Airport location, terminals and transportation
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the most important of all the airports in Malaysia. KLIA is one of the busiest airports not only in South-East Asia, but also in other airports. The airport is 46 km from Kuala Lumpur, in Sepang. It was opened in 1998. In the global ranking, the airport is the 23rd in the passenger turnover. It serves 59 million people every year. The terminals of the international airport have an ample capacity flow. KUL Airport was built in the agricultural field and is one of the largest airports. At KLIA, there are three air-strips managed by two control towers. The service infrastructure of the airport consists of two terminals: the master one and KLIA 2, as well as the satellite terminal and the terminal for low-cost companies.
The master terminal is linked with the satellite by Aerotrain, the automated transfer system. The railway line links the master terminal and KLIA 2. You can travel to the city from two railway stations at the airport. In the transport hub of the Gateway@klia2 Complex, there are places for different vehicles: taxi, public and private buses, limos, and rented cars. Taxi ranks and bus stops are situated near terminals.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
At the airport, car rental services are provided by two international companies, Avis and Hertz. Other companies represent regional distributors: Kasina Baru, Pantas Rent A Car, Mayflower Car Rental, Orix Car Rental, Insas Pacific Rent A Car. Car rental stands are located in the arrival concourse (points #1-6, 10, 16). Pantas Rent A Car serves its clients in the parking area D (lot CR #17). Rental companies’ stands are open from 7 am to 22 pm. At the weekend and on holidays, they are open to 17 or 18 pm.
Near the long-term lot, these companies have a reserved parking area for rented vehicles.
Cars are taken and returned to the short-term parking lot near the master terminal. In KLIA 2, cars are taken and returned to Gateway@klia2.
To learn about the working hours of the chosen company, you should contact it beforehand. To book a car in advance, you can use an online car rental service.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
At the airport, there are several parking lots: the multi-level garage is located near the Gateway@klia2 complex and offers short-term parking; covered lots A and B; parking lot D. Free transfers serve the long-term lot D. Parking in the long-term lot is free if it doesn’t succeed 30 minutes.
In the Gateway@klia2 Complex, transit passengers can stay at the capsule hotel, Capsule by Container Hotel. There is the Pan Pacific Hotel in the territory of the airport. Near it, there are also the following hotels: Concorde Inn, Sama-Sama Express, Tune Hotel-klia2, Tune Hotel Aeropolis, Sama-Sama Hotel.