Are you travelling to Kuala Lumpur or just arrived from another destination. If so, this is the right article for you. The first thing you should know about Kuala Lumpur is that it consists of two main airports- KLIA and KLIA2 in Sepang (approximately 35km south of the city center). This is mainly to cater to Malaysia’s big and rapidly growing tourism industry.
Which Airport Should You Go?
If you arrive at KLIA. You should know that KLIA is mainly used by Malaysia Airlines and other international carriers flight while KLIA2 is for Air Asia and other economical airlines such as Malindo Air, JetAsia, and more. Keep in mind that they are not separate airports, but just different terminals.
So always double-check your flight ticket beforehand!
What are the options for Airport Transfer in KLIA/ KLIA2?
Initially, getting to the Kuala Lumpur city center was quite a hassle even with the aid of public transportations. Although KLIA and KLIA2 are quite far from Kuala Lumpur city center, now you can get to KL town easily, thanks to a substantial array of efficient public transportation options. Most of these public transportations lead to KL Sentral, which is Malaysia’s premier one-stop transport hub and the largest train station in Southeast Asia.
1. KLIA Ekspres (Airport Train) and KLIA Transit
KLIA Ekspres is a non-stop airport rail link service in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, linking Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) with KLIA and KLIA2. The journey takes about 35 minutes to KLIA and 38 minutes to KLIA2, operating at 15-minute intervals during peak hours and 20 minutes during off-peak hours. You can catch this train at Level 1 and it will take you all the way down to KL Sentral – a one-way trip will cost RM55 while a round-trip ticket is RM100. Once you have arrived in KL Sentral, it is very convenient to hop on a KTM Komuter, LRT, Monorail, or even taxi, to get to your chosen destination.
Besides the KLIA Express, there is also the KLIA Transit. In contrary to the KLIA Express, the KLIA Transit stops at three other stations between KLIA and KL Sentral: Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya & Cyberjaya, and Salak Tinggi. The KLIA Transit train is mainly used by people that live in Kuala Lumpur but work outside the city; mostly in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya. The KLIA Transit usually takes longer than the KLIA Express. Both KLIA Transit and KLIA Ekspress train stations are located at Level 1 of the KLIA Main Terminal Building, while the KLIA2 station is set at Level 2 of Gateway @ KLIA2 Shopping Mall.
Since 14th January 2021, both KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit are being operated as a combined service from 6pm to 11pm daily. Feel free to browse through their journey schedule and train fares before making your plans.
2. Airport Bus Shuttle
The airport bus shuttles operate at 30-minute intervals, offering a daily shuttle from KL Sentral to KLIA/ KLIA2. The only downside to this bus ride is that it will take you almost 1,5 hours to get there. The affordable bus services to and from KL Sentral and KLIA/ KLIA2 take place at the Lower Ground floor of the Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur with options such as the Skybus, Aerobus, and Airport Coach. More information about the bus services can be found at KLIA2.info.
The metered taxis are available at levels 1 and 3 of the Main Terminal Building. An MYR 2 coupon purchase is required prior to boarding these taxis. Do note that a 50% surcharge will be added for taxi services between 12:00am and 6:00am. You can always opt for grab. A one-way grab ride will cost u MYR 65, excluding toll charges will cost u around MYR 68-75.
The Latest Safety SOP In Malaysia Airports
- Interstate travel is still invalid at the moment. Thus, only passengers with permitted documents from the authorities to travel interstate are allowed to go onboard.
- The employees will be checking each passenger’s body temperature and ensuring they wear a face mask before entering the terminal building.
- The airports have prepared anti-microbial sneeze guards and hand sanitizers at service counters and around the terminal.
- The airports also conduct regular sanitization and disinfection through dry-mist fumigation, Blu-ray anion nanospray gun, and micro-mist blower.
- The patrols and the digital screens around the terminal will ensure all passengers practice safety measures.
- Passengers can also require assistance from the Airport CARE Ambassadors at any time before their flights.
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[Post Updated on 13/3/2021]