Kuala Lumpur - Drive up the Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers vom KL City Park

From our hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) with the 452 m high Petronas Towers (Malaysian Menara Petronas) is only one stop away. The short trip costs just 1 MYR (0.25 EUR) per person. Our goal for the late afternoon: to buy tickets for tomorrow for the Petronas Towers, as we had read on the internet that you have to take care of it very early. There is only a certain number of cards per day and the motto is: first come, first served, or go up to the towers.

But when we arrived at the ticket counter, we found out that although it was already 5:00 p.m., there were still tickets for the 5:15 p.m. appointment. So you don't have to stress and we can come here at any time the next day and see when tickets are still available. Of course, it is still possible that many appointments are already fully booked at peak times, or that you can't make it up in good weather. But we think that's the exception. The Pertonas Towers are open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday is, as we would say, a day off.

Petronas Towers vom KL City Park
Petronas Towers from KL City Park

Ticket purchase

So the next day we simply drove to the Petronas Towers around 11:00 a.m. and got tickets for 12:00 p.m. without having to queue for a long time. So we only had to wait 45 minutes in the mall, because we were supposed to arrive at the entrance control at 11:45 a.m. Since we still wanted to go to the post office anyway, the three-quarters of an hour was well invested in sending postcards. The tickets for the trip to the Petronas Towers (incl. the Skybridge) cost 84.80 MYR (approx. 20.00 EUR) per person and are therefore, in our opinion, absolutely not too expensive for what you get offered!


At 11:45 a.m. we stood full of anticipation at the entrance and were given visitor cards. These were in different colors to better assign the individual groups. Like at the airport, our bags were x-rayed and we had to go through a scanner. We had to have our backpack locked up. Afterwards there was a detailed safety briefing. You are not allowed to drink, eat or smoke during the tour (this is forbidden everywhere here anyway). Chewing gum is also not allowed and tripods are unfortunately not allowed to be taken with you. A bit like in a high-security wing!


After the briefing, we took one of the elevators to the 41st floor to the skybridge. This two-storey bridge connects both towers and is located 170 m above the ground. The lower corridor is used exclusively for tourists as a viewpoint. The upper corridor is for the employees of the individual local companies to get from one tower to the other more quickly. The 58 m long bridge can be completely traversed from one side to the other. It is the highest connecting bridge between two buildings and therefore unique. Here you have an insanely great view of the park, on one side, and the streets in front of the main entrance, on the other side. But the weather was also perfect for the ride up!

Turmspitze der Petronas Towers

Then we drove to the 86th floor, to the large exhibition room. Halfway we had to change to smaller elevators, as the towers get narrower towards the top and you can't get any further with the big ones. At an altitude of 360 m you have a really great overview of the whole of Kuala Lumpur. You can look exactly at the top of the other tower, which makes you aware of where you are. Up here there are many models of the Twin Towers with their current and future surrounding buildings. In addition, free binoculars are available, with which you can observe the other buildings. The history of the construction is explained and there is a film about the towers, in which 24 hours are shown in time-lapse. You have enough time to look at everything and try everything.

Of course, you can get out through a souvenir shop of the Petronas Twin Towers, but that's actually the case with every attraction. We treated ourselves to a fridge magnet for our collection.

Are you still looking for a suitable hotel in Kuala Lumpur?

You can find a hotel that suits your budget through the various online travel agencies such as Agoda, Booking.com, ebookers.de, Expedia, Hotels.com, lastminute.de, otel.com or Venere.com.

Our review of a visit to the Petronas Towers

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For just under 20.00 EUR per person, this experience is absolutely worthwhile! You learn a lot and have a beautiful view. An architectural highlight that should not be missed.


Hallo, ich bin Christin und bin im zauberhaften Merseburg aufgewachsen. Während meines Studiums in Erfurt lernte ich meinen heutigen Mann Christian kennen und wir zogen gemeinsam nach Halle. Mit unserer kleinen Familie wohnen wir nun wieder in meinem ursprünglichen Heimatort. Durch meinen Beruf als Architektin bin ich immer interessiert an Orten mit spannender Geschichte und großartiger Architektur. Schon während meines Studiums war ich oft unterwegs, doch die große Reiseleidenschaft ist erst von meinem Mann auf mich übergeschwappt. Mein Motto: "Der Weg ist das Ziel!" Ein entspannter Urlaub beginnt für uns nämlich schon am Flughafen ... in der Lounge. :-)

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  1. Anne

    I thought KL was beautiful! The city has something special. Lg

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