Malaysia Airports

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Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

Location: The airport is located in Sepang, 38 miles (61km) south of Kuala Lumpur.
Time: GMT +8.
Contacts: Tel: + 60 3 8776 2000.
Transfer between terminals: An Aerotrain provides service between terminals. A free shuttle bus runs every 30 mins between the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Getting to the city: The Express Rail Link train provides the fastest transportation to the city centre. The KLIA Express and the KLIA Transit link the airport to Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral - City Air Terminal) and vice versa. Trains run from 5am to 12.30am and cost about MYR 55 one way, and MYR 100 return. At the City Air Terminal departing passengers have the option of checking in their luggage, receiving their boarding passes and proceeding to board the train for the airport. Immigration clearance will be completed there. Travel time between KL Sentral and the airport is around 28 minutes on the KLIA Express and 37 minutes on the KLIA Transit. Many hotels will arrange for a car to pick up guests, though this is generally more expensive than taking a taxi. An express coach service runs from the airport to KL Sentral for MYR 10 one way, MYR 18 return.
Car rental: Avis, Hertz and a number of local car rental companies are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available and they should be paid for in advance at the ticket counter. Prices are linked to distance and type of taxi; there is an added surcharge between midnight and 6am.
Facilities: Airport facilities include lounges, left luggage, disabled and baby-changing facilities, banks, bureaux de change and ATMs, restaurants and bars, a post office, a pharmacy and duty-free shops.
Parking: Parking at Kuala Lumpur International Airport starts at MYR 4 for the first hour, and MYR 3-4.50 per hour after that.
Airport hotels: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to KLIA. Visitors can choose from Pan Pacific Hotel, Airside Transit Hotel and the Empress Hotel, which are all located within 10 minutes of the terminal building. Most hotels offer a complimentary shuttle service and many of the hotels have a desk on level one.

Penang International Airport (PEN)

Location: Penang Airport is located two miles (4km) north of Bayan Baru or 12 miles (20km) west of Georgetown.
Time: GMT +8.
Contacts: Tel: +60 4 643 4411.
Getting to the city: Rapid Penang run a bus service that is frequent and covers most destinations from the airport. Lines 401, 401A and 401E all connect the airport with the capital of Georgetown and cost roughly RM 4. The trip takes just under an hour. Many foreign visitors take taxis, however, which are available outside the terminal.
Car rental: Avis, Hertz and Europcar and a number of local car rental companies are all represented at the airport. However, most first-time visitors take taxis or hire a car with a driver.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside the terminal, but, to avoid being overcharged, it is best to buy prepaid taxi vouchers inside the terminal. Taxis to Georgetown cost about RM 40 and the trip takes approximately 45mins to an hour. Taxis to Batu Ferengghi cost about RM 85.
Facilities: Facilities include lounges/travel clubs, banks, bureaux de change, a tourist help desk, shops and restaurants.
Parking: Short and long-term parking for just over 800 cars is available at Penang International Airport.

Kuching International Airport (KCH)

Location: The airport is situated about six miles (9km) south of Kuching.
Time: Local time is GMT +8
Getting to the city: There is no public transport into Kuching directly from the airport, though taxis and rental cars are available. The 'Kuching Sentral' bus terminal is around one mile (2km) to the west of the airport.
Car rental: Car rental services are available.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available at the airport. Visitors are advised to choose a metered taxi and to insist the meter is turned on or to buy a fixed-price taxi coupon for a one-way trip from inside the airport. Charges are likely to increase during the evening hours.
Facilities: It is a small airport but has all the necessary facilities, including an ATM, currency exchange services, and several food vendors.
Parking: Parking is available at the airport.