KLIA Ekspres, Kuala Lumpur
Tickets for this train to the centre of KL are available from a small booking stall in the middle of the baggage arrival hall so whilst you are waiting for your bags, you can buy your tickets to save time. There is a small discount for return tickets at RM 140 for the return journey and they do take the two main credit cards
It is a very modern train service right under the airport so after clearing customs and finding the appropriate elevator, you arrive on the platform. the Express is fairly regular, so its only something like 30 minutes into KL Sentral.
Sadly whilst we were whisked quickly into the city, the whole thing started to unravel when we got to the station doors indicated for taxi. For some odd reason we were told we would have to get a ticket which in fact cost only a few cents from one of the two counters near the door. I still don't know if this was a scam but if it was, it was a very cheap one. Once armed with this ticket we were allowed out and ushered to a central isle where a guy organized who was going in what car.
I can only assume it was late afternoon and therefore rush hour in the city, but taxis came only at intervals of some five minutes so we were there for maybe 20 min before our turn came which somewhat negated the high speed of the train. However once on board the taxi it took only some 15 minutes to cross town to the Shangri La.
The promotional info on the train service does offer check in for certain airlines at KL Sentral when returning to the airport, but for some reason we missed this facility but it was not a problem as the trains have huge baggage racks so it was simple to put our large cases and hand luggage in them as we had done on the inbound journey.
We had two separate experiences with this service. The first was extremely disappointing and a huge waste of our time (given this is supposed to be an ‘express’ service), travelling from the LCCT to KL Sentral Station. We arrived slightly late due to a flight delay and made it tight for luggage collection and transfer to bus (not the KLIA express services fault). So finally found the pickup point via its tiny sign on a post, and asked the un-attentive staff when next bus was due – told 15 minutes. Then 25 minutes later the bus arrived we were still not upset, but then getting on the old creaky bus and waiting for another 20 minutes before departure (30 minutes after what was on their timetable at pick up point). Then only having to wait another 18 minutes at the train station for connecting train service, which then takes 30 minutes to reach KL Sentral. So this express service was in fact the complete opposite and took far longer than the cheaper bus services available.
Also my two devices (phone and iPad Mini) could see the free on board wireless and sometimes would actually connect and join the AP, but could not actually get any internet traffic happening.
The second trip was much more like you would expect. We travelled (and checked in with out Malaysian Airlines flight) from KL Sentral to KLIA with no issues and smooth steps all the way.
So with good and bad experiences all i can say is think twice about using this service for travel from the LCCT terminal as waiting for the bus, and then waiting again for the connecting train you lose any benefit from the express service of the train.
There are two ways you can travel between KLIA to KL Sentral.
These are my usual ways of travelling between KLIA and KL Sentral.
From KL Sentral to KLIA:
---> I usually take the KLIA Express RM35. It is very fast and comfortable.
---> You can consider the Airport Coach. RM10 one way. You have to make sure that you have plenty of time to wait for the bus to leave. Or you can check what time the bus leave before you buy your ticket.
---> In Malaysia, you are not required to pre-book your bus ticket. You pay your ticket on board.
From KLIA to KL Sentral:
---> I usually take the Airport Coach RM10 one way. It takes one hour to reach KL Sentral. I am not rushing for anything, so I take the bus.
---> Well, if you want to be fast and comfortable, consider the KLIA Express RM35. it takes 30 minutes to reach KL Sentral.
If you arriving to Kuala Lumpiur International Airport (not the budget terminal) then the fastest and most efficient and pleasant way to get in to the city or to the airport is by using the KLIA express.
It's a highspeed train that goes from KL Sentral to the airport without any stops and it takes just 28 minutes which is almost an hour fatser than taking the bus.
The train has free wifi on board and is very comfortable.
The downside is the price which is 35 Ringgitt for a oneway ticket so you will have to make up your mind if you want to save money and take one of the cheap shuttle busses or you want to go fast and comfortable with the KLIA express.
The most convenient way to get to/from the airport is by means of using the KLIA Express train service. It will take you to/from KL Sentral, which is the main station in KL, in under 30 min.
One way ticket is 35RM for adults, 15RM for children 2 - 12 years old. Return ticket is double price.%
First train departs at 05.00 and last train departs at 00.30 from KL Sentral and 01.00 from KLIA.
Every 15 minutes - Peak Hours = Monday to Friday : 06:00 - 09:00, 16:00 - 22:00
Every 20 minutes - Off Peak Hours = After midnight + Saturday & Sunday
The KLIA Ekspres is a great introduction to Kuala Lumpur. Jump on the high speed service at KL airport and less than 30 minutes later you arrive at KL Sentral.
