The Ultimate Survival Guide to KLIA2

Tune Hotel klia2 - Spa massage at KLIA2 airport

You’ve finally landed in Kuala Lumpur! Welcome to the land of perpetual summer, delectable food on every corner, shopping malls galore and an overall great time. Or perhaps you’re just about to embark on your travel adventure from Kuala Lumpur? But first, what’s this maze you seem to have gotten yourself into? Fret not, dear traveller. You’re not lost, you’ve simply entered Malaysia’s main international airport and one of the major airports in Southeast Asia and worldwide.

We understand that travelling can be quite stressful to begin with, hence we’ve broken down the know-how of getting around KLIA2 for you! Think of it as a survival guide of sorts, regardless if you’ve just landed in Kuala Lumpur or you’re simply awaiting a flight back to your home sweet home. Fasten your seat belts and let’s get down to navigating KLIA2!


While KLIA2 is rather far from the city centre, there are plenty of ways to get to and from the airport. If taxis are not your cup of tea, there’s always the option of taking the KLIA Express, a ride hailing service such as Grab or even your own car if you’re local or renting a vehicle here.

The KLIA Express as its name suggests, is a high-speed connection between KLIA and KL Sentral Station. It merely takes a ride of approximately 30 minutes in an air-conditioned, comfy coach and you’ll be within the heart of the city with plenty of food and shopping options awaiting you once you hop off at the station. The train provides ample baggage storage space, tourist information on digital screens and a 4G WiFi connection so you can while away those 30 minutes updating everyone about your eventful flight. KLIA Express ticket prices are not only fixed so you won’t have to wonder about the cost, but the tickets are available online so you can prep for your trip even before you reach the city! A single trip KLIA Express ticket costs RM55 for adults and RM25 for children aged 12 and below while a ticket there and back chalks up to a discounted price of RM100 for adults and RM45 for children. However, there are plenty of packages available including family and group travel package options so do check them out before you embark on your journey. On a tight schedule? No worries, the KLIA Express schedule is just as packed as yours. The trains arrive on a frequency of one every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during off-peak hours so you’re guaranteed to be able to catch a ride.

If you fancy a little more privacy, calling for a ride-hailing service such as Grab may be your best bet. With a host of car options to choose from, you’ll get to enjoy a relaxing drive and enjoy the sights of the city along the way. Drop-off points are available at the klia2 and klia departure halls as well as Tune Hotel klia2. You can opt to Grab to or from KLIA2 directly but prices differ based on the traffic situation and driver availability. Want a hack on how to save money on your transport costs to and from KLIA2? Just purchase a KLIA Express Ticket + Grab Package online and you’ll get free Grab voucher codes worth up to RM10 each! How’s that for a steal?

Driving to KLIA2 instead? There are options for that too at KLIA2’s integrated complex, Gateway@klia2 Mall. With over 6490 covered parking bays available, 5690 allotted for cars and 800 for motorcycles, there’s no shortage of space for your vehicle when it comes to parking at KLIA2. Additionally, there are 52 disabled-friendly parking bays that have been reserved on every car park level. KLIA2’s parking rates start at a rate of RM4 per hour for the first 3 hours with a daily maximum rate of RM46 per day. But what if you need a place to rest and park your precious car while awaiting a delayed flight? Or you simply decided to stay closer to the airport while counting down the days till you get to take off into the skies for your dream holiday? That’s where Tune Hotel comes in. Situated just a brief walk away from KLIA2 and an approximate 8-minute drive away, Tune Hotel fulfils every weary traveller’s need. A comfy room? Check. Easy access to KLIA2 so you won’t have to rush for your flight when the time comes? Check. A fantastic 2-in-1 Park and Fly package? Check that too because Tune Hotel KLIA2 now provides parking packages! Tune Hotel’s convenient new package doesn’t just take into account your need for a hotel room, it also takes your car into account too with two new packages: Tune Exclusive with Park and Fly 3 Days and Tune Exclusive with Park and Fly 5 Days. How does it work? The Tune Exclusive Park and Fly packages include the rates for your hotel room with a buffet breakfast for two at Makan restaurant at Tune Hotel KLIA2, free WiFi and parking for your car for up to three or five days depending on the package. No more hassle trying to find a parking space in Gateway@klia2 Mall’s multi-storey carpark and no surprises when it comes to parking rates when you park at Tune Hotel klia2.

