Arrival to Malaysia





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Arrival to Malaysia's KLIA

Your airline will fly you directly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), the main entry point into Malaysia. This mammoth new airport is situated in Sepang, about 50 km south of Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

Please visit KLIA’s website: for useful information and photos.


·        After arrival at KLIA, walk out of your gate (at the Satellite Terminal Building).

·        Then take an aerotrain (shuttle train) to the International Level of the Contact Pier of the Main Terminal Building.

·        Take the escalator down one floor to the Arrival Level.

·        Clear Immigration and proceed to Baggage Claim area on the same floor.

·        Proceed to the Customs checkpoint (if nothing to declare, go through the green lane) and proceed to the exit that leads you to the Arrival Hall of the Main Terminal Building.


At the Satellite Terminal Building, look out for a currency changer counter or bank to change your currency to Malaysian currency (RM = Ringgit Malaysia; US$1.00 = RM3.77 or better). You need RM to pay for your train or taxi fare later.


After the exit of the Arrival Hall, there is also a bank where you may change your currency to Malaysian currency.


You may wish to do some shopping, especially tax-free liquor and tobacco, at the Satellite Terminal Building before taking the aeorotrain or at the Main Terminal Building after clearing immigration.


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From KLIA to Cititel (Mid Valley), Kuala Lumpur  


You may choose to go to Cititel by taking the KLIA Ekspres or taxi.  


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KLIA Ekspres

KLIA Ekspres is the train service that links KLIA and KL Sentral Station and the train journey takes only 28 minutes.

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After coming out of the exit immediately after clearing customs, you are at Level 3 (Arrival Hall). Take a lift down to Level 1 to take the KLIA Ekspres (trains) to KL Sentral Station.

Cost: RM35.00 (adult, single trip) or RM65.00 (adult; return trip)

RM25.00 (senior citizen, single trip) – please ASK if you qualify for this rate!

As the train approaches KL Sentral Station, look out of the window and you will see the Mid Valley complex, including the hotel (Cititel), on your left.

At KL Sentral Station, buy a coupon (budget taxi, RM7.00) from the Taxi Counter before boarding a taxi to Cititel (Mid Valley). You are only about 5 to10 minutes away from Cititel.

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Taxi (from KLIA) operated by Airport Limo  

Board only taxis registered with the airport and not board the unregistered or pirate taxis who employ touts on rendezvous at the airport.


The registered taxis can be boarded after buying coupons from Airport Limo counter at Level 3-Arrival Hall (at the exit immediately after clearing customs). Then queue up near Door 3 at Level 3 to board the registered metered taxis. Show your coupon to a person on duty before boarding a taxi. The taxi journey takes 50 to 90 minutes (depending on the general traffic condition on the roads).


Airport Limo provides two services dubbed budget (economical using Proton Wira) and premier (more expensive using Proton Perdana, Mercedes Benz E220, or Multi-Purpose Vehicles) and their charge depends on zones.


The fares from KLIA to Cititel (Mid Valley), Kuala Lumpur, are RM66.80 for budget taxis and RM91.80 for premier taxis.


Note: Each budget taxi can carry 3 passengers (maximum). For a party of 2 or 3, it is more economical to take a budget taxi to Cititel (Mid Valley), Kuala Lumpur, from KLIA.


The Airport Limo imposes a surcharge (please ask) from midnight 12:02 till 5:59 am.

The metered taxi imposes a surcharge of 50 percent from 12:01 midnight till 5:59 am.


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