We have been in Malaysia a few times and we will write how to get from KLIA to KLIA2 Airport. The airport is located 60 kilometers outside the city. Click here to book online Kuala Lumpur activities and day trips
If you need to transfer between KLIA to KLIA2 you can go by taxi, free shuttle bus, regular bus and by train. The distance between two airports is only 2 kilometers. But you can’t go walking since it’s not allowed.
BUYING A SIM CARD AT KUALA LUMPUR AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Kuala Lumpur airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Kuala Lumpur.
You can find the cheapest Malaysian eSim with Airalo Malaysia eSim prepaid for $4.5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $9 USD with 3 GB data, for $13 USD with 5 GB data and for $25 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%)
Nomad Malaysia eSim for $5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $13 USD with 3 GB data and for $15 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. Holafly Malaysia eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in Malaysia.
WHERE TO STAY IN KUALA LUMPUR
You can look for 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.
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KLIA to KLIA2 Airport in Kuala Lumpur
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 3 ways: a rail system for 3 minutes and 50 cents of USD, a regular bus for half dollar too and a free shuttle bus.
Take note that you will have to pass thru the immigration when going from KLIA to KLIA2 Airport in Kuala Lumpur or viceversa. So make sure you go on time since you need to get your luggage and later pass thru immigration again.
Where to Get the Free Shuttle Bus From KLIA to KLIA2
The waiting area for the free shuttle bus in KLIA is located in the Gate Number 4 at Level 1. If you are getting the free shuttle bus at KLIA2 is located at Bay A10 in the Level 1 at the Transportion Hub.
Free Shuttle Bus KLIA to KLIA2 And Viceversa
There is a free shuttle bus from KLIA to KLIA2 Airport and it’s free of charge. You just make sure you have a flight ticket to ride the bus. It will be available 24/7 every 10 minutes and the bus ride will take only 10 minutes to transfer between both airport terminals.
You will have to book your transfer online thru this link. And also remember having a connection flight between terminals.
By KLIA Ekspres Train Rail System from KLIA to KLIA2
If you go by KLIA Ekspres train from KLIA to KLIA2 is the fastest way is only 3 minutes between the airport terminal. The price for a single ticket is 2 MYR which is half dollar for adults and 1 MYR for children. And you will not have to go down to take the free shuttle so you will save time.
The KLIA Ekspres train from KLIA to KLIA2 starts at 5 am until 1 am. The trains are leaving every 10-15 minutes between both airport terminals. Click here to book the tickets in their website. It’s the train coming from KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur city center.
Regular Bus from KLIA to KLIA2
There are regular buses from KLIA to KLIA2 and the price is 2.5 MYR less than $1 USD. You can get the buses at platform 10, 11 and 12 in KLIA in Level 1 and in the Transportation Hub at KLIA2. The buses starts at 5 30 am until 11 50 pm and it will take 10 minutes.
Taxi from KLIA to KLIA2
If you want to go by taxi will be more expensive but it will be great if you bring so much luggage. The taxi ride will take 10 minutes and the taxi fare will be around 40 MYR which is $10 USD. In KLIA you can get the taxi at Level 1 and 3 in the main building. In KLIA2 you can get the taxi in the Transportation Hub. The taxis will be available 24 hours.
WHERE TO STAY IN KUALA LUMPUR
You can look for accommodation in Kuala Lumpur 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.
MUST VISIT AT KUALA LUMPUR
Batu Caves is located 13 kilometers North in Kuala Lumpur. Batu Caves is a Hindu temple that 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 that the area becomes noisy and populated.
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 weekday 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 can’t 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 cards, you will find many ATMs all over Malaysia.
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 $1.90. Check this to get your prepaid sim card in Malaysia with klook.
BEST TIME TO VISIT KUALA LUMPUR
Same as many Asian countries Malaysia has 2 different seasons, these are the wet and dry seasons. Since I have visited Malaysia many times and at 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 of walking and exploring the beauty of this country.
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