Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is Malaysia’s main International airport and a leading aviation hub in Asia. It is located in Sepang District of Selangor, approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) south of Kuala Lumpur city centre and serves the Greater Klang Valley conurbation. There are two main terminals: the original terminal, KLIA Main and the new terminal 2, also known as klia2.
There are three ways for you to travel to reach the city centre of Kuala Lumpur from Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL).
Kuala Lumpur airport taxis operate on a fixed fare system, so will cost 15.60€ (RM74.30) and will take around 50 minutes to reach the centre in normal traffic.
KILA Express/Metro Train
Transit metro trains run from the airport, both taking you to the KL Sentral station in the city. The Express, being the better option, will take around 28 minutes with a cost of 7.40€ (RM35) per person/one way.
Airport Bus Coach Service
The "Airport Bus Coach Service" runs from the airport to KL Sentral station, taking around 1 hour to reach the centre, with a cost of 2.10€ (RM10).
Traveling in Kuala Lumpur
With the recent completion of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), more parts of KL are now connected by rail. Apart from the MRT, other rail service include the Light Rail Transit (LRT), monorail and KTM Komuter.
If you’re on a long visit, consider purchasing the Touch ‘N’ Go card or weekly passes for cheaper fares. The card can be used on all trains and RapidKL buses.
Most buses are fully air conditioned and they get you to popular tourist attractions as well as quaint neighbourhoods. The free purple Go KL buses within the central business district run along popular sites and famous shopping districts.
Go KL City Bus is a free bus service that serving the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Taxi is probably one of the most convenient ways to travel from one place to another in KL. Always insist on using the metre!
Regular budget taxis (usually painted red and white, or red and blue) charge RM3 for the first three minutes. Subsequent distance or time are charged at RM0.25 every 200m or 36 seconds.Taxis queue along KL Sentral in the city.
Driving in the city is generally safe. You might want to avoid peak hours though when traffic congestion can set you back an hour on average. Be sure to avoid rush hours!
Malaysia actually has a few ride-hailing options, with Grab being one of the more popular options among locals. Utilising the service is as easy as downloading an app.
Kuala Lumpur is a place where a variety of cultures are all infused into one melting pot to offer a unique experience to visitors. Where else can you savour the meanest street food with one of the world's most iconic structures in the background?
KL is definitely a place where everyday fun and world-class sophistication meet to create a unique destination for travellers, filled with Malaysian charm and friendliness – with greetings of "Selamat Datang" (Welcome) everywhere you go...
To learn more about all Kuala Lumpur has to offer, please visit the official tourism website.