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How to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands is a well-known tourist area in the state of Pahang. Located 120 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), Genting Highlands is Malaysia’s premier resort destination and home to Southeast Asia’s theme park, Genting SkyWorlds – formerly known as 20th Century Fox World Malaysia, a movie-inspired theme park.

So when making your way for a fun-filled holiday, you have two transportation options to get from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Genting Highlands; you can take a taxi or a public bus. The fastest and easiest way to get from KUL to Genting Highlands is to take a Kuala Lumpur airport taxi or private transfer, as they provide 24/7 door-to-door services, taking 1 hour 45 minutes to reach. For a more cost-savvy option, you can take the public Aerobus to Genting Highlands, which takes 2 hours 15 minutes.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Kuala Lumpur at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

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Taxi €54 105min 24/7
Bus €15.60 135min 09:15–20:15

How to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Genting Highlands by taxi

Taking a taxi or a private transfer from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Genting Highlands is the ideal way to travel. KUL taxis are available 24/7 and provide comfortable door-to-door services, taking you to your Genting Highland hotel in 1 hour 45 minutes.

Taxi fare from Kuala Lumpur airport to Genting Highlands

Taxis from Kuala Lumpur airport calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance to your exact location; your price can vary depending on numerous factors. Alternatively, you can choose to travel on a fixed taxi coupon price, which you can purchase at the airport’s taxi counters. Your 1 hour 45 minute ride should cost around €54 (RM56).

Nevertheless, if you wish to travel at a fixed rate fare with no hidden fees, it is highly recommended to pre-book your private transfer with Welcome Pickups.


€54 (RM56)

Trip Duration

1h 45 min

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Where do I get it from?

Taxis are available at Kuala Lumpur airport’s official taxi ranks outside the arrival doors of both terminals, KLIA 1 and 2.


Taking a taxi when arriving in a new city is always the easiest and more convenient travel option. Taxis in Kuala Lumpur are inexpensive compared to many cities making them a perfect travel option for you and your loved ones.

Editor’s Note

Please note that night trips between 00:00 and 06:00 have a price increase of 50% for both metered and coupon journeys.

Useful Tips

A pick up fee of RM2.00 will be added to your final fare when travelling from the airport.
Tipping your taxi driver in Kuala Lumpur is not expected, although appreciated. If you enjoyed your ride, you could leave a 10% tip.
Accepting rides from drivers offering set prices is unrecommended, as they are most likely fake drivers.

How to get from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Genting Highlands by bus

Taking the bus is the perfect cost-savvy travel alternative to a taxi. The Aerobus is direct, comfortable and provides frequent trips from Kuala Lumpur airport to Genting Highlands in 2 hours 15 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket on the Aerobus from Kuala Lumpur airport to Genting Highlands?

A one-way ticket from Kuala Lumpur airport to Genting Highlands costs €7.80 (RM35) per person.

You can purchase your bus ticket from the bus counter at KLIA airport or online.


€7.80 (RM35)

Trip Duration

2 H 15 Min.

The bus runs between KUL and Genting Highlands 8 times a day, every 2 hours.

Value for Money

The Aerobus is available daily from 09:15 to 20:15.

Where do I get the bus from?

You can find the Aerobus stand at KLIA airport’s covered parking lot, which is located at the exit of the main terminal on the ground floor across the street, at Block C.


Although a great cost-savvy travel alternative, taking the bus can be stressful, especially if you are travelling with children and/or heavy luggage, as you will have to find your way to your hotel when alighting at the bus station. Moreover, the bus only operates during certain hours; thus, you will have to wait for a bus departure when landing late at night or early in the morning.

Editor’s Note

Discounted bus fares are available for children and senior citizens for €5.50 (RM25).

Useful Tips

It is good to know that online tickets are reschedulable, if necessary.
The bus vehicles are comfortable and provide luggage storage space and air-conditioning.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Kuala lumpur. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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24/7 email & phone support

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Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance from KUL to Genting Highlands?

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is located 120 km away from Genting Highlands; it takes around 1 hour 45 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

Is it best to pre-book my airport transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands?

It is always best to pre-book your airport transfer. Doing so ensures a safe and seamless travel experience with an English-speaking driver, a fixed price and no hidden costs.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Kuala Lumpur airport to Genting Highlands?

Taxis in Kuala Lumpur calculate their prices using a taximeter, or you can choose to travel on a fixed taxi coupon price. Your 1 hour 45 minute ride should cost around €54 (RM56).

Please note that taxi prices increase by 50% when travelling during the night.

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