Kuala Lumpur Airport To City Center: Transport Guide

If you fly to Kuala Lumpur, you’ll arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). This airport has two main terminals, KLIA and KLIA2 – separate and a few kilometers from each other.

How to get from Kuala Lumpur airport to the city center?

In this transportation guide, you will find useful information from Kuala Lumpur Airport to downtown by train, bus, and taxi, including timetable, ticket prices, and tips.

Kuala Lumpur Airport to the city: Overview

The distance between Kuala Lumpur Airport and the city center is about 60 km (37 miles). You can travel by KLIA Express, Skybus, taxi, or private car transfer.

Depending on the route, transportation choices, and traffic conditions, it takes about 35 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Taking the KLIA Ekspres is the fastest option as it only takes about 35 minutes from KL Airport to downtown. Taking a bus is an excellent idea if you travel on a budget.

TypeTimeCostTickets
KLIA Ekspres45 minsRM55.00 ($12.5)Book tickets
Bus1 hour 15 minsRM11 ($2.4)
Car50 mins$22Book transfer
Travel options from Kuala Lumpur Airport to the center.

Travel tips

By KLIA Ekspres

Taking the KLIA Ekspres is the fastest and most convenient way to get from Kuala Lumpur airport to the city center.

Trains run daily between 5:00 am, and 12:02 am from KL Sentral and KLIA or KLIA2.

On average, there are trains every 20 minutes. The journey takes about 35 minutes for KLIA and 40 minutes for KLIA2 to KL Sentral. At KL Sentral, trains depart and arrive at KLIA Transit Platform.

Below are the ticket prices from KL Sentral to KLIA and back. You can book tickets online for a discount. To use the ticket, you can scan the QR code voucher at the barrier gate.

KL Sentral to KLIA/KLIA2AdultChild
(6-15 Years)
Child
(Below 6 Years)
SingleRM55 ($12.5)RM25 ($5.5)Free*
ReturnRM100 ($22.5)RM45 ($10)Free*
Train ticket prices between Kuala Lumpur airport and KL Sentral.
Train info
Journey time35 minutes
PriceFrom $12.5 (€12)
Distancekm (miles)
Frequency58 trains per day
First train5:07 am
Last train0:07 am
Departure stationKLIA
Arrival stationKL Sentral
ChangesDirect trains available
OperatorsKLIA Ekspres
Train information from Kuala Lumpur airport.
KLIAKL Sentral
00:0700:42
05:0705:42
05:2706:02
05:4706:22
06:0706:42
06:2707:02
06:4707:22
07:0707:42
07:2708:02
07:4708:22
08:0708:42
08:2709:02
08:4709:22
09:0709:42
09:2710:02
09:4710:22
10:0710:42
10:2711:02
10:4711:22
11:0711:42
11:2712:02
11:4712:22
12:0712:42
12:2713:02
12:4713:22
13:0713:42
13:2714:02
13:4714:22
14:0714:42
14:2715:02
14:4715:22
15:0715:42
15:2716:02
15:4716:22
16:0716:42
16:2717:02
16:4717:22
17:0717:42
17:2718:02
17:4718:22
18:0718:42
18:2719:02
18:4719:22
19:0719:42
19:2720:02
19:4720:22
20:0720:42
20:2721:02
20:4721:22
21:0721:42
21:2722:02
21:4722:22
22:0722:42
22:2723:02
22:4723:22
23:0723:42
23:2700:02
23:4700:22
Train schedule from KLIA to KL Sentral.

How long is the train from Kuala Lumpur airport?

The journey time between KL Sentral and KLIA is 35 minutes, and KLIA2 is 40 minutes.

How much is the train ticket from Kuala Lumpur airport?

One-way train tickets cost RM55 ($12.5) for adults and RM25 for children. If you buy round-trip tickets, you can save up a bit. Round-trip tickets cost RM100 ($22.5) and RM45 ($10).

Where are the departure and arrival stations?

All trains depart from the KLIA2 terminal and arrive at KL Sentral station.

