Batu Caves is a definitely must-go attraction when traveling in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Batu Caves opening hours is 7am to 8pm daily and entrance fee is FREE, that’s a good news there 🙂 You’ll then see lord Murugan’s statue standing tall for your good-to-go photo.
I have read a lot of guides to get there. However, when I went to KL in March 2018, the method of going there has been updated (a detour due to railway development or something). So for the sake of others who will be on a trip to Malaysia, here’s how to get to Batu caves the cheapest way commute.
1. Start at KL Sentral station. Wherever you are, you should go and ride a train to KL Sentral. As this is where you will be riding a FREE shuttle bus to Sentul station. Buses to Batu Caves are found on the lower grounds. If you are not familiar with it, just ask few guards in the KL Sentral station and they will point you to the location of these buses.
2. Once you arrived at Sentul Station, the KTM train will take you to Batu Caves. You will have an option for a one-way or two-way fare. Since we were planning to go back to KL Sentral after Batu Caves, we took a two-way fare which cost 10RM (One-way is 5RM) for one person and we got a KTM card for it.
3. You’ll arrive at Batu Caves after 3 stops from Sentul station. Just hop off the train, climb the stairs, turn to the right then go down (anyways, you’ll be seeing some posted directions at the station). In just a minute, you are at the entrance of the Batu Caves. Well done!
4. To go back from Batu Caves to KL Sentral, just return to the Batu Caves station and ride a KTM train to Sentul Station. At the Sentul Station, the FREE shuttle bus will take you back to KL Sentral. Your 10RM did go a long way 🙂 You’ve set foot on KL’s one of the bests by spending less.
And that’s it! The trip was smooth and fun. We have no guide — thanks to the power of asking people — but we were able to arrive at Batu caves on time 🙂
Hope this helps! Feel free to comment or ask anything, and I’ll be in touch.