How to get to Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and the main gateway to the country thanks to the nearby Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It is through this airport that most tourists from other countries arrive in Malaysia. In addition to the plane, you can get to Kuala Lumpur by bus or train from other cities in Malaysia, from Singapore and Thailand.

Below is a detailed description of how and by what you can get to Kuala Lumpur. If you need detailed instructions on how to get to KL from specific places, see:

By plane

The most frequent destinations for tourists are Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur when arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah.

From the cities of the Russian Federation to Kuala Lumpur there are no direct flights, you will have to fly with a transfer. The minimum duration of the flight from Moscow with a transfer will be 12 hours. Most often these are flights of the airlines Quatar Airways, Etihad, Air Astana (carries out flights with transfers not only from Moscow), Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, etc. From other Asian countries it is very budget-friendly to get an Asian budget carrier AirAsia and others. Flights within the country (from the island of Langkawi, Penang, etc.) are generally a penny by our standards, and before looking for tickets to travel around the country by bus or train, check the cost of air travel, they are likely to be not much more expensive.

You can find and book flights to Kuala Lumpur on the dates you need through the search form below, as well as options for the cheapest flights on arbitrary dates can be viewed and booked here: cheapest flights to Kuala Lumpur.

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Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA and KLIA2)

In the KLIA terminal

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is one of the largest airports in the world, accepts all international flights to Kuala Lumpur. Located 50 kilometers south of the city, in Sepang (Kuala Lumpur airport on the map). More about Kuala Lumpur airport is here....

The airport consists of two terminals: the KLIA main terminal and the KLIA2 budget airlines terminal (replacing the previously operating LCCT terminal, which is now closed). Both terminals are international. Transportation between the terminals is carried out on a special train KLIA Ekspress (2 ringgit, 3 minutes on the way):

  • Main terminal, KLIA (pronounced kay-El-AI-El). Most international flights arrive at the main terminal. Upon arrival, you first get to the cross-shaped satellite terminal (Satellite terminal), which is located inside the airfield. Access to the satellite terminal can only be through the main terminal or from an airplane. The satellite and Main Terminal are connected by a free automatic "Aero train" Train that runs literally every few minutes. By train you have to reach the main terminal, where passport control, Visa Verification and baggage collection are already taking place.

  • Low-cost airline terminal, KLIA2. This terminal is used by budget airlines AirAsia, Tiger Airways, Cebu Pacific, etc., and all their flights, including domestic ones, are operated from here.

How to get from KLIA to the city?

  • Taxi

    Airport taxi

    This is, as usual, the easiest and most convenient way to get into the city to your hotel or from your hotel to the airport.

    When arriving at the airport, it is recommended to use the Airport Limo taxi and refuse the services of unofficial taxis and local bombers. The cost of a trip to Airport Limo taxi is fixed per trip (not on the counter) and is from 70 RM (currency of Malaysia) Up to 100 RM depending on vehicle class and destination in the city. To get an inexpensive taxi, you should request a budget taxi at the order desk, otherwise you can slip a limousine. To use an official taxi, you must first purchase a ticket at one of the three Limo taxi stands: at the exit from the international arrival hall; at the domestic arrival hall; at the domestic baggage Reclaim.

    If you still decide to use a non-Airport Taxi, be prepared for the fact that taxi drivers will try to cheat you and take more money from you. You can find a taxi outside the airport or in the parking lot, but be sure to discuss with the driver the final price in advance, or even better, write it down on a piece of paper and show the driver so that you understand each other exactly.

    You can also book an online tourist transfer from the airport. It will cost a little more than a taxi, but the service is higher: you will be met at the airport with a sign, taken to a predetermined Place/Hotel without unnecessary questions and problems with the language barrier. What is good, you do not need to change money at the airport and pay on the spot, everything can be paid in advance online. Check prices and book transfers from the airport to the city center or other cities/resorts in Malaysia through the search form:

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  • Bus

    Bus to the airport

    Buses - less convenient transport to get from the airport to the city, but much cheaper. The buses are very comfortable, air-conditioned.

    Airport main terminal bus station (KLIA): All buses (to KL, other cities, and up to LCCT) recover and wait for passengers in the covered parking lot, which is located at the exit of the main terminal on the ground floor across the street, on the right, in Block C. You can also get there without leaving the airport, following the signs "LCCT shuttle service".

