Overnight Layover at KLIA2

If you are traveling with AirAsia, there is the possibility that you will have a layover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The airport was built specifically for budget airlines, so a large majority of their gates are for AirAsia flights. The terminal doesn’t look like a budget terminal, it is actually very modern and has many shops and places to grab a quick bite to eat.

We stopped in Kuala Lumpur on our flight from Kathmandu, Nepal to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Our flight arrived late at night, so the terminal was very empty. We waited in line to go through customs and then followed the signs to our hotel.


We stayed at Tune Hotel KLIA2 because it is connected to the airport by a walkway. It took about ten minutes to walk to the hotel, which was perfect because we were exhausted! The lobby and rooms are modern and updated. Our bathroom had a weird smell to it, so we didn’t end up showering in it. But other than that, it was the perfect place to rest for a few hours! There was even a small cafe downstairs that was open late and took credit cards. We both ordered small pot pies, which were surprisingly delicious!

Overnight Layover KLIA2

In the morning, we got up and went through a short security line and then waited at the gate. Then we realized we were an hour earlier than we needed to be. Oops. In the terminal there were a few different restaurants to choose from, one of which was a Dunkin’ Donuts. We saw quite a few people sleeping on the floor and across benches in the terminal and were glad we splurged on a hotel. Because we had a busy day at the Temples of Angkor Wat ahead of us.