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BOS — KUL
jul. 23 — jul. 301

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Flights to Kuala Lumpur in 2024

Find the latest flights to Kuala Lumpur in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 2,689,020 searches and data was last updated on julio 18, 2024.

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December

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March

Average price

$1,384

Round-trip from

$836

One-way from

$467
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Cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur in July & August 2024

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mar. 8/2010:00 amJFK - KUL
1 stop22h 15mCathay Pacific
mar. 9/178:15 amKUL - JFK
1 stop24h 20mCathay Pacific
Deal found 7/17$855
mar. 8/206:55 amJFK - KUL
1 stop22h 10mTurkish Airlines
mar. 10/228:50 amKUL - JFK
1 stop31h 50mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/17$872
lun. 8/510:30 amEWR - KUL
1 stop25h 25mANA
mié. 9/257:15 amKUL - EWR
1 stop21h 35mANA
Deal found 7/18$876
lun. 8/196:55 amJFK - KUL
1 stop22h 10mTurkish Airlines
mar. 10/228:50 amKUL - JFK
1 stop25h 40mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/17$877
lun. 8/191:55 amJFK - KUL
1 stop26h 50mCathay Pacific
mar. 9/171:10 pmKUL - JFK
1 stop28h 50mCathay Pacific
Deal found 7/18$898
lun. 8/191:55 amJFK - KUL
1 stop30h 20mCathay Pacific
mar. 9/171:10 pmKUL - JFK
1 stop28h 50mCathay Pacific
Deal found 7/17$900
lun. 8/1912:25 amEWR - KUL
1 stop28h 40mTurkish Airlines
mar. 10/228:50 amKUL - EWR
1 stop25h 50mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/17$914
mar. 8/134:40 pmEWR - KUL
2 stops29h 30mUnited Airlines
lun. 9/92:15 pmKUL - EWR
1 stop37h 45mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/18$919
dom. 8/1811:00 amJFK - KUL
1 stop30h 00mSAUDIA
jue. 10/245:35 pmKUL - JFK
1 stop27h 25mSAUDIA
Deal found 7/17$919

Kuala Lumpur 2024 flight deals

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dom. 9/2911:00 amJFK - KUL
1 stop25h 35mSAUDIA
jue. 10/105:35 pmKUL - JFK
1 stop27h 25mSAUDIA
Deal found 7/17$836
mar. 8/2010:00 amJFK - KUL
1 stop22h 15mCathay Pacific
mar. 9/178:15 amKUL - JFK
1 stop24h 20mCathay Pacific
Deal found 7/17$855
lun. 10/2812:00 pmJFK - KUL
1 stop24h 35mSAUDIA
jue. 11/75:35 pmKUL - JFK
1 stop28h 25mSAUDIA
Deal found 7/18$863
mar. 9/31:50 pmJFK - KUL
1 stop28h 10mANA
mar. 9/102:15 pmKUL - JFK
1 stop32h 55mANA
Deal found 7/17$865
dom. 9/151:55 amJFK - KUL
1 stop26h 50mCathay Pacific
dom. 11/35:50 pmKUL - JFK
1 stop31h 20mCathay Pacific
Deal found 7/17$869
mar. 8/206:55 amJFK - KUL
1 stop22h 10mTurkish Airlines
mar. 10/228:50 amKUL - JFK
1 stop31h 50mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/17$872
lun. 8/510:30 amEWR - KUL
1 stop25h 25mANA
mié. 9/257:15 amKUL - EWR
1 stop21h 35mANA
Deal found 7/18$876
lun. 8/196:55 amJFK - KUL
1 stop22h 10mTurkish Airlines
mar. 10/228:50 amKUL - JFK
1 stop25h 40mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/17$877
vie. 11/11:55 amJFK - KUL
1 stop22h 35mCathay Pacific
mié. 11/65:50 pmKUL - JFK
1 stop31h 20mCathay Pacific
Deal found 7/18$880

