Malaysia Airlines that I rode landed at KLIA on 7:31 pm Kuala Lumpur time.
Towards KLIA Exit Door
After the plane smoothly landed, I dropped off at KLIA arrival hall at 3rd floor. When I
got off from plane, usually I would look for drinking water station to filled my drink
bottle but I couldn’t find it until I was out from airport.
Top Left: I walked along arrival hall H towards immigration counter
Top Right: Passport checking process at immigration counter
Bottom Right: Passed baggage conveyor belt …. but I didn’t carry luggage, so I continued
towards exit door.
Bottom Left: I reached at airport exit door
Towards Airport Coach Shelter
Once out of airport exit door, of course, One thing that I looked for was location of Airport Coach that would departed to KL Sentral. Well, I found these direction in KLIA:
Because I was still on 3rd floor, it means I should go down to 2nd floor to got Airport Coach that will took me to KL Sentral (Kuala Lumpur).
Top Left: Then I walked down the escalator to 2nd floor of KLIA
Top Right: And I always followed that sign to Airport Coach shelter
Bottom Right: A moment later I passed a corridor above a driveway.
Bottom Left: I reached the end of corridor adjacent to car park area, Turned to left was escalator to Airport Coach shelter and to right was lift to the same shelter. Actually Airport Coach shelter wasn’t located on 2nd floor but on 1st floor.
Top Left: KLIA car park area at 2nd floor
Top Right: Toilet at the end of corridor before exit to car park area, very clean and I had
used it for a few moments here.
Bottom Right: At first I wanted to get down to Airport Coach shelter through this
escalator but it was under construction,
Bottom Left: Finally I must use this lift to Airport Coach shelter. At the end of the
corridor near the lift is direction to famous transit hotel in KLIA (Hotel Sama-Sama).
Top Left: Once got off from lift, I was immediately seen Airport Coach ticket counter to KL Sentral
Top Right: I ultimately rode the Airpot Coach with ticket price 10 Ringgit for adults and 6 Ringgit for children.
Bottom Right: Yoyo Express Bus which also took passengers in KLIA and KLIA2. The bus had destination to several cities outside of Kuala Lumpur such as Johor Bahru, Ipoh and Taiping
Lower Left: Finally I boarded Airport Coach to KL Sentral. Distance which would covered about 60 km with travel time about 1 hour journey.
For International flights, I always tried to came to airport 3 hours before flight. Because KLM flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta was at 16:30 then I would try to KLIA 1 (Kuala Lumpur Internatinal Airport Terminal 1) at 13:30.
Time was 11:15 at Bandaraya Station. Actually I canceled trip to Batu Caves because of transportation route changing. It was unfortunate although I could make it happen 2 weeks later on different trip.
To reached, I would use cheapest transportation mode i.e Airport Coach. Well, to boarded Airport Coach, I must go to KL Sentral first because Airport Coach base was there.
From Bandaraya Station, I went to Masjid Jamek Station (both stations are located at Sri Petaling Line). From Masjid Jamek station, I continued to used Kelana Jaya Line and got off at KL Sentral. Simply paid 1.8 Ringgit for all this trips. Just bought token at Bandaraya Station and returned at KL Sentral.
Before boarding into bus …… When arrived at KL Sentral, I decided to Dzuhur pray and continued to lunch.
I was so enjoying the noodles but the time was at 13:00. Even though my target to reached KLIA was at 13:30, so it was certainly late for 30-45 minutes depended on Airport Coach waiting time in KL Sentral.
Before going downstairs, I bought a softdrink on a vending machine near escalator towards Aiport Coach counter and I would drink it while sightseeing at bus. Understandably because the Airport Coach would be quiet and there wasn’t TV or music. Not bad for 1 Ringgit per cans, very cheap if was compared to minimarket around KL Sentral.
The journey covered distance about 60 km within 1 hour.
During trip through highway, I saw very well organized and patterned settlements. This made Kuala Lumpur was impressed in city landmark.
Highway to KLIA during I visited Kuala Lumpur four times never jamed. it was OK for their transportation system. For me, It didn’t need to be ashamed to admit their excellence on spatial and transportation system because my traveling purpose was learnt from other country, opened my insight and appreciated the differences.