Port Klang travel guide

How to get to Port Klang, Malaysia

The ferry terminal - with the grand official name Passenger Cruise Terminal - is located in the port area where the Federal Highway (which is a two-lane city road at this point) meets the sea.

There are no domestic ferry services (except for boats to nearby Pulau Ketam). Ferries leave for Dumai in Riau province and Tanjung Balai Asahan in North Sumatra province, both on Sumatra, Indonesia.

  • To/from Dumai: - There are several operators and agents selling tickets at the terminalIndomal Express/Malaysia Express by Doyan Shipping (Tel: +60-3-3167 1058). Departure times written on signboard at ticket counter, usually about 9am. RM100 one-way. Journey takes just under 3 hours.MV Pelita Jaya Express/Sabang Marindo II by NKH Ferry Services (Tel: +60-3-3166 0122). Daily departures at 10.30am. RM80/150 one-way/return.
  • To/from Tanjung Balai Asahan: - Aero Speed (Tel: +60-3-3165 2545/3073). Daily departures except Sundays at 11am. MV Aman Satu by Sweeting Trading Sdn Bhd (Tel: +60-3-3165 7501). Daily departures at 11am. RM100/190 one-way/return.MV Boeing Sky King/Boeing Sky King II by Lautan Mewah Entreprise (Tel: +60-3-3166 0390). Daily departures at 11am. RM100/190 one-wat/return.

While Dumai allows for visa on arrival, Tanjung Balai Asahan does NOT issue visas on arrival and travellers need a visa in advance.

Malaysian citizens do not need a visa for a stay of up to 30 days and can enter at either port.

Star Cruise - ships call at the Star Cruise Terminal at Westport...Costa Cruises use the Star Cruise Terminal. Taxis are available outside the terminal rates are quoted in Ringetts for single and return journeys

i.e Terminal to Port Klang City RM60 rtn. Terminal to KL including sightseeing RM240. Terminal to KL RM180. SCT to KL airport RM90 (as of 27 Oct2009). A taxi is required to reach the Port Klang train staion as well.

The railway station is located just outside the port area across the road from the ferry terminal. KTM Komuter, Klang Valley's commuter train network, links the station with Klang (20 minutes) and Kuala Lumpur (one hour 10 minutes) with trains once every 15 minutes during peak hours, and once every 20 minutes during off-peak hours.

Port Klang lies at the western end of the Federal Highway, the main expressway linking the major centres of the Klang Valley like Klang, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur.

An elevated expressway linking the South Port (and hence Port Klang town) and North Port connects to the Shah Alam Expressway which then leads to the North South Expressway.

Port Klang is about 40km from Kuala Lumpur and 8km from Klang.

By Bus And Taxi

The Port Klang bus and taxi terminal is inconveniently located about 1km inland from the port area. One can walk the distance but the heat, noise and pollution may make it an unpleasant experience.

  • Transnasional - and Cityliner buses (http://www.nadicorp.com.my/transportation_routes_stage.asp), which belong to the same company, are the main buses serving Port Klang. No. 710 links Port Klang with Klang and Kuala Lumpur (Pasarama Kota or Klang Bus Stand) every half hour while No. 126 shuttles between Port Klang and Klang.
  • Other operators, such as Wawasan Sutera and Metrobus, also operate buses between Kuala Lumpur and Klang.