KLIA, or the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, is the main gateway to Malaysia and one of the major airports in Asia. It has the capacity to accommodate up to 35 million passengers annually, and offers connection to more than 100 destinations worldwide. KLIA is one of the best shopping destinations in the country, offering duty-free liquor and tobacco, high fashion boutiques, timepiece, perfumes & cosmetics, and souvenirs. Passengers can also chill at variety of F&B outlets in the airport including local and Western café, fast food and casual dining.

Access and orientation

KLIA is located in Sepang, Selangor, about 50 km from Kuala Lumpur. About 12 km from KLIA main terminal stands the low cost carrier terminal; commonly known as LCCT, it is the main hub for renowned budget airline AirAsia. The KLIA main terminal is conveniently accessible by car, cab, express bus as well as high-speed train.

How to travel between KLIA and Kuala Lumpur

By car:

From the city center of Kuala Lumpur, passengers can access KLIA via (i) Maju Expressway – Putrajaya Link – ELITE – KLIA Expressway Extension or (ii) Lebuhraya KL – Seremban – Lebuhraya Sungai Besi – Kajang Silk – Lebuhraya SKVE. Route (i) takes approximately 45 minutes and route (ii) approximately 65 minutes.

By cab and limousine:

Airport Limo (M) Sdn Bhd is the official airport limousine operator, contactable by phone at 03-87873678

By express bus:

Popular among budget-savvy passengers, who can easily board express bus to KLIA at Kuala Lumpur Sentral Terminal. One-way ticket costs RM8-RM10, with estimated travel time around 1 hour 15 minutes.

By high-speed train:

KLIA Express is a non-stop, direct, high-speed train from Kuala Lumpur Sentral to the KLIA main terminal. Taking only 28 minutes, this is undoubtedly the fastest way to travel. As an alternative, passengers can take the KLIA Transit from Kuala Lumpur Sentral, which stops at 2 stations on the way to KLIA main terminal.