Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

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The best prices from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur are usually found in March or April, booked 47 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to KUL flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Kuala Lumpur flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kuala Lumpur.
CHI - MY1
Price
$743 - $1,435
MY1
Temperature
89.6 - 93.2 °F
MY1
Rainfall
5.5 - 13.1 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 37% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$743

From Chicago to Kuala Lumpur

One-way from

$559

One-way flight from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur?

Wednesday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Kuala Lumpur.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 46 days in advance, which can save you up to 66% on flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 46 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,033. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,282.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur?

Flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $619.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur (CHI - MY1)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 28% on flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CHI to KUL flights for May, June
14 Jun - 29 Jun
$672pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Jun - 16 Jun
$846pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ANA
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
ANA
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 May - 24 May
$850pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Kuala Lumpur 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur from Chicago found for this year
15 Sep - 9 Oct
$671pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Jul - 18 Jul
$672pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Jul - 14 Jul
$701pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur

Late deals on round-trip flights to Kuala Lumpur from Chicago, departing today and this week
22 May - 2 Jun
$893pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ANA
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
ANA
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 May - 23 Jun
$897pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ANA
   
2 STOPS
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
ANA
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 May - 23 Jun
$907pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
ANA
   
2 STOPS
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
ANA
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Kuala Lumpur from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur
1:25 pm - 8:50 am
Singapore Airlines
3 Stops
29h 25m
ORD - KUL
Singapore Airlines
$559
Singapore Airlines
7:30 pm - 10:30 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
25h 00m
ORD - KUL
Qatar Airways
$597
qatarairways.com
2:15 am - 1:45 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
33h 30m
ORD - KUL
United Airlines
$608
United

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Kuala Lumpur

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Kuala Lumpur for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. ANA, EVA Air, and Qatar Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like ANA with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just $671, but on average you can expect to pay $768.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur for under $700 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur within the next 7 days for less than $900.

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Kuala Lumpur?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 93 °F on average in the month of March. The temperature in Kuala Lumpur is typically hotter than in Chicago. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur?

ANA, Qatar Airways, and Etihad Airways can get you from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur in just under 23h. Your travel time can differ by up to 5h 20m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur round-trip?

Flying on Etihad Airways is currently your cheapest option to Kuala Lumpur, with prices starting at $671. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Turkish Airlines and ANA, with the lowest prices starting at $810 and $846, respectively. Users have found that Etihad Airways is 25% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur one-way?

$517 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Qatar Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Singapore Airlines and United Airlines, with prices starting from $522 and $599, respectively.

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Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = RM 4.13
Average temperature for May in Kuala Lumpur
91.4 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Kuala Lumpur
7.3 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Intl (KUL)
Subang (SZB)

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
China Eastern
$514 $667 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

ANA
$506 $810 No cancel fee 80%
EVA Air
$623 $854 No cancel fee 74%
United Airlines
$489 $874 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$626 $892 No cancel fee 71%
Japan Airlines
$747 $929 No cancel fee 79%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Japan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Qatar Airways
$754 $994 No cancel fee 68%
Cathay Pacific
$793 $1,029 No cancel fee 72%
Etihad Airways
$580 $1,175 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$796 $1,229 No cancel fee N/A
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