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Kuala Lumpur Airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)


Kuala Lumpur International is one of the largest airports in Southeast Asia. The mammoth facility has a huge selection of top-notch shops and restaurants, and other amenities include massage, reflexology and child-care areas.

Though not on the same level as the incredible facilities in Seoul or Singapore, Kuala Lumpur International is clean and well run, making it a popular and pleasant travel hub in the region. Flights to the airport are available from a number of destinations in Asia and the Pacific, including Beijing, Christchurch, Bangkok, Dubai, Melbourne, Cairo, Tokyo, Moscow and Hong Kong.


The airport is located in Sepang, 38 miles (61km) south of Kuala Lumpur.

Getting to the city

The Express Rail Link train provides the fastest transportation to the city centre. The KLIA Express and the KLIA Transit link the airport to Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral, City Air Terminal) and vice versa. At the City Air Terminal departing passengers have the option of checking in their luggage, receiving their boarding passes and proceeding to board the train for the airport. Immigration clearance will be completed there. Travel time between KL Sentral and the airport is around 28 minutes on the KLIA Express and 37 minutes on the KLIA Transit. Many hotels will arrange for a car to pick up guests, though this is generally more expensive than taking a taxi.


GMT +8.


Car rental

Avis, Hertz and a number of local car rental companies are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available and they should be paid for in advance at the ticket counter. Prices are linked to distance and type of taxi; there is an added surcharge between midnight and 6am.

Transfer between terminals

An Aerotrain provides service between terminals. A free shuttle bus runs every 30 mins between the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).


Airport facilities include lounges, left luggage, disabled and baby-changing facilities, banks, bureaux de change and ATMs, restaurants and bars, a post office, a pharmacy and duty-free shops.


Parking is available at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.



There is free WiFi throughout Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Business Lounges

The airport has a business centre, as well as private conference rooms in Terminal. The Plaza Premium lounge in the Satellite Building has other basic facilities.

Kuala Lumpur Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.