More Expensive Taxi And Bus Fares Ahead



Klang Valley commuters will now have to pay more to get about the city as the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) readjusts the taxi and bus fares this week.

According to a newly-released SPAD fact sheet, distance fares for budget taxis will increase from 10 sen for 115m to 25 sen per 200m. Flag-down rates for budget taxis will however remain at RM3 nationwide.

Meanwhile, flag-down rates for Teks1m cabs, marked by its brown Proton Exora make, will increase to RM4, with 30 sen to be charged per 200m.

Express buses will see its current fare increase from 9.3 sen per km to 11.4 sen per km from May 15.

With the new readjustments, a ticket to Ipoh from Kuala Lumpur that used to cost RM20.60 will now cost RM25.30, according to the fact sheet.

The new fare structure is expected to coincide with the new Goods and Services Tax (GST). Fares of airport and executive taxis will remain unchanged.

According to SPAD, the last taxi fare review was carried out in 2009.


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