KLIA Ekspres, Kuala Lumpur
If you just have a few bags, the KLiA Express (RM35 one way) is the fastest and most comfortable way to get to the city (28 minutes?).
They have uniformed porters that will help you carry your bags into the train.
Give them RM10 and they will actually sometimes ride with your luggage all the way to KL Sentral station (where the new Hilton and Le Meridian Hotels are) in KL and then help you unload your luggage!
You can also check in your luggage at KL Sentral station for your flight back 2 hours before departure if you use Malaysian Airlines then just hop on the KLiA express to the airport when its time.
Sometimes during the travel fairs such as MATTA at PWTC they have promotional booths where if you buy a ticket they give you one free so buy several tickets (they are valid for 6 months) and this will save quite a bit of money
However if you have tons of luggage then it is advisable to use the airport limo.
If you want to make sure that you will get your plane and won't be stuck in the traffic jam, just take the KLIA Ekspress.
Being the fastest train in South East Asia, it takes only 28 minutes from the city (KL Sentral station) to get to the airport, 70km away from the city. There is a train every 15 or 20 minutes from 5am to 1am and it costs 35 RM per person for one way (a bit expensive though). Of course, there are other ways to go to the airport but if you go for this option, you will spend a good journey in brand new trains with screens displaying the news or some advertisements about KL!
THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO TAKE THE TRAIN:
* You will save time as compare to a taxi
* You will save some money if you are 1 or 2 people
* If you stay at Meridien or Hilton hotels, KLIA Ekpress is just in front of these 2 hotels.
* From KL Sentral, it is convenient to go the the city centre (Bukit Bintang or KLCC) as you can take the Putra LRT (the tube), the monorail or a cab and you will be there in less than 10 minutes.
* You can check in your luggages at KL Sentral at least 2 hours before your flight if you travel with Malaysia Airline. It is a good idea when you check out of your hotel at noon and have a flight at 11pm for example. You can still go and check in your luggages in KL Sentral, spend the rest of the day in KL and go to the airport at the last minute.
* From the airport, if you don't have time to buy a ticket before jumping into the train, don't worry: you can buy it on arrival at KL Sentral! This is very convenient as you don't have to wait another 15 minutes just because you miss the train while buying your ticket.
the KLIA Ekspres is the fastest mode of transport that ply between KLIA and the city. A non-stop ride on the KLIA Ekspres takes only about 30 minutes (or less) from the airport to the KL Sentral Station where you can again hop on another train to take you to the stop nearest to your hotel/destination. based on my trip last november 2006 fares are about RM35 for adults and the train departs every 15 minutes during peak hours (5am-9am and 4pm-10pm) and every 20 minutes during off peak hours.
KL International Airport is located notoriously miles from the city. An easy way to get to town is by train - the KLIA Ekspres (single ticket RM35, journey takes 28 minutes, trains run every 15-20 minutes) runs from the airport to KL Sentral, the city's train station located southwest of the city centre proper. Most people will have to catch a cab to their final destination - buy a ticket from the taxi counter. Note that KLIA Ekpsres only run from the main airport, not from the Low Cost Carrier (LCC) Terminal - God help you if you fly from there!
Alternatively, catch a cab direct from the airport by buying a ticket from the taxi counter - it cost about RM75-85 to the city centre and takes about 1 hour, traffic permitting.
We thought we would check our bags in with Malaysia Air check in at KL Sentral. The idea is you check your bags through and can then get on the train to the airport. But you can checkin 12 hours before the flight. We were on a late night flight so we thought we could off load the bags and be free for the day. We were not sure if we would catch a cab or the train to the airport. Guess what? Malaysia Air made up our minds for us. You can not check your bags through UNLESS you have first bought a train ticket. What the heck does it matter how it get to the airport? I could not get to the Malaysia Air check in desk without a train ticket. What difference is it to Malaysia Air how you get to the airport anyway? I wrote to Malaysia Air to ask and they did not reply. Bring on JETSTAR, Sydney to Kuala Lumpur starting September 2007!
This train has large compartments for luggagge, the seats are similar to seat's plane but in two ways with a small table next to the big window and several tv with publicity of the city.
Is very comfortable and safe, almost didn't feel the trip, excellent choice, only 28 minutes without traffic, was just great. (70 RM round trip)
KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit are the fastest mode of transport that ply between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang and the city.
