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Kuala Lumpur Airport to KL Sentral

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Kuala Lumpur Airport to KL Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Airport to KL Sentral

Kuala Lumpur Airport to KL Sentral stands for Kuala Lumpur Airport to Kuala Lumpur city center. The bus departs from the KLIA2 to the KL Sentral stop in the city center. KLIA2 Airport Terminal is mainly used for low-cost carrier flights like AirAsia. Whereas the airport KLIA is Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1. The buses and KLIA express train to run from KLIA 2.

In this blog, we will tell you how to get to Kuala Lumpur airport to the city center by bus or Bus from KLIA 2 to KL Sentral in 12 Ringgit. The Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Airport is Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2). We reached the airport at almost 08:00 AM.

While sitting in an airplane, we connected to Wi-Fi without any mobile number and the wifi speed was fine. And almost walked 01 km in the airport to reach the immigration counter. Before immigration, there were some facilities like drinking water, seating, and toilets.

Immigration was so easy but too crowded at the immigration counter to get a little late.

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KLIA 2 Airport Guide

Just remove flight mode from your mobile phone and get connected to FREE WIFI without any hassle, Speed is pretty fine, as your flight stops at Kuala Lumpur airport. Now, get off the airplane and walk approximately 01 km to reach the immigration counter. You have accessed some facilities that are cool drinking water, seating, and toilets while walking towards immigration.

Keep an empty bottle with you and refill it at the airport. It is also helping to save the environment by using no plastic bottles. I used the washrooms to get fresh because I landed at the airport at 08:00 early in the morning.

There is a counter after immigration with the name “Ask Me”, which means you can get any help if you don’t understand something. They are so nice and sincerely helpful.


There are several ATMs installed at different banks at the KLIA 2 airport after immigration towards the airport exit gate. I used CIMB Bank to withdraw money and it charged RMB 15 (USD 2). I withdrew RM (Ringgit) 600 and used a Chinese UnionPay card to withdraw money. RM 600 was enough for my 15 days of travel to Malaysia.

Malaysia currency notes
Malaysia currency notes

The distance from Kuala Lumpur airport to the city center is about 60 km (37 miles). You can travel by Sky bus, KLIA Express train, taxi or hire a private car.

Differing on the route, transportation modes, and traffic conditions, the time to cover this journey is about 35 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The KLIA Express train is the fastest option to reach KL airport city center as it only takes 35 minutes. The bus is the best option for budget travelers like me. The cheapest way to reach the city center is by bus which takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Transportation ModesTimeCost
KLIA Express45 minutesRM 55 ($12.50)
Bus1 hour 15 minutesRM 12 ($2.50)
Taxi50 minutesRM 75 ($16)
Different Transportation Mode Fares

KLIA to KL Sentral by Bus

There are some counters to purchase a ticket or bus or book a taxi at the exit gate of the airport. There is a written on the counter in English for booking bus or taxi tickets. Sometimes there is a long queue and you have to wait for a while.

The ticket price is RM 12 ($2.6) for the bus. They usually do not make a change of RM 100 just for a single ticket. I went to nearby shops for a change. The people are pretty nice and they gave me change. It’s better to keep change hassle-free if you are a solo traveler.

Come outside from the exit gate and wait for a bus for a few minutes in a designated area. I stand at platform No. 6 which is written on the ticket or you can ask from staff.

The ticket for children between 3 to 11 years is RM 6 ($1.4) and below 3 years travel for free.

I visited thrice Kuala Lumpur and traveled to the city center by bus always at RM 12 ($2.6). But you will save a little more by researching further. Some buses like the Sky bus will cost RM 11 ($2.35).

At platform No. 6, I met a traveler, who was from Iran and had a layover of over 8 hours in Kuala Lumpur. She also doesn’t know how to get to Kuala Lumpur city center by bus in the cheapest way like me. So, we accompanied together and got on the bus. We visited Petronas Twin Towers and the Chinese market together.

Lockers at KLIA 2

The lockers are available at the airport for luggage storage at the cost of RM 30 ($6.4) per day. She put her luggage at the airport because she had to go to Indonesia.

The bus is pretty fancy and air-conditioned. The weather in Malaysia is hot and humid so better to have an air-conditioned bus. The bus will take 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the city center which is usually called KL Sentral.

KL Sentral is a pretty busy metro station and mall. City bus, FREE go KL bus and you can get every city bus from here.

The bus operating hours are from 3 a.m. to 9 p.m. from KL Sentral to KLIA and 4:45 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. from KLIA to KL Sentral. Please always check the latest schedule before going.

Discount KL Sentral to KL Airport

Once I arrived at KL Sentral to take a bus to KL airport. I got the bus ticket for RM 7 ($1.5) instead of RM 12.

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Kuala Lumpur Airport to City Center by Train

The Kuala Lumpur Airport train called KLIA Express is the fastest and most suitable way from Kuala Lumpur Airport to the city center.

The Kuala Lumpur airport train runs daily between 5:00 a.m. to 12:02 a.m. The journey takes 40 minutes from Kuala Lumpur Airport Terminal 2 (KLIA2) and 35 minutes from Kuala Lumpur Airport Terminal 1. The airport train departs from KLIA2 and stops at KLIA 1 and then directly runs to the city center.

The KLIA express ticket price from KLIA2/KLIA1 to KL Sentral for a single ticket is RM 55 ($11.8) and the return is RM 100 ($21.4). The ticket price for children between 6 to 15 years, is RM 25 ($5.35) for a single journey and RM 45 ($10) for a return. The child below 6 years is FREE.

JourneyAdultChildren (6 – 15 yrs)Children below 6 yrs
SingleRM 55 ($11.80)RM 25 ($5.35)FREE
ReturnRM 100 ($21.4)RM 45 ($10)FREE
KLIA Express Train Fare

A taxi is best if you are traveling with 3 or 4 persons in a group or you are traveling with luxury. A taxi or grab from Kuala Lumpur Airport to the city center will cost approximately RM75 ($16) from onwards. You have to pay tolls too. Taxi will charge 50% extra after midnight from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Book a taxi from the airport counter at KLIA2 will cost RM 75 ($16).

What is the difference between KLIA2 and KLIA?

KLIA2 stands for Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2. It is usually used for low-cost carriers or budget airlines like AirAsia. KLIA stands for Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1 which is usually used for full-flagged airlines like Sri Lankan Airlines.

Melati Lake Kuala Perlis
Melati Lake Kuala Perlis Malaysia


Q: What is the ticket price from KLIA2 to KL Sentral?

Ans. The ticket price depends on your transportation mode Travel by bus will be RM12 ($2.6), travel by KL Express train RM55 (11.8 $), and by taxi RM 75 ($16).

Q: What is the travel time from Kuala Lumpur Airport to the city center?

Ans. The travel time is approximately bus 1 hour 15 minutes, by train 35 minutes by, and by taxi 50 to 60 minutes.

Q: How far is Kuala Lumpur Airport from the city center?

Ans. The distance from Kuala Lumpur airport to the city center is about 60 km (35 miles).

Q: How to transfer from KLIA2 to KLIA?

Ans. There is a free shuttle bus that runs across KLIA 2 to KLIA.

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