Transfer Options from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Bukit Bintang

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How to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang is a hip district bordering the city centre area of Kuala Lumpur and provides bars, nightclubs, eateries, hotels and much more. In order to get to Bukit Bintang, you will need to take one of the three options of transport from the airport – taxi, train or bus. The taxi is of course the most efficient method and getting to Bukit Bintang is more or less the same price as getting to the city centre. A Kuala Lumpur airport taxi ride should cost around 15.40€ (RM74) and take around 48 minutes in normal traffic. If you decide to take either the bus or metro, you will need to arrange onward transportation from the KL Sentral station as this is the destination for both public transports from the airport. The metro will take approximately 28 minutes (via express) to reach the KL Sentral station and tickets cost 7.40€ (RM35) per person/one way. The bus costs 2.10€ (RM10) one way per person and takes around 90 minutes to reach the station.

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Taxi

15.40

Taxi

Cost:15.40 €

Available: 24/7

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Metro

23.40

Metro

Cost:15.60 €

Available: 05:00 - 00:30

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Bus

7.50

Bus

Cost:5 €

Available: 06:00 - 00:30

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Estimated driving time

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57 minutes

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75 minutes

Waiting 90’

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190 minutes

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How to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Bukit Bintang by taxi

Taxis provide the most efficient and direct method into the city and are of course much more reliable than the metro and bus as they offer door to door services and operate 24/7. If you decide to take a taxi, make sure you take it from the rank and either collect a coupon from the airport for a fixed price or ensure a meter is running. Taxis are available in large, small and elite and standard and are generally red and white (smaller, budget) or blue (larger, executive).

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How to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Bukit Bintang by taxi

Taxis provide the most efficient and direct method into the city and are of course much more reliable than the metro and bus as they offer door to door services and operate 24/7. If you decide to take a taxi, make sure you take it from the rank and either collect a coupon from the airport for a fixed price or ensure a meter is running. Taxis are available in large, small and elite and standard and are generally red and white (smaller, budget) or blue (larger, executive).

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Taxi fare from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Bukit Bintang

The taxi fare from the airport to Bukit Bintang is around 15.40€ (RM74). This is the set coupon price that you are likely to receive, but be aware that a metered fare can be changeable if you choose this method.

Additionally, note that a 50% extra fee charge can be added between 12:00am – 06:00am.

Convenience

Taxis are by far the most convenient and comfortable method to reach Bukit Bintang. Not only are they available 24/7 but they provide the only transfer option that will take you directly to your location, unlike public transport which requires multiple transfers.

Editor’s Note

Never accept rides from people who offer them for set prices. In fact, you can get a better, and safer, deal if you take an official taxi and coupon.

Useful Tips

Taxis are small in the standard model. If you have a lot of luggage it is often better to take a larger taxi to avoid any issues of space.
Sometimes in busy periods the coupon counter can charge more. Make sure that you know the expected cost beforehand.
It is not standard to tip, but always appreciated if you have a good experience.

How to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Bukit Bintang by metro

The metro in Kuala Lumpur offers two trains that will take you into the city centre, that is the KLIA Express and the KLIA Transit which also travel between the two airport terminals. The express train is the best method, as it will take you directly into the city centre, whereas the KLIA Transit will make stops at Salak Tinggi, Putrajaya, Bandar Tasik and Selatan. The express is much quicker, taking only 28 minutes to the station.

Unfortunately, both trains only go to the KL Sentral station, which is outside of the city centre. Therefore, you will need to take an additional train to get to Bukit Bintang district. The train you will be required to take is the MRT line 9 – Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line at Muzium Negara Station (to reach this involves a short walk within the KL Sentral complex) and alight at the station Bukit Bintang. The line has trains leaving every 4 minutes.

How much is the metro from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Bukit Bintang?

The cost for the KLIA Express and Transit is 7.40€ (RM35) per person, one way. The ticket counter is available on the platform for purchasing of the ticket for this journey.

For the onward journey fro KL Sentral, you will need to purchase a token from the vending machines in the station and the cost will be 0.40€ (RM1.80).

