The KLIA Transit to LCCT (KT2LCCT) service was a rail to bus to airport link by Express Rail Link serving as a competitor to direct express buses, with the added advantage of being able to run on a fixed schedule by eliminating the KL traffic jams via the KLIA Transit from Salak Tinggi to KL Sentral.
I have almost always used this train-bus service since its inception whenever I had flights to or from KL Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), but all of it was before I started RailTravel Station since LCCT closed before I started writing here. Here’s a throwback post to 2013 to see what the experience was like.
Disembarking from my Tiger Airways flight from Singapore to KL Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) – another airline which is now part of history.
With the opening of klia2, this service was made redundant as the train tracks were extended to the new terminal, with regular KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit services provided.
Tickets for the KLIA Transit to LCCT (KT2LCCT) service can be purchased from the booth line for airport transfers after customs before exiting out to the public area where lots of taxi touts are waiting.
The shuttle bus departs from the domestic arrivals area, so I had to walk across to the other end of the terminal.
The waiting KLIA Transit shuttle bus, operated by Plusliner.
The interior of the Plusliner Club Class bus with a mix of 2-2 and 1-1-1 seating configuration.
The tickets given for the KLIA Transit to LCCT (KT2LCCT) service. The pink paper tickets are for each way of the shuttle bus ride, while the magnetic strip ticket is for a return journey on the KLIA Transit between Salak Tinggi and KL Sentral.
A one-way ticket from LCCT to KL Sentral costed RM12.50, while a return ticket costed RM22, which is just a small mark-up from the express bus fares at that time.
Today, the KLIA Ekspres costs RM55 for a one-way journey from klia2 to KL Sentral and RM110 for a return. For the KLIA Transit, it also costs costs RM55 for a one-way journey from klia2 to KL Sentral and RM110 for a return.
The shuttle bus departure timings are timed together with the KLIA Transit schedule, so there is minimal waiting time at Salak Tinggi.
The next bus prepares for the incoming arrival from KL Sentral to take passengers to LCCT.
On schedule, the KLIA Transit to KL Sentral arrived.
The interior of the KLIA Transit Siemens Desiro ET 425 M EMU.
The familiar welcome sight of KL which I miss very much thanks to COVID-19.
Push the button to open doors.
The KLIA Transit to LCCT (KT2LCCT) service was an excellent airport transfer service to LCCT which I miss very much, allowing me to skip the KL traffic jams most of the time especially when travelling during peak periods. Back then, the express buses took a longer time due to the distance away from KLIA Main Terminal Building, as compared with today’s sub-1-hour travel times, so the KLIA Transit to LCCT (KT2LCCT) service made the journey not only slightly faster but also feel shorter as the bus only travels between Salak Tinggi and LCCT.
Unfortunately, the train ride from KL Sentral to klia2 today can cost more than my plane ticket, so I’ve mostly been taking buses now, unless it’s a situation where I decided to spoil myself or I am in a rush for time. Gone are the days where I would be able to choose travelling with KLIA Ekspres or KLIA Transit without thinking much of the cost involved.