Kuala Lumpur International Airport is an ultra modern building that was specially designed as a showcase for the country, and was opened in 1998 to coincide with the city hosting the commonwealth games. The airport is located in the town of Sepang Selangor around 50KM due south of the city centre. There are excellent roads connecting the airport and the city which makes travel from the airport very convenient.
Driving in Malaysia is relatively straightforward, and most signs are bilingual. You do not need an Internationaldriving permit to hit the road in the country, although you will need to take your license with you as proof of eligibility. City streets are busy at rush hour, but not so chaotic as some other south east Asian cities are, and most drivers will feel relatively confident. Renting a car in Kuala Lumpur gives you the opportunity to get out of the city and see the surrounding area at your own pace, rather than being restricted to public transport. It is nice to get out of the city on a hot afternoon and to find some quiet in the hills where the temperatures are cooler.
6 car rental companies have offices in the main Terminal building at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The rental desks are found in area C of the arrivals area, and all are open between 7am and 11pm. The companies based in the Terminal building are Kasina Baru, Hertz, Mayflower Car Rental, Orix, Insas Pacific, and Avis.
From the centre of Kuala Lumpur, you should initially head east on E27 as far as Salak Selatan before joining the E20 south via Bukit Jalil. At Cyberjaya, turn right onto the B11, which takes you about 2 miles to the west until it meets the E2 motorway. After 3 miles, turn right onto the E6 airport approach road, which takes you straight to the Terminal .
The official website for the new Kuala Lumpur International Airport is klia.com.my, which has a comprehensive directory of services at the airport and also provides flight departure and arrival information. You can contact customer services on (808) 831-3600. There are forms on the website to contact the various departments, or you can direct an email to email@example.com.
Airport Management Center
Kuala Lumpur International Airport
43900 Sepang, Selangor Darul Eshan,
Ph: (0)3 8926 5209 or visit: www.klia.com.my