Cruising at speeds of up to 160kph the train is a great way to travel into the city centre in comfort and safety. The air conditioned carriages are nicely appointed with comfortable seats and plenty of space for luggage. On the short ride you will pass farmland and then the many high rise estates which have been built on the city outskirts to house the urban population.
Single tickets can now be purchased online prior to travel. Once purchased you will receive a copy of your ticket sent to your email. An adult single one way fare costs RM35 and for children RM15. You can also purchase return tickets on the day of travel at ticket counters or vending machines.
Trains depart from each station (KLIA and KL Sentral) from 5am and continue at 15 to 20 minutes intervals throughout the day until the last train departure (from both stations) at midnight.
The KLIA Ekspres is a great and reliable way to get into Kuala Lumpur quickly if you are thinking of spending a few hours in the city as a quick stopover between flights.
From Kuala Lumpur international airport(not the low cost one) this is sure the best way to get into the city centre. I used to take taxis and they take one hour or longer during the pick hours, this express train takes you to city centre in 30 minuts. During the pick hours you have one train every 15 minuts. The service goes straight from airport to KL Sentral(main station) from where you can take MRT or taxi to reach your final destination.
Price is 35 ringit (about 7€) and the train is on the 1st floor of the airport.
This is an alternative for folks who do not wish to catch a cab from the airport into the city.
The train is at Level 1 of the airport.
You can purchase the ticket at the KLIA Ekspres ticket counter near Baggage Claim, after you had cleared Immigration. Ticket is for RM35 per pax per trip. (The return fare is RM70)
As you get out of customs in the Arrival Hall, turn right and take the lift down 2 levels. Frequency is every 15 minutes per train.
Journey time into the city is 28 minutes. There are only 2 terminals - KLIA and KL Sentral.
I prefer this journey. The train is clean, quiet, cool and bright. If you arrived in the day, you get to see rivers, ponds, farm lands, buildings along the route compared to the monotony of the greens and rocks on the roads if you take a taxi from the airport.
Just before you exit KL Sentral Station, there is a taxi counter where you can book a taxi at specific prices to bring you to various parts in the city. (Or you can choose to connect to the inner city subway networks) Official receipts would be given for the taxis. No haggling over prices and meters with the taxi drivers. Fuss and pain-free way to enter KL.
KLIA Ekspres connects Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) with Kuala Lumpur city. The journey between KLIA and KL city takes 28 minutes. The service from the city starts from KL Sentral at a 15-minutes interval during peak hours and 20 minutes during off-peak. A single journey ticket is priced at RM35.00 for adult and RM15.00 for children between 2 and 12 years old.
KLIA is infamous for cabbies overcharging tourist. They can charge MYR100++ just to Kuala Lumpur. So to avoid all the hassle and the headaches, KLIA Express is the better way to travel from KLIA to Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral station). It costs RM35 per trip per pax. And the journey only takes 28mins. It is air-conditioned, clean and hassle free. You will see signages leading you to the KLIA Express in and about the airport (even before you reach your luggage claim area). It's underground. Take a lift down and when you exit the lift, don't panic to see that it's very quiet and empty. Find the ticketing booth which is located right at the other end. The track may be very long but the train is just probably a quarter of the track.
I guess it depends on how big the bag is...as long as you don't block the walk way or you can write in to: CustomerEnquiry@KLIAekspres.com
In the train they have overhead racks for light luggage and tiered racks for large luggage.
Hope you have a good journey.
One of the easiest way to get to Kuala Lumpur(KL Sentral) is via KLIA Express. Upon arrival, you can either purchase your train tickets in the baggage claim area or when you arrived in KL Sentral. To board, turn to the right after immigration and go towards a lift where you will find the KLIA Express signage. Take the lift to the KLIA Express level. Adult fares: US$10 one way Child fares: US$4.00. Train runs every 15 mins and the journey takes only 28 mins. 1st train from KLIA starts 5.00am and last train leaves at 1.00am. 1st train from KL Sentral starts 5.00am and last train leaves 12.30am. If you come during the day, it is one way of sight seeing and the ride is more relaxing than taxi or coach.
When you arrive at Kuala Lumpur Airport, buy your ticket before you arrive into the arrivals hall. Once you are in the arrivals hall, you will have taxi drivers trying to persuade you to travel with them.
The Klia Express will get you from KLIA to the city centre in about 1/2 hour.
A fast efficient and clean service an excellent introduction to the city.
These two sites will help
The KLIA ekspress is the fastest way to/from the far out airport from KL. First you have to reach sentral station (for example by monorail from Bukit Bintang) and from there the train takes about 30 minutes and costs 35 Ringit.