How to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport to City

Last updated on June 17th, 2020 at 11:01 am

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We have been in Malaysia a few times and we will write how to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport to City. The airport is located 60 kilometers outside the city. You can go by taxi and Grab the most comfortable ways, cheapest way from Kuala Lumpur to city is by bus and the fastest by train KL Express.

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Kuala Lumpur Airport to City

Kuala Lumpur Airport also called KLIA is located 60 kilometers far from KL Sentral. There are two separate Terminals: KLIA and KLIA2 just a few kilometers and connected by a rail system for 3 minutes and 50 cents of USD and a free shuttle.

How to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport to City by Bus (Cheapest Way)

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If you want to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport to city by bus. The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to city is by bus and it’s the one that I usually choose. The bus fare is only 12 RM which is $3 USD. The buses are running every 30 minutes starting from 5 30 am to 2 45 am last one.

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You can buy the tickets in the airport at the Ground Floor where the buses depart. The bus is quite comfortable that’s why is my favorite option since it will allow you to save a few $$.

There are a few companies Airport Coach and Sky Bus and prices go from 12-15 RM. At Terminal 2 (KLIA2) the buses are located in the level 2. Buses are located in Terminal 1 (KLIA) on the ground floor.

Train from KLIA to KL Sentral

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If you want to get the train from KLIA to KL Sentral will be the fastest way. The travel time from Kuala Lumpur Airport to KL Sentral is 28 minutes. The train from KLIA to KL Sentral fare is 55 RM for one way and 100 RM for a round ticket valid for 30 days. The train is so modern and comfortable.

The first train departure from Kuala Lumpur airport to KL Sentral is at 5 30 am and last one at 1 am. On the way back from KL Sentral to Kuala Lumpur Airport first train departs at 5 am and last one at 12 20 am. The train departures every 15-20 minutes.

Once in KL Sentral you will be able to connect with MRT in Kuala Lumpur with different destinations. If you prefer you can take a taxi or Grab which is so affordable to move around Kuala Lumpur.

There are two trains KL Express and KL Transit. KL Express is faster since it stops less times. KL Transit will take a few minutes more since it has a few more stops.

Kuala Lumpur Airport to City by Taxi And Grab

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If you want to go from Kuala Lumpur Airport to city center by taxi can be a great option if you are traveling with a few people. The taxi fare from Kuala Lumpur to City center is around 80-100 RM which is around $20-25 USD. We chose this way last time since there were 4 of us.

The taxi travel time will be around 1 hour and instead going to KL Sentral you can go to your final destination Airbnb or hotel. So it will save local transportation and time. Taxi system is well organized in Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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Kuala Lumpur Airport Transfer

If you prefer Kuala Lumpur Airport transfer you can book online. It will be a great option if you are carrying a lot of luggage or traveling with a few people. Prices are around $20 USD.

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Best way from Kuala Lumpur Airport to City

In my opinion if you are traveling alone or two people the best option is the bus $3 USD per personsince you will save a few dollars comparing with KL Train $13 USD person.

If you are traveling 3-4 people is worth it to take a taxi or Grab since is around $20 USD and you will get to your hotel faster. And you will save the transportation from Kl Sentral to your hotel.

Must to Visit At Kuala Lumpur

BATU CAVES

Instagrammable places in Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves

Batu Caves is located 13 kilometers North in Kuala Lumpur. Batu Caves is a Hindu temple which became popular a couple of years ago when they painted their stairs with so many colors.

The Batu Caves is a Hindu temple outside the city. You have to go there by train or by bus. There is a long flight of stairs that you need to take to reach the temple. You can go there to get some quiet and observe the architecture and the local people visiting. It is only during festivals when the area becomes noisy and populated.

TWIN TOWERS

Instagrammable palces in Kuala Lumpur, Twin Towers
Twin Towers, Instagrammable palces in Kuala Lumpur

This is one of the tallest buildings in the world. The place is very busy and full of tourists. If you are patient, you can get a decent picture. We recommend you to go late in the afternoon.

You can get pictures at day time and also at night, with the lights. There is a show at 7:30 pm in the fountain with music and lights. We personally like the night scene with Twin Towers because of the show, and the beautiful lights surrounding the area.

THEAN HOU TEMPLE

Thean Hou Temple is a beautiful Chinese temple outside Kuala Lumpur. It can be busy during the weekends because of the weddings. It’s super clean and colorful. If you visit first thing in the morning in a week day you will not find so many people. It’s a new temple and it has only 30 years. There is no entrance fee so you cant miss it in Kuala Lumpur.

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE IN MALAYSIA

The currency of Malaysia is called Malaysian Ringgit and this is the money you will use while you travel around the country. And the exchange rate is $1= 4.25 RM. Also if you are bringing debit card, you will find many ATM’s all over Malaysia.

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INTERNET IN MALAYSIA

Internet in Malaysia is easy to find since free WiFi is all over the country. You can access free WiFi inside malls, cafe’s, and bars. And the connection is really good compared to a lot of countries in Southeast Asia.

There are 3 providers that operate a data network in Malaysia. It’s up to you what you want. You can buy a sim for as low as $2.20 that has a life of 5 days that can extend up to 120 days depending on the amount. You can have an unlimited data in 24 hours for $1.90Check this to get your prepaid sim card in Malaysia with klook.

BEST TIME TO VISIT KUALA LUMPUR

Same as many Asian country Malaysia has 2 different season, these are the wet and dry season. Since I have visited Malaysia many times and different months of the year, I would tell you that there would be a chance of rain any time of the year. But the months of November to March is the wet season in Malaysia.

The dry season would be in the months of April to October. And I would suggest that the best time to visit Malaysia is the months of April to October because of the reason that all your itinerary will consist walking and exploring the beauty of this country.

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WHERE TO STAY IN KUALA LUMPUR

In terms of accommodation you can look for an accommodation for as low as $10-20 USD for a room or even less if you decide to sleep in a dorm. If you want to try mid-range accommodation you can find one ranging from $20-40. The daily rate of your accommodation will depend on how you want to. You can also try AirBnb if you are going for a more authentic feels in your stay at the country.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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