Kuala Lumpur Airport
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.
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
It is possible to travel to and from Kuala Lumpur Airport by public transport. Visit the Kuala Lumpur Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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
- All Nippon Airways
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Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
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Things to do
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