For anyone planning to rent, SOCAR now provides the option to pick up and drop-off at Tune Hotel klia2 as well so you no longer need to hunt for a reliable car rental service to go on that foodie road trip!

Rest & Relax

Now that we’ve gotten the issue of transport out of the way, there’s the matter of finding a good spot to chill while awaiting your boarding time. Layovers and flight delays can make even the most seasoned of travellers cranky, but there’s nothing a good nap and a shower cannot fix. In the past, premium lounges would have been designated for business class travellers only. However, as flying became more accessible to all, the days of being relegated to a dingy metal airport chair to snooze uncomfortably are long gone. Now you can opt to nap, lounge and shower at KLIA2’s Plaza Premium Lounge for a comfortable airport experience. A tempting spread at the food and beverage station, shower rooms with amenities, private resting suites, computer workstations, complimentary WiFi and even seated massage services, all the creature comforts you could possibly want or need are readily available with just one reservation. However, do be warned that the prices can be a little steep particularly if you’re laid over for longer than 10 hours.

Considering a budget-friendly option instead? Head over to Tune Hotel KLIA2. Not only is Tune Hotel KLIA2 one of the closest to the airport, it even has Day Use Transit Rooms up for booking! Complete with an en-suite bathroom, queen-sized bed to catch some z’s and one meal at their Makan bistro restaurant, a rest at Tune Hotel KLIA2 is a welcome respite from the hubbub of the airport. If you plan on staying the night, get your tummy ready for an all-you-can-eat breakfast from Tune Hotel’s Makan bistro the next day at an affordable rate of only RM20!

1. Breakfast at KLIA2 airport Malaysia

Party your evenings away with a live band and happy hour with beers at RM10++ from 5pm – 7pm at klia2’s coolest bar, Minum by Tune Hotel klia2. On Wednesdays, we’re celebrating cabin crew night where all airline and airport staff get to enjoy a 20% discount! Not part of the crew? Don’t worry, you’re still invited to join the party.

2. Cabin crew partying at KLIA2 Bar

Airport Activities

Nobody wants to be cooped up in a hotel room all day but what do you do when you’re thoroughly bored of scrolling through social media on your phone via KLIA2’s free WiFi? Far from just being a place where you go to catch your flight, KLIA2 has plenty of things for you to do to while away time. A quick glance at the KLIA2 directory will lead you to discover Gateway@KLIA2 Mall. Connected to KLIA2 via a walkway on Level 3 that leads to the Departure Hall, you can opt to shop till you drop or stop to grab a bite at any one of its four levels.

Got some time and extra cash to spare? Travel a little further to Mitsui Outlet Park via the free shuttle bus (B9 KLIA2 to Mitsui Outlet Park) instead for some great deals on designer labels.

Shopping at Mitsui Outlet Park Sepang near to KLIA2 airport

Once you’ve gotten your fill of duty-free items and designer goods, it’s time to fuel up with some steaming hot food at klia2. With everything from the internationally popular favourites such as McD and Starbucks to 24-hour restaurants and food courts, klia2 has it all.


Phew, just talking about all that walking has got us tired! We can’t even imagine how your feet and shoulders must feel at the end of a full day at klia2. It’s time to pamper yourself with a soothing massage to unknot all those tired, aching muscles. Take your pick from Thai Odyssey or Tune Hotel klia2’s very own massage package. Yes, you read that right. In addition to the many comforts already available at Tune Hotel klia2, they also have a spa package called Relax With Rehat and you’ll get to enjoy attractive discounts of up to 25%!

Spa massage at KLIA2 airport

We’re glad to have you here in our beautiful country and hope you enjoy your stay. Travelling is an amazing experience and really shouldn’t be bogged down with a plethora of travelling woes, so make the easy choice and book your room at Tune Hotels klia2 now. Easy on your pocket and mind, get great service, a comfy stay, amazing food, 5-star spa treatment and a stress-free solution to your parking woes all in one place.

KLIA2 flight WIFI package

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