One of the fastest ways to reach KLIA or KLIA2 airport from Kuala Lumpur city center is via the Express Rail Link (ERL), also known as KLIA Express.
The KLIA Express or ERL is an airport train service that is fast, safe and reliable. Besides KLIA, the route also serves KLIA2 (about 2.5km away), making it very convenient for those who regularly travel on budget airlines.
KLIA Express vs KLIA Transit
The ERL provides 2 train services, the KLIA Express and KLIA Transit, both of which depart from KL Sentral station in the city center.
KLIA Express is a non-stop, express train service going to and from KL Sentral station and KLIA/KLIA2. Travelling time is 28 minutes and 31 minutes respectively, and the ticket price is RM55 for a single trip or RM100 return.
KLIA Transit is a commuter train service going to and from KL Sentral station and KLIA/KLIA2 with 3 stops along the way; Bandar Tasik Selatan (for interchanging with KTM trains, LRT, or express buses at the TBS-BTS bus terminal), Salak Tinggi and Putrajaya. Travelling time to reach KLIA and KLIA2 is 37 minutes and 40 minutes respectively. Different fares apply for the stops along the way but the price is the same as KLIA Express if you will be stopping at KLIA/KLIA2.
Discounted KLIA Express tickets
KLIA Express advantages
- Check-in at KL Sentral and avoid the airport queues. Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Dragon and Malindo Air provide a city centre check-in service exclusively for KLIA Express and KLIA Transit passengers. After checking in your luggage and collecting your flight boarding pass at KL Sentral, your luggage will be automatically transferred to your flight at KLIA.
- Free 4G WiFi on board the train and a free porter service to help you load and unload your luggage.
- The ERL coaches are carpeted and have comfortable seats and spacious luggage compartments. LCD displays provide information for passengers and the lavatories are kept neat and clean.
- Journey time is only about 30 minutes no matter the day or time, and passengers will be travelling on one of the quietest and fastest trains in Malaysia to date (160 km/h top speed).