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Kuala Lumpur International Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Kuala Lumpur Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Long cushioned benches were nice and we pushed a couple of these together in a more remote area to make a 'double bed' - lisadridenour

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Kuala Lumpur Airport.

What to Expect

  • The airport is large and consists of: the main terminal and contact pier, Satellite terminal A, and KLIA 2 (a low-cost carrier terminal).
  • As a major world hub, KLIA is large and very busy and generally sleep-friendly.
  • This is very busy, but modern airport. Most travellers report good amenities and decently clean facilities.
  • Travellers report feeling safe here, with airport staff generally not minding the many overnight guests.
  • Many eateries are open 24-hours.
  • Areas of the airport terminals are cold, so bring a sweater and blanket to stay warm.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Overall there’s plenty of chairs and benches, but they fill up quickly with so many travellers around. Be sure to have eyeshades and ear plugs.
  • Many travellers recommend avoiding KLIA2 overnight, if possible - the main terminals have more options.
  • The food court on the 2nd floor is pretty quiet, many travellers try to sleep here.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a transit hotel and sleep pods inside the airport and several hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Showers are available for a fee. See Showers in the airport guide below for locations and hours.
  • Economy class travellers can buy entry to many airport lounges, and several have showers. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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Kuala Lumpur Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Plaza Premium Lounge - Location: International Departures Building, Airside, near Gate C11-17. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (from MYR128) • Buy a lounge pass (US$ 45 - up to 3 hours or US$ 52 - up to 6 hours - 24 hour advance purchase is required) •  Priority Pass.
  • Sama-Sama Express Lounge - Location: International Departures Building, Airside, next to Gate C5. Showers are available. Hours: 6:00AM - 10:00PM. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (from MYR45).
  • Plaza Premium Lounge - Location: Gateway at KLIA2, Landside, near the Food Court. Hours: open 24 hours. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Buy a lounge pass ($39 - up to 3 hours or $54- up to 6 hours) •  Priority Pass.
  • Plaza Premium Lounge - Location: KLIA2, Airside, Level 2, International Departures Level. Hours: 4:00AM - 12:00AM. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (from MYR128) • Buy a lounge pass (US$ 39 - up to 3 hours or US$ 59 - up to 6 hours - 24 hour advance purchase is required) •  Priority Pass.
  • Plaza Premium Lounge - Location: KLIA2, Airside, Level 3, International Departures. Hours: 7:00AM - 12:00AM. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (from MYR128) • Buy a lounge pass (US$ 39 - up to 3 hours or US$ 59 - up to 6 hours - 24 hour advance purchase is required)•  Priority Pass.
  • Sama-Sama Express Lounge - Location: KLIA2, Airside, Level 3, International Departures. Showers are available. Hours: 6:00AM - 10:00PM. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (from MYR108.00).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at KLIA Airport for up to 3 hours at a time. Connect to the "FREE_WIFI@KLIA" network. No registration required. If you don’t have your own mobile device, you can access the internet, free of charge, from the internet kiosks located in the Satellite Building.

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Airport Hotels