Getting Around

Getting Around

From the Airport

Most visitors arrive by air at one of the six main international airports in Malaysia. The main gateway is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang in the state of Selangor, just to the south of Kuala Lumpur. The rest of the country, including Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan in East Malaysia is well serviced by 14 domestic airports.

To meet the increasing demand for budget carriers, a brand new airport, KLIA 2, located conveniently 2 kilometers away from KLIA provides seamless connectivity for both local and international low-cost full-service carriers.

From KLIA, delegates are also able to fly directly to other major destinations in Asia Pacific such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and also to Middle East where they can be connected to the rest of the world!

From the KLIA/KLIA 2, there are several options to reach the city centre:

KLIA Ekspres, a non-stop high-speed train that takes 28 to 33 minutes from KLIA and KLIA2 to KL Sentral (KL transportation hub) respectively. Train fare is USD11 each way. Upon arrival, take the Kelana Jaya Line LRT to KLCC Station that cost USD0.50 or take a taxi that cost about USD2.55.

Shuttle bus service that connects to KL Sentral in 1 hour. Coach fare is USD5 each way. Upon arrival, take the Kelana Jaya Line LRT to KLCC Station that cost USD0.50 or take a taxi that cost about USD2.55.

Airport taxi directly to the hotel/convention centre. Price range from USD28.40 to USD37.80.

Local Transport

Once in Kuala Lumpur, getting around is relatively easy! Metered taxis are the most widely and easily available transportation in cities. Minivan type taxis are available to transport larger groups. Most hotels have their own limousine or their concierge can flag down or call for radio taxi service. Taxi fares in Malaysia are calculated according to meters.

The flag-off fare for taxis is USD0.90 and passengers will be charged USD0.03 for every 115 meters thereafter.

Other additional charges include road tolls, USD0.60 for telephone bookings and a 50% surcharge is levied between midnight and 6.00 AM.

An additional USD0.30 is charged on 3rd adult passenger (max 4) and/or baggage.

There is a system of Light Rail Transit (LRT) and a monorail service in Kuala Lumpur. These are two metro systems providing light rail services in Kuala Lumpur (the KELANA JAYA and AMPANG lines). The monorail is an inner-city public transit system that serves the central business, hotel and shopping districts of Kuala Lumpur. The costs of the services range from USD0.20 to USD1.50. The operating hours are from 6am until 11pm. For more information, visit Go-KL city bus is a free bus service which caters for both visitors and residents of Kuala Lumpur. Comfortable, air-conditioned, pink coloured single-decker buses now cruise two circular routes covering many of the main sight-seeing attractions in the heart of the city. The buses, which are disabled-friendly, run at five minute intervals at peak periods and every 15 minutes at other times. They operate from 6am until 11pm. For more information on the Go-KL City Bus, visit