KLIA Ekspres, Kuala Lumpur
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.
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)
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!
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.
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.
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.
You able to get cheap train fare from KLIA/klia2 to KL Sentral in total of RM15.70 one-way by stop/rest/wait 30 minutes at Putrajaya/Cyberjaya station. Use KLIA Transit.
It is 55% discount with 1 hour journey from KLIA/klia2 to KL Sentral and vice versa.
Buy one-way ticket to Putrajaya/Cyberjaya station.
And buy another ticket to your final destination at the Putrajaya/Cyberjaya station.
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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.