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dom. 7/2111:45 amEWR - KUL
1 stop24h 10mUnited Airlines
dom. 9/152:15 pmKUL - EWR
1 stop37h 45mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/18$997
mar. 7/2311:45 amEWR - KUL
1 stop24h 10mUnited Airlines
mié. 7/317:15 amKUL - EWR
2 stops27h 30mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,010
lun. 7/226:34 amEWR - KUL
2 stops29h 21mUnited Airlines
mié. 9/47:15 amKUL - EWR
2 stops25h 44mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,014
dom. 7/2111:45 amEWR - KUL
1 stop24h 10mMultiple Airlines
dom. 9/1511:30 pmKUL - EWR
1 stop29h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,021
sáb. 7/202:00 amJFK - KUL
1 stop40h 00mANA
dom. 9/152:15 pmKUL - JFK
1 stop32h 55mANA
Deal found 7/17$1,023
mar. 7/239:55 amEWR - KUL
2 stops50h 00mUnited Airlines
mié. 7/317:15 amKUL - EWR
2 stops27h 30mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,024
lun. 7/2211:55 amJFK - KUL
1 stop31h 20mMultiple Airlines
mié. 9/410:50 amKUL - JFK
2 stops47h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,126
lun. 7/2211:55 amJFK - KUL
2 stops30h 15mMultiple Airlines
mar. 9/31:55 amKUL - JFK
2 stops33h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,155
dom. 7/216:00 amEWR - KUL
2 stops29h 55mUnited Airlines
dom. 9/152:15 pmKUL - EWR
1 stop37h 45mUnited Airlines
Deal found 7/18$1,182

One-way flights to Kuala Lumpur

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mar. 9/2411:55 amJFK - KUL
2 stops28h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/18$467
mié. 9/412:30 pmJFK - KUL
2 stops31h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/16$472
mar. 9/312:30 pmJFK - KUL
2 stops28h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/16$475
dom. 9/2911:55 amJFK - KUL
2 stops30h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/16$477
mié. 8/712:30 pmJFK - KUL
2 stops31h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$478
lun. 9/912:30 pmJFK - KUL
2 stops31h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/16$479
mar. 9/1712:30 pmJFK - KUL
1 stop31h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$485
mié. 8/71:10 pmJFK - KUL
3 stops53h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$486
mié. 8/711:55 amJFK - KUL
2 stops31h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/18$490

Find flights to Kuala Lumpur within your budget

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New York John F Kennedy IntlKuala Lumpur Intl

JFK - KUL

JFKKUL

New York John F Kennedy Intl

dom. 9/29

1 stop25h 35m

Kuala Lumpur Intl

jue. 10/10

1 stop27h 25m

$836

New York John F Kennedy IntlKuala Lumpur Intl

JFK - KUL

JFKKUL

New York John F Kennedy Intl

mar. 8/20

1 stop22h 15m

Kuala Lumpur Intl

mar. 9/17

1 stop24h 20m

$855

New York John F Kennedy IntlKuala Lumpur Intl

JFK - KUL

JFKKUL

New York John F Kennedy Intl

mar. 9/3

1 stop28h 10m

Kuala Lumpur Intl

mar. 9/10

1 stop32h 55m

$865

New York John F Kennedy IntlKuala Lumpur Intl

JFK - KUL

JFKKUL

New York John F Kennedy Intl

mar. 8/20

1 stop22h 10m

Kuala Lumpur Intl

mar. 10/22

1 stop31h 50m

$872

NewarkKuala Lumpur Intl

EWR - KUL

EWRKUL

Newark

mar. 9/17

1 stop21h 00m

Kuala Lumpur Intl

mié. 10/16

1 stop35h 05m

$901

NewarkKuala Lumpur Intl

EWR - KUL

EWRKUL

Newark

mar. 8/13

2 stops29h 30m

Kuala Lumpur Intl

lun. 9/9

1 stop37h 45m

$919

NewarkKuala Lumpur Intl

EWR - KUL

EWRKUL

Newark

mar. 8/13

1 stop24h 10m

Kuala Lumpur Intl

mié. 8/21

2 stops28h 15m

$939

New York John F Kennedy IntlKuala Lumpur Intl

JFK - KUL

JFKKUL

New York John F Kennedy Intl

sáb. 9/7

1 stop28h 25m

Kuala Lumpur Intl

vie. 9/20

1 stop31h 35m

$943

New York John F Kennedy IntlKuala Lumpur Intl

JFK - KUL

JFKKUL

New York John F Kennedy Intl

mar. 1/14

2 stops24h 15m

Kuala Lumpur Intl

mar. 1/21

2 stops26h 30m

$1,008

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Temperature and rainfall in Kuala Lumpur by month

