Kuala Lumpur – August 2014: Getting to KLIA by land transport

Yep, you guessed it. Your flight would most probably land at KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) or KLIA2 (Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2).

But if you prefer to travel by land or simply fancy a little adventure, here’s what you can consider if you are going to KLIA from Singapore (;

Step 1: Book a coach
You can find a couple of coach companies here.

Do note that KLIA and KLIA2 are not under the ‘Arrive to’ drop down list.

Fret not! There are many ways to get to KLIA from the various alighting points. Feel free to share with us in the comment section but for now, here is what we have done.

We booked Golden Coach Express to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya). Some coach companies, like the one we took, allow you to choose your seats. Our journey took slightly more than 6 hours with 3 stops to reach Puduraya. Well, we were basically brought on a detour. It usually takes about 4-5 hours to reach Kuala Lumpur. So if you have a schedule you have to stick to, do make sure to check, double check the coach route first before you confirm your bookings.

Step 2: At Puduraya Bus Terminal

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Map: Location of Puduraya Bus Terminal

Once you alight at Puduraya, you would most probably be as confused as us because there are 1001 transportation mode to choose from.

Warning: If you are considering not taking a taxi, either ignore the taxi drivers or firmly reject them and never ever cross eyes with them even if they hurl nasty words at you. (Trust us, we’ve been there. Haha) If you want to take a taxi, make sure you get a metered taxi unless you have a lot of ringgit to spare or you have good fortune to meet a kind taxi driver. Do note that the taxi meter in Malaysia runs on per two seconds, not per meter and the traffic in K.L. is crazy. They have jams from as early as 4pm.

For a cheaper alternative, take Star Shuttle, an express bus to KLIA at a price of RM12.00 per person. Look for a person in yellow shirt, sitting at a table placed out of random, to purchase the bus ticket. In our case, our coach tickets included the journey to KLIA. Hence, we were not required to purchase any.

Image of the Star Shuttle bus

It is important to identify the correct bus because there is a high chance many tour buses, public buses, express buses are crowded there. To play it safe, kindly ask the ticket counter person to notify you when the bus is here.

Step 3: Star Shuttle to KLIA

You very much in good hands once you are on the right bus. It will take approximately half an hour to an hour to reach KLIA from Puduraya Bus Terminal.

In the next post, we will highlight our little adventure to Youniq Hotel from KLIA and our experience staying there. Stay tune to find out more! 😀


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