Looking for the best hotels near Kuala Lumpur International Airport? You’ve come to the right place!
As one of Asia’s biggest international airports, Kuala Lumpur is a great place to transit or have a layover en route to your final destination.
To take advantage of some of the best deals, they may require long layovers or overnight stops at the airport. But I’m sure you have questions:
- Are there any Kuala Lumpur Airport hotels?
- Are there any cheap hotels near Kuala Lumpur Airport?
- Are there hotels near klia2 (low-cost terminal)?
- Which is the best Kuala Lumpur Airport transit hotel?
- And how hard is it to get to accommodation near Kuala Lumpur International Airport?
To help you plan your Malaysian stopover, I’ve put together a list of the best hotels near Kuala Lumpur Airport for your consideration and tried to answer some of the most asked questions!
- 1 Compare Kuala Lumpur International Airport Hotels
- 2 Important information about choosing a Kuala Lumpur Airport hotel:
- 3 Why stay at an airport hotel in Kuala Lumpur
- 4 How to get between KLIA and klia2
- 5 Hotels at Kuala Lumpur International Airport
- 6 Hotels close to Kuala Lumpur Airport
Compare Kuala Lumpur International Airport Hotels
Check out the handy comparison chart below to choose the perfect hotel near KLIA Airport:
cafe & bar
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|NapZone KLIA||At Airport
|Pool & spa
Free airport shuttle
|The youniQ Hotel||Near
Important information about choosing a Kuala Lumpur Airport hotel:
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is a large hub airport with two distinct terminals: KLIA and klia2.
KLIA is the original terminal – often referred to as KLIA Main or Main Terminal – designated for International and Domestic departures with full-service carriers such as Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, and Garuda Indonesia.
Most of the international flights departing and arriving at KLIA will be found at Satellite Terminal A, a short terminal-to-terminal aerotrain ride from KLIA’s main terminal.
klia2 – also known as Terminal 2 – is the low-cost carrier (LCC) terminal. It is AirAsia’s hub but also welcomes airlines such as Scoot, Jetstar Asia, Cebu Pacific, Malindo Air, and Nok Air.
While both terminals are part of the same airport, and the KLIA Expres is very easy to move between them, it’s important to consider allowing extra travel time required to reach the terminal building where your flight is departing, if you will need to take a taxi from your off-site accommodation, and how much luggage you will have with you. Knowing all of this will help you have a stress-free layover in Kuala Lumpur.
Why stay at an airport hotel in Kuala Lumpur
It’s a one hour drive minimum to the airport from Kuala Lumpur, accommodation near the airport is perfect for those who want to see Kuala Lumpur but might have an early flight or want to miss the heavy traffic known to plague the cities roads.
For those who have a long transit, missed a flight or had a flight cancelled, it’s worth considering a Kuala Lumpur Airport transit hotel to rest and unwind during your journey before taking on the next leg. It’s amazing how much better you will feel after a nap and a shower!
How to get between KLIA and klia2
KLIA and klia2 are set up as two distinct terminals at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It takes approximately 3-10 minutes to travel between the two terminals, depending on how you choose to travel.
- KLIA Ekspres – the fastest options between KLIA and klia2 is the Express Rail Link (ERL) train – better known as KLIA Transit or KLIA Ekspres. The train runs every 15 minutes during peak hours or 20 during off-peak.
- KLIA Ekspres costs RM2.00 (AU$0.70/US$0.50) for adults and RM1.00 (child) one-way. You will need to clear customs and immigration to take advantage of the train.
- Free Shuttle Bus – exclusively for passengers with inter-connecting flights can take the free shuttle bus running between KLIA and klia2 24/7. The bus runs every 10 minutes and can be booked in advance online at the Terminal Transfer Counters.
- You can find the bus at Door 4, Level 1 in KLIA. At klia2, the waiting area is located at Bay A10, Level 1, Transporation Hub, [email protected] mall.
Find out my carry-on essentials for onboard and a layover
Hotels at Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Sama-Sama Express KLIA
This stylish KLIA transit hotel in the main terminal is one part airport lounge, one part hotel.
The Airport Lounge KLIA:
Sama-Sama Express KLIA Hotel offers an airline lounge for selected airlines who do not have their own airline lounge, or a partner airline lounge, at KLIA Main. Travellers can also purchase lounge access at the front desk, subject to space.
The Airport Lounge KLIA is open 24 hours a day and really does provide exceptional service. Welcome drinks are served, alongside fresh buffet-style meals, and complimentary drinks (juice, soft drink, coffee, and tea). You can also have up to three complimentary alcoholic drinks.
