During registration week, UPM will be providing you with an airport pickup service should you require one within the designated time and period (refer to the application for details). You need to fill out the Airport Pickup Service Request Form and send it back to the International Division of UPM. Otherwise, you are expected to make your own arrangement as follows.
If you wish to travel to UPM, please make sure that you can arrive at UPM on working days (Monday to Friday except Public Holidays) from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. only. If you are unable to arrive within the stipulated time, please make your own travel and accommodation arrangements and register at the University on the next working day.
If you choose to make your own transport arrangements to UPM or your hotel upon your arrival Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), there are several options available to you:
Airport to hotel/UPM
The easiest way to travel directly to your desired destination (hotel/UPM) from the airport is by hiring a taxi. Coupons can be purchased at the taxi service counter located inside the arrival hall at all terminals. The regular fare from the airport to Putrajaya or Serdang is around RM 60-80 (USD 20-30) for a budget taxi for the journey 45-60 minute journey.Hiring a taxi is a reasonable option, especially if you are travelling in a group of two or more people.
Airport to Putrajaya ERL Station
You can travel to Putrajaya by the KLIA Transit train. The KLIA Transit departs every half an hour. Tickets are available at the KLIA Transit counter at the main terminal, Level 3 (Arrival). Follow the KLIA Transit signboard. This is the fastest and most convenient way to reach Putrajaya.
The KLIA Transit train journey from KLIA to Putrajaya or Cyberjaya takes about 13 minutes in total, with a fare costing just RM6.20. The train goes directly to KL Sentral, so you will need to exit at either the Putrajaya or Cyberjaya stations.
If you are travelling from LCCT, you will need to take a connecting shuttle bus to the Salak Tinggi Station (~25 minutes), and from there, board the KLIA Transit train to the Putrajaya or Cyberjaya stations (~7 minutes). Look out for the KLIA Transit signboard. The RM5.50 fare is inclusive of both shuttle and train services.
Once you arrive at the Putrajaya or Cyberjaya stations, you may take a taxi to UPM or your hotel, which costs upwards of RM20.
Airport to KL Sentral
From KLIA, you can travel to the Kuala Lumpur city centre via the KLIA Eksprestrain, which travels at a frequency every 20 minutes. Tickets are available at the KLIA Ekspres counter at the airport. KLIA Ekspres is a premium non-stop high speed train service that connects KLIA and KL Sentral. Cruising at a top speed of 160 km/h, the journey takes only 28 minutes and costs RM35. Follow the KLIA Ekspres signboard.
Another alternative to reach KL Sentral from KLIA is by bus, using the Airport Coach service. The fare is RM 10 and takes around one hour.
From LCCT, you can travel to Kuala Lumpur by KLIA Transit at a frequency of every 30 minutes. Tickets are available at the KLIA Transit counter at the airport. You will need to take a shuttle bus connecting LCCT to the Salak Tinggi station (~25 mintues), and from there you can board the KLIA Transit train to KL Sentral (~25 minutes). The fare is RM12.50 for both the shuttle and train services.
Another alternative to reach KL Sentral from LCCT is by bus, using the Skybus service. The fare is RM9, and takes around one hour.
KL Sentral to Serdang Station
From KL Sentral, you can take the KTM Komuter Train to reach the Serdang station. The fare is RM 1.70, and takes around 25 minutes. From the Serdang KTM station, you may take a taxi to UPM, which costs around RM 11 for the 10-minute journey.
*All prices in Malaysian Ringgit (RM), USD 1 ≈ RM 4.44 as of 17/3/2017