Plan your trip to Kuala Lumpur by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

KUL

Temperature

80.6 - 82.4 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Kuala Lumpur, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, April is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 82.4 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 80.6 F).

When is the best time to book a flight to Kuala Lumpur?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight to Kuala Lumpur. Price data was last updated on July 12, 2024.

June, July and August are considered the less rainy months and therefore a good time to book flights to Kuala Lumpur. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t come prepared for periodical showers and thunderstorms though, as these tend to occur in the morning and late afternoon. Light cotton clothing with long sleeves, a hat and sunglasses are a must to protect from sunburn while sightseeing.

Generally speaking, book as early as you can, especially if you plan to travel during the school vacations in early April, early August, mid-November and early January. Also, book early if you need a particular seat such as a window seat on the left side of the plane where, weather permitting, you generally get the best views as you descend into the city. If you can be flexible about your flight dates and times and are not worried about your seat location, you stand a better chance of finding the best deals. Flying midweek, especially on a Tuesday, tends to be cheaper than a weekend flight.

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Reviews of airlines servicing Kuala Lumpur

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Kuala Lumpur. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Kuala Lumpur. Reviews last updated julio 18, 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing Kuala Lumpur, such as Japan Airlines, SAUDIA and Turkish Airlines. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.5
Very good
1,098 reviews

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.5
Very good
1,098 reviews
8.5
Very good
1,098 reviews

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.5
Very good
1,457 reviews
8.5
Very good
1,098 reviews

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.5
Very good
867 reviews
8.5
Very good
1,098 reviews

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.3
Very good
1,445 reviews
8.5
Very good
1,098 reviews

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

8.2
Very good
1,363 reviews
8.5
Very good
1,098 reviews

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Entertainment

8.2

Comfort

8.3

Food

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

This particular Delta Air Lines flight may not have met your expectations in terms of the food served on board. It appears that the portions were smaller than anticipated and the side dishes were minimal- no salad, no bread rolls, no fruits. Perhaps there are ways in which the airline could improve the dining experience for their passengers. Why can't Delta offer better customer service when other non American airlines are able to do it?

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

While the rest of Malaysia lives quietly and simply, the city of Kuala Lumpur – frequently referred to as KL – keeps up with contemporary culture and modern evolution. Glass high-rises, glitzy hotels, and hundreds of restaurants offering five-star international cuisine line the city. Despite its modernization, however, Kuala Lumpur holds its history sacred.

Whether you’re vacationing or your flight to Kuala Lumpur is a stopping point before further Malaysian travel, take some time to explore the city. Start in Merdeka Square (translated to “Independence Square”), and visit the Sultan Abdul Building, where the city’s government branches sit; the Royal Selangor Club, a high-ranking social club; and the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. The area of Jalan Petaling hosts outdoor markets and shops influenced mainly by the Chinese community. A jaunt across the river will land you in Lake Gardens where travelers can explore Kuala Lumpur’s bird park, Butterfly Park, and other gardens.

Need something to show your friends and family? How about a picture of the tallest twin buildings in the world? The iconic Petronas Twin Towers are located in downtown Kuala Lumpur and until someone builds something taller, these two towers hold the record. Take a window seat on your Kuala Lumpur flight and see the towers from 35,000 feet up in the air – it’s an awe-inspiring moment that few travelers to Southeast Asia experience.

Down on the ground, Kuala Lumpur is a shopper’s dream. The Bukit Bintang area is where most shoppers go. Souvenir hunters head for Central Market, a great starting point for a wander through Chinatown (its heart is Petaling Street, home to bustling night markets) and Little India, a jumble of stalls selling brightly colored saris and food stands offering Indian snacks.

