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    KLIA Airport Taxi - Budget or Premier

    by perseushermes Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    Getting out of KLIA, you'll have a choice of the taxi or the Express Rail Link (ERl a.k.a CAT). Getting a taxi is not a problem.
    However, if you are in Kuala Lumpur for the first time, the people at the Official KLIA Taxi Counter will ask you whether you want a Premier Taxi or a Budget Taxi. Most of the time they will tell you to take the premier taxi.

    Scenario 1
    They will always ask you how persons are with you. If you say 2 or more persons with large pieces of luggages, they will say you cannot take the budget taxi. You will have to take the premier taxi WHICH is more expensive (obviously by its name)

    Scenario 2
    Other times they will tell you that the queue for the budget taxi is too long and you may have to wait half an hour to 45mins for a taxi. Hence you are advised to get the Premier Taxi.

    SO, If you are in Kuala Lumpur, say 3 of you (or less) with 2 large pieces of luggage (but should be able to fit in the luggage compartment) - For The First Time, you may be inclined to take the Premier Taxi.

    Trust me, you can still fit into the Budget Taxi. The cab driver of the Budget Taxi will accomodate.

    Just tell the people at the counter , you want a Budget Taxi. Even though she will ask how many persons and/or pieces of luggage you have. Just maintain your stand and insist you want a Budget Taxi. No buts and if.

    You should be alright.

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    Cab/Taxi Rate

    by 31Aug Updated Oct 8, 2006

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    One of the few differently coloured taxi in KL
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    http://www.mycen.com.my/search/taxi.html

    Regulated metered rates (fare) for standard city cabs (valid at time of upload and subject to change):
    RM 2 for the first 2 km and 10 sen for every 200 meters thereon.
    A 50% surcharge is levied between midnight and 6.00 AM.

    Additional RM 1 is charged for:
    Phone booking, 3rd adult passenger (max 4 ) and/or baggage stored in boot.

    Pre-paid coupon system is used for taxi stands at KTM KL Station, KL Sentral & KLIA.

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    Taxis

    by branx Written Jan 23, 2007

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    Taxis are very cheap compared to Aust. We hired a taxi for the day at cost of $50 AUD and he drove us to all the major tourist stops like Batu caves, Temples etc. We negotiated the price before we left and agreed we would pay him on return. We picked the taxi from outside KLCC and looked for the better car with personable drive..after a few attempts we found our guy and he was really great and very helpful with questions about his country.

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    Prepaid Taxi coupons in KL

    by kensu Written Aug 17, 2009

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    you can take taxis from BJT to almost anywhere and payment is up front by prepaid coupon. Much better than arguing the toss with a driver who refuses to use his meter. As mentioned in earlier posts, you can easily walk to Petronas Towers and Sung Wang Plaza so taking a taxi would be a total waste of money. At the end of the day however the choice is yours and so long as you enjoy yourself what the heck. Suzie

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    Airport to Hotel Coupon Taxi

    by karengkeng Written Jun 9, 2008

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    I have decided to use a Coupon Taxi with a flat rate as against a metered/negotiated taxi outside the airport.

    I was forced to pay MY Ringgit 92.50 (USD30) for a PREMIUM coupon taxi because according to them, our party of 3 people wouldn't be able to fit our luggages in the STANDARD coupon taxi. This is because the Standard taxies no longer use gasoline tanks but LPG tanks which occupy most of the trunk and that the premium taxis still are using gasoline.

    I tried convincing them that we would definitely fit our luggages either in the trunk or inside the car because of two things: 1. our luggages are small and hand-carried only and 2. the LPG concept is not new to us because all airport cabs in the Philippines are also using LPG tanks. The guys at the counter still wouldn't budge maybe because the night before, they raised gasoline prices so they decided to just penalize customers by forcing them to take a more expensive taxi. Still couldn't not understand their reasoning...

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    Airport Limo (it really is an executive taxi)

    by leanne_pearc Written Apr 2, 2008

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    I find the Airport Limo service hassle free whenever i need to get to KL from the airport. Particularly if you have quite a bit of luggage that would not fit into a normal taxi. Its a set price based on where you are going. The taxi's are luxury taxi's, very comfortable.

    You go to the counter after passing through immigration, buy a ticket. Look out for the counter that has family van signs on it - its the same business.

