A Visit to KLIA2

KLIA2
KLIA2

Upon landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport returning from my Dutch vacation, I decided to hop over to KLIA2 to check it out, having read so much about it in the papers. The fare via KLIA Transit from KLIA is only RM2 for 2 minutes’ ride (less than 2km).

KLIA2
flight information board

KLIA2
busy with travellers

Travellers using KLIA Ekspres from KL Sentral to KLIA or KLIA2 pay the same adult fare of RM35 one way, or RM70 return. Child fares are RM15 and RM30 respectively.

KLIA2
counters for check-in and baggage drop

KLIA2
to the Departure and Arrival Halls - with estimated walking time

In operation since early May, 2014, KLIA2 has replaced the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), catering to three times as many passengers annually. Known as Malaysia’s Next Generation Hub, this international airport hub allows for seamless connectivity for both low-cost and full-service carriers in domestic and international sectors.

KLIA2
Jaya Grocer supermarket

KLIA2
some of the retail outlets

Built at a cost of more than RM4 billion, during my visit, only about 50% of retail space was occupied, although the terminal can accommodate up to 225 retail outlets.

KLIA2
overlooking the tarmac

KLIA2
open-air dining

Many of my friends have reported that it’s a long walk to the Departure Hall compared to LCCT. Surely it is but compared to KLIA, it isn’t so. At least, at KLIA2, there’s no need for an Aerotrain.

KLIA2
layout of the terminal

KLIA2
one of the many food and beverage outlets

There are two hotels within KLIA2 grounds. One is CAPSULE by Container Hotel and the other, just opposite the bus pick-up point, is Tune Hotel. These are most convenient for travellers with long layovers.

KLIA2
Capsule Hotel

KLIA2
ticket counters for express buses and car rentals

Returning to Ipoh from KLIA2, I opted to take the direct airport shuttle, where tickets are sold from general bus counters. I had two options: Yoyo and Star Shuttle. I was not given the bus schedules, but was told the first available buses of the two companies when asked. One-way fare from KLIA2 (and KLIA) to Ipoh is RM42 for Star Shuttle and RM45 for Yoyo.

KLIA2
bus pick-up point

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2 thoughts on “A Visit to KLIA2

  1. Thomas, that’s supposed to be smoking areas, but most travellers go there for the view, whether they are smokers or not.

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