The new Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal KLIA 2 finally opened on 2nd May 2014 with major tenant AirAsia / AirAsiaX moving in a week later. Despite some minor teething problems and a lengthy wait for the facility as the old LCCT outgrew its space, the new terminal is proving to be much more convenient for passengers and those who drop or collect them as they become more familiar with the facilities and layout.
Getting there and leaving is much more convenient. One of the biggest improvements is that you can now catch the KLIA Express / Transit to or from the main KLIA Terminal and the KL terminal in KL Sentral. The track has been extended from KLIA and now terminates conveniently on Level 1, in front of a store where you can buy last minute warm clothes if you need them. The ride between the two terminals costs MYR2 and the train leaves every 15 minutes during peak hours and 20 minutes off peak. To KL Sentral, the main railway station in Kuala Lumpur city, the fare is RM35 and takes just over half an hour either way. Whether you park your car or arrive by train, bus or taxi, you must make your way to the top level of the main terminal (Level 3) to check in.
The least expensive method of travelling between the city and KLIA2 is to catch the KTM Komuter train (Seremban line) from KL Sentral station to Nilai Komuter Station (RM4.70) and transfer to the feeder bus (RM1.50). The journey will take about 40 minutes on the train plus 15-20 mins on the bus. Be aware that the trains are usually very crowded during morning and afternoon peak hours, but if you are a woman, there are women only carriages in the middle section of the trains, which does make life easier.
For Bus services to and from the airport from other locations not on a train route, a number of options are available and many offer online ticket purchase.
All taxi and bus services can be found at the Transportation Hub on Level 1. For those driving their own vehicles, there is ample parking with autopay machines on Levels 1, 4 and 7. Overnight, Long term and Valet parking facilities are available at the carpark and Touch’nGo cards are accepted for parking if you have more than RM20 remaining credit.
On arrival into KLIA2, after passing immigration and duty-free, baggage collection, international and domestic passengers enter the general area of the terminal on Level 2 and if you can resist the food outlets, there are many lifts and escalators to ease your way down to the Transportation Hub.