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Flight deals to Malaysia

Find flight deals and special offers for flights to Malaysia from Australia.

Malaysia’s capital city airport in Kuala Lumpur, or KL, may be a major international transit hub, but it is a worthy travel destination in itself. Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures and comes with ancient temples, jungles, islands and skyscrapers. Local cuisine is everywhere and it’s cheap, plus it is easy to find plenty of bargains if you like holiday shopping. Malaysia is a vast country with diverse wildlife and natural scenery. There’s enough in Malaysia to satisfy the explorer in every tourist.

With Kuala Lumpur being an international hub and one of the easiest destinations to get to from Australia, there are plenty of flight deals to Malaysia.


Flight deals to Malaysia:

Air New Zealand - Tasman Air New Zealand - Tasman

New Zealand flights from $148 each way

Valid for travel on select dates from September - December 2018 and January - May 2019. Destinations include Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington. Sample fare is from Sydney-Christchurch.

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London flights from $995 return

Valid for travel from 27 September - 30 November 2018. Sample fare is Sydney-London with Malaysia Airlines.

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Tokyo flights from $545 return

Valid for travel until 30 November 2018. Sample fare is Perth-Tokyo with Malaysia Airlines.

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Auckland flights from $296 return

Valid for travel from 15 February - 25 March 2019. Sample fare is Sydney-Auckland.

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New Zealand flights from $209 each way

Valid for travel from 31 October - 12 December 2018, 30 January - 27 March 2019 and 7-30 May 2019. Destinations include Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and Dunedin. Sample fare is Brisbane-Christchurch.

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International flights from $242 return

Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Perth-Bali. Destinations include London, Dublin, Rome, Seoul, Los Angeles, Langkawi, Colombo, Singapore and more.

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International flights from $363 return with Air New Zealand

Valid for travel until December 2018. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland. Destinations include Los Angeles, San Francisco and more.

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Malaysia flight times

  • From Sydney: 8 hrs 35 mins
  • From Melbourne: 8 hrs 35 mins
  • From Perth: 5 hrs 50 mins
  • From Brisbane: 9 hrs 45 mins

Airlines that fly to Malaysia

  • AirAsia
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Malindo Air
  • Qantas
  • Tigerair

Malaysia insider flight tips

AirAsia is based in Malaysia and is currently the only low-cost airline to fly direct from Australia to Kuala Lumpur. Jetstar, Tigerair and Scoot all fly directly to Singapore though, which is an alternative gateway to Malaysia. From the airport (SIN), you can take an hour-long bus ride to Johor Bahru, southern Malaysia’s largest city. You can also travel by bus to Kuala Lumpur, which is a great way to enjoy Malaysia’s scenery.

Lead-in fares for the low-cost airlines are seat-only, so luggage, meals and seat-selection cost an extra fee per leg. If you want to include any or all of these extras, and are transiting or flying internally, it’s worth looking at full-service airlines. Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines are two full-service airlines with regular flights from Australia.

You can also fly to Kota Kinabalu in East Malaysia in approximately 2.5-3 hours from Kuala Lumpur (with AirAsia or Malaysia Airlines) or from Singapore (with Scoot or Singapore Airlines).

If you’re flying out of Kuala Lumpur, you can save time by checking in for your flight at KL Sentral train station. Airlines such as Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Malindo Air allow you to check your bags and get your boarding pass in advance at the train station as long as you’re travelling to the airport by KLIA Ekspres or KLIA Transit.


How to get from the airport

Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL) has two terminals KLIA and KLIA 2, or LCCT. KLIA 2 is a major low-cost airline hub. KUL is about 45 kilometres from the city centre and the easiest way to get there is with the KLIA Express train to KL Sentral Station, which takes about 30 minutes. KLIA Transit also goes to KL Sentral but makes four stops along the way. Both services link KLIA and KLIA 2. From KL Sentral station, you can take the bus, monorail or a taxi to the city centre or to your hotel.

There are bus and coach services from the airport to Nilai, Banting, Muar, Batu Pahat, Banting, Bukit Changgang and beyond. Different types of taxis are available at the airport, depending on your group size and amount of baggage. You will find the taxis at Levels 1 and 3 of the main building. You can purchase a travel coupon for these taxis from a counter in the Arrivals Hall. You can also find car rental counters, including Hertz and Avis, in the Arrivals Halls.

It only takes 1-1.5 hours to fly to Penang (PEN) and Langkawi (LGK) from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore (SIN) and both are served by major low-cost carriers. Both of these Malaysian airports have prepaid taxi services with the additional option of taking a bus or ferry from Penang Airport.

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