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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.