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About Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia in which Malay, Indian, Chinese and Islamic cultures unite. It is a crowded city with a population of over 5 million people, and was founded at the intersection of the Gombak and Klang rivers in 1857. The name Kuala Lumpur means "muddy crossroad".

Kuala Lumpur is remarkable with its many skyscrapers, a city that is home to the world-famous Petronas Twin Towers. In addition, Merdeka Square, Jamek Mosque, Petronas Towers, Sze Ya Temple, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Negara Mosque, Malaysia Palace, Chinatown, KLCC Park are also places to visit. There are a lot of options for shopaholics in Kuala Lumpur. You can buy both hi-tech goods and hand-made products for cheap prices.
Kuala Lumpur Airport is one of the biggest airports of the world. Transportation is provided by train, bus or taxi from the airport. A tropical climate is seen in Malaysia. The spring season is especially rainy but you can visit  year-round. 


Transportation to Kuala Lumpur City Center from Airport


Kuala Lumpur Intl. Airport

KLIA is located about 45 km from the city center and offers passengers a variety of transportation methods to get to the city. Each one of these methods of transportation offer their own advantages. From KLIA you can get to the city center by taxi, bus, train, or rental car.  


One of the fastest ways to get to the city center from KLIA is by taxi. Taxis are located at the airport terminal building and licensed and operated by the Airport Limo Company. Taxis are an easy transportation alternative to get to the city center. For more information regarding the fare go to the Airport Limo counters located right before the exit at the domestic arrivals gate or international arrivals gate.


Another method of transportation you can use to get to the city center is by bus. Buses are a more affordable option and they travel to various locations in the city center. There are public buses accessible at the airport as well as express buses.


You can use the Express Rail Link (ERL) trains to get to the city center from KLIA. The train is accessible from the airport terminal buildings and provides both an affordable and comfortable method of transportation to the city. There are two lines that run from the airport to the city, the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit.

Rental Car

Renting a car is a fast and easy way to get to the city center. There are various rental car companies that are located at the airport. Renting a car is not only a comfortably transportation alternative to get to the city but also a great alternative to get around in the city as well. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Kasina Baru, Hertz, Pantas, Mayflower, Orix, Insas Pacific and Avis.

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport was the main international airport of Kuala Lumpur, until Kuala Lumpur International Airport was opened. Today Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport serves general aviation and turboprop flights. The airport is used for charter flights and domestic and international turboprop flights. Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is located about 30 km from the Kuala Lumpur city center.


Taxis are the fastest method of transportation to get to the city center. Taxi fares are calculated based on the kilometers traveled. Taxis are readily available in the terminal building.


Buses are an economical transportation alternative to get to the city center. You can easily travel to the city by bus. Buses depart at certain hours so make sure to find out the schedule at the airport. 

Weather in Kuala Lumpur

DayMin - Max
WednesdayMin 26ºC - Max 34ºC
ThursdayMin 26ºC - Max 34ºC
FridayMin 25ºC - Max 34ºC
SaturdayMin 25ºC - Max 35ºC
SundayMin 25ºC - Max 35ºC

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