    There are several operators operating flights to/from the city from the bus parking lot of the main terminal. Here are the main ones:

    • Airport Coach. A very convenient and high-quality operator, in addition to direct flights to/from the airport for a fee of 25 RM, can take or pick you up to/from the hotel door.
      Buses depart every 30 minutes from the airport from 6:30 to 00:30 and additionally at 3:30 at night. From KL depart from 5:00 to 23:00 and additionally at 2:00. Travel time is 1-1.5 hours. The terminal station in KL is KL Sentral. From the airport depart from Platform No. 1 of the bus station of the main terminal. The cost of tickets is RM10 (children'S RM6) in one direction and RM18 in both directions. Tickets at the airport are sold at the Ticket Office No. 3; in the KL on the lower floor of the KL Sentral station. On the carrier's official website there is a timetable and a cost.
    • Starwira. Star Shuttle buses depart from the main terminal and travel to Pudu Raya station, near Chinatown. The cost of the trip is RM10 (from KL-RM12). Buses leave every 30 minutes around the clock. This operator also offers delivery to the hotel (according to the list of hotels on the website) for RM18 and transfer from the hotel to the place of departure of the bus for RM20. In addition, Starwira provides transportation to the cities of Ipoh and Sitiawan to get to Pangkor Island. On the carrier's official website you can check the timetable and cost if the information in this article is outdated.
      Attention! From Kuala Lumpur, buses do not depart from the station itself, but from the street from the nearby Mydin shopping center (at least at night and in the morning). Be sure to check in advance about the place of departure of the bus at the Starwira ticket office at the station.
  • By train

    KLIA Express train

    This is the fastest way to get to the city center. Two types of trains operate between the airport's main terminal and KL City Air Terminal (KL CAT) at KL Sentral:

    • KLIA Express. It takes 28 minutes to reach the final station without stopping. But such a trip will also cost you 55 RM (25 RM for children under 12 years old; up to 2 years old for free). Trains leave every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes the rest of the time. Trains run from 5 am to midnight.
    • KLIA Transit. It differs from the Express in that it makes three stops along the way at Salak Tinggi, Putrajaya, and Bandar Tasik Selatan, and the total journey time is 35 minutes. The cost from the airport to KL Sentral is also RM55 / 25. Trains depart every 30 minutes.

    You can buy an electronic train ticket in advance here Payment by Visa or Mastercard.

How to get from KLIA2 to the city?

  • Taxi:

    In the same way as when traveling from the main terminal, it is recommended to use an official taxi and not to contact private traders. In order to use a taxi, you must first purchase a ticket at the taxi counter in the baggage claim area. Taxi parking is located immediately at the exit from the airport. The cost is fixed and depends on the class of car and destination in the city (up to 100 RM). If you want to save money, then ask at the budget taxi counter.

  • Bus:

    Between KLIA2 and the city, transportation is carried out by several operators. You can also immediately go from here to other cities of the country without a transplant. Basic operators:

    • Starwira. Starwira's Star Shuttle buses run to Pudu Raya station in KL near Chinatown. The cost of the trip is RM8 (from KL-RM12). Buses leave every 30 minutes around the clock. This operator also offers delivery to the hotel (according to the list of hotels on the website) for RM18 and transfer from the hotel to the place of departure of the bus for RM20. In addition, Starwira provides transportation to the cities of Ipoh and Sitiawan to get to Pangkor Island. On the official website of the carrier you can track schedule and cost changes and book your ticket.
    • SkyBus. Skybuses run between KLIA2 and KL Sentral every half hour around the clock. Cost-RM9. Please check the carrier's website for schedule and cost changes
    • Aerobus. Buses run to KL Sentral station every half hour from 04:30 to 01:30, and depart from KL Sentral to LCCT from 03:15 to 22:30. The cost of a one – way ticket is RM8 (children from 2 to 12 years-RM4), round trip RM14 (children RM8). Schedule and cost can be specified

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (formerly Subang, Subang) was the country's main airport until 1998. With the opening of the New Airport, Subang was repurposed to receive only turboprop aircraft, and currently it serves only two airlines: Firefly and Berjaya Air. Both airlines fly to the cities of Malaysia and the Asian countries closest to Malaysia.:

Firefly flies within mainland Malaysia, to Indonesia, Singapore, to the islands Phuket and Koh Samui Thailand.

Berjaya Air flies to the islands of Tioman and Redang, as well as Koh Samui in Thailand.

