No More Counter Check-in at KLIA2 for Airasia and Airasia X flights

In a statement issued on 17 May 2016, Airasia announced that counter check-in at KLIA2 will no longer be available from 18 May 2016.

Passengers taking Airasia and Airasia X flights at KLIA 2 should perform self-check-in by using one of the following ways:
  1. self-service check-in kiosk at KLIA2
  2. web-check-in through Internet 
  3. mobile check-in.
For Airasia or Airasia X flights departing from KLIA2, just follow the following steps:

STEP 1: PERFORM SELF-CHECK-IN
(via web-checkin, mobile check-in or check-in kiosk at KLIA2).

  • Self-check-in is opened 14 days before the flight scheduled departure time. For domestic flights, self-check-in will be closed 1 hour before the flight scheduled departure time. For international flights (AirasiaX), self-check-in will be closed 4 hours before the flight scheduled departure time. 
  • Now you can also print the self bag tags for your baggage through with web-check-in. Just choose how many bags you have and print the generated bag tags. You can get reusable self bag tag sleeve from the baggage drop counter at KLIA2. Here is a video on how to print your self-bag-tag at home.

STEP 2: BAGGAGE DROP
(for passengers who have check-in baggages)
  • proceeding to the baggage drop counters, for guests who have check-in baggage. For domestic flights, Baggage Drop counter are opened 2 hours before the flight scheduled departure time.  For Airasia X international flights, Baggage Drop counter are opened 3 hours before the flight scheduled departure time. Baggage Drop counter for both international and domestic flights will close 1 hour before the flight scheduled departure time.
  • Document check - for Airasia flights to Australian destination, passengers are also required to proceed to Document Check Counter or Baggage Drop Counter for document check. If you have check-in baggage, you can do document check at the baggage drop counter too. Likewise, if there is no document check counter available, you can do document check at the baggage drop counter. 
STEP 3: PROCEED TO BOARDING GATE
  • go through airport security check point, immigration check point (for international flight only) and proceed to the boarding gate of your flight. 

Assistance for passengers not eligible for self-check-in at KLIA2

For passengers not eligible for self-check-in such as pregnant passengers, passengers travelling with infant, passengers with special needs, passenger below 16 years old and travelling alone and passengers with a medical condition/illnesses, assistance is available at Airasia special customer service counter.

For those who still prefer to check-in at the airport, just make sure that you arrive at KLIA2 earlier and use the self-service check-in kiosk to check-in. Otherwise, just use web-check-in on airasia website or mobile check-in. For mobile check-in, you can download the Airasia mobile app from Google Play (for Android) or Apple App Store (for IOS).



Notice: Malindo Air KLIA2 flights have moved to KLIA effective 15 March 2016

Effective today (15 March 2016), Malindo Air KLIA2 flights will move to KLIA. Please take note that Malindo Air Subang Airport flights are not affected by this change and will continue to operate at Subang Airport.

Bus from KLIA / KLIA 2 to Genting Highlands

For tourists who want to go to Genting Highlands from KLIA or KLIA2, taking bus can save you a lot of money. The reason is simple:

  1. Taxi from KLIA / KLIA2 to Genting Highlands RM271.20 (max. 4 passengers)
  2. Bus from KLIA / KLIA2 to Genting Highlands RM35.00 (per Adult) or RM 25.00 (per Child)

Taking Bus from KLIA or KLIA2 to Genting Highlands

One of the cheapest and convenient way to get to Genting Highlands from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or the new KLIA Terminal 2 is by using the coach (bus) service provided by Aerobus. You can book your bus ticket online through http://www.aerobus.my.

There are 8 scheduled bus departures from KLIA and KLIA2 everyday to Genting Highlands (almost once every hour, refer to the schedule below).

Schedule / Timetable for Bus from KLIA / KLIA2 to Genting Highlands

The bus trip from KLIA / KLIA2 to Genting Highlands will take 2 Hours (similar to taxi trip time). 
The first bus departs from KLIA at 9.15am and KLIA 2 at 9.30am in the morning. The last bus departs from KLIA at  8.15pm and KLIA2 at 8.30pm in the evening. The detailed timetable / bus schedule for bus departing from KLIA and KLIA2 to Genting Highlands is shown below:

KLIA Bus Departure Schedule to Genting Highlands
9.15am (first bus to Genting Highlands)
11.15am
1.15pm
2.15pm
3.15pm
4.45pm
6.15pm
8.15pm (last bus to Genting Highlands)

If you are arriving at KLIA Terminal 2 (KLIA2), you can also catch the same bus to Genting Highlands. The departure time is just 15 minutes later than KLIA, as shown in the timetable below.

KLIA2 Bus Departure Schedule to Genting Highlands
9.30am (first bus from KLIA2 to Genting Highlands)
11.30am
1.30pm
2.30pm
3.30pm
5.00pm
6.30pm
8.30pm (last bus from KLIA2 to Genting Highlands)

Bus Fare for Bus from KLIA / KLIA2 to Genting Highlands

The bus fare for KLIA / KLIA 2 bus to Genting Highlands is only RM35 one way or RM70 two-way return ticket. You will get RM2 discount if you book online via http://www.aerobus.my. In other words, the online bus ticket price is only RM33 one way or RM66 two ways (go and return) if you book your ticket online in advance. Making early booking only is also advantages because you can secure your seat earlier. The bus can be fully booked during peak season such as school holidays, concerts or during festive seasons (e.g. Chinese New Year). Therefore, it is advisable to book your bus tickets in advance if you decide to take bus from KLIA or KLIA2 to Genting Highlands. 

