Kuala Lumpur - Airport Guide
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is a busy, well-run and well-connected hub. You should have no trouble with your onward journey from here. The airport's telephone number is: 2693 6664
The airport has two terminals - both with a good infrastructure of onward travel connections. For airport information seek out the Information kiosks, with touch-screen help at your fingertips, dotted throughout the airport. The Airport Visitors Service Centre is located on the third floor of the main building in the baggage reclaim area.
There's a shuttle running every five minutes from the second terminal to the airport's Main Building - look for the Aerotrain signs.
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Taxis are readily available on the Arrivals level of the Main Terminal. You can purchase a ticket from the taxi counters, clearly signed, as these are accepted by the official taxi companies. On no account accept an offer of a taxi ride by anyone approaching you - this is a sure fire way to be ripped off.
The airport is around 43 kms from the heart of the city. Expect to pay around 100 RM for a mid-range taxi (you can pay more for a more luxurious car) and expect the journey to take about an hour.
KLA Ekspres is the direct rail route from the airport to the city, and is a high speed service - departing around every 15 minutes, from early morning til midnight. Expect to pay around 40 RM and for the journey to take about half an hour. From KL Central there's a monorail service connecting all parts of the city centre.
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Express buses to Kuala Lumpur and local buses to Nilai KTM Komuter Station and Subang are available from the bus station located on the ground floor of Block C in the covered car park. The route takes in most of the city centre hotels via Hentian Duta Bus Terminal and runs until 12.30 am. There are Express Buses marked Routes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Check at the Station to see which route covers the area you want to travel to.
You can, if you want to, hire a car. All the major car hire companies have offices at the airport. But be warned - KL is not the easiest city to navigate. The city centre is a maze of confusing road systems, clogged for most of peak hour, and car parking is very expensive (that's if you can find a space). Still, for exploring the hinterlands, it's a good option, as public transport gets all the more confusing the further out from the city you wander.
Chauffeur driven limousines are an alternative (should you fancy a guided tour) and most hotels can arrange this for you.