Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL)
Location: The airport is located in Sepang, 31 miles (50km) south
of Kuala Lumpur.
Time: GMT +8.
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.
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. T
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
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.
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
Parking at Kuala Lumpur International Airport starts at MYR 3.50
for the first hour, and MYR 2-3 per hour after that. There are two
main car parks offering long and short-term parking.
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.
Departure Tax: RM45, which is usually included in the ticket