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Kuala Lumpur Layover

| June 29, 2013

Stuck on a Kuala Lumpur layover at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) in Malaysia? The airport is located roughly 31 miles from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur which makes it an accessible destination only for those stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Kuala Lumpur layover, click here for useful tips.
Kuala Lumpur Layover things to do
If you’re stuck in the airport during your Kuala Lumpur layover, there’s plenty of services and facilities available. To help you get situated, here is an interactive map of the airport. The airport has a wide selection of restaurants (listed here by location) as well as many retail outlets (listed here).

The Plaza Premium Lounge offers executive business facilities, food and beverages, Internet access, movies, massage chairs, oxygen therapy and more. Click here for more information on the pricing plans for 2 hour packages, and more. Contact information and location for all the additional airport lounges at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport including the Mas Golden Lounge, Royal Orchid Lounge, Cathay Pacific Lounge, Silver Kirss Lounge, Emirates Lounge and Dyansty lounge, can be found here.

The Kuala Lumpur airport offers a Reflexology and Massage Center located at Lot SATP B1, Passenger Level, Satellite Building, KLIA (leading to gates C1-C5, next to smoking room). Click here for pricing and a list of the services offered.

Children play areas are available at Level 5 of the Main Terminal building where you’ll find games, slides and activities. Additional services available at the Kuala Lumpur airport including baggage wrapping, nurseries, ATMs, prayer rooms, luggage storage, post office, and more.

If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, the Airside Transit Hotel is located at the Satellite Building, next to Gate C5, and offers 6 hour blocks for room reservations, as well as facilities including a gym and sauna. For booking information for this hotel and other local hotels of varying price points, click here.

If you’re planning on leaving the airport and exploring Kuala Lumpur during your layover, there are many transportation options available. Taxis are available at the airport (click here for more taxi information). In addition, car rentals are available from a number of operators. There are also buses and trains available as well.

LayoverGuide.com’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Kuala Lumpur Layover:

Petronas Twin Towers
One of the most distinguished landmarks in Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers is Malaysia’s national petroleum corporation. Here you can visit the Skybridge (open 9 am to 7 pm daily except Mondays), or the many other attractions available.

Central Market
Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market is a large market that has tons of items for sale including souvenirs and gifts, antiques, crafts, jewelry, home décor and more. For a breakdown of the shops available as well as a map, click here.

Bukit Bintang
One of the main shopping and entertainment areas of Kuala Lumpur the Bukit Bintang is one of the main retail sections of the city. This is also a popular nightlife area, with lots of clubs and bars as well as hotels and restaurants.

Merdeka Square
One of the main, well-known squares in Kualau Lumpur, Merdeka Square is the location where the Malaysian flag was first raised in 1957. The square is surrounded by historic architecture.

Kenko Fish Spa
Previously offered in Japan and Sentosa, the Kenko Relexology and Fish Spa opened in the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and offers pedicures where little fish exfoliate the skin on your feet.


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  1. sachin says:

    is there any facility of hotel stay from malasian airlines if layover time is 17 hrs. without malasian visa

  2. harshada says:

    Hi..I am travelling from bangkok to k9chi with a layover at kuala lumpur for 6 hours…is it allowed to roam roam around the place without a visa

  3. Abhijit Manikhedkar says:

    hi,i amd travelling to bali.. I have Layover at kula lumpur for 7hours ..is it allowed to roam outside…?