Welcome to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. KLIA Terminal 1 is located 45 kilometres (28 miles) south of downtown Kuala Lumpur. Our KLIA Terminal 1 guide will help you decide whether you’re flying to/from this terminal, how to navigate the terminal and what there is to do there.
Completed in 1998, the airport replaced the ageing Subang Airport, which had acted as the main gateway to Kuala Lumpur from 1965. Today, the airport handles 60 million passengers per year, 25 million of which are handled by this terminal.
While at KLIA, why not pause to admire the stunning architecture of the building, a masterpiece of Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. The check-in area features high arched ceilings, designed to mimic the oil palm plantations that surround the airport.
The terminal features a Jungle Boardwalk, plenty of restaurants, lounges and facilities for waiting passengers. To see what’s available, look through our guide below.
Options for getting to the airport include the KLIA Ekspres, KLIA Transit, Grab cars, taxis and busses.
Easy connections are available to Kuala Lumpur, TBS bus station, Putrajaya, Seremban and Nilai KTM train station.
Experience a tropical jungle at the Jungle Boardwalk, do some plane spotting, try Malaysian food or get some rest.
On a longer layover? Why not spend some time in Kuala Lumpur? Here’s our Beginner’s Guide to Kuala Lumpur.