There is free WiFi in the lounge and also a business centre for those who do not have their own device. The lounge is fitted with plenty of power points for you to charge up before your next flight.
For those wanting to refresh from their flight, there are shower facilities available.
Sama-Sama Express also offers transit hotel accommodation inside KL International Airport.
In the spacious Superior Rooms, you can choose between twin or queen beds (cots are available but extra beds are not). All rooms are fitted with an shower ensuite, flat-screen TV, coffee making facilities, and come with complimentary WiFi.
There is also one Suite Room. At double the size of the Superior Rooms (40 sq m), the room is fitted with one queen bed and a sitting room area.
My favourite feature? All rooms overlook the runway! Perfect for aviation enthusiasts!
Location: Mezzanine Level, KLIA
Plaza Premium Lounge (klia2)
Much like the aforementioned option, Plaza Premium Lounge Transit Hotel is both an airport lounge and a hotel inside KLIA’s adjacent shopping mall, [email protected]
Plaza Premium offers lounge access to all travellers, regardless of airline or class of ticket.
When choosing the Plaza Premium Lounge klia2 you have two options:
- Lounge access: standard lounge access, inclusive of WiFi, food and beverages and shower facilities.
- Private rest area: stylish hotel room facilities in various configurations, including family rooms. All rooms have private ensuites with rainforest showers. Available to book for blocks of 3, 6, or 12-hours. All rooms include access to the lounge.
All guests have access to high-speed WiFi, a business centre, comfortable seating, food and beverage, shower facilities, local and international magazines, and TVs. Better still, these facilities are available 24-hours a day.
For the best price and to ensure availability, be sure to book the Plaza Premium Lounge Transit Hotel in advance.
Location: Level 2M, [email protected], Terminal klia2 (opposite Aerotel Kuala Lumpur)
Aerotel Kuala Lumpur
The newest klia2 hotel, Aerotel Kuala Lumpur is a great choice for accommodation at Kuala Lumpur International. Hotel offers comfortable, quiet and – best of all – spacious rooms within KLIA2.
There are three room configurations you can book at Aerotel Kuala Lumpur:
- Solo Plus: one single bed, designed for solo travellers.
- Double Plus: one double bed or 2 single beds, perfect for couples or friends.
- Family Room: one double bed and two single beds. A homey place for families to relax and refresh.
Rooms are able to be booked for blocks of 3, 6, or 12-hours, but they also offer nightly rates if you wish to stay longer.
To book a stay in the Family Room, you must email our team directly at [email protected].
All rooms include ensuite with rainforest shower and amenities, workspace, complimentary coffee & tea facilities, free WiFi, TV and a meal.
Aerotel Kuala Lumpur is managed by Plaza Premium Lounges so discounts can be found if you book with them directly! They must be booked 6-hours before check-in or in-person at the hotel.
Location: Level 2M, [email protected], Terminal klia2 (opposite Plaza Premium Lounge Kuala Lumpur)
Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA
If you are looking for five star hotels near Kuala Lumpur Airport, look no further than the stunning Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA.
Sama-Sama Hotel is the only KLIA Airport Hotel, and accessible by a covered walkway on the lower levels of the airport by foot or their bright orange buggy.
Rooms are modern in design and spacious by nature. The bathroom is clean offering both shower-only or bath & shower options to guests. All of the room features, including air conditioning and window blinds, can be controlled by a tablet conveniently located next to the bed.
Fast, free WiFi is available throughout the hotel complex.
Premier room guests are able to request a late check-out of 3 pm, subject to availability. Those staying in Deluxe Rooms have a 12noon checkout time, but if you have an evening flight I’ve found the staff will try to accommodate you.
While staying at Sama-Sama Hotel, be sure to take advantage of the pool, tennis courts, gym, sauna and spa services. There are also a range of restaurants, cafe and bar on-site.
If your flight is departing from klia2, there’s a bus that will connect you from hotel to terminal for MYR$2.50 (less than AU/US$1).
Location: After clearing security, head down to Level 2. There are signs leading towards the closed skybridge to the hotel.
A complimentary buggy service is offered. If the buggy is not waiting near the walkway, use the white phone (orange sign above it) and the concierge will arrange for one to pick you up.
A complimentary shuttle is provided for guests transiting from klia2. The pick-up point at klia2 is at the Arrivals’ Main Entrance, Level 2 at Gate 3.
There is a set schedule of shuttle pick-up times: 8 AM, 10 AM, 7 PM, 9 PM.
Outside of these times, the KLIA Ekspres is only a short 3-minute transfer between terminals.
Read my full review: Hotel Sama-Sama Kuala Lumpur.
