How to Reach Kuala Lumpur - The Easiest Way to Reach Kuala Lumpur


  • By air: The nearest airport to Kuala Lumpur is Kuala Lumpur International Airport(IATA: KUL) which  is about 50km south of the city, in the Sepang district of Selangor. This airport is newly constructed and receives a lot of visitors ever year. From there you can take the service of bus or train shuttles to the city.
  • By Car: Most important roads in Peninsular Malaysia lead to/from Kuala Lumpur. The city lies about midway along the North-South Expressway (Motorway).
  • By Bus: Kuala Lumpur has several bus stations or terminals/terminuses/termini that handle long distance express bus services; many destinations are served by more than one terminal.


  • By Monorail: The monorail (MRT) and light rail (LRT) systems get you out of the vehicle traffic  in Kuala Lumpur and save a lot of travelling time for you. This is even more helpful if you’re going a long distance, like to or from the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) or the main terminal of the airport (KLIA).
  • By Bus: Buses in Kuala Lumpur are easily available, are inexpensive and one of the best ways to get around. This is also one medium through which you can see the whole city as well.
  • By Taxis: Taxis are pretty affordable in KL. Generally, you can go 2 km for 15 MYR. Every single taxi will have a sign on it proclaiming it is a metered taxi and “no haggling” is permitted. 

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Modes of Transportation in Kuala Lumpur

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Kuala Lumpur. The most preferred mode of transport in Kuala Lumpur is Car.

Average distance: 19.18 km Average time: 42.75 min

  • Car 66.99%
    Driving 36.17 min Walking 0.72 min Train 0.43 min Waiting 0.06 min Overall average time for 18.85 kms 37.39 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 4.85%
    Bus 49 min Waiting 11 min Walking 8.4 min Other 2 min Overall average time for 36.66 kms 70.4 min
  • Motorbike 1.94%
    Motorbike 27.5 min Overall average time for 21.5 kms 27.5 min
  • Walking 8.74%
    Walking 48.89 min Driving 11.11 min Train 3 min Waiting 1.22 min Overall average time for 12.67 kms 64.22 min
  • Train/Metro 3.88%
    Train 42.5 min Walking 8.75 min Other 7.5 min Waiting 2.5 min Overall average time for 18.5 kms 61.25 min
  • Bike 0.97%
    Bike 40 min Overall average time for 10 kms 40 min

How to Reach Kuala Lumpur from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Batu caves to Kuala Lumpur 2.12 km 2 mins
Seri kembangan to Kuala Lumpur 3.47 km 3 mins
Cheras to Kuala Lumpur 4.47 km 4 mins
Selayang to Kuala Lumpur 4.51 km 4 mins
Petaling jaya to Kuala Lumpur 4.72 km 4 mins
Putrajaya to Kuala Lumpur 5.02 km 5 mins
Cyberjaya to Kuala Lumpur 6.08 km 6 mins
Bandar baru bangi to Kuala Lumpur 8.86 km 8 mins
Cheras 9 miles to Kuala Lumpur 9.49 km 9 mins
Subang jaya to Kuala Lumpur 11.42 km 11 mins
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