genting Sempah Tunnel.
Heading through the Genting Sempah Tunnel.
Popping out of the Genting Sempah Tunnel in Pahang.
More turns on the Karak Highway.
Heading through the Bentong Toll Plaza.
Heading onto the new Central Spine Road.
Taking a slip road at Mempaga Roundabout onto the main Central Spine Road.
Heading north on the new Central Spine Road bypassing Bentong.
The Central Spine Road section between and Telang is not ready yet, and all vehicles have to exit at Bentong Interchange.
Hopefully the Central Spine Road project will be sped up to have faster and shorter journeys onwards to Kelantan.
Turning left at Bentong Interchange.
Taking local roads onwards to Kuala Lipis from here on. This is also the main road for all onward northeastern destinations such as Kelantan.
Raub Bus Terminal
Some passengers pressed the bus stopping bell on approach to Raub Bus Terminal, and the Pahang Lin Siong bus made a stop at the bus stop outside Raub Bus Terminal to drop off these passengers.
Passing by Dataran Raub.
Turning to Raub Express Bus Terminal.
Raub Express Bus Terminal
The main stop at Raub for Pahang Lin Siong is at Raub Express Bus Terminal.
Raub Express Bus Terminal also has a taxi stand.
A tourist map of Raub at Raub Express Bus Terminal.
About half of the bus passengers alighted at Raub Express Bus Terminal.
Departing from Raub Express Bus Terminal.
Passing by Dataran Raub again after departing from Raub Express Bus Terminal.
Turning left towards Kuala Lipis.
Unfortunately no durians from Raub on this bus trip.
Passing under the future Central Spine Road still under construction.
Passing through Dong.
Passing by a local bus stop used by Green Transit Liner who have taken over local bus services between Kuala Lipis and Raub from Pahang Lin Siong.
Leaving the main road heading in to Benta.
Passing through Benta.
Terminal Akasia Benta
Making a brief stop at Terminal Akasia Benta.
Taking the roundabout out of Benta.
Heading on to Kuala Lipis.
The main Jalan Pekeliling into Kuala Lipis had a traffic jam, and my Pahang Lin Siong bus went to the next road.
Passing by Taman Cheneras Indah.
Turning in to Kuala Lipis at Jalan Cheneras.
Heading in to Kuala Lipis.
Passing through the Kuala Lipis Roundabout.
Despite being in Pahang, some road signs are written in Jawi, which is more of a Kelantan style.
Crossing over the railway tracks south of Kuala Lipis.
Crossing over Sungai Jelai.
Turning off the main road to Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis.
Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis
Turning in to Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis.
My Pahang Lin Siong bus arrived at Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis at 5.38pm, making this a bus journey from KL to Kuala Lipis 2 hours and 38 minutes.
Looking back at the interior of the Pahang Lin Siong bus.
My Pahang Lin Siong bus at Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis.
Departing passengers queue up in front of the Pahang Lin Siong counter to get their ticket for the 6.30pm bus departure to KL, which will be operated by my incoming bus.
The schedule and fares of the Pahang Lin Siong bus between Kuala Lipis and Kuala Lumpur.
The Kereta Sewa stand is located opposite the bus bays.
The toilet only operates from 8am to 5pm on Mondays to Saturdays , so do take note if you have a bus arrival or departure after 5pm on Mondays to Saturdays as there will be no toilet for you to use.
The façade of Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis.
My booked hotel, Star-Well Hotel Kuala Lipis, is located just opposite Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis, which is just a few more steps to go to check-in.
There is a shortcut out of Terminal Anggerik Kuala Lipis towards the main road and Star-Well Hotel with a trodden path.
From here, I crossed the main road to Star-Well Hotel Kuala Lipis.
Overall, it was a fast and comfortable journey with Pahang Lin Siong from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lipis. The journey time of 2 hours and 38 minutes was almost on par with the Google Maps driving speed, and the empty eat beside me allowed me to stretch out despite being in a 2+2 configuration seat.