9 Great Tips for Visiting the Petronas Towers KL

Visiting the Petronas Towers is a must-do for anyone visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The towers are an iconic landmark of the city and a popular tourist destination. The towers are the tallest twin towers in the world at 451.8 m high and were named the tallest building in 1998 by the Council on Tall Buildings. However, in 2004 they were surpassed by Taipei 101.

The 88-floor towers were designed by Argentine-American architect César Pelli using a structural system of a tube in tube design, invented by architect Fazlur Rahman Khan. Pelli designed the steel and glass façade to resemble motifs found in Islamic art.

A double-storey skybridge connects the two skyscrapers on the 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-storey bridge in the world.

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The Best Time for Visiting the Petronas Towers

coloured lights of a fountain in front of twin towers lit up at night

The best time to visit the Petronas Twin Towers if you’re not doing a tour is in the evening. You can time it so that you can see the KLCC light show which will save you from travelling back there.

If you prefer to visit during the day, go early before it gets too humid and the storms roll in. You can also walk around KLCC Park as it will be cooler.

KLCC Fountain Show Schedule 2022

The 10,000 sq ft man-made Lake Symphony, in the esplanade of KLCC Park, provides a light show every evening when two musical fountains display over 150 animations.

The KLCC Lake Symphony Light and Sound Water Fountain showtimes are:

  • 8 pm
  • 9 pm
  • 10 pm

The KLCC Lake Symphony Water Fountain showtimes (lights only) are:

  • 7.30 pm
  • 8.30 pm
  • 9.30 pm
fountains in a lake in park during the day
Lake Symphony in the esplanade of KLCC Park

Petronas Towers Opening Times

The Petronas Towers are open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays, except public holidays) from 10 am to 6 pm. Last admission is at 5.30 pm.

family in front of lake and park and skyscraper towers

Petronas Twin Towers Tickets & Entrance Fee

The Petronas Towers tour is well organised and very popular. Only around 1,000 tickets are allocated each day, so book ahead as soon as you can if possible.

Tickets are sold from the onsite ticket office for the day if there are any tickets remaining. Get there as soon as it opens for a chance of getting on a tour (be aware though the people arrive early to start queuing).

Petronas Twin Towers Ticket Price 2022

AgePrice (Non-MyKad)Price (MyKad)
Infant (Below 2 years)FREE AdmissionFREE Admission
Child (Age 3-12 years)RM 33.00RM 14.00
Adult (Age 13-60 years)RM 80.00RM 28.00
Senior Citizen (61 years and above)RM 42.00RM 14.00
Note that all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by adults.

The cheapest way to book admission tickets online is through Petronas Towers direct.

If you want hotel pick up included, Tiqets have a ticket and transfer combo ticket.

Getting to the Petronas Towers

twin towers with a skybridge high up seen visiting the petronas towers
Petronas Towers KL

Public Transport

KL has excellent public transport that is easy to navigate and cheap. Follow these directions from your departure point:

  • KTM (Seremban Line & Port Klang Line) – Go to KL Sentral then change to LRT Kelana Jaya Line and disembark at KLCC Station.
  • LRT (Ampang Line & Sri Petaling Line) – Go to Masjid Jamek then change to LRT Kelana Jaya Line and disembark at KLCC Station.
  • MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line – For a ride with MRT, you will first need to stop at Pasar Seni station, and then change for LRT Kelana Jaya Line. From there, you can proceed heading towards KLCC station.
  • KL Monorail Line – Using monorail, stop at KL Sentral or Bukit Nanas and change to the LRT Kelana Jaya Line. Head towards KLCC station from there.

We found the trains easy to use and took them to KLCC.

Road

If you want to travel by taxi, make sure they use the meter. Or download the Grab app.

The taxi driver should drop you off at Suria KLCC’s main entrance or the Petronas Twin Towers entrance.

aerial view of a man made lake with fountains in  a park
Lake Symphony in the esplanade of KLCC Park from Skybridge

Petronas Towers Tour Time

The length of the Petronas Towers Tour is 45 minutes.

What to expect on the Petronas Tower Tour

The first thing you need top do is redeem your voucher for tickets at the Ticketing Counter on the Concourse level and then wait for your tour group to be called. Make sure you arrive at least fifteen minutes before your time slot – if you are late, you will not be allowed up and will not be eligible for a refund.

Food, drink, and gum are not allowed during the tour and baggage and personal items have to go through the Security Scanning Machine.

view of park lake and city skyline from up high
View over KLCC from Petronas Sky Bridge

The Tour Guide takes you up to the Skybridge on the 41st Floor. These tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people so there’s plenty of room to look at the views and take photos.