Kuala Lumpur’s annual Motorcycle Grand Prix in October is one of Malaysia’s best-loved and most popular sporting events. Taking place at the impressive Sepang F1 International Circuit, huge crowds gather together to embrace the distinctive sounds, excitement and atmosphere of Kuala Lumpur’s highpoint of the sporting calendar. The racing circuit is also home to the Malaysian leg of the Formula One, Formula BMW Asia and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia racing tournaments.

Whether you’re heading to Kuala Lumper for business or pleasure, there’s much to do and see. Here are some tips to help you plan and enjoy the smoothest possible trip to this glittering and bustling capital of Malaysia.

Getting to and around the city of Kuala Lumpur

Flights land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) situated about 35 miles from the city center. Kuala Lumpur International Airport makes it easy to get to the city center once you’ve arrived on your cheap flight to Kuala Lumpur. The KLIA Ekspres – an Express Rail Link train – is the fastest way of getting downtown; the non-stop journey takes about a half hour. There’s also the KLIA Transit, a commuter service, which stops at three stations (Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya and Salak Tinggi) and takes around thirty-five minutes. The Express Coach departs every thirty minutes with a journey time of one hour. 

There are also airport coaches and taxis. There are four types of taxis and limos: budget, premier Limo, super luxury and family service. Coupons for taxis and limos can be purchased in advance – which is highly recommended – at the Airport Limo counters. Many hotels can arrange for a car to pick up guests, though this is generally more expensive than taking a taxi.

Once you’ve settled in to your hotel and are ready to explore the city, you’ll find that, in general, public transportation and taxis are the way to go in Kuala Lumpur. The monorail and light rails are both fast and easy to figure out. Take the Kuala Lumpur Monorail to get to the main shopping and hotel districts or the Putra LRT to get to Chinatown. Taxis can be hailed or picked up at stands. Note that calling for a taxi will cost you a surcharge. There is also a surcharge for late-night and early-morning trips. Don’t worry about finding a taxi; there are tons, unless it’s rush hour or raining. It’s smart to make sure your driver is clear on your destination, and that he knows how to get there and that the meter is turned on.

Driving in Kuala Lumpur is not recommended. Traffic is so congested that renting a car is a waste of time. There isn’t any space on the road and traffic jams slow rush hour to a crawl. Leave this option for those who know the city well. Lastly, it’s amazing how much farther away your destination will seem after walking in Kuala Lumpur’s heat and humidity; consider distance before taking a stroll. Traffic will make your trip even slower and crossing the street can scare years off your life. Follow a group of pedestrians and cross with them if you can.

