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Getting to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The easiest way to get to Malaysia is by air. Malaysia has several international airports such Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Senai International Airport, with Kuala Lumpur International Airports (KLIA Terminal 1 and KLIA Terminal 2) being its major and busiest terminal. KLIA is the main hub for Malaysia Airlines, MASkargo, Batik Air Malaysia, UPS Airlines and World Cargo Airlines, and the major operating bases of AirAsia, AirAsia X and MYAirline. Of course, Malaysia is accessible by land and water. Check out this website if you want to explore more routes in your trip to Malaysia.

Major airlines

Getting there

Located near to KL Sentral, Malaysia’s transportation hub, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is easily accessible by city’s buses and rails such as LRT, KTM, MRT, Monorail (via Nu Sentral) and ERL to/from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) via the KLIA Ekspres.

Kuala Lumpur Public Transportation System

Klang Valley Integrated Transit System

The Klang Valley Integrated Transit System is an enjoyable network of rails to help maneuver the city and beyond. It is connected to the KLIA by the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit, operated by ERL.Tanjung Malim, Perak and Batu Caves, Selangor by the KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu); and the Petronas Twin Towers by the LRT Kelana Jaya line. The third Mass Rapid Transit line (MRT3) opened its doors in March 2023, connecting Putrajaya and Cyberjaya to the city center.

Moving Around

Getting around KL by bus lets you discover deeper into the culture and all that KL has got to offer. It’s cheaper and emits less carbon too. RapidKL provides the most of bus services in Klang Valley and in the city center, and GoKL is a service provided by the KL City Hall, which includes the GoKL Hop On Hop Off ride, while you can hop on other bus providers to reach the Greater Klang Valley area or even to other states.

Source: Citizen Journal

GoKL City Bus is a free bus service catering to commuters in the CBD (central business district) area of KL by the KL City Council with the help of Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (Land Public Transport Commission, SPAD). The service is currently running on 7 lines, and the buses are disabled-friendly, fully equipped with free Wi-Fi as well. Find out more here.

There are express buses that you can take to get to Genting Highlands too.

Source: Travel Vui

Depending on where you stay, trains and buses may not be accessible. There are over 67,000 taxis in KL and the e-hailing services are increasingly popular, especially when trying to escape the rush hour traffic. Being the city where Grab is founded, the e-hailing business is thriving with the emergence of other brands such as AirAsia Ride, MyCar, Ez Cab, Kumpool, and many more. Discover them here.

Trip planning can be done using handy mobile applications.

  1. PULSE by Prasarana

Public commuters in the Klang Valley, Kuantan and Penang can rely on the PULSE mobile app to plan their journey along Rapid KL, Rapid Penang and Rapid Kuantan routes and networks with greater ease. Currently, the app covers MRT, LRT, KL Monorail, Sunway BRT, buses under Rapid Penang, Rapid Kuantan and Rapid KL; including MRT feeder buses.

2. Moovit

Moovit is an international commuting app that lets users view bus and train schedules, arrival times, service alerts and detailed routes on a map, allowing users to know exactly how to get to anywhere in Kuala Lumpur.

3. Rome2Rio

Rome2Rio is another international multimodal trip planner for users to choose the best route and transport mode to reach their destination.