Kuala Lumpur, MY
Kuala Lumpur International Airport lies around 50km south of the city centre. It has two terminals, 2km apart:
Travelling between the terminals
You can take a train (KLIA transit and KL Express), bus shuttle or taxi. We recommend a taxi, as it's only a 3-minute journey, and wait times for train and bus shuttles can be long: only seven trains run per hour during peak hours, and five off-peak, with buses running only every 15 to 20 minutes.
Allow plenty of time for transfers
If you’re changing from KLIA1 to KLIA2, leave yourself at least two hours to be on your next flight. It can take around an hour to deplane, then you need to take the sky train from Concourse C to the main building, clear immigration and baggage claim and travel to the KLIA2 terminal, landside.
The fastest way to Kuala Lumpur is the KLIA Ekspres non-stop service, taking just 28 minutes to KL Sentral Station from KLIA1, and 33 minutes from KLIA2. Trains run from 04:55-00:55 and leave every 15 minutes during peak hours (Mon-Fri, 06:00-09:00 and 16:00-22:00), and every 20 minutes at other times.
Cost: RYM 55 one-way
Location: Basement platforms in both terminals (well-signposted)
If you're travelling in a group of two or three people, it's best to take a taxi. The Taxi Coupon Counter in Arrivals guarantees a fixed fee; ask for a budget taxi there and give your destination. After paying, you’ll be given a coupon stating your destination and how much you’ve paid; no need to pay the driver or tip. For three people, this works out cheaper than the train, and you get door-to-door service.
Cost: Around RYM 80-90 into KL city centre
If you’re taking the Ekspres direct service into Kuala Lumpur, be aware that the platform at KLIA2 is not enclosed, except for a small room that is air-conditioned. While waiting for the train on a hot day, take a bottle of mineral water.
Beware that the obviously seen escalators from Level 2 to departures don’t take trolleys. If you want to go to Departures on Level 3 with a trolley, you’ll find a lift behind the HOMETOWN Hainan Coffee shop. Take the lift upstairs, head in the direction of Nandos, walk out of the Mall and you’ll find yourself in Departures.
KLIA2 provides free showers in the four toilet blocks in the waiting area right before the Customs and Immigration counters, in the area containing Check-in counters. There’s cold water only, and you will need to bring your own towels and soap. The showers at the Sama Sama Express airside transit hotel cost RYM 30, but there’s hot and cold water – these are functional but worth it. If a shower is all you're after, it’s a good deal, and you get a towel, shower gel, soap and toothbrush set included for your RYM 30. The hotel is at the Satellite Building, right next to Gate C5.
You can buy prepaid SIM cards in Arrivals. Try the Maxis Hotlink card. For RYM 20, you get 400 MB of preloaded internet, 5 minutes’ talk time, and 7 days’ use. There are discounted international rates, and network coverage is good on the islands as well as in KL. You’ll find the Maxis stand to the right of the exit.
The Tune Hotel at KLIA2 offers a good rest and hassle-free check-in, with room rates from around MYR 150. You can check in to Air Asia flights and print your boarding pass at the hotel itself, as they have web check-in machines and kiosks in the lounge, and it’s less than 10 minutes’ walk to the baggage drop in the airport.
There are many rental car companies in the arrival hall of the main Terminal.
There are also rental car desks in klia2 for the following rental companies. All these desk are situated next to each other in the central area on level 1 (the so-called transportation hub) of klia2.
Power outlets can be found all over the KLIA airport. However here are some specific locations:
Kuala Lumpur airport is known for having many very exclusive lounges by the biggest asian carriers.
for access to departure times, security waiting times, Airport Wi-Fis, lounge access and more Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2)