The Asia Pacific Advanced Network 48th Meeting

22-26 July 2019, Putrajaya


Malaysia has two main international airports:  Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2 ( Putrajaya is located  in between these airports and Kuala Lumpur City.

Depending on which airline you choose, upon arrival at either KLIA or KLIA2, the following are the transportation options:

To the conference venue (UPM) or hotels within its vicinity

  • KLIA Transit– Alight this train to the Putrajaya Sentral station. Please DO NOT alight KLIA Express as it does not stop at Putrajaya Sentral. (
  • Airport Limos/Taxis– It is advisable to purchase coupons from counters from both airports to your selected designation.
  • Grab Taxi-Hailing App– Available from both airports and upon reaching Putrajaya Sentral to go to your hotel or straight to the venue. There is NO UBER App in Malaysia!
  • Beware of taxi touts offering any form of transportation upon your arrival!

To Kuala Lumpur

  • KLIA Express– Alight this train from KLIA/KLIA2 to KL Sentral station.  ( Then continue to your selected destination (hotels etc.) via the MRT/LRT (Mass Rapid Transit/Light Rapid Transit – or metered taxis.
  • Airport Limos– It is advisable to purchase coupons from counters from both airports to use the airport limos. Be advised that this is a normal taxi service.
  • Airport Coach–  Services at KLIA bus station begins at 6:00 am and the last bus is at 12:30 am. (

Within the Kuala Lumpur City

  • MRT/LRT(Mass Rapid Transit/Light Rapid Transit) is fast and convenient within the city limits (
  • Metered taxis– The standard taxi rate for a budget taxi is RM3.00 for the first 1km or first 3 minutes. For each consequent 115 metres or consequent 21 seconds an additional RM0.10 is charged (50% surcharge from 12a.m – 6 a.m).
  • KTM Commuter and Intercity– Commuter train service and Intercity Train to destinations to other far away cities are available from KL Sentral and connecting stations.  (

Grab Taxi-Hailing App

It is the most convenient and cost-effective point-to-point transportation to move around during your stay – from hotel to venue, train station, shopping malls, and other point of interests and back. There is NO UBER App in Malaysia!

Hotel Transportation During APAN48

Daily Transportation will be provided from selected hotels (Le Meridien Putrajaya, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, IOI Palm Garden Hotel Putrajaya) to venue only once in the morning and evening. For other times, please use other means of transport as described above.

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