This is the first time I use Star Shuttle bus to Ipoh from the LCCT Sepang. The bus operated from platform 5 of the crowded and noisy bus stop beside the LCCT terminal.
The ticket is prized at RM42 for one way. The travelling distance between LCCT Sepang and Ipoh is about 250km, which will roughly translated to about 3 hours drive.
There is no seat number and it is basically a free seating arrangement in the bus. The leg area is spacious (much better than the Air Asia's Airbus A320 legroom) and the air conditioner is at the right temperature.
Passenger will be given a bottle of drinking water while onboard. Unfortunately, the retractable table in front of me was filthy and I am in no mood to use it.
The bus ought to be punctual. It only departed at 1230 against the original schedule at 1200.
In the beginning of the journey, one can see the LCCT Sepang area and the nearby Tune Hotel
Passing through the KLIA runway and aircraft hangar. It has been a long time since I last used KLIA. I like the facilities and environment here.
There are a lot of giant signboards and housing estates along the federal highway
The bus will make a short stop about 90 minutes after leaving the airport for the passengers to visit the loo.
The sight of the hills and mountains are the indication that we are getting closer to Ipoh town.
I think we passed through at least 3 cave temples when approaching Ipoh. They could be Perak Tong, Sam Poh Tong and Kek Lok Tong. I was amazed by the uniqueness of the temples and they definitely worth a visit.
The bus will stop at Ipoh main bus terminal at Medan Gopeng, about 5km from Ipoh old town.
However, the bus will make its final stop at its company headquarter at Medan Bercham. There is less traffic here but there is also no taxi in sight around this area.
I been told there is another bus company called YoYo which offer more comfortable ride and facility.