From rubber estate town to busy major town of commercial activities and residential homes, Puchong has come a long way from its origins. Originally just a two-lane town with one egress and one ingress road, Puchong is now one of the most well-connected major towns to the city. Developments are running abundant here because of its proximity to Bandar Sunway, and homebuyers and investors alike are snapping up properties.

However, will the influx of newcomers cause the traffic to congest in this increasingly booming town of Puchong? Let’s take a look below.

Jalan Puchong

Thousands of cars travel this 6-lane road on a daily basis with newcomers cursing the many confusing turn-offs, never realising that this many-laned road originally evolved from only two lanes. But today, Jalan Puchong is not only the main road into the major town – the start point of the road also branches off into the many housing areas within Puchong for those who do not wish to head into town.

This main trunk road is one of the major trunk roads in the Klang Valley. It provides the residents of Puchong with accessibility to various highways, which in turn provides them with seamless access to the many suburbs of the Klang Valley.

In fact, Jalan Puchong connects to the New Pantai Expressway (NPE), Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), and Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP), which brings us to the next part of this article – the highways that residents of Puchong enjoy seamless access to!

New Pantai Expressway (NPE)

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Getting to the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) from Jalan Puchong requires perhaps only 10 minutes in clear traffic from the town centre. With this highway, residents of Puchong enjoy fully integrated access to the Petaling District and the city of Kuala Lumpur.

This is inclusive of getting access to Bandar Sunway which, depending on where you are, could be only about 5 minutes from Puchong. You can get to Subang Jaya in about 10 minutes and even Shah Alam in about 20 minutes if you wish, in clear traffic. And this is just on the western side of the NPE.

Over on the eastern side of the NPE, motorists who utilise the NPE will find that they are only minutes away from another main trunk road – Jalan Kuchai Lama. By utilising this road, they will find themselves in another equally busy major town fondly referred to as Kuchai Lama.

If they however choose to bypass this town and continue further down the NPE highway, they can get to Cheras and even the neighbouring state of Seremban. The city of Kuala Lumpur from Puchong is also rendered close to home via the NPE.

Already covering such an extensive list of connections to the many other suburbs, you would wonder what else could possibly be missing. You will want to however remember that Puchong is a heavily populated town now, and all additional routes to and fro the town will be appreciated.

The below section on the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) will show the overlapping towns it covers together with the NPE, as well as the accessibility it provides to another couple of other suburbs.

Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP)

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The Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) is one that is heavily utilised on a daily basis. It is usually especially congested during peak hours as Puchong-ites rush to get to the office on time in the morning, or to get home in time for dinner with their friends and family.

The reason for its congestion lies not only in the fact that Puchong is heavily populated, but also in the fact that the LDP is actually connected to even more suburbs than the New Pantai Expressway (NPE). While the NPE only has an eastern and western side to the highway, the LDP connects to the Northwest, East, and South.

LDP Northwest from Puchong

On the Northwestern side of the LDP, residents of Puchong are able to gain access to the Petaling district easily as well as to the Kuala Lumpur side. Overlapping with the NPE, the LDP also provides access to Shah Alam, Bandar Sunway, and Klang.

This highway however runs longer and further than the NPE, hence by utilising the LDP, you will also be able to get to Kelana Jaya, Damansara, and Kepong. The highway provides turn offs at each of these suburbs, wherefrom Damansara you can get to SS2 easily.

As you travel further down the highway and pass the toll towards Kepong, there is a turn off to Bandar Sri Damansara as well as the popular pet-friendly township of Desa ParkCity and the surrounding residential area including Segambut. However, bypass this turnoff and you will find yourself within Selayang and consequently Kepong.

LDP South from Puchong

The above list, as complete as it seems, only covers the more heavily populated suburbs in the northwest of Puchong. Following now is where the highway leads to if you travel South from Puchong via the LDP.

Puchong has always been a preferred place to reside in for those who work in the south of Klang Valley, as it is by far more convenient in terms of variety of food, accessibility, and basic convenience of living. And made even more convenient is the easy access you get to Cyberjaya and Putrajaya from the LDP.

Puchong is in fact also a great place to live for frequent travellers as the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is only 30 minutes away via the LDP. In fact, some people make it to the airport in even less time than that from Puchong!

LDP East from Puchong

And finally the eastern route of the LDP highway from Puchong, which is also known as the Sungai-Besi Highway. From the LDP, motorists can also access the Sungai-Besi Highway, which gives them access to the east of Puchong.

The suburbs that are accessible from this route are Bandar Kinrara and Bukit Jalil. From the Bukit Jalil turn-off, motorists are able to get to Sri Petaling within short minutes. Sri Petaling is popular for its food, which you can read the Sri Petaling food Guide here!

But by staying on the highway, motorists will also be able to get to Sungai Besi, Kajang, as well as the neighbouring state of Seremban.

Connecting Puchong via Public Transportation

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Puchong is a major town that enjoys not just access to fully integrated highways, but also to public transportation within the town. There are busses and trains, and the most popular form of public transportation in Puchong is in fact via the relatively newly completed LRT lines.

Completed in December 2016, the LRT line that runs through Puchong is the Ampang Line & Sri Petaling Line. There are 7 stations within Puchong, all of which are located at very convenient points within both residential as well as commercial areas.

There is a station in Pusat Bandar Puchong, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Puchong Perdana, Puchong Prima, IOI Puchong Jaya, and Kinrara BK5. The station which is located smack within the town centre of Pusat Bandar Puchong is located just outside the Tesco hypermarket, which makes it all the more easily accessible to all pedestrians.

And to make travelling via train even more convenient for residents of Puchong in the future is the upcoming MRT line. The MRT line within the town of Puchong will have a stop at the residential development of 16 Sierra and will be named the 16 Sierra MRT station.

Residents of 16 Sierra will be connected to the rest of the other train lines via 11 interchange stations on the Sungai Buloh – Serdang – Putrajaya MRT line. The MRT track is expected to be completed by the year 2023.

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(25 August 2020)