Tickets for flights are best purchased on the websites of airlines, although you can sometimes find profitable Composite routes through the search for air tickets with the participation of these airlines. But be careful when making such a route. If your arrival will be in KLIA or KLIA2, and the departure is Il Subang (well, or vice versa), it is better to lay 2-3 hours to get from the airport to the airport.

Subang Airport is 25 kilometers from the center of Kuala Lumpur and more than 50 kilometers from KLIA and LCCT (Subang Airport on the map). The easiest way to get from the city to the airport is by taxi (about 50 ringgit goes on the meter, 45 minutes on the way). You can use public transport: in the direction of the airport there are city bus routes of the Rapid KL system No. U81 and u81w, a trip on which will cost 3 ringgit. The bus departs from the Sultan Mohd Bus Hub station, which is adjacent to the Pasar Seni LRT station of the Kelana Jaya Line. Kuala Lumpur metro (you can take the bus to other places, route information here). Time to the airport-45 minutes-an hour and a half depending on traffic.

By bus

Bus service in Malaysia is very developed, you can get to almost any corner of the country (with the exception of Borneo, where you need to fly from the mainland), as well as to Thailand (Hat Yai) and Singapore.

Many operators offer their services for the transportation of passengers. Some of them offer online booking and ticket sales for their flights. It is not necessary to book your trips in advance, but on the operator's websites you can get acquainted with routes and fares (below is a summary table of the schedule of all buses to Kuala Lumpur).

Buses mainly arrive at the main TBS bus station (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan), which is located on the outskirts of the city. You can get from it to the center by commuter metro KTM Komuter, City Metro LRT, Metro from the airport KLIA Transit. For tourists, it is most convenient to get by Metro LRT Line Ampang, as you can get to the tourist center of the city. All other types of railway transport go to the KL Sentral station, from which you can also transfer to the metro or bus to the center.

In addition to the metro, you can get to the tourist center of the city in the area of Puduraya station by bus number 690. You will have to go 40 minutes, but this is the cheapest option, only 1.9 ringgit.

You can find information about long-distance/international terminals of KL, the directions served by them and the location in the section bus stations of Kuala Lumpur.

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By train

Read more about Malaysia trains and railways here.

Cheapest way to get in from other cities in Malaysia or neighboring countries (Thailand and Singapore) in Kuala Lumpur-use rail transport. For example, from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur you can get by train for 34 ringgit, which is approximately equal to 340 rubles.

The railway line connects KL with Singapore in the south and goes to the Thai city of Hat Yai and then to Bangkok to the North. The trains follow the railway along the west coast of Malaysia, making stops in the main cities of Malaysia along the way.

From Bangkok and most cities in Thailand, direct trains to Malaysia do not go, but you can get there. To do this, you will first have to get to the border station Padang Besar (this is a station on the border of countries), go through passport and customs control here, and then change trains to Kuala Lumpur or any other station in Malaysia. By the way, the trip will be cheaper if you take the train to Butterworth station near Penang Island, and then go on foot to the bus station and take the bus to Kuala Lumpur (buses leave constantly and very often). Another option is to get by train, bus or plane to the Thai city of Hat Yai, and then take a direct train to Kuala Lumpur.

Trains depart and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at the main city station KL Sentral. When buying tickets to Kuala Lumpur, keep in mind that you need to choose the destination Sentral Kuala Lumpur (this is the KL Sentral station), and not Kuala Lumpur.

You can buy tickets for trains throughout Malaysia, as well as to Singapore or Thailand directly at the stations; via the Internet on the carrier's website; book by phone or email specified on the website. Tickets can be purchased no earlier than 30 days before departure.

Keep in mind that when purchasing tickets for the Singapore – Kuala Lumpur train, you will have to pay twice as much as Kuala Lumpur-Singapore. Even if you buy tickets on the specified website of the carrier and your route starts in Singapore, you will still overpay, and almost three times more expensive. These oddities come from the fact that ticket prices in Malay ringgit are not converted at the exchange rate into Singapore dollars (the rate of which is higher), but are converted one to one. You can get around this oddity by purchasing two separate tickets for the same train: from Singapore to Johor Bahru on the Malaysian side (and pay for it at Singapore prices, but for a short distance), and a second ticket from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur at Malaysian prices. If you can not buy a Singapore - Johor Bahru ticket on the site, then buy it at the box office in Singapore.