Sama-Sama Express klia2
If you are seeking klia2 accommodation that is both luxurious and without clearing customs for your transit or layover in Kuala Lumpur Airport, Sama-Sama Express klia2 is the place for you.
Three types of room are available at the hotel:
- Standard Queen/Twin room: the most cost-effective room, all shower ensuite rooms come with TVs, desk, and complimentary coffee & tea facilities.
- Superior Queen/Twin room: the same as the standard room except all rooms have runway views. Perfect for aviation enthusiasts!
- Family Rooms: these spacious rooms accommodate up to four people. Complete with a runway view, these rooms come with one Queen bed and two single beds, 32″ LCD TV, and shower ensuite.
All rooms come with complimentary guest WiFi and access to the adjacent lounge.
I’ve stayed here a few times during layovers when flying with AirAsia and found the service to be immpecible, clean and comfortable. It’s the perfect klia2 hotel to inject a little luxury into your low-cost holiday.
Location: International Departure Level 3, klia2 (do not clear immigration)
Napzone KLIA by Sovotel
Long-haul flights got you feeling cramped but want to save as much money on a KL Airport transit hotel? Napzone KLIA may fit the brief.
Napzone offers minimalist accommodation for a minimum of four-hour stays for transit passengers. What that means is that they offer a short-stay capsule hotel-style facility. Pods are segregated by gender, although couples can often be accommodated in pods near each other.
Each of the large air-conditioned pods comes complete with fresh linens, a complimentary bottle of water, privacy curtains, powerpoint, and a hook for any bags or jackets you want to bring into the pod with you.
Guests also have access to a personal storage locker for the duration of their stay. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
One downside is that there are no shower facilities inside Napzone KLIA.
If you are a light sleeper, I would recommend bringing earplugs and an eye mask, but I found the pods to be quiet except when the morning rush begins.
If you finish your nap but still have some time, relax in the lounge room in one of the many massage chairs with a free coffee or tea. Bliss!
Napzone KLIA sure beats sleeping on the floor of the airport!
Location: NapZone is in the Satellite Terminal, mezzanine floor (I think the nearest gates are C11-17) Do not go through immigration!
Capsule Transit Hotel @ klia2
Got an early flight? Arriving into Kuala Lumpur late at night? Or simply have a flight delay. This is the perfect cheap hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport for you!
Located in [email protected] – the mall located next to the arrivals hall – Capsule Transit Hotel offers a number of services for travellers staying for 3, 6 or 12-hours.
There are four-types of capsules available at Capsule Transit Hotel:
- Female Single Capsule: The perfect capsule for a solo female traveller. Females only.
- Mixed Single Capsule: A single capsule for both men and women.
- Queen Capsule: For couples or friends wanting to share.
- Private Capsule Suite: Space for up to three people sharing. Perfect for friends or families. This capsule also comes with a door to provide more privacy.
Each air-conditioned capsule comes with a phone, in-wall power, small fold-down table, and privacy curtain. Best of all there is a bathroom and shower facilities, plus a chill-out (communal) space inside the hotel to relax or bring some food back from the delicious restaurants surrounding the hotel.
No time to stay? Capsule Transit Hotel @ klia2 also offers shower on-the-go facilities. They also have luggage storage facilities for those who want to explore the city while on a short layover.
For those who are departing or arriving at KLIA Main Terminal, Capsule Transit Hotel is a short 3-5 minute train ride between terminals on the KLIA Ekspres.
Location: Landside of Level 1 (CP1), [email protected] (Near the prayer room)
Tune Hotels klia2
If you are looking for a great budget hotel near klia2 then Tune Hotels klia2 is my top pick for you.
The rooms are basic but clean. With large firm queen beds, a small desk, 32″ TV (complete with satellite for binging StarWorld!) and a small bathroom with shower. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the property.
If you want peace and quiet, make sure you request a room that doesn’t overlook the garden below.
There is an on-site 7-11 convenience store, as well as a restaurant and bar.
This KL Airport hotel is located directly outside the klia2 terminal building, connected by a covered walkway, and opposite [email protected], a shopping mall attatched to the terminal. You can find lower priced food options there, as well as most types of convenience stores you may require for your stay.
If you don’t mind clearing security and want to save money, Tune Hotels klis2 would be my pick as one of the best hotels near KLIA 2 airport!
Location: Tune Hotel klia2, Lot Pt 13, JLn Klia 2/2, KLIA
How to get to Tune Hotels klia2: After passing through customs keep left. Follow the signs towards ‘Bus/Taxi’. Turn left next to Guardian Pharmacy to take the ‘Lift to Carpark B’ to ‘Level P3’. Follow signs to ‘Tune Hotel KLIA 2’. (Walk time: 8 minutes)
Hotels close to Kuala Lumpur Airport
Check these hotels out if you don’t mind a small transit and want to save big on KL Airport accommodation!
