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Getting from Subang Airport to the City Centre

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How to get from Kuala Lumpur Subang airport to the city centre

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport, also known as Subang airport, is a small airport located 24 Km away from the city centre. There are 2 transport options when travelling to the city; you can either take a taxi or a bus. If you choose to take a Subang airport taxi into Kuala Lumpur city centre, it will take around 30 minutes, in normal traffic conditions. Your other travel option is to take the SkyPark bus, however, the bus terminal is at KL Sentral, which means that you will have to take an additional transport option to reach your final destination in the city. The SkyPark bus takes around 1 hour to reach KL Sentral, where you will need an extra 15 minutes to travel from the station to the city. Please note that a metro MRT/LRT rail line is currently in construction, which will connect Subang airport to the city centre.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €5.30 25min 24/7
Bus €5.20 75min 09:00–21:00

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How to get from Subang airport to the city centre by taxi

Taking a Subang airport taxi is the most convenient transport option when travelling into the centre of Kuala Lumpur city. A wide range of comfortable taxis are available 24/7 outside the arrivals terminal.

Taxi fare from Subang airport to the city centre

When taking a taxi from Subang airport, you can either chose to travel on a metered fare or on a fixed coupon price. Bare in mind that the coupon price is normally slightly higher than a metered price. However, a meter is subject to conditions and can vary quite a lot. The overall coupon fare should cost around €5.30 (RM25) and a metered price should be around €4.20 (RM20).

It is important to know that you will be charged a 50% higher rate when travelling between 00:00 – 06:00.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
FROM SZB - TO CITY CENTRE
27 min
FROM SZB - TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
27 min
FROM SZB - TO KLIA (KUL)
45 min
FROM SZB - TO BUKIT BINTANG
32 min
FROM SZB - TO BATU CAVES
32 min

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Convenience

Taxis are a comfortable, fast and inexpensive way to get from Subang airport to the centre of Kuala Lumpur. They operate 24/7 and offer a door-to-door service, which is very convenient, especially after a long flight and when travelling with heavy luggage.

Editor’s Note

Subang airport is small with only one terminal; this makes finding your way around the airport very easy.

Useful Tips

Subang airport's main terminal was recently fully refurbished, turning the airport into a modern and comfortable place to travel.
The coupon 'set price' is often negotiable, so you shouldn't settle on an overcharged fare.
If you are not travelling with a coupon, it is highly discouraged to accept a set price from your driver, it is best to have the meter running.

How to get from Subang airport to the city centre by bus

The Skypark link airport bus is available from the Subang Skypark terminal at the airport and terminates at KL Sentral station, which is located just outside Kuala Lumpur's city centre. However, just like the other public transport options found at the airport, you will need to take an additional travel option to get from KL Sentral station to your final destination. Moreover, the bus stops multiple times along the way, taking over 1 hour to reach the city in normal traffic conditions.

Once you arrive at KL Sentral station, you can reach the city centre by metro; you will need to take the LRT Kelana Jaya Line (n° 5) from KL Sentral to KLCC, taking around 15 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Subang airport to the city centre?

A one- way bus ticket o the Skypark Link costs €2.10 (RM10). You can purchase your bus tickets from the Transport Facilities counter at the arrivals terminal, or you can get your tickets in cash directly on board the bus.
To finish your journey, you can buy your metro tickets using a coupon from the vending machines at the station for the cost of €0.50 (RM2.50).

Cost

€2.60

Trip Duration

1 H 15 Min.

There can be up to a 1 hour wait for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Skypark Link bus is available every hour between 09:00 - 21:00.

Where do I get it from?

The bus is available at the Subang Skypark terminal, outside of the arrivals terminal at Subang airport.

The LRT departs from the KL Sentral station every 3 minutes between 06:00 – 23:59, and at 01:00 on special days.

Convenience

Although the cheapest way to travel, the bus service is quite infrequent. Moreover, you will have to take the metro from the bus terminal into the city centre, which means purchasing another ticket and prolonging your travel time. The limited operating hours can also be an issue for early or late flights.

Editor’s Note

The free Go KL City bus is available from KL Sentral to popular destinations in the city - it operates between 06:00 - 23:00.

Useful Tips

The TnGO card is a good option if you wish to travel on multiple trains, metros or buses - it is rechargeable and offers many discounts.
Heavy luggage is accepted on the shuttle service, however, there are quite a few stairs in the metro and in Sentral Station.
There is a coupon operated taxi service from KL Sentral, if you prefer this option for your onward journey.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Subang airport to the city centre?

You can either travel on a fixed taxi coupon fare which will cost approximately €5.30 (RM25) or you can choose a metered fare for around €4.20 (RM20).

How far is Subang airport from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur?

Subang airport is located 24 Km away from Kuala Lumpur city centre. The trip by car, in normal traffic conditions, takes around 27 minutes to reach the city.

How many transfer options are available from Subang airport to the city centre?

Subang airport provides 2 transfer options to the city; you can either take a bus or a taxi. Taking a taxi is the only door-to-door option, available 24/7. Currently, a metro linking Subang airport with the central station is in construction.

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