Kuala Lumpur Sentral was opened in April 16, 2001 to replace the old KL Railway Station which was built during the colonial time. As of today, this old station is being used as one of the KTM Komuter Station called Komuter Kuala Lumpur Station. Besides being the main railway station hub for KTM Komuter, KTM Intercity, Express Rail Link or ERL, Rapid KL buses and PUTRA LRT are also located here.
The KTM Komuter trains serviced the cities in Klang Valley and Seremban whereas the KTM Intercity trains service the other cities in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.
The big signage welcoming visitors at the entrance to Kuala Lumpur Sentral.
Express Rail Link
The KLIA Express and KLIA Transit are the fastest means of transport to get you from KLIA to the city. The travel time to and fro the airport is more predictable Hence, if you are in a rush and have no time to waste, taking the ERL will avoid uncertainty of traffic jam especially during peak hours of the day.
The KLIA Express takes 28 minutes to get you directly from KLIA to KL Sentral Station. It departs every 15 minutes during peak hours. Peak hours are defined as the time from 5:00am to 9:00am and 4:00pm to 10:00pm.
The KLIA Transit takes 36 minutes with stops at Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya/Cyberjaya and Salak Tinggi.
The fare is RM35 for adult and RM15 for child.
The entrance to Kuala Lumpur Sentral. You can get a cab from here to other destination of the city. Notice the busy traffic here.
KL City Air Terminal
The KL CAT is also located here and is an extension of Kuala Lumpur International Airport where luggage check-in services are provided for the convenience of travelers. Effective 23 July 2007, all airlines that operate from KLIA can now also offer their passengers check-in services on top of baggage handling services. Prior to this, only passengers of Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines and Cathay Pacific can check-in their luggage here. Check-in time must be 2 hours before flight departure time.
The monorail station is located some 200m away from the KL Sentral building. It is located along Jalan Tun Sambanthan across the marketplace. The name of the monorail station that stop here is called Kuala Lumpur Monorail station and isthe terminating stop for the monorail line.
Airport Coach to KLIA
There is a regular "Airport Coach" to KLIA from KL Sentral that you can take. The journey takes approximately 1 hour toreach. The price of the ticket is RM10 one-way for adult and RM9 one-way for children. Tickets can be purchased at Airport Coach counters at the following locations.
1. KL Sentral - Ground Floor Airport Coach Counter.
2. Bus Terminal, Ground Floor, Block C, KLIA.
3. Level 3, International Arrival Hall, MTB KLIA.
The schedule of the bus is as shown in the table below:
|From KL Sentral||Arrival KLIA||From KLIA||Arrival KL Sentral|
|5 am||6 am||6:30 am||7:30 am|
|6 am||7 am||7:30 am||8:30 am|
|7 am||8 am||8:30 am||9:30 am|
|8 am||9 am||9:30 am||10:30 am|
|9 am||10 am||10:30 am||11:30 am|
|10 am||11 am||11:30 am||12:30 am|
|11 am||12 pm||12:30 am||1:30 pm|
|12 pm||1 pm||1:30 pm||2:30 pm|
|1 pm||2 pm||2:30 pm||3:30 pm|
|2 pm||3 pm||3:30 pm||4:30 pm|
|3 pm||4 pm||4:30 pm||5:30 pm|
|4 pm||5 pm||5:30 pm||6:30 pm|
|5 pm||6 pm||6:30 pm||7:30 pm|
|6 pm||7 pm||7:30 pm||8:30 pm|
|7 pm||8 pm||8:30 pm||9:30 pm|
|8 pm||9 pm||9:30 pm||10:30 pm|
|9 pm||10 pm||10:30 pm||11:30 pm|
|10 pm||11 pm||11:30 pm||12:30 pm|
|10:30 pm||11:30 pm||12:30 pm||1:30 am|
Airport Coach to KLIA2
If you are going to KLIA2 airport where AirAsia flights are located, there is a regular Skybus service to and fro between KL Sentral and KLIA2. The price is RM10 one way with the KL Sentral to KLIA2 first bus departure time at 3:00am and the last bus at 10:00pm.
The first bus departing from KLIA2 is 5:00am and the last bus at 2:45am.
It takes about 75 minutes to reach the destination. See the entire schedule here.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Le Meridien hotels are located just opposite the building.
Accommodation Near Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Two 5-Star hotels called Hilton Kuala Lumpur & Le Meridien are located just opposite the building. The location of the hotels near KL Sentral make them an ideal accommodation for those who travel frequently within the city, KLIA and other parts of the country.