Kuala Lumpur International Airport Guide (KUL)

Airport info
Code: KUL
43900 Sepang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is situated 55km (34 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +60
(03) 8776 2000.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport map

Kuala Lumpur International Airport serves the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, and is a key hub for the whole region. Information on terminal facilities, transportation and local accommodation is included in our Kuala Lumpur International Airport guide.

Airport news

A new terminal for low-cost carriers is being built to replace the existing and remote LCC facility. The delayed project is due for completion in 2014.


There are airport information counters in the Main Terminal, the Contact Pier and the Satellite Building. Touch-screen information kiosks are situated throughout the airport.

Tourist information, including details of accommodation, attractions, tours and transportation, can be found at the Visitors Service Centre (tel: (03) 8776 5651/5647) on the third floor of the main terminal, in the baggage reclaim area.

Transfer between terminals

The Aerotrain operates between the Main Terminal and the Satellite Building every three to five minutes.

Driving directions

The North-South Central Link Expressway (E6) is the primary access road for the airport. From the city centre, take the southbound Jalan Puchong-Petaling Jaya (B11) route to the westbound Damansara–Puchong Expressway (E11). Exit this main road at the interchange for the North-South Central Link Expressway (E6) and follow the latter and its extension southwards to the airport. The journey from downtown Kuala Lumpur to the airport takes about one hour.

Secondary access is via the eastern route, which links the Nilai interchange with the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail: KLIA Ekspres (tel: (03) 2267 8088; www.KLIAekspres.com) is the direct non-stop express rail service between the airport and KL City Air Terminal (KLCAT) at Kuala Lumpur's Central Station (journey time: 28 minutes; fare: RM35). KLIA Transit is another high-speed commuter train between the airport and KLCAT, but this stops at several intermediate stations (journey time: 35 minutes; fare: RM35).

Public transport road

Bus: Express buses to Kuala Lumpur and local buses to Nilai KTM Komuter Station and Subang are available from the bus station on the ground floor of Block C, in the short-term car park.

Taxi: Taxis are available from outside the arrivals area. Passengers should buy a coupon at the taxi counters in the arrivals area, and are advised not to use taxis offered by illegal operators.

Terminal facilities


There are banks, bureaux de change and ATMs in the two main terminal buildings.


Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the airport, free of charge. In addition, there are internet kiosks in several locations. Public telephones can be found in both terminals. A post office is located in the departures area of the Main Terminal.


There is a good selection of places to eat at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. In particular, the Satellite Building boasts a large choice, with cafés and restaurants spread between its various concourses.


Visitors here can choose from a range of shops, including gift retailers, bookshops, fashion boutiques and electronics shops. Duty-free shopping is available in the Satellite Building.


Luggage lockers and trolleys are available for hire. For lost property (tel: (03) 8776 4312), travellers should contact the nearest information counter for further assistance. A baggage wrapping service also operates in the departures hall of the main building.


Facilities for parents with small children include nurseries, baby change facilities and a children's play area. A 24-hour clinic is on hand to deal with medical enquiries, while pharmacies can assist with minor medical issues. There is a quiet/prayer room in the departures area of the Main Terminal, while Muslim prayer rooms can be found in both main terminals.

A fitness centre with showers, sauna and spa can be found in the Sama Sama Express Hotel (tel: (03) 8787 4848; www.samasamahotels.com) in the Satellite Building.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The Plaza Premium Lounge (tel: (03) 8787 1766; www.plaza-ppl.com) is equipped with telephone, fax, internet and videoconferencing facilities, as well as postal and secretarial services – other lounges have more basic facilities.

The on-site Sama Sama Express Hotel (tel: (03) 8787 4848; www.samasamahotels.com) has a business centre offering fax, photocopying, internet access, workstation hire and secretarial services.

Away from the terminals, the 5-star Sama Sama Hotel (tel: (03) 8787 3333; www.samasamahotels.com) houses a wide range of meeting and events facilities.

Disabled facilities

Facilities for the disabled at Kuala Lumpur International Airport include ramps, lifts, wheelchair-accessible toilets and adapted telephones. Reserved car parking spaces are available on level 2 in the covered short-term car park.

Passengers should advise their airline of their needs in advance, to arrange terminal transportation, wheelchair provision and assistance on and off the aircraft.

Car parking

There are extensive parking facilities at the airport. Blocks A, B, C and D of the covered short-term car parks are situated near the terminal; there is also an uncovered car park that is connected to the Main Terminal and the Sama Sama Hotel by a courtesy shuttle service.

Car rental

Car hire operators: Avis, Kasina Baru, Hertz, Pantas, Mayflower, Orix and Insas are represented at the airport, with desks in the arrivals area.


There are a number of hotels in and around the airport grounds, with a wider choice within the city centre. Hotel reservation desks in the arrivals area can assist with bookings. Our Kuala Lumpur International Airport guide includes the following options:

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Sama Sama Hotel

(03) 8787 3333.

A five-minute walk from the Main Terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sama Sama Hotel is the luxury option in the area. As befits a 5-star hotel, there is a range of facilities, including a choice of places to eat and drink, business facilities and a fitness centre with a hot tub, sauna and steam room.

Palm Garden

(03) 8943 2233.

Boasting a range of dining options, meeting rooms and spa facilities, this 4-star hotel is located near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in the Putrajaya district.

62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Concorde Inn Hotel

(03) 8783 3118.

Conveniently located just three minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport via a complimentary shuttle bus service, the 338-room hotel has some relaxing common areas, including lounge and a poolside bars. Dining is available in the on-site Melting Pot Café, which serves local and international cuisine. Meeting facilities are available for those staying through business.

Empress Hotel

(03) 8706 7777.

The imposing Empress Hotel is an eight-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Sepang. The hotel has a range of meeting facilities, including a 1,200-seater ballroom.

Sama Sama Express Hotel

(03) 8787 4848.

The 80-room Airside Transit Hotel is within the Satellite Building, near Gate C5. Facilities here include a fitness centre and business services, which are also available for use by non guests for a fee.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport , 64000 KLIA, Selangor, Malaysia

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