Tune Hotels KLIA Aeropolis
Let’s face it: the hotels at the airport can be a little pricy. If you want to save big you should consider a hotel near KLIA airport.
Tune Hotels KLIA Aeropolis is approximately a 15-minute drive from the airport.
It’s a basic budget hotel: rooms – including bathrooms – are on the smaller side but comfortable for a layover in Kuala Lumpur. There is complimentary WiFi throughout the property.
The Glasshouse Cafe Sepang offers guests food and drinks, including a great price for a set breakfast.
Tune Hotels KLIA Aeropolis provides a 24-hour direct shuttle service between the hotel and Tune Hotel klia2 (directly outside the klia2 terminal building). From there it’s about a 3-minute ride on the KLIA Expres train to get to KLIA Main terminal.
Have some time before your flight? The Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang is a short drive from the hotel and offers some of the best bargains on big brand clothing and footwear in the area.
Tune Hotels KLIA Aeropolis, Low Cost Carrier Terminal, Lot PT 29, Jalan Klia S4, Aeropolis, 64000 Sepang
Movenpick Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Located just 10 minutes from KLIA Airport, this luxury hotel is an ideal choice for those seeking a luxurious Kuala Lumpur accommodation near airport.
Ornately designed and with clear Islamic design influences, the large hotel rooms furnished simply but are comfortable. Large king beds dominate the rooms, a simple desk to work from, and a tall boy where you’ll find complimentary tea and coffee, as well as a mini bar. Rooms come with both shower and bathtub.
There is also a choice of suites for those looking for extra space.
Free WiFi is available to guests throughout the property.
During your stay, take a dip in the swimming pool (pools are segregated by sex in keeping with Mulsim values), play a game of tennis, be pampered at the spa or enjoy a workout in the gym.
On-site you’ll find six restaurants with flavours from Malaysia, Asia and the Middle East. I was not able to find any alcohol on-site, but there are plenty of refreshing alcohol free choices.
There is a complimentary shuttle transfer to and from the airport every two hours.
The Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA is located a short distance away and for those requiring a mosque, the Masjid Sultan Abdul Samad KLIA is located just a short walk away.
Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA, Kompleks TH Sepang, Jalan Masjid Klia, Selangor, 64000 Sepang
The YouniQ Hotel
Say the name out loud – ‘You-niq’ (Unique). That’s exactly what you will get at this friendly but cheap hotel near Kuala Lumpur Airport, as Mona Lisa wearing sunglasses checks you into this fun hotel.
There are several styles of room available at The YouniQ Hotel suiting those on a budget (dormitory-style capsule hotels separated by sex), those who want privacy without spending too much (standard double rooms or super deluxe rooms, the latter with city views), or rooms for those who need something a little bigger (triples come with a double bed + one single bed; family rooms come with a double bed and a bunk bed).
All rooms – except the dormitory – come with private ensuite, air conditioning, TV with satellite, blackout curtains, coffee and tea facilities, desk, and an in-room safe.
During your stay, you can also utilise the free laundry facility and the mini gym on-site!
Once you’ve booked a room, make sure to fill in the airport pick-up request form. This form must be completed 48-hours before pick-up.
The airport shuttle costs RM5.50 (AU$1.90/US$1.30) one-way and runs approximately every two-hours 24-hours a day. Airport drop-off can be booked when you check in.
The YouniQ Hotel, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi Business Park, 42, Jalan 2, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, 43900 Sepang
Sri Langit Hotel
If you are looking for boutique budget hotels near KL airport, this fun aviation themed hotel may be just up your alley… or should that be runway?
Rooms come in a variety of sizes and named after airline cabins; for example, Economy Queen, Premium Twin, Business King. There is also a few family rooms, one with a large double bed and one single bed, another with two single beds and one large double bed.
All rooms come with private ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, flat screen TV, tea & coffee making facilities, and a desk.
For those in Kuala Lumpur for just one day, you can rent the rooms for short-stay day-use in blocks of four- or six- hours (available between 09:00 and 18:00 only).
Work up a sweat between flights in the hotel’s gym. It’s furnished basically, but there is enough equipment to get a basic work out in (or read this article to find some more travel-friendly workout ideas!)
If you are feeling peckish, there is a 24-hour cafe and convenience store in the hotel lobby.
Sri Langit Hotel, Jalan 11, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, 43900 Sepang