Tips for your stay in Kuala Lumpur

  • If you’re sick of standing in line, buying tickets, and seeing the same sights as every other camera-toting tourist, shake the droves of day-trippers and shop like a local. The Bazaar Baru Market sells everything you need for a truly unique consumer encounter. Take the money you saved on a cheap flight to Kuala Lumpur and buy clothes, stationary, spices, meats, and fruits like the natives do. It’s easy to make the experience a sensory one: sounds, smells and sights will overwhelm your perception in the best way possible as you meander through tiny aisles and around stray animals looking for a treat. Bring a bag, because there’s no way you’ll leave empty handed, and think ahead to allow baggage room for your return Kuala Lumpur flight.
  • In a hidden spot near the Lake Gardens, you’ll find a place where the little things matter most. Little things, like bugs. Though you might not want these creepy crawlers inching around on your flight to Kuala Lumpur, you’ll be wowed when you walk into the Butterfly Reserve and encounter exciting brushes with tiny, buzzing, flying creatures. Colossal butterflies with massive wingspans and dazzling colors flutter around in a protected environment. Nearby, the Bug Gallery showcases giant centipedes and crawly spiders in containers. Dead bugs are mounted and sold, but use your discretion – some species are endangered, and purchasing them encourages their elimination.
  • Situated in historic Chinatown, one of the largest and oldest surviving temples in Malaysia, the Chan She (*also spelled “See”) Shu Yuen Temple, remains a center of the Chinese community. This Petaling Street place of worship is decked with a tiled roof, celestial paintings, wooden carvings, and a Buddhist shrine. Built in 1906, its architecture is influenced by the ancient Chinese methods of roofing and coloring, and the terracotta depicts scenes from important events in Chinese history. When you’re done wandering through the sacred scenery, head to the back of the temple, where a library houses more than 4,000 Chinese books.
  • Just outside the city limits, there’s a section of town that every taxi driver knows, called Bangsar. Sometimes called “Kweiloh Lumpur,” meaning “Foreigner Lumpur,” a nook of 2-3 blocks filled with bars, cafes, and restaurants has been drawing expatriates for years. It’s a bit quieter on weekdays, but revs up again each weekend. For the visitor missing home and aching for a return Kuala Lumpur flight, hop in a cab for a small fare and join the other outsiders in a round of drinks.
  • Eighty-eight stories and 1,483 feet soaring into the air, what once were the tallest buildings in the world still tower in all their glory, and remain the tallest twin towers. The pair of buildings, called Petronas Twin Towers, were erected with geometric Islamic architecture, and visitors are allowed to view the city from the 41st and 42nd floors, where a glass bridge connects the two structures. With free admission in the city’s center, you can’t beat this convenient and once-in a lifetime sight. Not even a window-seat view on your flight to Kuala Lumpur can compare.
  • Batu Caves is easily reached from Kuala Lumpur. The limestone caves are filled with statues to Hindu deities, as well as five temples. Climb 272 steps to reach the largest cave. If the effort is too much, take frequent pauses along the way to play with the many monkeys.
  • For shopping or just people-watching, head to Central Market. The market is housed in a splendid refurbished building and you can buy any type of souvenir here, especially arts and crafts. There are also restaurants on the ground floor. Take a seat and you’re sure to catch some sort of performance – from a cultural offering on the open air stage, to watching the portrait artists at work.
  • You can readily eat a variety of different cuisines in Kuala Lumpur. Most popular is Malay, Chinese and Indian. Malay specialties include satay (skewered, barbecued meat), noodles and rice. Much of the food is cooked with lemon grass or kaffir lime leaves.
  • There are lots of gardens and parks within the city, for a walk on a sunny day. Try the orchid garden, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, hibiscus garden, deer park or the Asean sculpture garden.
  • Kuala Lumpur was the starting point for the Hash House Harriers, “The Drinking Club with a Running Problem”. Started in the city in 1938 by British colonials who were concerned about their weight, hash harrying still takes place today. It is similar to a fun run; competitors race through the jungle chasing a series of markers.
  • If you are looking to party, Kuala Lumpur has one of the best party beaches in southeast Asia. Perhentian Kecil’s pristine shores offer plenty of entertainment after the sun goes down.

Finding Flights from Kuala Lumpur

If you are planning to extend your trip through Indonesia or Asia, or travel on to Australia or other locations, there are plenty of flight options from Kuala Lumpur. The airport is a hub for Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia and both companies offer plenty of flights to international destinations. You can find terrific flight deals for popular routes from Kuala Lumpur at https://www.cheapflights.com.my.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is located about 35 miles outside the city center. The KLIA Express train that runs between the airport and city center at regular fifteen-minute intervals during peak hours, twenty minutes off-peak and thirty minutes after midnight, takes about thirty minutes and is a cheaper option than a taxi.

Once you choose a destination and departure city, be sure to check out our Kuala Lumpur airport guides for detailed travel information and helpful tips.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia airport overview

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is situated approximately 31 miles (50km) south of Kuala Lumpur. It is one of south-east Asia’s largest airports, and is ranked as the 13th busiest airport in the world with around 35 million passengers per year.

The airport is a veritable city, spanning an enormous 100 km2 (38 m2) and employing a 25,000-strong workforce, which results in efficient service throughout all operations.

