About Kuala Lumpur
The federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia, which is made up of 11 states, three Federal Territories as well as the states of Sabah and Sarawak situated in Borneo.
Kuala Lumpur or KL, the capital city of Malaysia, is a modern metropolis amidst colourful cultures. As one of the most vibrant cities in Asia, KL possesses a distinct and charming character. Visitors will be greeted by the Petronas Twin Towers, a world-renowned icon of the country. The cityscape is a contrast of the old and new, with Moorish styled buildings standing alongside glittering skyscrapers.
The main airport in the country is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) which services over 45 international airlines. The Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) services the budget carrier AirAsia. It is situated 20km away from the KLIA Main Terminal Building. Both airports are situated in Sepang, about one hour’s drive from the city centre. Kuala Lumpur is also easily accessible from Port Klang, the country’s largest seaport situated about 41km away. An excellent road and railway network links Kuala Lumpur to Thailand in the north and Singapore in the south. There are several modes of transport from the airport to the city.
KLIA Ekspres / KLIA Transit
Tel: 03-2267 8000
The KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit trains (also known as Express Rail Link or ERL) are high-speed trains that connect the airport to KL Sentral Station in the city. KLIA Ekspres operates a non-stop 28-minute ride and the fare is RM35. KLIA Transit stops at three stations along the way; Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya/Cyberjaya and SalakTinggi. Visitors from LCCT can take the KLIA Transit train which includes a packaged bus transfer at SalakTinggi station. The fare for KLIA Transit varies according to the distance.
Skybus / Aerobus (Buses from LCCT)
Skybus: Tel: 016-217 6950 / 016-217 8496
Aerobus: Website: www.aerobus.my
Visitors arriving in LCCT can take the scheduled air-conditioned coach transfers that ply between
the LCCT airport and KL Sentral Station. Tickets can be purchased at the counters or on board the
bus. Skybus tickets can also be purchased onboard AirAsia flights or online when purchasing AirAsia’s tickets.
KLIA Airport Limo
Tel: 1 300 88 8989
Airport limousine taxis are available at the Arrival Hall on Level 3 of KLIA. These taxis offer pick-up and transfer services using a prepaid coupon system. Travel time to the city takes between 45 minutes to an hour. Fares differ according to the zone and type of taxi (budget or premier). A surcharge will be imposed for transfers between midnight to 6.00am.
Tel: 03-2279 8699
This is the city’s main transportation hub. Services include city trains, interstate trains and airport
trains. The KL City Air Terminal (KL CAT) here offers departing travellers the convenience of flight and baggage check-in facilities for Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Royal Brunei Airlines, Emirates Airline and Ethihad Airways. Baggage check-ins must be done at least two hours before flight departures.
In Kuala Lumpur, taxi fares are based on a metered rate and are available 24 hours a day. The flag-off rate is RM3.00.
For further information on KL’s public transport, visit the RapidKL website at www.rapidkl.com.my.