KLIA Transit – Super fast train service from KLIA LCCT to KL Sentral
This year, I have made quite a few trips to KL to meet friends and to eat. My last few trips have been on budget airlines from Changi Airport. This post is meant for Budget Travellers who fly AirAsia or Tiger from Singapore to the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) KLIA.
If you fly to KL with AirAsia, you would land at LCCT and that means you have to walk down the ‘steps’ on a moveable staircase from the aircraft’s door. You would then have to walk around 5-8 minutes to the low cost carrier terminal building. I have done this a few times, it’s very easy, you won’t get lost, just follow everyone else! At the LCCT, there are many modes of transport to get you out of the airport.
You can also take a taxi which will cost you quite a bit, which will probably cost more than your air ticket!
Budget travellers will usually take the bus or the express train.
I prefer to take the train because I don’t like to sit on the 1.5 hour long bus ride with no internet connection. (haha, yup, Internet addict!)
If you are taking the train you would still need to take a shuttle bus to the Train Station, but it’s a much shorter, around 20 minute ride. It’s also quite a comfy bus and someone helps you with your luggage. It costs only MYR12.50 (SGD5 / USD4) for the whole ride. The train station to catch the express train is the Salak Tinggi KLIA Transit station. The train portion of the ride comes with free very fast wifi too!
View of the tracks from Salak Tinggi KLIA Transit Station.
Love the view of the rail tracks!
A note of difference between the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit trains.
If you land at the main terminal, the KLIA Ekspres takes only 28 minutes to KL Sentral.
If you land at the LCCT, the KLIA Transit from Salak Tinggi station to KL Sentral takes around 35 minutes. The bus shuttle to Salak Tinggi is around 20 minutes. So the journey is an hour or so, if you don’t miss their schedule.
Another reason why I like to take the train is the super fast Free Wifi on board.
The train’s managed by YTL. The Malaysian conglomerate that also operates YES 4G, an internet service company in Malaysia that offers very fast internet. Their SSID is super long!!!
Just enter your name and email when a screen pops up when you get connected to their network.
The 35 minutes will pass super fast when you are checking your emails, whatsapp, facebooking etc.
(For techies, most ports on this service is open so you can whatsapp, skype or make VOIP calls using this free service)
I took a photo of their schedule on my phone and refer to it when I travel.
I don’t want to waste time waiting for the train, so I refer to this timetable.
Let me warn you, they are super punctual, a minute late and the bus leaves!
Hope you find this useful.
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