The passenger terminal complex consists of three buildings – the Satellite Building, Contact Pier and the main terminal building (Terminal 1). The Satellite building, in addition to housing a vast array of restaurants, cafes and shops, serves international flights departing from and arriving at Kuala Lumpur International. The Contact Pier is reserved for passengers of Malaysia Airlines, while Terminal 1 caters to the needs of all passengers arriving, departing or in transit.

Although not as extravagant as Singapore and Seoul Incheon, Kuala Lumpur International is modern, clean and easy to navigate. With a host of excellent retail outlets and dining establishments, you won’t have any trouble killing time. Better yet, an advanced railway system gets you to Kuala Lumpur Sentral in less than 30 minutes.

Take note that carrying alcohol into Kuala Lumpur is generally prohibited. Alcoholic beverages are sealed in special bags and are only allowed to be opened once you have departed.

  • What’s the weather like in Kuala Lumpur?

    When planning your cheap flight to Kuala Lumpur, take rain into consideration, or you’ll be wishing you brought your galoshes. Malaysia’s placement near the equator generates hot and humid weather all year round, with heaps of driving rainfall. Daytime temperatures soar into the 90’s (Fahrenheit) – and average in the low 80’s, with and nights fall only to the 70’s, with regular humidity reaching 90 percent on a daily basis. Rain comes in all forms, spanning from quick and refreshing showers, which is most common, to drowning monsoons in the months between October/November and March/February, which is the monsoon season. Torrential downpours and strong winds in the winter are supplemented by the bone-dry months of June and July, as well as August.

  • When is the best time to fly to Kuala Lumpur?

    Kuala Lumpur is a feast for the senses. Visitors taking flights to Kuala Lumpur will experience a dizzying mix of architectural styles – both modern and historical – and the excellent range of food, inspired by the culturally diverse inhabitants of this bustling metropolis, including Malay, Chinese, Indian, all of which have inhabited the city over the years. Kuala Lumpur is home of the Malaysian parliament and the official residence of the Malaysian King is located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia). Here are some details on when the best time to fly to this beautiful city is, and what periods you may want to avoid if you can. Peak Season: Travelers arriving on cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur at any time of year will encounter hot, humid weather, As the temperature stays steady in the 80’s (Fahrenheit) all year round. But the modern, air-conditioned buildings and retail stores make shopping a pleasant experience. Bukit Bintang, Central Market, Chinatown and Little India are also popular areas for shoppers to pick up bargains and souvenirs.  To experience the city at its fullest, book your flight to Kuala Lumpur when the crowds roll in, so you’re sure to see the town at its ultimate capacity. Malaysians crowd the city during school vacations in early April, early August, and mid-November to early January, and these are the peak periods. Thaipusam, a key Hindu festival, is dedicated as a celebration of Thanksgiving to Lord Subramaniam. The festival is held on the tenth month of the Hindu calendar which falls between mid-January to mid-February. Thaipusam is celebrated by many including the Hindu individuals of South India and the Tamil-speaking Hindu communities throughout Malaysia. During the ceremony, parades and rituals take place throughout the whole country, with the most famous ceremonial acts performing at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, which sees over one million people gather each year. Travelers and locals gather to soak up the memorizing colors, noise and activities of Thaipusam. Most hotels will be full during this period, so make sure you book your flight to Kuala Lumpur and accommodations in advance. This will also allow you to take advantage of possible cheap flight deals and avoid disappointment. Additionally, because June and July are the driest months, they also provide the perfect opportunity to walk around the city. Off Season: With its year-round, uniform climate, an off-season here doesn’t really exist, though it does have a monsoon season from November to February which heralds torrential downpours and strong winds along the east coast. March and April can also be quite wet as well. Although it can rain at any time of year, many visitors prefer to avoid the wetter months, as it makes for crowded, clammy public transportation. To be as discerning as possible, book cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur before or after these periods. While some Muslim countries might note Ramadan as an off season, Kuala Lumpur is rather liberal, so most businesses will still be open and ready for customers. The closest you get to an actual low season are the holiday weekends when many city dwellers head for the beaches. Take advantage and search for cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur and stay in some of the cheapest 5-star hotels in the world.

