Overview of Getting in Malaysia:
Set in the heart of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is easily accessible from most parts of the world by air, surface and sea links.
Over 45 international airlines fly into the country while national carrier Malaysia Airlines has a global network that spans six continents and a national network that covers more than 36 local destinations.
AirAsia, Firefly, Malindo, Malaysia's budget airlines also services certain domestic and regional routes.
The main gateways to Malaysia are the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) & Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) at Sepang which is about 50Km south of the KL city center and the Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah(often called the Subang Airport or Subang Skypark) which is about 16km west of the city centre.
KLIA - Kuala Lumpur International Airport - http://www.klia.com.my/
KLIA2 - Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 - www.klia2.info
Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang Airport or Subang Skypark)
KL city is a 28-minute journey away on the comfortable KLIA Ekspres, a high-speed rail service. Car rental, airport shuttle bus, taxi, GrabCar and limousine into Kuala Lumpur and neighbouring towns are widely available at both airports.By Road and Rail:
Located 48km north of Alor Star in the northern state of Kedah, Bukit Kayu Hitam is the main entry point into Malaysia for visitors from Thailand. The North-South Expressway links Bukit Kayu Hitam to Kuala Lumpur – 490km away.
Situated on the main rail route with a daily train service from Bangkok, Padang Besar - in Malaysia's northernmost state of Perlis - is another entry point. Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) or Malayan Railway provides an international express from Butterworth to Haadyai in Thailand, and regular services from Padang Besar to Singapore (via Kuala Lumpur).
For more train information, please visit www.ktmb.com.my
For visitors entering from Singapore, the Causeway provides the main road and rail link to Johor Bahru from where the North-South Expressway links Johor Bahru with Kuala Lumpur - 220km to the north. A second bridge at Tuas links Singapore to Tanjung Kupang which is 30km south-west of Johor Bahru.
Public Transports in Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley):
Public transports in KL are LRT (light rapid transit), MRT(mass rapid transit), Bus, taxi & GrabCar (GrabCar is equal to Uber), all LRT, MRT and buses is cashless in KL, overseas visitors have to purchase cashless travel cards for bus, LRT & MRT rides, please make sure to pre-load cashless card with sufficient cash value before use.
Below are a few cashless travel cards options in KL for public transport, please note each type of card has its own balance refund condition, limitation to transport types and travel period:
“Touch ‘n Go card”
For overseas visitors, you may purchase “KL TravelPass”, “KL Pass”, “Touch ‘n Go card”, “MyRapid card” at:
Customer Service Counters inside MyRapid LRT station, MRT & Monorail station
TnG Customer Centre, TnG Hubs
24 hours Convenience stores
2 more public transport options to use inside KL town center are GO-KL free City Bus and Hop On Hop Off sight-seeing bus.
The GO-KL free City bus has six circular routes, with stops at some very popular tourist spots like KLCC, KL Tower, KL Sentral, the National Museum and Merdeka Square. All GO-KL City bus ride are free of charge and make a circular one-way route clockwise based on Go-KL route map, buses run every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 15 to 20 minutes at other times.
The Hop On Hop Off sight-seeing bus is a good way to get an overview of Kuala Lumpur, look at the Hop On Hop Off website for prices and schedules. The Hop On Hop off Bus is very tourist and children friendly.
Taxi in KL is everywhere and available 24/7, 50% surcharge between 12am to 6am. Executive taxis charge higher meter rates.
GrabCar offers a convenient online chauffeur booking service, Grab service is only available via mobile apps.
From airports direct to Bukit Jalil stadium:
- Airport taxi or GrabCar:
The fastest & hassle-free option is by taxi or Grab car services as there isn’t any direct bus, train, LRT or MRT ride from all airports to stadium.
Proceed to airport official taxi queue for ordinary meter taxi. Alternatively participant can purchase taxi coupon for fix-price taxi rides, they will charge a fix-rate according to destination & time of travel (rides pass midnight will have additional surcharge), participants may purchase a taxi coupon at this counter for taxi service, please check designated boarding point with purchase counter for coupon taxi rides.
- From KLIA or KLIA2 to Stadium:
KLIA Ekspres train & KLIA Transit train. Participants who are using this 2 services have to change to taxi or Grab or LRT at “KL Sentral” to Bukit Jalil stadium.
Here are a few train/MRT/bus/LRT options for participants who are from Subang Skypark Airport to Bukit Jalil Stadium besides Taxi & Grab car services, alternatively participants can check with airport service counter for other available transport option or more route direction.
• T733 bus at SkyPark Terminal - Ara Damansara LRT station (Kelana Jaya line) - Masjid Jamek LRT station (Sri Petaling line) - Bukit Jalil LRT Station (Sri Petaling line).
• T804 feeder bus at SkyPark Terminal - KWASA SENTRAL MRT station (SG.Buloh-Kajang line) – Merdeka MRT station (SG.Buloh-Kajang line) – walk to Plaza Rakyat LRT station (Sri Petaling line) - Bukit Jalil LRT Station (Sri Petaling line).
• Express direct train 2828 under Skypark Link at Subang SkyPark Terminal - KL Sentra LRT station (Kelana Jaya line) – KLIA transit Train(towards KLIA) - Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT station (Sri Petaling line) - Bukit Jalil LRT station (Sri Petaling line).
- Airport Shuttle Bus:
Airport shuttle bus is the cheapest public transport vehicles in & out of KLIA airport, bus fare from airport to KL town center & Petaling Jaya is only around MYR10, depends on difference bus companies, time and your destination.
Participant who are going to Bukit Jalil stadium on Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th from airport please purchase destination KL Sentral which is the biggest public transport hub in KL town; once participants reach KL Sentral, they have to use other public transport from Sentral to stadium as there is no direct shuttle bus service from airport to stadium.
Participant who are going directly from airport to New World Hotel for inter-faith forum on Friday 18th Sep 2020 please purchase destination Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya, this destination is right beside New World Hotel.
There is no direct airport shuttle bus from Subang Airport to stadium, best connection point is via KL Sentral.
Various shuttles bus companies in airports has their own operation hours and time table, please check bus rides detail at shuttle bus ticket counter.
For more public transport info, please log on to:
www.klia.com.my, www.kliaekspres.com, https://www.malaysia.travel/en/my/deals/kl-travelpass, http://www.myhoponhopoff.com/, www.myrapid.com.my, www.touchngo.com.my, https://www.grab.com/my/, www.malaysiacab.com/
(Source: klia, Malaysia travel, kliaexpress, myrapid, myhoponhopoff, touchngo, grab, malaysiacab)
Public transport options for event participants from KL to stadium:
2 public transport options besides taxi or GrabCar are LRT and bus:
LRT: Bukit Jalil (PH7) LRT station is operated under the Sri Petaling Line. The station is situated right at the heart of the KL Sports City where Bukit Jalil stadium is located at, thus it is used by many sports fans due to its proximity to the KL Sports City. This station daily operation hours is 6.00am to 11.25pm.
Bus: Get off point for bus is Bukit Jalil LRT Station, daily operation hours is 6am to 11pm. Buses which passes by the LRT Station: U71, 590, 652, T582, SJ04, T580
Feeder bus from LRT station to other surrounding area for amenities are: T422, T418
Please click link for journey planner via public transport website:
(Source: Wikipedia , rapidkl)