What to do and where to go at Kuala Lumpur’s airport
Kuala Lumpur’s award-winning destination airport, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, serves over 25 million passengers annually and is the main international air travel access point to four large Malaysian cities — Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, Seremban and Malacca.
There are several ways to get to KL Sentral, but the fastest would be on the KLIA Ekspres a train service that takes you to the city in 28 minutes, with three intermediate stops in between. For the latest train schedule or to pre-purchase tickets, go to www.kliaekspres.com. A single adult ticket is MYR55 (PHP732). Otherwise, buses and taxis going into the city are also available.
Shop, fine, chill out’
KLIA is one of those airports you’ll want to be in a couple of hours early, just so you can explore its mall-type retail facility. It offers everything from designer goods (from Bally to Versace), bath and beauty products, to books and magazines and a host of souvenirs. The dining selection is similar wide and varied, ranging from affordable food courts to slightly upmarket restaurants, cafes and bistros. There’s even a massage center and a wellness spa. Check out the full range of services, visit klia.com.my.
Good to know
KLIA is one of Southeast Asia’s most environmentally conscious airports. Designed with the concept “Airport in the Forest, Forest in the Airport”, its blueprint called for it to be “surrounded by green space”, and one of the things you’ll notice right away is how much greenery there is within the ultra-modern structure (including an entire patch of rainforest to a middle atrium in its Satellite Building). KLIA made Skytrax’s World’s Best Airports list three times and is the first airport to be awarded a Green Globe 21 certificate for all its sustainability initiatives.