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The quickest flights to Kuala Lumpur International in Malaysia from Australia generally leave from Melbourne, with mostly one-stop options available with a flying time that ranges between 11 and 19 hours, depending on stopover locations and waiting time. The most common stopover location is Changi Airport, Singapore. There are also two-stop options available and their flying time will average 19 hours. If you are coming from Sydney, you will have to factor in the domestic flight to Melbourne Airport or fly on a two- or three-stop flight. The average one-stop flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport will go via Changi, Singapore, or Haneda, Tokyo, and average around 25 hours. Two-stop Kuala Lumpur flight deals can take between 28 and 36 hours before you reach Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
There are no direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from any city in Australia and all will require one or two stops before reaching your destination. When flying from Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney, your most common stop will be Singapore Changi or Tokyo Haneda Airport. When flying from Melbourne, Changi will be your most common stop. From Brisbane, you will be flying either via Changi or via one of the domestic airports in Melbourne or Sydney first before heading on to Singapore, and then landing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
When planning your flight to Kuala Lumpur, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of January, February, or March could carry a higher chance of rain, as Kuala Lumpur sees up to 5.1 inches (130 mm) or more. There are still things to do in Kuala Lumpur even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. Many tourists kill time during rain and storms by going to shopping centres in the area, like Petronas Towers.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is a great amusement park that is often visited by tourists and locals in Kuala Lumpur. Consider planning your trip to Kuala Lumpur for the months of June and July if you have interest in visiting amusement or water parks. Flights to Kuala Lumpur are very popular around then, and it is recommended that you plan early.
Those flying to Kuala Lumpur could potentially find better pricing at Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport (45 km from Kuala Lumpur city centre) or Malacca Batu Berendum Airport (116 km from Kuala Lumpur city centre) depending on the month and departure airport.
With an average price of $98 per person, Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Kuala Lumpur. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.
Yes, you can travel to City Centre via a flight to Kuala Lumpur Intl airport in Kuala Lumpur (City Centre is 46.6 km from the airport).
Kuala Lumpur Intl airport is 46.2 km from Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, making it the closest airport.
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As of December 2023, there are 36 operators available to choose from for flights to Kuala Lumpur.
Although the minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) service may have their own age limits, which could be impacted by factors such as flight length, timing, and stopovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to Kuala Lumpur.
The necessary travel and health documents for your Kuala Lumpur trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's licence and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.
Australian passport holders visiting Kuala Lumpur for tourism or business will need to obtain a visa. This is an easy process and done upon your arrival into the country. You will receive an entry stamp, also known as a ‘social visit pass’, in your passport that will authorise your stay for up to 90 days.
The Malaysian cultural melting-pot of Kuala Lumpur is a city where modern technology meets iconic heritage. There are myriads of essential sights to take in. Start at the world-famous Petronas Towers, also known as the ‘Twin Jewels’, then visit the Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower; both offer out-of-this-world views across the city. The Batu Caves are a 400-million year old religious spot that hosts the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam every January for thousands of Hindu followers; a must-see festival of colour, light and worship. For light-hearted fun, visit the Sunway Lagoon theme park and enjoy some watersports. Don’t forget about the traditional cuisine that can be found from top restaurants to street vendors. Jalan Alor is a legendary strip of restaurants that stays open late with atmospheric outside seating. Perdana Botanical Garden is another highlight of the city, with wondrous flora including 800 species of orchid. Pop into Jalan Petaling Chinatown for a world of Chinese bargains, food and fun.
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