Tuesday, 29 September 2009
LCCT now nearer with KLIA Transit
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Now, this is one piece of interesting news for people like me who sometimes travel by AirAsia or any of the other budget airlines from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)! Instead of the shuttle buses that ply between KL Sentral and the LCCT, there is a real alternative.
Maybe I should add, with tongue-in-cheek, that it is a rail alternative as well. You see, since 15 Sep 2009, travellers heading to the LCCT have a choice with the KLIA Transit train. The train still doesn't stop at the LCCT but the air terminal is now one step closer.
The KLIA Transit train from KL Sentral, Bandar Tasik Selatan or Putrajaya and Cyberjaya now stops at the Salak Tinggi station and a dedicated air-conditioned shuttle coach will ferry people directly to the LCCT. If you need porter service at the Salak Tinggi station, no problem: they'll be available at no extra charge.
ERL CEO Noormah Mohd Noor said the service was not meant to compete with bus services to LCCT but to provide an alternative for passengers. “It is the right time for this service. There is a demand for better, safer and more comfortable modes of travel and passengers are willing to pay for that.”
With 73 daily trips between KL Sentral and LCCT, a one-way ticket from KL Sentral to the LCCT costs RM12.50 for adults and RM6 for children. Two-way tickets cost RM22 (adult) and RM11 (child). Shuttle bus services from the Salak Tinggi station to the LCCT are free during the promotion period but at this time, there's no indication when this promotion will last. Note: This is still a half-an-hour journey by the shuttle bus.
From Bandar Tasik Selatan station to the LCCT, tickets are priced at RM8.30 (adult) and RM4 (child). The shuttle bus service is charged at RM2.50 per person. And from Putrajaya and Cyberjaya station, tickets are priced at RM3 (adult) and RM1.50 (child) while shuttle bus services are also at RM2.50 per person.