Airports in Malaysia
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One of the largest airports in Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur International Airport is a mammoth facility serving roughly 35 million passengers each year. Covering an area of over 100 square kilometres and employing more than 25,000 people the airport has a huge selection of top-notch shops, restaurants, and other amenities to entertain passengers, including reflexology and massage, and child-care areas.
The terminal is comprised of three separate buildings: the Contact Pier, serving passengers of Malaysia Airlines; the Satellite Building, serving international flights and housing most of the airport's restaurants and shops; and Terminal 1, housing check-in gates and baggage claim.
While not on a level with the incredible facilities in Singapore or Seoul, Kuala Lumpur International Airport is clean and well-run, making it a pleasant and popular travel hub in Southeast Asia. Flights to Kuala Lumpur International 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.
Passengers travelling through Kuala Lumpur International Airport should remember that bringing alcohol into Kuala Lumpur is prohibited.
The airport is located in Sepang, 28 miles (45km) south of Kuala Lumpur.
Getting to the city
The Express Rail Link train provides the fastest transportation to the city centre. The KLIA Ekspres and the KLIA Transit links the airport to Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral - City Air Terminal) and vice versa. Trains run from 5am to 12:30am and cost about MYR 35 one way, and MYR 70 return. 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 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. An express coach service runs from the airport to KL Sentral for MYR 10 one way, MYR 18 return.
Tel: + 60 (0)3 8776 2000.
Penang International Airport is served by a number of low-cost carriers. It's the perfect gateway to one of Malaysia's popular coastal towns just near the Thai border. Penang International Airport won the 2009 Airport of the Year Award for airports serving fewer than 15 million passengers each year. It used to be called Bayan Lepas International and is a mid-sized, visitor-friendly airport offering passengers easy access to one of the premier destinations in southeast Asia.
Penang Airport is located four miles (6km) north of Bayan Baru or 10 miles (16km) west of Georgetown.
Getting to the city
The hourly (6am to 9pm) yellow bus 83, costs RM 1.60 and goes to Georgetown via Penang's main bus station (Komtar), the trip takes about an hour. However, most foreign visitors take taxis, which are available outside the terminal.
Tel: +60 (0)4 643 4411.
The airport is situated about six miles (11km) south of Kuching city centre.
Getting to the city
There is no public transport into Kuching; however, taxis and rental cars are available at the airport. The Kuching Sentral bus terminal is a 0.6-mile (1km) walk west (to the left as you exit the airport).
Kuala Lumpur Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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