Welcome to the Cruise Port Guide Port Klang – Malaysia. Port Klang is the gateway to Kuala Lumpur. It is the port that is closest to this magnificent city. Kuala Lumpur is a city with 1,6 million inhabitants and it is Southeast Asia’s youngest capital. It developed far beyond recognition in the last few decades. 2 centuries ago tin miners hacked a base out of the jungle and not this metropole is here to stay.
It is a city with a remarkable cultural diversity. Each ethnic group leaves their permanent mark on Kuala Lumpur. They shape the city and amazing traditions we find here. The city of Kuala Lumpur is basically one gigantic melting pot you simply have the explore.
Kuala Lumpur is about 60 km away from Port Klang and the nearest city to Port Klang is Klang. Klang is a rather small city that has limited sights to offer. Therefore we recommend you to get yourself on a shore excursion or in a taxi to avoid being stuck at the cruise terminal. Find out underneath how to get to Kuala Lumper and further afield.
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Cruise Port Guide Port Klang – Malaysia: dock at Port Klang Cruise Centre
This is usually where cruise ships dock, although there is the occasional exception. Check with the front desk onboard of your cruise ship where they will dock in Port Klang.
The Port Klang Cruise Centre has all the facilities you could ask for: currency exchange, wi-fi, taxi information desk, atm, tourist information and souvenirs shops. The location of the cruise terminal is not ideal though. You basically arrive in the middle of nowhere in a huge industrial port. Therefore the cruise line should offer a shuttle service, but this is not always the case. If your ship provides a shuttle they usually take you to Klang, which is the closest town to the Port. This is often not at an ideal location to get further afield. Check the details with your cruise line about the drop off location.
If your ship does not offer a shuttle or if the shuttle does not go to a convenient location than a shore excursion or taxi would be the way to go. You can pre-arrange your excursion online or through the ship. You can also arrange a taxi through the taxi information desk inside the terminal upon arrival.
Taxis in Port Klang
The official taxis have a blue, red and/or white color and they have a meter.
The taxi prices are listed in the terminal. Keep the following prices in mind:
Two ways to Kuala Lumpur from the cruise terminal including sightseeing for max. 4 people will cost you 85 US dollar / 250 RM. One way to Klang (to for example the train station) is = 18 US dollar / 50 RM.
Public Transportation: ferry to Crab island and train to Kuala Lumpur
There is no public transportation available in the port. You could however take a taxi to the train station in Klang and pick up the train to Kuala Lumpur or the Batu Caves. You can also catch the ferry to Crab Island just down the road from the train station. The taxi to the train station should cost 18 US dollars one way.
The train goes very frequent, it is incredibly cheap and reliable. Click HERE to see the train schedule from station Pel. Klang to KL Sentral and Batu Caves. For more information about the trains visit: http://www.ktmb.com.my
Destination and distance from port:
Pel. Klang train station = 14 km drive east
Klang = 22 km drive north east
Kuala Lumpur = 60 km drive north east
Batu Caves = 70 km drive north east
Official currency – Ringgit
Accepts Us dollars – are often accepted
Creditcards – are widely accepted
Drives on the – left
Timezone – UTC +8
Inhabitants – 30 million
Official language – Bahasa Malaysia
Capital city – Kuala Lumpur
Government – Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Good day – Hari yang baik
How are you? – Apa khabar?
Thank you – Terima Kasih
Cruise ship – Kapal pester
Port – Pelabuhan