Information & Facts
There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to KLIA.
Visitors can choose from Pan Pacific Hotel, Airside Transit Hotel
and the Empress Hotel, which are all located within 10 minutes of
the terminal building. Most hotels offer a complimentary shuttle
service and many of the hotels have a desk on level one.
Taxis are available; they should be paid for in advance at the
three ticket counters in the International Arrivals Hall, Domestic
Arrival Hall, and Domestic Baggage Reclaim on the Arrival Level.
Prices are linked to distance and type of taxi: budget Daewoo and
Proton taxis are cheapest, premier limos the most expensive. There
is an added surcharge between midnight and 6am.
Short- and long-term parking is available.
Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Thrifty, and a number of local
car rental companies are all represented at the airport. Most
visitors opt to avoid driving in Kuala Lumpur, and instead take
The Express Rail Link train provides the fast transportation to
the city centre. The KLIA Ekspres and the KLIA Transit links the
airport to Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral - City Air Terminal) and
vice-versa. Journeys run from 5am to 12.30am and cost RM35 one-way,
RM70 return. At the City Air Terminal departing passengers have the
option of checking-in their luggage, receive their boarding passes
and proceed to board the train for the airport. Immigration
clearance will be completed at there. Travel time between KL
Sentral to the airport is 28 minutes on the KLIA Express and 37
minutes on the KLIA Transit. Taxis are also available. Many hotels
can arrange for a car to pick up guests, though this is generally
more expensive than taking a taxi. An express
from the airport to KL Sentral for RM10 one-way, RM18 return.
Tel: + 60 (0)3 8776 2000.
RM45, which is usually included in the ticket
Airport facilities include lounges/travel clubs, left luggage,
disabled and nursery/baby changing facilities; banks, bureaux de
change and ATMs; restaurants and bars, post office, pharmacy; and
Bahasa Melayu is the national language, but English is
widely spoken and is the language of business. Cantonese, Hokkien
and Hakka are spoken by the Malaysias Chinese population and Tamil,
Malayalam and Hindi among the Indian population.
The Malaysian Ringit (MYR), also referred to as the Malaysian
Dollar, is divided into 100 sen. Malaysian banks charge in the
region of US$2-3 for foreign exchange transactions. Moneychangers
are generally quicker to deal with and do not charge commission;
their rates however are variable. Pounds or dollars are the easiest
to exchange. Travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks and some
hotels. All major credit cards are accepted at upmarket hotels,
shops and restaurants. ATMs are widely available.
An Aerotrain provides a free service between terminals. A
shuttle bus runs every 30 mins between the low cost carrier
terminal (LCCT) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and
costs RM 1.50.