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The Express Rail Link, or ERL, is the high-speed train service connecting the Kuala Lumpur International Airport with KL Sentral Railway Station. Operated by Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd, the service today comprises the KLIA Ekspres, which was launched on 14 April, 2002, and KLIA Transit, launched on 1 June, 2002.

Trains of the Express Rail Link run on 1435 mm track gauge over a distance of 57 kilometers. The trains can achieve a top speed of 176 kph (though the trains only make a maximum commercial speed of 160 kph). On 1 May, 2013, the Express Rail Link line was extended by 2.14 km to connect KLIA with the new KLIA2 terminal.

ERL Services

  1. KLIA Ekspres
    The KLIA Ekspres is a non-stop high-speed train service between KLIA and KL Sentral.
  2. KLIA Transit
    The KLIA Transit is a high-speed commuter train service between KLIA and KL Sentral with a couple of stops.

The KLIA Ekspres of the Express Rail LinkThe KLIA Ekspres of the Express Rail Link
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Both KLIA and KLIA2 use island platforms. Each service (KLIA Ekspres or KLIA Transit) use only one side of the platform. At KL Sentral uses two side platforms. The KLIA Ekspres goes to the platform that is accessed from the KL City Air Terminal. The KLIA Transit goes to a different platform, which is access from the Transit Concourse at Level 1.

Passengers using the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit can buy the tickets at staffed ticket counters as well as from automated ticketing machines. A one-way ticket on both KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit to KL Sentral costs RM35.00. The standard one-way ticket is valid for 3 months from time of purchase. There are also standard two-way tickets which are valid for three months from time of purchase for the first trip, and three months after the first trip for the second trip.

From KL Sentral
KLIA Ekspres tickets can be purchased at the KL City Air Terminal while KLIA Transit tickets can be purchased at the main Transit Councourse at Level 1 of KL Sentral.

City Terminal Check-In Facilities

Passengers departing from KLIA boarding the KLIA Ekspres may check in at the KL City Air Terminal if they are flying on Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways or Royal Brunei airlines. Passengers are advised to allow a minimum of two hours between check-in time and flight departure.

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