Getting To and Around Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is easily reachable through air from all the major countries in the world. Being a tourist city, it observes frequent flights. The other islands of the country are easily accessible through ferry and air.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang is the main airport of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia, situated around 50kms south of the city. It operates direct flights to destinations in six continents around the world. There’s another airport that served as the main airport of Kuala Lumpur until 1998 and now serves as the additional airport now, specially during the tourist season when the rush is high. This airport is the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, also known as Subang Skypark.
Within the city, it is the same scenario like most of the developed capital cities. The main mode of transportation is road and there are high end highways built all across Kuala Lumpur to facilitate daily commute of the locals and tourists. Other modes of transport frequently used are the rail and bus. However, the use of the local transport is quite low with its locals and the public prefer to take private cars and taxis as the main mode of transport in the city. Soon, the city is operating the Kuala Lumpur monorail service that will link the commuters to various key locations including airport and iconic landmarks.
Kuala Lumpur is one of the few cities of the world that has major part of its transport running entirely on Natural gas. There are designated taxi stands on the streets and the commuters can hail taxis from there. Needless to say, taxi fares are charged a bit higher from foreign tourists and therefore, it is better to know the regular fares beforehand from your hotel staff or local friends.