Travel - International
The national airline is
Malaysian Airlines (MH), which is one of the Asia's biggest airline and
flies to over 110 cities across six continents. Further details can be
obtained from the London office of Malaysia Airlines (tel: (020) 7341 2000;
fax: (020) 7341 2001; web site:
http://www.malaysiaairlines.com). Singapore Airlines, Royal Brunei and
Thai International operate flights to certain Malaysian destinations.
Air Aisa are the reliable
budget airline offer for short distance flight throughout Malaysia
destination and also country near by exp; Thailand and Indonesia; visit
http://www.airasia.com for ticket-less online booking. Others useful
British Airways: Tel
Northwest Orient: Tel
Qantas: Tel (603)238-9133 (www.qantas.com.au
Royal Brunei: Tel(603)242-6511
Thai Airways International: Tel
Japan Airline (
Cathay Pacific Airway (
Approximate flight time
From Kuala Lumpur to London is
12 hours and 25 minutes.
Kuala Lumpur International
Airport (KLIA) (Sepang) (web site:
http://www.kiat.net/klia) is 50 km (29 miles) south from Kuala Lumpur
and near Putra Jaya, Malaysia's future administrative capital. It opened in
June 1998, currently handles 25 million passengers a year and is served by
all major international airlines. Kuala Lumpur's city centre is accessible
via the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway/KLIA interchange and the Shah Alam/North-South
Central Link Expressway (journey time - 45 minutes). Taxis must be pre-paid
in the Arrivals Area at the airport; expect to pay RM65-70 for a budget car
or RM90-95 for the premier service to the city centre (journey time - 40
minutes). Fast train from KL Sentral will take about 28 minutes.
International airport (LCCT) is
referring to budget airline, more info please click
KL City Buses (tel: (1 800) 880
495) operate a half-hourly Express Bus Service between 0645 and 2400 to the
Airport Bus Terminal, Hentian Duta (journey time - one hour; cost: RM18-25).
Regular feeder buses travel from Hentian Duta to Lot 10 on Jalan Sultan
Ismail in the city centre between 0800 and 2430 (journey time - 30 minutes;
The cheapest way to travel to
the city is by combined bus and train. The Stage Bus Service, which operates
between 0715 and 2230, leaves the airport every 30 minutes for Nilai KTM
Station (journey time - 30 minutes). From Nilai, trains travel to Kuala
Lumpur Railway Station between 0644 and 2244 every 20-30 minutes (journey
time - one hour). The Express Rail Link (ERL) run between Kuala Lumpur (KL
Sentral) and the main airport terminal at a speed of 100mph (160km/h)
(estimated travel time - 28 minutes), cost about RM35.
Airport facilities include
ATMs, bureaux de change, 24-hour shopping, duty-free, restaurants, postal
services, tourist information, hotel reservations, medical service,
left-luggage and prayer rooms. Lot's of car hire companies include Budget
and Hertz. Business facilities include executive lounges, limousine service
to the city.
Penang (PEN) (Bayan Lepas) is
16km (10 miles) south of Georgetown, capital of this small island off the
northwest coast of the peninsula. Though not receiving as many international
flights as Kuala Lumpur, there are connections from the UK via Hong Kong,
Singapore or Bangkok.
Airport facilities include an
incoming and outgoing duty-free shop, restaurant and bar, bank/bureau de
change and car hire (0900-2200).
Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) is
6.5km (4 miles) from the city. Situated on the northern coast of Sabah state
(the northeastern part of Borneo Island), this airport is the international
gateway to East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) and receives international
flights from all over the world. Connections from the UK go via Singapore,
Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Airport facilities include bank/bureau de change
facilities, restaurant and bar, all open 0900-2200.
Kuching Airport (KCH) is 11km
(7 miles) from the city. Situated in the west of Sarawak on the island of
Borneo, the airport receives a limited number of international flights.
RM40 for international
The major international ports
are Georgetown (Penang), Port Kelang (for Kuala Lumpur) and, in East
Malaysia (for Sabah and Sarawak), Kota Kinabalu, Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Tawau,
Bintulu, Rejang and Kuching. Shipping lines with passenger services to
Malaysia include Blue Funnel (www.bluefunnel.co.uk),
and Straits Shipping. Cargo/passenger lines are Austasia, Knutsen, Lykes,
Neptune Orient, Orient Overseas and Straits Shipping. Star Cruises organise
luxury cruises from Port Klang. Other lines that offer cruises from this
port include Coral Princess and Gemini.
Through services operate to and
from Singapore via Kuala Lumpur and between Butterworth and Bangkok
(Thailand) daily. There is also a 41-hour round trip available from the
Eastern and Oriental Express, a luxury train service modelled on the famous
Orient Express, which leaves from Singapore, journeys through Kuala Lumpur
and heads north to Bangkok from where it returns to Singapore.
Peninsular Malaysia is linked
by good roads to Thailand and (via two causeways) to Singapore. Toll fees
are levied on all highways throughout Malaysia. Road connections between the
two eastern states, Sarawak and Sabah, and their neighbours on Borneo,
Brunei and the Indonesian state of Kalimantan are fairly good.