  • How long is the flight to Kuala Lumpur?

    Flights from the U.S. require a stopover, typically in a European or Asian airport, so the flight time can vary according to the length of the layover. You can expect a flights from New York to Kuala Lumpur to take twenty-two hours or more, a flight from Los Angeles can take from twenty-one hours and a flight from Houston can take around twenty-three hours.

  • Which airlines fly to Kuala Lumpur?

    Several major U.S. airlines fly into Kuala Lumpur including United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue Airways. Middle Eastern and Asian carriers that fly in and out of the airport include All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Etihad.

  • What should you pack for a flight to Kuala Lumpur?

    Kuala Lumpur is hot and humid year round with frequent bouts of heavy rain, especially in October and November. June, July and August are the drier months. Daytime temperatures are regularly in the 90’s (Fahrenheit) and drop to the 70’s at night, offering little respite. Take comfortable, preferably waterproof, shoes, an umbrella and light cotton or linen clothing. This bustling city is mostly Muslim so the general advice is to wear pants. Women should avoid very short shorts and skirts, crop tops, and low cut necklines. If visiting temples and mosques is part of your plan, be sure to dress conservatively and take a scarf to cover your shoulders. Men should wear shirts with sleeves.

  • What are some things to do in Kuala Lumpur?

    The number one attraction on most first-time visitors’ list is the futuristic Petronas Towers. To avoid waiting in line, buy tickets in advance for the forty-five-minute tour that includes the dizzying walk across the Skybridge on the 41st floor that connects these shiny stainless steel twin towers, and a trip to the observation deck on the 86th floor. For a compete contrast, step back in time with a free guided walking tour of Kampung Baru, a traditional Malay village of charming wood houses set right in the center of this modern city. Dress conservatively out of respect for the inhabitants and enjoy visiting the traditional shops and sampling some delicious street food. Take a tour of Chinatown and visit Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, Kuala Lumpur’s oldest Chinese Temple to see the beautiful carved panels and to have your fortune told. Rattle a pot of sticks until one falls out and find the paper slip that matches the number on the stick. Temple staff translate your “fortune” for a small fee. To experience the greener side of this busy metropolis, head to the Lake Gardens, officially known as the Perdana Botanical Gardens. Be sure to call in at the nearby Butterfly Reserve where you can get close to some of Malaysia’s largest and most colorful insects. If you’re feeling sufficiently brave, check out the Bug Gallery with its displays of giant centipedes and spiders. If you’re feeling hungry, climb up to the top level of the carpark overlooking the Gardens where celebrity chef Ismail’s restaurant Rebung serves up a filling feast of homestyle Malay food. To experience shopping like a local, visit the Bazaar Baru Market. Immerse yourself in visual delights and the heady aromas, as you wander past stalls heavy with exotic fruits, fresh meats and spices, and racks of clothing, while vendors shout out their prices. Pick up a memento of your trip and gifts for family and friends.

  • What does KUL mean?

    Great question - KUL just means Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport. Now you’ll know what this unique code and ones like it mean when you look for flights! This flight destination has multiple associated airports, so we think it might be helpful to learn the name and codes of them as well. They are Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport (SZB), Malacca Batu Berendum Airport (MKZ).

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Kuala Lumpur if I am willing to have layovers?

    Yes, flights with layovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Kuala Lumpur on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Kuala Lumpur?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Philippine Airlines is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Kuala Lumpur.

  • How much is a round-trip flight to Kuala Lumpur?

    A round-trip flight to Kuala Lumpur will typically cost around $27, however they can be found for as little as $20.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Kuala Lumpur depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Kuala Lumpur, Denver Intl offers the quickest one-way flight (3 hours 45 minutes).

  • Does Kuala Lumpur Intl have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Kuala Lumpur Intl can take advantage of the rental car services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Kuala Lumpur Intl?

    Yes. Kuala Lumpur Intl has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Plaza Premium Lounge Klia 2 is the closest property to Kuala Lumpur Intl (0.0 mi away from Kuala Lumpur Intl).

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