klia-ekspres

Fastest & most convenient way to travel from KLIA to KL

One of the things that I like about traveling between Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (both Terminals 1 & 2, KLIA and KLIA2, respectively) is the ease, speed and convenience via the KLIA Ekspres, a high speed, direct line train transfer that only takes you 28 minutes along the 57 kilometer track. There’s fast free wifi onboard, baggage racks and comfortable seats. What I love during a day trip? The views of the countryside and the changing terrain and landscape as one approaches the city. You start at KL Sentral where the first trip is at 0500H and the last trip at 0040H. At the other end, at KLIA2, first train is 0455H and last is 0055H.

Although this might be the most convenient and fastest, it does come at a price. But there are ways to get a discount, as much as 20% from the ticket price. If you book via the automated ticket kiosks, you get a 10% discount. If you use Mastercard credit or debit card, you get 20% off! What’s more, it has an app for Android and IOS which I use when I ride the KLIA Ekspres. Just check below how it goes.

Clockwise from top right: Ticket booth at KL Sentral; for entry and exit, you have to tap the card at this machines; ticket terminal using credit/debit cards and automated ticket kiosks

Clockwise from top right: Ticket booth at KL Sentral; for entry and exit, you have to tap the card at this machines; ticket terminal using credit/debit cards and automated ticket kiosks

Clockwise, top right: Take note of the platform at KLIA2 when boarding the KLIA Ekspres, Platform A is for the right one; the dropoff platform at KLIA2; open air waiting area at KLIA2 and trains at the platform in KL Sentral

Clockwise, top right: Take note of the platform at KLIA2 when boarding the KLIA Ekspres, Platform A is for the right one; the dropoff platform at KLIA2; open air waiting area at KLIA2 and trains at the platform in KL Sentral

Inside the KLIA Ekspres train

Inside the KLIA Ekspres train

The KLIA Ekspres card that you use for entry and exit

The KLIA Ekspres card that you use for entry and exit

KLIA Ekspres app

The KLIA Ekspres app: booking process

KLIA Ekspres app

The KLIA Ekspres app booking process. RM55 one way, which might be expensive but if you pay via Mastercard, you get a 20% discount. That’s why I only paid for RM44.

KLIA Ekspres app

The KLIA Ekspres app has other useful information like the following, from left to right: train schedules, discount information and how the app icon looks like in your smartphone

KLIA Ekspres
http://www.kliaekspres.com/

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications.

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2 Comments

  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    July 12, 2016 @ 10:10

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  2. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    July 12, 2016 @ 11:30

    Best way to travel between
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