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Updated on Feb 20, 2019 Useful Info

How to get to the city from Kuala Lumpur International Airport

We have 3 good options in KL that lets you get into the city from KLIA: an express train, taxi, or shuttle bus

  • Express train, KLIA Ekspres (best option):
  • Modern and comfortable light rail train that connects airport with the main train station in KL (KL Sentral)
  • Goes to both terminal 1 (KLIA) and terminal 2 (KLIA2), you can use this as interterminal transportation too
  • Fare is 55RM each way ($13.5USD), or 100RM return if bought together
  • Trip takes 28 minutes
  • First train leaving from the airport is at 4:55 in the morning, last train is at 0:55 past midnight. Train departs runs every 15-20 minutes
  • From KL Sentral station, you can transfer onto one of the many MRT lines. You can check the line map and fare on https://www.mymrt.com.my/public/travel-with-mrt. You can also taxi to your final destination from here and will be much cheaper than directly from the airport
  • Note that KLIA Ekspres operates both the "Ekspres" and "Transit" trains. Everything I mentioned above is for "Ekspres" train. Transit train is basically the same as Ekspres in terms of fare, but it makes some stops along the way before reaching KL Sentral, so it's a little slower. Look at the website and see if any of the stops along the way is actually closer to where you need to go
  • https://www.kliaekspres.com
  • Here's what the train looks like inside and outside:User submitted photo of Kuala LumpurUser submitted photo of Kuala Lumpur
  • Taxi
  • Taxi fare is actually not that much more expensive than the train. From the airport to central KL costs about 70-100RM ($17-$25US) each way. If have a travel companion it will be actually cheaper to take a taxi
  • Grab is also available from the airport and the fare is about the same as regular taxi
  • Trip takes about 1-1.5 hours depending on traffic
  • You buy tickets at a counter at the arrival hall. You can pay by credit card here
  • Shuttle bus (cheapest option)
  • Takes you from terminal 1 or 2 to KL Sentral (the main train station of KL)
  • Costs only 10RM each way
  • 2 buses per hour. Trip takes about 1 hour
  • Ticketing booth in terminal 2 (KLIA2) is located in the arrival hall of both domestic and international arrivals on level 2. Bus stop itself is located in level 1
  • Bus stop in terminal 1 (KLIA) is on the ground floor block C