How to get from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to City Centre

Congratulations, you have just reached Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Milan and depending on how long of a flight you were just on, you must be excited! KLIA is Malaysia’s main international airport and one of the major airports in Southeast Asia and worldwide. There are three ways of travel to reach KL’s city centre and I will highlight them all down below! 😊


The metro in KL offers two trains that will guide you into the city centre. They are the KLIA Express and the KLIA transit. The express train is the best mode of transportation, as it will take you directly to the city centre (no additional walking 😉). The KLIA transit makes multiple stops, which can be sort of a hassle when you want to reach your destination in a timely manner. The express takes about 30 minutes to reach the station. Sadly, both trains only go to the KL Sentral station. You will need to take another train to get to the city centre (near the Petronas Towers). To get to this area, you will have to take the LRT Kelana Jaya Line (#5) to stop KLCC, which will take an extra 15 minutes.

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The cost for the KLIA Express is 7.40 euros per person, one way. There is a ticket counter at the platform if you need to purchase a ticket for your journey.


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The most efficient method is taking a taxi. At the airport, all taxis operate on a fixed fare system. The cost is 15.60 euros and it will take about an hour to reach the city centre in regular traffic. 

Airport Bus Coach Service

This bus runs from the airport to KL Sentral station. It will take around an hour to reach the city centre, at a cost of 2.10 euros.


Although the metro is slightly cheaper than a taxi, it is not the most convenient option. All transportation goes through KL Sentral station, which will require you to take another train to get to the city centre. This could potentially be a hassle because the travel is longer, and your luggage might be too heavy to drag around. Taking a taxi is the most efficient mode of transportation as it is a fixed fare system and the travel won’t take too long. 

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No matter which mode of transportation you decide to take, safe travels and have a fun time exploring!