Kuala Lumpur is served by the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The airport is located in Sepang district, about 50km from the Kuala Lumpur city center. The Los Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) is a separate terminal within KLIA that caters for low cost airlines such as Air Asia, Tiger Airways, Cebu Pacific Air and FireFly. It is located on the opposite side of the apron from the Main Terminal Building. By road, LCCT is about 20 km from the Main Terminal Building.
From KLIA Main Terminal, take the KLIA Express (non-stop train) or KLIA Transit (rapid train stopping at several stations) to KL Sentral station, followed by the Putra Line LRT to KLCC station. The fare for both the KLIA Express and KLIA transit trains is RM35 one way. Details for the KLIA Express and the KLIA Transit train services can be found HERE.
From LCCT, take the KLIA Transit train (via a shuttle bus to Salak Tinggi station) to KL Sentral station, followed by the Putra Line LRT to KLCC station. The fare for the KLIA Transit service (including the shuttle bus) from LCCT to KL Sentral station is RM12.50 one way. Details for the KL Transit-to-LCCT service can be found HERE.
The fare for the Putra Line LRT from KL Sentral to KLCC station is RM1.60 one way. Details for the Putra Line LRT service can be found HERE. Hotel Maya is about 10 minutes walking distance from the KLCC station.
By Airport Taxi
Airport Limo offers taxi and limo services from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to selected areas in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Coupons for taxis and limos can be obtained at the Airport Limo counters. A single journey from KLIA Main Terminal/LCCT to Hotel Maya on a budget taxi costs around RM75. Details of Airport Taxi services can be found HERE (KLIA Main Terminal) and HERE (LCCT).
Express coach from KLIA Main Terminal to KL Sentral station is available at RM10 one way. SkyBus coach from LCCT to KL Sentral station is RM9 one way. Then from KL Sentral, take the Putra Line LRT to KLCC station. Details of the bus service can be found HERE (KLIA Main Terminal) and HERE (LCCT).
Car rental booths are available at KLIA. They offer a wide range of modern and excellent fleet of vehicles to suit your travel plans. Details of the car rental companies can be found HERE. From the airport, take the North South Expressway E6 towards Kuala Lumpur. The expressway feeds directly into the city via Jalan Tun Razak. Turn left into Jalan Ampang at the first traffic light crossroad junction. Head straight and pass the 88-storey high Petronas Twin Towers on your left. Continue to head straight past the next traffic light junction for another 100 meter. The hotel is on the right side of the road. The estimated journey time is 50 minutes.
There are many local attractions in Kuala Lumpur city center and Klang valley (greater Kuala Lumpur). Among the top attractions are the Petronas Twin Towers, Menara KL Tower, Merdeka Square, Chinatown, Kampung Baru, Little India (Brickfields), Central Market and Batu Caves. More information can be found HERE.
Putrajaya is Malaysia's third and latest Federal Territory. Built on an expansive marshland and former oil palm estate in Selangor, the city spans an area of almost 5,000 hectares and lies 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya takes over the administrative functions of the capital city Kuala Lumpur and is part of the Multimedia Super Corridor project of the Malaysian government. More information can be found HERE.
An excellent day trip possibility, Genting Highlands is a cool hill station set amidst the cool mountain air and a majestic 100 million-year-old rainforest. Dubbed the ‘City of Entertainment’, it offers indoor and outdoor theme parks, hotels, an 18-hole golf course and a casino. This wildlife haven is perfect for those seeking to escape the hurly-burly of city life. More information can be found HERE.
A good place to cool off after you’ve explored Malaysia’s forests, beaches and lowlands, Cameron Highlands is a salubrious and cool hill station located along the Pahang borders. It’s not as glamorous and glitzy as Genting Highlands – the ‘City of Entertainment’ – yet the town manages to attract its fair share of visitors. More information can be found HERE.
Port Dickson, the playground resort in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, is 34km from the state capital of Seremban and about one and a half hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur. It offers 18km of fine sandy beaches fringed by casuarinas, coconut palms and the spreading branches of the Banyan tree. The road practically hugs the coastline - you can just stop wherever it suits your fancy and just plunge into the cool waters. Vendors along the road offer thirst quenching drinks of coconut water and sugar-cane juice. More information can be found HERE.
Melaka is a fascinating city which is rich in its history. A blend of many cultures, from all over the world, is seen in their architecture, traditions, music, and cuisine. Melaka is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Melaka offers a wide range of attractions for travelers. For all those interested in history and art, it is a place worthwhile to spend a holiday. Melaka is easily accessible from all over Malaysia through the North-South Expressway. It is about 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur. More information can be found HERE.
TOURIST GUIDE & TOUR PACKAGES
Below are some good reading for tourists to Malaysia:
The following are a few suggestions on the available tour packages. Kindly contact the company directly if you are interested.
- Putrajaya Tour (Prime Minister Office, Putra Mosque, Pink Mosque)
- KL City, Batu Caves, KL Tower, Petronas Twin Tower, Royal Selangor Pewter & Malaysia Cultural Show with Dinner Tour
- Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM), Batu Caves, Selangor Pewter, Silver Leaf Monkeys & Firefly Tour
- Genting Highlands & Bukit Tinggi Colmar Tropicale 'French Village' Tour