Returning Bus from Genting Highlands to KLIA or KLIA2

You can also use the same bus service when you return from Genting Highlands to KLIA or KLIA2. The easiest way is to book a the return ticket online in advance. You will enjoy the discount of RM2 as well. However, make sure that you plan your returning trip carefully to avoid missing your flight at KLIA / KLIA2. Keep in mind that bus trip from Genting Highlands to KLIA2 will take about 2 hours. It will stop at KLIA2 first followed by KLIA 15 minutes later. It is advisable to take earlier bus where possible to make sure that you have ample of time to board the flight at KLIA or KLIA2 after arriving from Genting Highland. The bus schedule for bus from Genting Highland to KLIA or KLIA2 is as below. 

8.00am (first bus from Genting Highlands, Arrives at KLIA2 at 10.00am and KLIA at 10.15am)
10.00am
12.00noon
2.00pm
4.00pm
5.00pm
6.00pm
7.30pm (last bus from Genting Highlands. Arrives at KLIA2 at 9.30pm and KLIA at 9.45pm)

Should You Take Taxi or Bus from KLIA / KLIA2 to Genting Highlands?

Taxi will be more expensive (RM271.20 for coupon taxi from KLIA/KLIA2 to Genting Highlands). Even if you share it among 4 persons, The cost is still about RM68 per person. On the other hand, bus from KLIA or KLIA2 to Genting Highlands only costs RM33 per person. Therefore, if you flight arrival time suits the bus schedule, why not try the bus service? Furthermore, if you have a lot of luggages, you don't have to worry about not able to fit your luggages into the taxi if you are taking taxi. Bus has ample of luggage compartment to fit your luggages. All you have to do is to book your ticket in advance, board the bus, get seated (it is free seating) and enjoy your 2 hour trip on the bus from KLIA or KLIA2 to Genting Highlands. 

Discounts for ERL's KLIA Express Tickets between KLIA / KLIA2 and KL Sentral

Effective 1 January 2016, the ticket price for KLIA Ekspres train operated by ERL Sdn. Bhd. has increased from RM35.00 to RM55.00 for a single trip. However, as a smart customer, you should take advantage of a number of special discounts offered when you buy ERL's KLIA Express train tickets.

How to get discounts when buying ERL's KLIA Express train tickets 

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If you buy KLIA Ekspres ticket over the counter, you will have to pay the full fare of RM55.00 for a single trip or RM100.00 for a return trip ticket. Obviously, return ticket is more worthwhile if you plan the use KLIA Ekspres for round trip. You can save RM10.00 by buying the return ticket.

10% Discount for buying ERL KLIA Express Ticket through Self-service Kiosk

Yes, you will get a 10% discount instantly if you buy the ERL KLIA Ekspres ticket using the self-service kiosk at KLIA Express station at KLIA, KLIA2 and KL Sentral instead of over the counter. Better still, if you are using Master Card (credit or debit card), you can enjoy 20% discount for your KLIA Express tickets, which means a single trip ticket will only cost RM44.00 while a return trip will only cost RM80.00 (or RM40.00 one way). However, according to the KLIA Ekspres website, this 20% discount promotion is only offered for the first 15,000 tickets or until 30 June 2016 whichever come first.

10% Discount for buying Ticket through KLIA Ekspres Website

Other than the self-service kiosk, you can also enjoy the same 10% discount for your ERL tickets when you make the booking through KLIA Ekspres official website at KLIAEKSPRES.com. You can also enjoy a 20% discount by using your Master Card to make payment when buying your ticket through the website. With this discount, you can safe RM11 per person for a single trip and RM30.00 person for return trip ticket. This 20% promotion is also limited to the first 15,000 tickets or until 30 June 2016 whichever comes first.

10% Discount for Purchase of KLIA Ekspres Ticket through Mobile App (Android or IOS). 

If you have a smart phone, you can download KLIA Ekspres Mobile App from Google Play or Apple Store and purchase the express train ticket using the mobile app.
  • Android users: KLIA Ekspres Mobile App - Download from Google Play
  • IOS users: KLIA Ekspres Mobile App - Download from Apple Store
The good thing about buying the ticket using mobile app is that you are also eligible for the 10% discount. Master Card users can enjoy a 20% discount while promotion last (first 15,000 tickets or until 30 June 2016 whichever comes first).

10% Discount on ticket for using Touch 'n GO at KLIA Express Gate 

For those who have a Touch 'n GO card, you will automatically enjoy 10% discount when you use your Touch 'n GO card at the gate of KLIA Ekspres train station. This discount is valid from 1 January 2016 to 31 January 2016

20% Cashback for Purchase of KLIA Ekspres tickets using AmBank/AmBank Islamic/MBF Cards Credit 

From now until 31 March 2016, AmBank/AmBank Islamic/MBF Cards Credit owners can enjoy 20% cashback on their credit card spend for puchase of KLIA Express tickets at original price. Make sure that you take advantage of this special deal if you take KLIA Express during the promotion period. 

Summary of Discount for KLIA Ekspres Tickets

In short, no discount if you buy a single trip ticket over the counter but you can safe RM10.00 if you buy return tickets. IN GENERAL, YOU CAN ALWAYS GET 10% DISCOUNT FOR YOUR KLIA EKSPRES TICKET. If you want to enjoy a 10% discount, simply buy your tickets through either KLIA Ekspres Website, Mobile App or the Self-service Kiosks available at KLIA, KLIA2 or KL Sentral, From time to time, you can also special deals or promotions in collaboration with banks and credit card companies which offer up to 20% discount or cashback. So make sure you check for the best discount deal before buying your KLIA Express tickets. For those who are not in a hurry and have a few people in company, you can also consider using the Taxi service between KLIA and KL Sentral which only cost only about RM74.30. This is cheaper than KLIA Ekspres ticket if share between two passengers or more.