Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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how to get from KL to KLIA / LCCT Airport

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The Kuala Lumpur Airport (KLIA - Kuala Lumpur International Airport) is about 45km south of KL. KLIA2 is the aiport for budget airlines like Air Asia. Both are located within the same complex. It takes about 1h by taxi or bus (plus or minus depending on traffic) and 28min by KLIA Express (KLIA - KL Sentral) to get to the Airport from KL.

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KLIA - (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) is the main terminal for all regular flights.
KLIA2 - new airport for budget airlines (Air Asia, Malindo, Tiger etc.), located next to KLIA, opened in May 2014 replacing LCCT
KL Sentral - Main Transportation Hub in Kuala Lumpur, Train Station
Pudu Sentral - Main Bus Terminal in KL city center

 

FROM Kuala Lumpur KLIA1:

TAXI

travel time to downtown KL: ca. 1h
RM 75 during normal hours
RM 10 surcharge if taxi pickup between 12midnight - 6am
most hostels and hotel will help to book a taxi

BUS

travel time to downtown KL: ca. 1h

Bus from KL Sentral
Airport Coach
ticket price: RM10 (child: RM6), runs once every hour
5am - 12 midnight
contact no: 03-87873894 / 03-87768449


Bus from Pudu Sentral (Puduraya)
Star Shuttle
ticket price: RM10 (RM18 for a drop-off right at your hotel)
tickets available at counter 21
operating hours: 6.45am - 3.45am
Contact No: +6017-373 1288 / +6017-331-2988
Star Shuttle website

Buy Bus Ticket online:
Kuala Lumpur - KLIA
Johor Bahru - KLIA
Ipoh - KLIA
Sitiawan - KLIA
Teluk Intan - KLIA
 

Express Train

KLIA Express from KL Sentral
travel time: approx. 28 minutes
ticket price: RM35 (child RM12)
operating hours: 5am -1am
contact: +603 2267 8000 (Mon - Fri 08:30am -6pm)
KLIA Express website

tip: With a KLIA Express ticket you can check-in your luggage up until 2 hours before your flight from KLIA if you fly with one of these airlines:
Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei, Cathey Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways
more information

 

 

FROM Kuala Lumpur to KLIA2

Taxi

travel time to downtown KL: ca. 1h
RM 75 during normal hours
RM 10 surcharge if taxi pickup between 12midnight - 6am
most hostels and hotel will help to book a taxi

 

Bus

travel time to downtown KL: ca. 1h15min
currently available bus services: Skybus, Starshuttle, Aerobus, Airport Liner, Jetbus, Transnasional, Yoyo Bus, Starmart

Bus from KL Sentral
Skybus
ticket price: RM10
operating hours: 3.00am - 10pm
contact:
+6(016)-217 6950 – Weekdays (Mo - Fri  9am - 7pm)
+6(016)-217 8496 – Weekends & Public holidays (9am - 7pm)
Skybus website

Bus from Pudu Sentral ( Puduraya)
Star Shuttle
ticket price: RM10
operating hours: 3.45am - 11.15pm
Contact No: 03-40438811
Star Shuttle website

Buy Bus Ticket online:
Genting Highlands - KLIA
Kuala Lumpur - KLIA
Johor Bahru - KLIA
Ipoh - KLIA
Sitiawan - KLIA
Teluk Intan - KLIA

Express Train

KLIA Express from KL Sentral
travel time: approx. 33 minutes
ticket price: RM35 (child RM12)
operating hours: 5am -1am
contact: +603 2267 8000 (Mon - Fri 08:30am -6pm)
KLIA Express website


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