Cheaper way to go to KLIA...


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Got this article from a friend. Interesting indeed. Am not a cheapskate but it's definitely worth a try. Will experiment it out on my next trip home :D thank God i'm a light traveller...

CHEAPER FARE TO KLIA

Do you know that you can travel from KL Sentral to KLIA for as low as RM12.50 instead of the normal fare of RM35.00?

Can't blame you for not believing that this is possible. A closer examination on the ERL fare structure using the link below will reveal the following weakness
  • Sentral(1) --> Bdr. Tasik Selatan(2) RM 4.20
  • Sentral(1) --> Putrajaya(3) RM 9.50
  • Sentral(1) --> Salak Tinggi(! 4) RM 12.50
  • Sentral(1) --> KLIA(5) RM 35.00

But,

  • Bdr. Tasik Selatan --> Putrajaya RM5.30
  • Putrajaya - -> KLIA RM6.20
    So to save money on fares

1. Either take the ERL to Putrajaya for RM9.50. Get down and buy another ticket from Putrajaya to KLIA for RM6.20. Total cost works out to RM15.70 instead of RM35.00
The inconvenience is having to wait for the next train for about 15 mins(peak) or 20 mins(non-peak). But the substantial saving of RM19.30 per person may be worthwhile.

Or

2. Take the Komuter to Bdr. Tasik Selatan for only RM1.00. From here take the ERL to Putrajaya for RM5.30. Get down and buy another ERL ticket to KLIA for RM6.20. The total costs add up to only RM12.50 instead of RM35.00. This option is cheaper by RM3.20 but the additional hassle may not be worth the additional saving.

ERL is banking on the fact that despite this apparent weakness in the fare structure, nob! ody will take advantage of it mainly because everybody is in such a hurry nowadays!

But then who knows, with escalating prices, more people may take advantage of this in future.

Comments

abu_harraz said…
soon ada rapid kl. from kl to putrajaya RM 4.
tapi putrajaya lah, not klia
fook said…
kl sentral take bus to lcct rm9, then take bus from lcct to klia rm1.20, but most of us got to lcct rite? :P lcct=airasia
bola2api said…
The interval for KLIA transit(the one that stops at the stations that u mentioned) is not 15 or 20 mins. But it is actually every 30 mins.

If u r in a hurry curry, get the KLIA express - 15/20 mins interval.

If the company pays for ur ERL ticket, get the RM35 ticket!! Saves the hassle :)
I have done that before and it is not that difficult ler! Just need to do more walking and waiting!
agus said…
fook is right. That info was before lcct and now you can go to klia much easier with less transits. Unless you prefer the walks of course.
Arief Shah. said…
Thanks princessren....i need this kind of info la....bagus..keep d budget low...emmm..rm +/- 20.00 is quite a saving..tau..

okies...thanks...haha..telo dadar tu ader..ler..nanti i edit n letak balik..kat blog..bz..aaa..skit..haha

take care.

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