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Getting from Subang Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport to city centre

Subang Airport is located closer to the city – 24km away. It provides one terminal for passengers. There are two methods of transport from the airport into the city; taxi and bus. There is an MRT/LRT line coming to the airport soon (KTM Terminal Skypark Line), however it is not completed yet. A Subang airport taxi will cost on a coupon around 5.30€ (RM25) and metered around 4.20€ (RM20) and will take around 30 minutes into the city in non-peak traffic. There is also a bus available, but like the KLIA bus line – only goes to KL Sentral which is the central station, not located in the city centre. Therefore, an additional method of transport is required to get to the city centre from there. The SkyPark Bus will take around 1 hour to reach KL Sentral and will cost 2.10 € (RM10) one way, per person.

Comparison of the options

Bus €5.20 75min 09:00–21:00
Taxi €5.30 25min 24/7

How to get from Subang Airport to city centre by bus

There is an airport bus service that operates between Subang Airport and KL Sentral station, which is located outside of the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. If you take this method you will require additional transportation from the KL Sentral station to your final destination, which can be achieved by metro. The bus makes multiple stops along the way and therefore, will take around 1 hour to reach the city in standard traffic.

Once arriving at KL Sentral station, you can take a metro.
To get to the city centre by metro, take the LRT Kelana Jaya Line (number 5) from KL Sentral to stop KLCC which will take around 15 minutes more.

How much is the bus from Subang Airport to city centre?

If you wish to take the bus, then it will cost 2.10 € (RM10) per person for the trip. The tickets are available from the Transport Facilities counter in the arrivals terminal before you take the bus, or onboard (cash required).

The fares for the metro are available via token from the vending machines in the station and the cost will be 0.50€ (RM2.50).



Trip Duration

75 Min.

There can be up to an hour wait for the bus

Value for Money

The bus is available to the KL Sentral Station every hour between 09:00am - 09:00pm.

Where do I get it from?

The bus is available from outside of the arrivals terminal at Subang Airport.

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


Although cheap, the bus service runs infrequently from the airport and does not deliver you into the city centre, meaning extra transfers, trains/buses or walking is required. The limited operating hours can also be an issue for early or late flights.

Editor’s Note

There is a free bus that makes rounds of popular destinations in the city - the Go KL City bus that runs between 06:00am - 11:00pm and leaves from KL Sentral.

Useful Tips

The TnGO Card is a good option for multiple trains - it is rechargeable and offers a discount for travel.
Heavy luggage might be okay on the shuttle service, but there are stairs in the Sentral Station and the metro can be busy at peak hours.
There is a coupon operated taxi service from KL Sentral, if you prefer this for your onward journey.

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How to get from Subang Airport to city centre by taxi

Taking a taxi transfer from Subang airport is the most efficient method of transportation into the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. Taxis are available outside of the arrivals terminal at the airport and are comfortable in a range of sizes and standards to suit everyone. Taxis operate both on a metered and un-metered cost, therefore, there will be the opportunity for a fixed price transfer via coupon. A journey by this method should take around 30 minutes into the city centre in usual traffic; however, during peak hours you should expect delays.

Taxi fare from Subang Airport to city centre

Taxis are available in both metered and un-metered prices. Usually the coupon fixed price is slightly higher than you would be charged on a meter. However, a meter is subject to conditions. The cost you should expect is around 5.30€ (RM25) and if metered around 4.20€ (RM20).

Note that you may be charged a 50% higher rate of service between 12:00am – 06:00am.

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Taxis are comfortable, fast and inexpensive from Subang Airport. They operate 24/7 and are the only method of transport that gets you directly to the city centre, door to door. This is most convenient after a long flight in order to minimize extra stress and travel time.

Editor’s Note

Subang Airport only operates one terminal for passenger flights which is convenient for those landing there as it is easy to find your way to transport options to the city.

Useful Tips

Subang Airport's main terminal was fully refurbished recently, so the airport is modern and comfortable.
The 'set price' is often changeable via coupon. Don't settle for being overcharged.
If you don't have a coupon, don't accept a set price from a driver. Always have the meter running.

Frequently asked questions

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

A taxi on a coupon fare from Subang Airport will be approximately 5.30€ (RM25) and metered around 4.20€ (RM20).

How far is Subang Airport from the city centre?

Subang Airport is located around 24km from the city centre. A journey by car in normal traffic should take around 27 minutes to the centre of the city.

How many transfer options are there from Subang Airport to the city centre?

Subang Airport provides two transfer options to the city, bus or taxi. Taxi is the only method that will take you directly to the centre. Currently there is construction underway for a metro linking Subang Airport with the central station.

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