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Kuala Lumpur Airport

General information

The largest airport in Malaysia is located south of the capital in the province of Selangor, one of the country’s 13 states. Terminals KLIA(1) and KLIA2 are both part of Kuala Lumpur Airport sharing the same IATA airport code and ICAO airport code. KLIA2 was opened in 2014 and replaced the old and much smaller low cost carrier terminal LCCT.

KLIA(1) and KLIA2 are not separate airports, despite the fact that the distance between both terminals is 2 kilometres. Kuala Lumpur Airport is a major hub of flag carrier Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Malindo Air.


Where is Kuala Lumpur Airport situated?

From the airport you can get to Kuala Lumpur by car using the highway E6. Sepang International Circuit (hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix until 2017) is located east of the airport.

How many terminals does Kuala Lumpur Airport have?

Kuala Lumpur Airport has two terminals known as KLIA(1) and KLIA2. Terminal KLIA, mainly used by Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air, is divided into the Main Terminal Building and Satellite Terminal A. KLIA2 is the low-cost carrier terminal and AirAsia’s main hub.

You can travel by bus and train between KLIA(1) and KLIA2 terminals. The bus shuttle transfer service is free of charge. The train ride operated by KLIA Ekspres takes just a couple of minutes and costs 2.00 RYM for adults and 1.00 RYM for children. It is not possible to walk between the two terminals of Kuala Lumpur Airport.

Does Kuala Lumpur Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?

Yes, the connection between KLIA(1) and Satellite Terminal A is handled by a free of charge Automated People Mover System called Aerotrain.

Airport Map



The distance from Kuala Lumpur Airport to the centre of Kuala Lumpur is 55 kilometres. By car, it takes 50 minutes to get to the centre of Kuala Lumpur.

From KUL Airport to Kuala Lumpur City centre by Car
55 km
50 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Kuala Lumpur Airport by public transport. Visit the Kuala Lumpur Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Kuala Lumpur Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Kuala Lumpur Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Kuala Lumpur is about MYR 100.-. Book your taxi at Kuala Lumpur Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From KUL Airport to Kuala Lumpur City centre by Taxi
55 km
55 min
MYR 100.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Kuala Lumpur Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Avis, Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Kuala Lumpur Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Kuala Lumpur Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Kuala Lumpur Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Kuala Lumpur Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Kuala Lumpur Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Kuala Lumpur Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Malindo Air
  • AirAsia
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Emirates


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Kuala Lumpur Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Sama Sama Hotel KLIA, Sepang

Connected to KLIA via a sky bridge, Sama Sama Hotel KLIA houses an outdoor pool and 3 dining options. The modern rooms and suites are equipped with air conditioning and free WiFi is accessible throughout.


Sama Sama Express KLIA (Airside Transit Hotel), Sepang

Located in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sama-Sama Express KL International Airport is a transit hotel offering comfortable rooms with free WiFi for short periods. It is a 5-minute walk to Gate C5. Rooms are available on a 6-hour basis.


Tune Hotel KLIA-KLIA2, Airport Transit Hotel, Sepang

Connected directly to the klia2 terminal via a covered walkway, Tune Hotel klia2, Airport Transit Hotel offers modern and air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Looking for the best hotels in Kuala Lumpur? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

The luxurious 5-star Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is located just next to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).


BIG M Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Located conveniently next to Masjid Jamek LRT Station, BIG M Hotel offers accommodations in Kuala Lumpur. The property is a 5-minute walk from Merdeka Square, Petaling Street, Sogo Shopping Mall and Central Market.


The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection, Kuala Lumpur

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection offers accommodations featuring modern colonial-style décor and Neo-Classical details.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Kuala Lumpur Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Kuala Lumpur: KL Tower Admission Ticket

Enjoy sweeping views over Kuala Lumpur from the KL Tower Observation Deck. Admire 360-degree views and watch a film in the multisensory XD Theatre at your own expense, or upgrade your ticket to include the Sky Deck.


KUL Kuala Lumpur International Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

Relax before your departure or in-between flights at the premium lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Choose from several options depending on how much time you need.

Tour & transport

From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Taman Negara National Park

Enjoy a full-day in one of the oldest and dense rain forest jungles in Taman Negara, Malaysia. Walk across the world’s longest canopy, see orangutans and meet with native tribe members.


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