A non-stop 28 minute ride on the KLIA Ekspres will connect you from the airport to the KL City Air Terminal (KLCAT) at the KL Sentral Station.
Please allow at least two hours to complete check-in before flight departure for KLIA. KLIA Ekspres departs every 15 minutes during peak hours (5 am – 9 am, 4 pm – 10 pm) and every 20 minutes during off peak times (9 am – 4 pm, 10 pm to midnight). KLIA Transit makes three intermediate stops en route to the airport; Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya & Cyberjaya and Salak Tinggi, and the journey takes 36 minutes) Fare for both services are RM35 and RM15 for child.
Taken from City Map of Kuala Lumpur
Well if you ever wanna catch the train to KLIA or Putrajaya /Cyberjaya be sure to use the KLIA express. You can catch the KLIA Express at KL Sentral. The trains is beautiful and spacous inside and cool from the AirCon. Nice Lcd monitors all over so you don`t have a dull ride to your destination. I would definitely recommend a ride in here if you going to take a international flight in KLIA. Unfortunately it does`nt go to the LCC "Low Cost Carrier" terminal if you flying with Air Asia.
A friend of mine sent me this message - thot there maybe some folks who want to save every dollar and dime -
For those frequent travellers who want to save $$$ but have plenty of time to spare in changing and waiting for trains.
Sentral to Putrajaya: RM9.50
P'jaya to KLIA: RM6.20
Sentral to Salak Tinggi: RM12.50
Salak Tinggi to KLIA: RM3.20
Total for above is RM15.70. Direct from Sentral to KLIA - RM35.
The KLIA Express that runs between KL Sentral Station and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is the fastest and proabably best way to travel between the airport, over 80km south of KL, and the city itself.
A oneway ticket will cost you RM30. The added bonus of the whole amazingly organised and well thought out system is that if you are flying Malaysia Airlines or Cathy Pacific, you can check in KL Sentral Station. Your check-in baggage is taken right there! So you can swan around KL for a few hours (if you check in early enough), or head out to KLIA to plane watch for a while!
This was, as far as i know, one of only 2 ways to get from KLIA to KL city. And it seems they have made full use of that fact as the charge for a 28 minute train ride cost RM35/-, or RM70/- for a return ticket (the other way, of course, was by cab, and they also quote ridiculous rates, if you don't go by the metre).
It was quite scenic though, as you could see (i think) Putrajaya, the administrative capital and plantations.
But a word of advice is, since there's no savings in buying the return ticket, you might as well just grab the one-way one, and maybe on the way back from KL, you could find a cheaper cab?
Overall though, the frequency was every 15 minutes during peak hours (and 20 for off peak) and the train ride was quite a clean and pleasant one. Also, there seems to be empty seats even during peak hours, so, that was convenient!
The best way to get to the city from the airport. You can buy the RM35 ticket while waiting for your baggage at the carousel. Once you've got the luggage, follow the purple signs to the platform. The trains leave every 15 minutes or so and take you right to the Central Station. The journey itself is only 28 minutes and you are entertained with tv's showing what's happening in Malaysia and news from around the world. From there you can either pay for a taxi at the counter which costs about RM18 for a large taxi to the Westin Hotel, right on Bukit Bintang. Or you can go outside and stand at the taxi rank.
If you do this make sure you tell the driver where you're going and if they try to tell you to pay an amount tell them you want a meter. If they say no just ask the next taxi. The fare should only be about RM8 - RM10 from the Central Station to Bukit Bintang.
There is another option where you pay RM100 and that gets you a one way ticket on the KLIA Ekspres and a Mercedes pickup at Central Station to take you to the hotel. A second person travelling adds another 35rm to the RM100 fare.
Not a bad deal really if you can't be bothered dealing with the taxi drivers.
While in KL when you want to take a cab, tell them where you are going and they will say yes or no. Then you want to make sure they use the meter as they will get you with the negotiated prepaid rate if they can. It' a real downside of visiting KL, you would think the taxi drivers would want any fare available but if they don't want to go where you're going they won't. Remember - you need a metered fare.
KLIA Express of train will take you from KLIA to KL Sentral to KLIA. It costs you RM 35 per trip as Jan 2005, quite expensive for me.
Easy peasy and truely comfy. Upsy dipsy your luggage and buy ticket about RM30 from KLIA Airport to KL by KLIA Ekspres. Only 25 minutes and the last train is about 00.00 at the midnight.