Like the sign says Welcome to KL but sometimes the customs line says a different story.. Kuala Lum
pur has three Airports, Subang, KLIA and KLIA2. Most fly through KLIA/2. KLIA2 is reserved for Airasia flights and are in the process of renaming it to make it less confusing for new arrivals. You can go between the two by tram for RM2 it takes 5-10 minutes. Subang, however, is 45 minutes away towards KL so make
sure you know which airport you need! The question for layovers is should you get a hotel for your time in KL and which one?
There are 5 options really so it all depends on budget, length of stay and whether you want to see KL or not. The 5 are: Capsule hotel, Tune Klia2, Tune Sempang, Sama Sama hotel or venture into KL for their hotels.
Useful check in at all hours, stay is between 6hr-12hrs, great for short stopovers.
Location:Must exit security, still inside airport
Comfort: Think closed room at a hostel
Size: basically just the bed
Near Food: Yes
The first of 2 tune hotels at Klia2. This is the pricier, fancier and closer one.
Price: 4 hrs for RM110 or 1 night RM300
Location: Must exit airport, 5 minute walk
Comfort: Basically a regular hotel room
Near Food: Yes and 7-11 in hotel
Transport: Walk 5 minutes (ask someone, there are no signs at first)
Tips: Make sure you don’t book the 4hrs by accident!
Tune Klia2’s more confusing, cheaper, younger brother.
Price: RM110/1 day
Location: Must exit airport, middle of nowhere, 15 minute drive
Comfort: Basically a mini hotel room 9m x9m
Near Food: No (food hall across the road is a possibility)
Transport: 15 minute drive, take Uber (13RM) or shuttle from the other Tune hotel (runs only from 9pm to 9am every 2 hrs)
Tips: Have dinner first, bottled water is cheaper here, to find it book through Agoda or their website, wifi isn’t the best, maximum 2 guests 1 is barely comfortable
Inter airport hotel for the busy business class or family who don’t need the hassle of multiple security checks.
Price: RM740+ 1 day
Location: Inside airport security
Comfort: Basically a regular hotel room, has pool
Near Food: Yes
Tips: This hotel restaurant has international plugins at every table for charging your devices if you don’t have an adapter. Get a pizza and charge your things on your layover here. Additionally if you have several hours to spare but sleeping isn’t required, check out their deal for RM108 which includes 3 drinks, buffet and shower while you relax.
For longer stopovers, KL is 70km+ from the airport
KLIA Ekspres: RM55(25 for kids) 40 mins
Uber: RM90 90mins
Taxi: RM110 90mins (buy in airport)
Location: Select near monorail/LRT systems for maximum savings
Hotels are numerous as well as hostels ranging from RM30+ so pick your favorite