By boat

KL can not be accessed directly from the sea, since the city is located at a distance of 30 kilometers from the coast. But 40 kilometers from the capital is the city of Port Klang, which is the most important seaport. There is a ferry service to Sumatra (Indonesia).

From Port Klang to KL you can easily get by bus or commuter trains (KTM Komuter).

Kuala Lumpur bus and train schedules

Такси Куала-Лумпур - Куала-Лумпур ₽ 3,323–5,428 1 ч.
  •   Комфорт 2 чел.
  •   Микроавтобус 6 чел.
  •   Эконом
  •   Внедорожник 4 места
  •   Микроавтобус 8 чел.
  •   Комфорт 2 чел.
  •   Микроавтобус 6 чел.
  •   Эконом
  •   Внедорожник 4 места
  •   Микроавтобус 8 чел.
Такси Куала-Лумпур - Селангор ₽ 6,492–7,980 1 ч. 30 м.
  •   Комфорт 2 чел.
  •   Микроавтобус 6 чел.
  •   Комфорт 2 чел.
  •   Микроавтобус 6 чел.
Поезд Куала-Лумпур - Куала Лумпур Аэропорт ₽ 1,040 30 м. – 33 м.
  •   Аэропорт Трансфер 00:00, 05:00, 05:30, 06:00, 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30
  •   Аэропорт Трансфер 00:05, 00:10, 05:05, 05:10, 05:35, 05:40, 06:05, 06:10, 06:35, 06:40, 07:05, 07:10, 07:35, 07:40, 08:05, 08:10, 08:35, 08:40, 09:05, 09:10, 09:35, 09:40, 10:05, 10:10, 10:35, 10:40, 11:05, 11:10, 11:35, 11:40, 12:05, 12:10, 12:35, 12:40, 13:05, 13:10, 13:35, 13:40, 14:05, 14:10, 14:35, 14:40, 15:05, 15:10, 15:35, 15:40, 16:05, 16:10, 16:35, 16:40, 17:05, 17:10, 17:35, 17:40, 18:05, 18:10, 18:35, 18:40, 19:05, 19:10, 19:35, 19:40, 20:05, 20:10, 20:35, 20:40, 21:05, 21:10, 21:35, 21:40, 22:05, 22:10, 22:35, 22:40, 23:05, 23:10, 23:35, 23:40
Такси Куала-Лумпур - Паханг ₽ 5,902–17,705 1 ч. – 2 ч. 30 м.
  •   Комфорт 2 чел.
  •   Микроавтобус 6 чел.
Такси Куала-Лумпур - Малакка ₽ 10,340–14,755 2 ч. 30 м.
  •   Комфорт 2 чел.
  •   Микроавтобус 6 чел.
Автобус Куала-Лумпур - Пинанг ₽ 354–96,255 3 ч. – 6 ч. 50 м.
  •   Эконом 41 место 08:20, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:10, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00
  •   Эконом Двухэтажный 60 08:20, 15:10, 22:00
  •   Экспресс 07:30, 09:20, 09:30, 11:00, 11:15, 12:10, 13:00, 14:15, 15:10, 16:00, 18:00, 19:00, 19:40, 20:00, 21:00, 23:00, 23:59
  •   Эконом 45 12:00, 20:00
  •   Эконом 39 мест 12:30, 15:10, 20:45, 22:15
  •   Эконом 41 18:00
  •   Бизнес-класс 08:15, 09:00, 10:00, 11:45, 16:00, 16:30, 17:30, 22:00, 22:45, 23:00, 23:15, 23:30, 23:45, 23:59
  •   Эконом 41 место 05:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:45, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:30
  •   Экспресс 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:20, 09:00, 09:15, 09:20, 09:45, 10:00, 10:45, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 15:10, 16:00, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 21:45, 21:50, 22:00, 22:30, 22:59, 23:59
  •   Эконом 45 08:00, 16:00
  •   Эконом Двухэтажный 60 09:00, 15:45, 22:30
  •   Эконом 41 14:00
  •   Бизнес-класс 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:30, 11:00, 15:30, 15:45, 16:00, 17:00, 20:00, 21:00, 21:30, 22:30, 23:00
  •   Эконом 39 мест 05:00, 07:00, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 10:00, 10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:30, 15:45, 16:00, 18:00, 21:00, 22:00, 22:30
  •   ВИП 01:00, 08:00, 10:00, 12:30, 14:15, 15:30, 18:00, 20:00

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