The Skybridge is 170 meters above street level and connects the twin towers. However, the bridge is not fully attached to the main building to allow for small movements during high winds and to prevent it from breaking away.

people on a steel skybridge high up over city
Us taking photos on the skybridge

This is your first glimpse of the Kuala Lumpur skyline from up high. The views are pretty impressive and it’s amazing seeing the other tower next to you.

view of city and towers from high up
View from the other side of the skybridge

After about ten minutes at the skybridge, the guide takes you up to the Twin Towers Observation Deck on the 86th Floor. From 370 meters above the ground, the views are incredible. We arrived when it was clear and watched as the storm rolled in. It was amazing to see, especially if you love storms like me.

views of a storm with huge rain clouds apparoaching from up high over city
Storm approaching!

Not only do you have 360 degree views of Kuala Lumpur city but also of the other famous tower here; Kuala Lumpur Tower, or Menara Kuala Lumpur, the tallest Telecommunication Tower in South East Asia.

view across to one of the petronas towers made of steel and glass
View of one of the towers and Menara Kuala Lumpur from the observation deck

I won’t go into the engineering of this remarkable piece of architecture as there are plenty of models and interactive displays that can show you much better than I can.

At the end of the tour, like most places, you are taken down to the Gift Shop located on the Concourse Level.

How Long Does it Take to Visit the Petronas Towers?

Allow about an hour for your tour of the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers.

view over city from petronas tower
View of Kuala Lumpur from the obsevation deck

Things To Do Nearby

Whilst visiting the Petronas Towers, why not check out other things to do.

The KLCC Park itself is a green oasis spread over 50 acres. It’s a beautiful park for a stroll, just be aware that it can get very hot and humid. We just about made it round but had to go to the shopping centre after to try and cool down. There is a children’s water play area but our girls were too old for it.

KLCC Park is the best place to take photos of the Petronas Towers.

view of pteronas twin towers from below looking up

Suria KLCC is a six storey shopping mall that includes luxury stores and fashion labels. Make sure you pick up a Tourist Privilege Card at the Concierge Counter which will give you discounts at certain stores.

Other attractions include Petrosains, a Discovery Centre and the Aquarium.

KLCC Suria has plenty of options for food and drinks.

Safety in Kuala Lumpur

Check out our Malaysia page for safety guidelines and other travel information.

Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur

We stayed at Aloft KL Sentral as it was great value and very close to public transport. We would definitely book it again. We use booking.com mainly as they offer refunds on most bookings and are normally the same price or lower than booking direct.

If you are looking for a hotel close to Petronas Towers, then have a look at the options below:



Booking.com

Tours

If you’re looking for a Kualar Lumpar city tour, we use Get Your Guide. They have some great tours that are well priced.

Visiting these twin skyscrapers is one of the best things to do in KL. Don’t miss out on seeing them!

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18 thoughts on “9 Great Tips for Visiting the Petronas Towers KL”

  1. Love the photos! The view including the storm you captured are amazing. I knew this was in Malaysia but had no idea of its name Petronas Towers until now! I’m scared of heights but would still go for those views and to watch the storm coming in. Do they get storms frequently like that?

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    • I’m not good with heights, Vanessa, and I was fine. The views were so magnificent that I didn’t really think about it. Plus it felt very safe. Tropical storms are pretty frequent in KL but most rainfall is March-April and September-November.

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  2. Great tips for visiting the Petronas Towers, Wendy! I needed these before I visited Kuala Lumpur a couple years ago. I stayed right across from the towers but never made it up them! That storm that you got to watch roll in looks amazing. I bet you were glad to be inside instead of out walking around in it!

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  3. What a cool shot that is with the storm Wendy. I’d be right up there too, I love towers and their views. The simple Things are the best.

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  4. What dramatic pictures! It’s a brilliant place to visit and a very detailed guide. I didn’t know they only let 20 people onto the Sky Bridge – that’s great. I wish more places like this thought to do that so everyone can really enjoy the view 🙂

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    • I guess they can do that as tours are only around 45 minutes long and that covers two different places. It was good though as we had so much room to move around and take photos.

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  5. Really cool! I’ve always meant to go up to visit the top of Petronas Tower when I’m in KL but I always end up making some excuse and it doesn’t happen. Ironically, the excuse is usually rain, so it was really interesting to see your photo with the storm rolling in the distance! Thanks for sharing, Wendy!

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