- Updated with additional Q & A! See comments section below!
- Updated with additional information!
TRANSIT notes that public transport operator RapidKL has launched the Rapidpass “Flexi” on 1 June 2010.
Rapidpass Flexi allows unlimited travel on all RapidKL buses, LRT services, and the KL Monorail over a flexible period of time, determined by the user.
The main difference between the Rapidpass “Flexi” and the existing monthly Rapidpass, is that the Rapidpass “Flexi” can be obtained for different lengths of time, for up to 1 month (or 30 days).
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The various options for a regular pass (unlimited bus+LRT+monorail) are as follows:
- RM10 – Single day
- RM25 – Three days
- RM50 – One week (7 days)
- RM90 – Two weeks (15 days)
- RM150 – One month (30 days)
There is also a series of options for registered Malaysian students (secondary & tertiary), including the following passes for the bus + LRT + Monorail service:
- RM40 – One week (7 days)
- RM60 – Two weeks (15 days)
- RM100 – One month (30 days)
For the bus service alone, registered students only have to pay:
- RM20 – One week (7 days)
- RM30 – Two weeks (15 days)
- RM50 – One month (30 days)
The pass is based on the Touch ‘N’ Go system and passengers must go to the payment counter to activate the ‘Flexi’ option on their existing Touch ‘N’ Go card or to purchase a Rapidpass ‘ Flexi’.
For further information, you can call RapidKL’s Helpline at 03-7885 2585 (7am to 8.30pm on Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday), or visit www.rapidkl.com.my (or read the FAQ and the news release). You may also wish to follow RapidKL on twitter under @MYrapidKL to keep updated on their service and new offerings.
Read more about the passes at:
- Rapidpass Flexi offers flexibility to plan journey (The Star)
- Enjoy unlimited rides with Rapidpass Flexi (NST)
- RapidKL launches RM10 daily unlimited journey pass on Tuesday (The Star)
The concept of the RapidPass ‘Flexi’ is an interesting one, as it should encourage more people to use the bus, LRT and monorail system according to their own needs and timing. For example, tourists can make use of the 1-day or 3-day pass options for travel around KL, while people who need to travel only 2 weeks per month can purchase the 2-week pass.
Of course, there is a cost involved in paying for a shorter pass – but if you are a less-frequent public transport user, the ‘flexi’ appears to be a good option.
Are you interested in the Rapidpass ‘Flexi’? If so, please visit the links above and pass the information on to your friends and family.