Kuala Lumpur Airport
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.
Passengers travelling through the airport should remember that bringing alcohol into Kuala Lumpur is prohibited.
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. Trains run from 5am to 12.30am and cost about MYR 55 one way, and MYR 100 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 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. An express coach service runs from the airport to KL Sentral for MYR 10 one way, MYR 18 return.
Tel: + 60 3 8776 2000.
Avis, Hertz and a number of local car rental companies are represented at the airport.
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 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport starts at MYR 4 for the first hour, and MYR 3-4.50 per hour after that.
There is wifi throughout Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
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.