When is the first and last train depart from KL Airport?

The last train departs from the airport at 5 am, and the last one leaves at midnight. For the latest schedule, please check here.

By taxi and private transfer

Taking a taxi or a private airport transfer is a suitable travel option for groups of more than three people. Also, it’s convenient if you have children, the elderly, and a lot of luggage.

The trip from Kuala Lumpur airport to the city center by car takes about 50 minutes.

The price is higher than going by KLIA Ekspres and bus, but it is convenient and hassle-free. Prices start from $22 for a small group (3 people) and $47 for a large group (6 people).

For the best prices and experience, you can book a private airport transfer. You can select vehicle options best suited for your trip. 

By Skybus

Taking a bus from the airport to Kuala Lumpur city center is affordable. There are frequent services between KLIA2 and KL Sentral.

There are buses every hour, departing at both ends of the airport and KL Sentral, taking 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The bus departs from 3 am to 9 pm from KL Sentral to KLIA and from 4:45 am to 10:45 pm from KLIA to KL Sentral. You can check more schedules here.

Tickets

  • Adult: RM11 ($2.4)/ adult
  • Children above 3-11 years: RM6 ($1.35)/ child
  • Children below the age of 3 travel for free.
Bus info
Journey time1 hour 15 minutes
PriceRM11 ($2.4)
Distance60 km (37 miles).
Frequency24 buses per day
First bus4:45 am
Last bus10:45 pm
Departure stationKLIA
Arrival stationKL Sentral
OperatorsSkybus
Bus information from Kuala Lumpur airport to KL Sentral.
No.KL Sentral
Departure
KLIA2
KLIA
Arrival
KLIA
Departure
KLIA2KL Sentral
Arrival
13:00am4:00am4:15am4:45am5:00am6:00am
24:00am5:00am5:15am5:45am6:00am7:00am
35:00am6:00am6:15am6:45am7:00am8:00am
46:00am7:00am7:15am7:45am8:00am9:00am
57:00am8:00am8:15am8:45am9:00am10:00am
68:00am9:00am9:15am9:45am10:00am11:00am
79:00am10:00am10:15am10:45am11:00am12:00pm
810:00am11:00am11:15am11:45am12:00pm1:00pm
910:30am11:30am11:45am12:15pm12:30pm1:30pm
1011:00am12:00am12:15pm12:45pm1:00pm1:00pm
1111:30am12:30pm12:45pm1:15pm1:30pm2:30pm
1212:00pm1:00pm1:15pm1:45pm2:00pm3:00pm
1312:30pm1:30pm1:45pm2:15pm2:30pm3:30pm
141:00pm2:00pm2:15pm2:45pm3:00pm4:00pm
151:30pm2:30pm2:45pm3:15pm3:30pm4:30pm
162:00pm3:00pm3:15pm3:45pm4:00pm5:00pm
172:30pm3:00pm3:45pm4:15pm4:30pm5:30pm
183:00pm4:00pm4:15pm4:45pm5:00pm6:00pm
194:00pm5:00pm5:15pm5:45pm6:00pm7:00pm
205:00pm6:00pm6:15pm6:45pm7:00pm8:00pm
216:00pm7:00pm7:15pm7:45pm8:00pm9:00pm
227:00pm8:00pm8:15pm8:45pm9:00pm10:00pm
238:00pm9:00pm9:15pm9:45pm10:00pm11:00pm
249:00pm10:00pm10:15pm10:45pm11:00pm12:00am
Bus schedule between KL Sentral and Kuala Lumpur airport.

How long is the bus from KL airport to the center?

The bus from KL Airport to downtown takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How much is the bus ticket from Kuala Lumpur airport?

The bus ticket to the city center costs about RM11 ($2.4) per adult and RM6 ($1.35) per child.

Where are the departure and arrival stations?

Buses leave from KL airport and arrive at KL Sentral.

When is the first and last bus depart from?

The first bus departs at 4:45 am, while the last leaves at 10:45 pm. For the latest schedule, please check here.

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