    Take the ticket to the taxi's waiting and off you go.

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    Better not take Taxi in KL

    by JackWood Written Aug 25, 2004

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    The taxi drivers in KL are quite dishonesty. The first time I went to Malaysia, and wish to go to some shopping mall, one taxi driver came to said: you can't go on foot, it's too far away...about 2 km, come with me, I'm taxi driver...Finally, I found that shopping is quite near, and took only 5 mins by walk!

    If you really need a taxi, remember to ask the driver to use meter. Sometimes they ask for more money than actual amount, and when you ask why, they reply: BECAUSE YOU ARE FOREIGNER!

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    KL cabs - a lottery

    by cheezecake_deli Updated Mar 24, 2007

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    Braving the roads of KL

    Cabs are cheap in KL, with fares starting at RM2 - that is, if you are not cheated. You can flag them down anywhere. At busy times (rush hour and in the rain), locals can get quite aggressive at catching a cab. Catching a cab in KL is a bit like buying a lottery ticket. Some drivers are honest, some are not. Some will try and fix a price at the start of the journey - say no and if he refuses to use the meter, get out.

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    Red and White

    by dh081 Updated Jan 29, 2004

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    taxis and the rail way

    You can hire a red and white, yellow or green taxi to move around but if you are in budget bind the monorail is your best solution to reach Bintang Walk.

    Cost from KL Central Station to Bukit Bintang Station: RM2.10 one way.

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    KLIA Airport - The Aerotrain

    by leanne_pearc Written Dec 28, 2007

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    The Aero Train

    I took a Malaysian Airlines flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur. Great flight.

    A tip for those new to the airport is when you get off the plane....take the aerotrain to the main terminal. At the main terminal you pick up your luggage and go through immigration. The aerotrain takes 2 minutes and only one stop!

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    Big Group Travel - Minivan Taxis

    by xuessium Written Sep 28, 2005

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    If you are travelling in a big group, it may make more sense to try to book a minivan taxi to bring the entire group from the airport into the city, rather than take separate cabs.

    Go to the "Airport Taxi" counter after exiting.
    That will save you the hassle of fending off the touts outside the airport.

    Bargain if necessary. You'll be surprised that you may shave some ringgits off your bill.
    The cost should be around MYR160 (circa 2005) for a minivan that could carry 6-8 passengers.

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    Stopping A taxi

    by DunaKal Updated Jun 25, 2004

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    Taxi

    On the first few days we did most of our sightseeing either with the hotel tour bus or got a taxi from infront of the hotel,but once we went out for dinner and when we wanted to come back by taxi we thought we can get a taxi from anywhere,but then after so many taxies passed by us and not a single one had stopped that we need to get to a taxi station is order to get into one.
    The prices are usually marked by a meter,but some greedy taxi driver might try to rip you off,so make sure you either ask them to turn the meter on or bargain before you hop in the taxi!

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    Taxi service from KLIA or around KL

    by arikde Written May 30, 2003

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    When I am in KL, I use a lad called F.K. Yap - if you call him in advance, he can meet you at the baggage claims at the airport ... or he can show you around etc. using his faithful Proton Wira. Call him in advance to book and MAKE SURE you agree on a rate first.

    Sample Rate: RM 50 for airport transfer to downtown.

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    Taxi to town from LCCT

    by cochinjew Written Jul 1, 2009

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    ways to get to KL from LCCT
    air asia bus very cheap to KL sentral
    bus transfer to KLIA and then
    KLIA express into the city in 15 min 45 ringgit, then another taxi to your hotel
    taxi from hotel
    bus to the city

    if you have luggage and if you are more than one person, it is far more convenient to take a taxi. prepaid taxis are availale and you can expect to pay over 100 myr but less than 150 myr.

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  • Taxi from Sentral Station

    by oerkenbo Written Jun 14, 2008

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    Most people take the KLIA ekspres to Sentral Station and then a taxi from there to their hotel. If you don't want to deal with the hassle of haggling with taxi drivers with your luggage in tow, you can head to the north exit of Sentral Station -- towards Hilton and Le Meridien Hotel -- where you can buy fixed rate vouchers for taxis. From Sentral Station to KLCC 12 MYR.

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