You can now buy your KLIA Express and KLIA Transit tickets with the Mastercard Contactless. The two high-speed train services, operated by Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd, connect the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2 with the KL Sentral transportation hub in Kuala Lumpur.
All one has to do is tap their contactless debit or Mastercard credit cards, or mobile wallets linked to Mastercard cards, at the payment terminals to pay for the train ride without needing to queue at the counter.
This Tap & Go option takes out the use of paper-based tickets, in line with Mastercard’s commitment to support Malaysia’s adoption of cashless payment methods. Mastercard’s payments technology and insights also allow commuters to enjoy a more frictionless, seamless payment option that enhances their overall traveling experience, making commuting easier, faster and more convenient.
According to Mastercard data, contactless transactions in Malaysia grew at an impressive 135% year-on-year rate, with by over 250,000 contactless terminals across the country at various retail touchpoints such as quick service restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, pharmacies and fuel stations.
The integration of contactless payment acceptance in transit with everyday usage will contribute to the digitisation of the transportation sector and make public transportation convenient and appealing to both locals and visitors. Tourists who are traveling to and from Kuala Lumpur via the ERL train service will also be made aware of the convenience of contactless payments in Malaysia for everyday payments which can lead to a potential increase in cross-border spending.