Kuala Lumpur International Airport - KUL

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (MY)

Getting around the airport

Two terminals

Kuala Lumpur International Airport lies around 50km south of the city centre. It has two terminals, 2km apart:

  • Main Terminal Building (MTB): Also known as KLIA1. Gates A and B handle domestic flights. Gates G and H handle international flights. It connects, via the Aerotrain (running every three-five minutes, journey time under two minutes), to Satellite Terminal A. This satellite building serves international flights and hosts Gates C and plenty of restaurants and high-end shops.

  • KLIA2: The terminal for low-cost carriers. A complex called Gateway KLIA2 is connected to this terminal and offers a 'mall' concept within the airport, with shops and restaurants over four levels. It also has a transport hub, with a train station for the Express Rail Link/KLIA Express, taxi ranks, bus stops and car pick-up points. It's a huge building: domestic departures go from Gates J and K, and international departures from Gates L, P and Q, and it's a 15-30 minute walk between P and Q.

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Getting into Kuala Lumpur

Take the KLIA Ekspres

Train

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.

Location: Basement platforms in both terminals (well-signposted)
Buy your KLIA Ekspress tickets here 


Taxi

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 

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'Day Spa' packages

Sama Sama Hotel

Sama Sama Hotel offers ‘Day Spa’ packages. MYR 60 will buy you the use of an outdoor pool, sauna, spa pools, fitness centre, lockers, showers and free Wi-Fi. You'll also get towels and a pack of flashy toiletries included. The hotel’s just 5 minutes’ walk from the airport. Take the covered Skybridge, and you can’t miss it.

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Short layover

C Gates, Satellite Building

If you have a short layover, with not enough time to get into KL, head for the C-Gates, in Satellite Building A of the KLIA 1 Main Terminal. It only takes 3 minutes to get there by Aerotrain shuttle, and there are far more shops, restaurants and attractions to explore, ranging from Harrods to a natural rainforest.

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Early morning check-in

Tune Hotel KLIA2

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.

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Power outlets

Some restaurants have public outlets

Power outlets can be found all over the KLIA airport. However here are some specific locations:

  • Secret Recipe, Main Terminal Building, level 5, landside, next to the check-in-counters
  • Old Town White House, Main Terminal Building, level 5, landside, next to the check-in-counters
  • Old Town White House, Arrivals, level 3, landside, after customs
  • Prayer area, Main Terminal Building, level 5, landside, next to the prayer room
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Lounges

Most lounges located in satellite building

Kuala Lumpur airport is known for having many very exclusive lounges by the biggest Asian carriers.

  • MAS Golden Lounge
    Satellite Terminal, after security, level 2, West Zone
    Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
  • Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge
    Satellite Terminal, after security, level 2, North Zone
    Opening hours: 07:00 - last departure, daily
  • The Cathay Pacific Lounge
    Satellite Terminal, after security, level 2, Central area
    Opening hours: 06:30-22:30 daily
  • Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge
    Satellite Terminal, after security, level 2, North Zone
    Opening hours: 05:30-21:30 daily
  • Emirates Lounge
    Satellite Terminal, after security, level 2, East Zone
    Opening hours: lounge hours may vary, daily
  • Dynasty Lounge
    Satellite Terminal, after security, level 2, South Zone
    Opening hours: 11:30-14:20 daily
  • Plaza Premium Lounge (International Departures, near Gates C11-C17)
    Satellite Terminal, after security, Mezzanine level, near Gates C11-C17
    Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
  • Plaza Premium Lounge (International Departures, near Gate L8)
    klia2, after security, level 2, international departures, near Gate L8
    Opening Hours: 04:00-00:00 daily
  • Plaza Premium Lounge (Gateway@klia2)
    klia2, before security, level 2M, Gateway@klia2 Shopping Complex, next to Thai Odyssey Massage
    Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
  • Plaza Premium Lounge (Located at Aerotel)
    klia2, before security, level 2M, Gateway@klia2 Shopping Complex, next to Aerotel Kuala Lumpur
    Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
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Buy access to Plaza Premium Lounge (Located at Aerotel)

Gateway@klia2. Located on Level 2M of the Gateway@klia2 shopping complex, next to Aerotel Kuala Lumpur.

This spacious landside lounge has all the hallmark features, such as comfortable seating and work desks, as well as charging stations and complimentary Wi-Fi so you can keep on top of all your emails. If you need a private space to talk business, the lounge offers three private meeting rooms, offering complete privacy from the airport's noise and crowds. NOTE: This lounge is located in the Gateway@klia2 shopping facility, which is located outside of security in klia2. If you are departing from klia2, please leave enough time to go through security. Passengers departing from or transiting through KLIA's Main or Satellite Terminals can access this lounge; however, please note that doing so could be very inconvenient and in most cases not recommended, especially if you do not have a long layover and/or are not familiar with the layout of the airport. NOTE: Children under 2 years old are admitted free with an adult. NOTE: Complimentary alcoholic drinks are limited to beer only. Premium alcoholic drinks are subject to additional payment. NOTE: Telephone usage is subject to additional payment. NOTE: Power outlets are available.
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Buy access to Plaza Premium Lounge (International Departure)

klia2. Level 2, International Departure Level, next to Gate L8

Travelers at the airport have a whole range of expectations, whether they’re looking for a place to be productive, a bite to eat, or a cozy place to relax. Plaza Premium Lounge has introduced a range of amenities and services to meet and exceed these expectations - high speed Wi-Fi, delicious cook-to-order culinary delights, and very comfortable armchairs. NOTE: This lounge is only accessible to passengers departing from klia2 on international flights. NOTE: Children under 2 years old are admitted free with an adult. NOTE: This lounge offers a number of cook-to-order culinary options.
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Travelling between T1 and T2

Free shuttle bus 24 hours daily

The terminals at Kuala Lumpur Airport, KLIA1 and KLIA2 are located 2 km from each other. To transfer between the terminals it usually takes 4-10 mins, depending on the transportation option you choose.

Transportation options to travel between these 2 terminals include:
 
Free Shuttle Bus: available 24 hours daily, 10 mins bus ride, free for passengers on an interconnecting flight
Inter-Terminal Rail Transfer: 4 mins train ride, costs RM 2
Airport Liner Bus: 10 mins bus ride, costs RM 2.50
 
The buses from KLIA2 to KLIA will drop you at the KLIA1 bus station located at level 1 of KLIA1’s Main Terminal Building. The buses from KLIA1 to KLIA2 will drop you at Transportation Hub at the KLIA2 terminal.

Note: If you take the Airport Liner or the rail transfer, you will have to clear immigration.

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