Cost

7.80€

Trip Duration

60 Min.

There can be up to a 15 minute wait for the metro.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The metro is available from the airport between 05:00am - 12:30am everyday, leaving every 15 minutes.

Where do I get it from?

Take the metro from the arrivals terminal – follow the signage to the platform provided. Note that the KLIA trains stop at both KLIA 1 and KLIA 2.

The LRT leaves from the KL Sentral station every 3 minutes between 06:00am – 11:59pm (but has special day extensions to 01:00am)

Convenience

Although cheaper than a taxi, the metro can be extremely inconvenient during peak hours, especially when you have luggage. Additionally, the metro does not take you directly to Bukit Bintang, meaning the extra hassle and time associated with additional transport from the central station is required.

Timetables

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Go KL City Bus Route

Editor’s Note

The KL Sentral station provides a hub of transport where you can reach the majority of the areas around the city on many different lines.

Useful Tips

Get a TnGo card for this transport option – it means that less time is spend in the station queuing to purchase a ticket.
The metro runs very frequently in rush hours from KL Sentral. If you find the train too full, its not too long a wait for the next one.
The Go KL City bus is a free alternative transport leaving to certain hotspots around the city from KL Sentral Station between 06:00am - 11:00pm

How to get from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Bukit Bintang by bus

If you wish to take the bus from the airport, KLIA provides an Airport Coach Service which will take you to KL Sentral, so additional transit is required via metro or bus to reach Bukit Bintang. The airport bus provides a comfortable and cheap transit to the city; however, it is affected by traffic, therefore, the journey can be long, often taking around an hour and a half to reach the city.

You will need to take an additional metro to get to Bukit Bintang from KL Sentral where the bus will deliver you. This is the MRT line 9 – Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line at Muzium Negara Station (you will need to walk a little to reach this station, but signage is available) and alight at the station Bukit Bintang. The line has trains leaving every 4 minutes.

How much does the bus from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Bukit Bintang cost?

The bus service costs 2.10€ (RM10) one way per person. Tickets are available from the Transportation Hub (area where the bus leaves from) on the ground floor of the main terminal building – only around a 3-minute walk from the arrivals area. Tickets for the airport bus are purchased from counter no.3.

The fares for the metro are separate from the tickets from the airport train and are purchasable at KL Sentral. You will need to purchase a token from the vending machines in the station and the cost will be 0.40€ (RM1.80).

Cost

2.50€

Trip Duration

100 Min.

There can be up to a 1.5 hour wait for the bus.

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The bus is available from 06:00am - 12:30am, leaving every 1 hour / 1.5 hour.

Where do I get it from?

The bus is taken from the KLIA Bus Station, ground floor of the main terminal building, only 3-minutes’ walk from the arrivals hall exit. Follow the signage for the “Transportation Hub”.

The LRT leaves from the KL Sentral station every 3 minutes between 06:00am – 11:59pm (but has special day extensions to 01:00am)

Convenience

Much like the metro, the bus is cheap but also suffers the same issues associated with the metro, which is that the bus does not provide a direct link between the airport and Bukit Bintang, meaning that it is far less efficient and far more difficult after a long flight with luggage in tow.

Timetables

Combined Transit Map KL

Rail Fare Calculator

Bus Timetable Go KL City

Bus Timetable Airport KL

Editor’s Note

The Go KL City Bus is a great, free way to get around some hot spots of the city, but is not convenient for those with luggage.

Useful Tips

There is a GREEN Line bus that gets you between Bukit Bintang and the KLCC.
Etiquette is important when boarding and leaving the metro – always allow people to alight before boarding.
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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Airport to Bukit Bintang?

A taxi from Kuala Lumpur Airport will cost around 15.40€ (RM74). Be advised that there are extra charges for night time journeys (after midnight).

How far is Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Airport from Bukit Bintang?

Bukit Bintang is located just outside the city centre, around 55km from Kuala Lumpur Airport. The journey should take around 53 minutes in normal traffic by car.

How many transport options are provided from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Airport from Bukit Bintang?

KLIA provides three transport options to get you to Bukit Bintang district; taxi, metro and bus. However, a taxi is the only method that is direct, all other modes of transport require onward travel from KL Sentral Station to reach Bukit Bintang.

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