KLIA Transit from Terminal Putrajaya Sentral (TPS) to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminals 1 & 2
KLIA Transit is the all-stop train service on the Express Rail Link airport rail link to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). With an intermediate stop at Terminal Putrajaya Sentral (TPS), the KLIA Transit extends the coverage of the new MRT Putrajaya Line onwards to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminals 1 & 2, making it one of the cheapest airport transfer possibilities from the city to the airport.
MRT Putrajaya Line & KLIA Transit to KLIA Route Map
Terminal Putrajaya Sentral (TPS)
Terminal Putrajaya Sentral (TPS) is the rebranded terminal complex connecting the KLIA Transit, MRT Putrajaya Line, express bus terminal (TPS Terminal B), and local bus terminal (TPS Terminal D).
Rail lines and stations are located parallel to each other. TPS signs are set up on standalone information signs along the concourse.
Notably, the TPS brand is still quite new, and the KLIA Transit and MRT Putrajaya Line stations are still named Putrajaya & Cyberjaya and Putrajaya Sentral respectively.
Aside from the branding and new MRT Putrajaya Line station, much of the Putrajaya Sentral complex still retains the original design, aside from new TPS paper signs around.
The KLIA Transit station is just about 1 minute away from the MRT Putrajaya Line station.
Ticket gates are just at the concourse.
Tickets for the KLIA Transit can be purchased from the ticket counter or kiosks.
However, I bought my ticket on the KLIA Ekspres app, with a 10% discount for app tickets.
My return journey from TPS to KLIA Terminal 2 costs RM16.90, or RM8.45 each way if I divide the price by 2 for each sector of the journey.
Scanning the QR Code of my KLIA Ekspres app ticket on the ERL TPS ticket gates.
KLIA Transit departs from Platforms 3 or 4 here, but Platform 3 on the main line is most commonly used. Platform 4 is only used if there is an overtaking KLIA Ekspres train.
Taking the stairs down to Platforms 3 and 4. There is no down escalator here.
The tracks of the failed/future Putrajaya Monorail still stands, alongside the new MRT Putrajaya Line tracks.
The MRT Putrajaya Line station is just beside the ERL station.
The platforms of the KLIA Transit Terminal Putrajaya Sentral (TPS) station.
KLIA Transit from Putrajaya to KLIA
I had an unfortunate 22-minute wait for the KLIA Transit. The KLIA Transit operates every 30 minutes during off peak periods, so do take that into consideration especially if you have a flight to catch.
The KLIA Transit branding on the side of the Siemens Desiro ET 425 M train set.
Push the button to open doors.
There is a platform filler popping out from below the train doors to minimise the platform gap, especially at ‘s curved platforms.
The interior of the KLIA Transit Siemens Desiro ET 425 M train.
The legroom available on board the KLIA Transit Siemens Desiro ET 425 M train at the facing bay of 4 seats.
Making a brief stop at Salak Tinggi.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 1
The KLIA Transit stops at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 1 first. The stop here is a bit longer with the large amount of passengers alighting, as well as those using the train for an inter-terminal transfer to board.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 2
Approaching Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 2.
Push the button to open doors.
The journey from Terminal Putrajaya Sentral (TPS) to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 1 takes 16 minutes, and onwards to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 2 takes 20 minutes.
However, do factor in a maximum waiting time of 30 minutes at Terminal Putrajaya Sentral (TPS) into your journey. Or, you can refer to the KLIA Transit timetable here.
Heading up the escalator from the KLIA Terminal 2 platform.
Heading out of the ticket gates with the QR code on my app ticket.
The station leads directly into gateway@klia2 at KLIA Terminal 2.
Head up the series of travellators to the departure hall.
The departure hall of KLIA Terminal 2.
The MRT Putrajaya Line and KLIA Transit combination offers a new airport transfer possibility by train. Aside from being a greener alternative, this new train combination is also one of the cheapest airport transfers from KL city to KLIA.
Using Ampang Park as the fare estimate, the MRT Putrajaya Line costs RM3.80 by Touch ‘n Go card to Putrajaya Sentral, and my KLIA Transit app ticket costs RM8.45, dividing the cost of my return ticket by 2, making it a total of only RM12.25. This is only 25 sen more than the bus from KL Sentral, and the Rapid KL MRT, LRT, and BRT network also extends the coverage to other parts of the Klang Valley, not just a fixed terminal.
Hopefully, more people will use this train combination as the preferred way to KLIA, and frequency can be beefed up with increased demand, reducing the currently low train frequency of the KLIA Transit.