Need to how to go to KLIA2 from KL Sentral? Don’t worry, it’s very straightforward!
KLIA2 is about 60 kilometres from the central station in Kuala Lumpur, KL Sentral, so it can take a little while to get to where you want to be.
You have three basic options no matter which direction you are going in:
- a KLIA2 KL Sentral bus
- a train from KL Sentral to KLIA2
- a taxi
Either of these options are a good choice and it’s really just a matter of speed versus price as all are an easy and convenient option. The KL Sentral to KLIA2 price starts at about RM15 so it’s affordable too. Full details below!
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How To Go From KL Sentral To KLIA2 (And Back Again!)
Shuttle Bus From KL Sentral To KLIA2
There are many dedicated options for a shuttle bus KLIA2 to KL Sentral. The majority are a shuttle bus from KLIA2 to KL Sentral (or vice versa) that are express with no stops. They are comfortable and easy.
The bus from KLIA2 to KL Sentral price starts at about RM15. There is a lot of competition and they all charge around the same.
The KLIA2 bus to KL Sentral schedule is nearly 24/7. The last bus from KL Sentral to KLIA2 runs at 11pm and then they start again at 3am. From KLIA2, there are buses until 12:45am and then a break until 4:30am.
The buses generally run every 30 – 60 minutes, although there are a couple of 90 minutes break in there. It’s not as frequent as it was before the pandemic.
Going from KLIA2 to KL Sentral by bus takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes – longer in peak hour or at times when there is traffic which can really be anytime in KL.
To find the bus…
If you are at KL Sentral:
Buses are at the Lower Ground floor of the Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur.
If you are at KLIA2:
Make your way to the Transportation Hub. There are many signs like the above to follow after you clear customs. It’s basically straight ahead and then to the left down escalators when you are near the entrance doors.
Train From KLIA2 To KL Sentral
If you want the fastest option, the ERL KL Sentral to KLIA2 is it! At 43 minutes, it’s by far the fastest way to get into town and you don’t have to worry about traffic.
For this added speed, you do pay more. The KL Sentral to KLIA2 train fare is currently RM55 one way or RM100 return. This means that if you aren’t travelling alone, a taxi is cheaper than the KLIA2 to KL Sentral train fare. And, with a taxi, you can also be dropped somewhere else in Kuala Lumpur if KL Sentral isn’t your end destination.
However, the train is slick and fast so if time is the most important thing, take the KLIA2 Express to KL Sentral (called the KLIA Ekspres in Malay). It’s also a much shorter walk to the train station at KLIA2 compared to the Transportation Hub where you’ll find buses and taxis.
Note that it is cheaper if you buy your ticket here beforehand.
With this ticket, you also save time as you can scan it at the turnstiles then walk right onto the platform without any mucking around. You don’t have to buy it for a set time either.
The KL Sentral to KLIA2 train schedule is every 20 minutes at peak times stretching to every 30 minutes at other times.
Currently, the last service from KL Sentral is at midnight and the first one is at 5am. From KLIA2, the first service is at 5:05am and the last at 00:05am.
It’s comfortable and easy, and there is plenty of space for your luggage.
To find the train…
If you are at KL Sentral:
The ticket office and platform is located at the left wing of Level 1 in Transit Concourse.
After you exit from Nu Sentral shopping mall, the path to the ticketing counter for the train is located on the left side. It is well sign-posted.
If you are at KLIA2:
Trains are located a short walk after you exist customers. Keep going straight ahead and follow signs. It will be on your right.
When you find it, you buy your ticket on this top level then go down to level 1 to catch the train. Platform A to go into the city, Platform B to go to KLIA.
A big plus of the train is that you avoid traffic.
This can make it much faster at busier times and more preferable on the return journey when you really don’t want to get to the airport late.
Taxi From KLIA2 To KL Sentral
The final option for transport from KLIA2 to KL Sentral is to take a taxi.
The KLIA2 to KL Sentral taxi fare is set at RM74.30 currently for a budget taxi if you take the coupon option. There is also the option for bigger taxis, more expensive premium taxis or metered taxis (which can be cheaper). You can also chose to get a taxi to a destination other than KL Sentral.
You can find the taxi counters at the Transportation Hub by following the same directions and picture above as for buses. Whichever option of a taxi you take, you need to go to one of these counters before hopping in your taxi.
There is a 50% surcharge after midnight to 6am.
In the opposite direction, it is also easy to get a taxi at KL Sentral and the fare should be similar. There is a taxi counter on level 2 and on the lower ground level where the buses arrive.
A taxi takes about 50 minutes depending on the time of day.
Note that it can take a lot longer and if you find yourself in traffic, I highly recommend you get the taxi to KL Sentral instead and take the train to ensure you get to the airport in time.
I asked several taxi drivers in KL and they said peak hours, where traffic is bad and you may want to consider the train, are after 12pm on weekdays and 7am-9:30am, 12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-7:30pm on weekdays. When it rains, traffic can also get busy.
I hope you now know exactly how to get to KLIA2 from KL Sentral. Let me know below if you have any questions!
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