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Cheap flights to Malaysia

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$776Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from$823From Las Vegas to Malaysia
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to Malaysia

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Malaysia right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Malaysia at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Malaysia citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Entry restrictions

Malaysia has restricted entry to all travelers, except for citizens, permanent residents with a MyPR card, travelers and students with an approval from the Malaysian immigration, travelers with Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) permit, diplomats, embassy employees, and spouses or children of Malaysian nationals, who must have a sticker label visa in the passport specifically indicating this status. Holders of the following passes may apply for entry permission: “Residence Pass-Talent (RP-T) and their dependents, Employment Pass (Category EP I, II and III), Professional Visit Pass (PVP), Dependent Pass to expatriate for all categories, Long Term Social Visit Pass (LT-SVP) to expatriate for all categories, and Foreign Maid to expatriate for all categories. The nationwide Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Order 2021, previously in effect through March 31, 2021, has been extended through August 1, 2021. Additionally, certain states and districts with higher prevalence of COVID-19 are subject to Movement Control Orders (MCOs), Conditional Movement Control Orders (CMCOs), or Enhanced Movement Control Orders (EMCOs). Sabah is subject to an MCO through February 4. For additional information on traveling to Sabah, please consult with Sabah's state authorities. All districts in Sarawak are subject to a CMCO through February 14 except for Sibu, which is subject to an MCO through February 14. For additional information on traveling to Sarawak, please consult with Sarawak's state authorities.

Entry requirements

Travelers must have a formal written approval from the Malaysian Government before attempting to enter Malaysia. Malaysian immigration operates a consolidated portal called My Travel Pass for most categories of pass holders to request permission to enter. Travelers with a Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) permit must have a return approval and may also be requested from immigration via My Travel Pass. International students must have a written approval from immigration applied at Education Malaysia website Airline crew must have their names listed on the General Declaration.

Quarantine requirements

All arriving travelers will be tested on arrival, and are subject to a mandatory quarantine requirement in a government facility. All costs for the quarantine are borne by the traveler. Travelers will be required to download the MySejahtera application and will be issued a wristband for identification and monitoring by the authorities during their quarantine period. Travelers presenting the results of a negative RT-PCR test undertaken within 72 hours of their departure to Malaysia must quarantine for 7 days upon arrival. An additional COVID-19 test will be undertaken on the 5th day of quarantine. Travelers not presenting the results of a negative RT-PCR test will be tested upon arrival and must quarantine for 10 days with an additional COVID-19 test on the 8th day of quarantine.

Transiting rules

Travelers may not transfer from international flights to domestic flights, except for Malaysian nationals who are traveling to Sabah or Sarawak. Foreigners may not enter Sabah without prior approval, which must be requested in advance from the Sabah State Secretary (Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sabah) at crisis@sabah.gov.my.

All other info

US citizens currently in possession of a 90-day tourist visa or "Social Visit Pass" should prepare to depart Malaysia before April 21, 2021. Those who do not do so may be subject to strict penalties including immigration detention and fines. Holders of other visa types should contact immigration and inform themselves of further measures for their specific case here.

If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.
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When is the best time to book a flight to Malaysia?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Malaysia, you should look to book at least 46 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Malaysia?

The cheapest day to fly to Malaysia is usually Friday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Malaysia?

Malaysia flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight at noon will likely mean higher prices.

If there’s one common theme on your flight to Malaysia it’s the variety of people traveling to this Asian country. Malaysia is home to many different races and ethnicities and because of this, there is something for everyone. If history, culture, food, nature or adventure is your bag, you’ll find in Malaysia. Surprisingly, with all Malaysia has to offer, it’s not a highly toured country so those travelers booking Malaysia flights and vacations will find a lot of unexplored land. In fact, many people travel to Malaysia to take advantage of its lush forests and parks, luxury resorts on white sand beaches, and some of the best shopping and cuisine in Southeast Asia.

What you won’t find when your flight to Malaysia arrives are typical 21st century lifestyles. Sure, the capital of Kuala Lumpur is the destination starting point for most flights to Malaysia and it’s been modernized to fit the needs of travelers and tourists, but Malaysia as a whole is uncomplicated and simplistic.

Book a flight to Malaysia to see beauty in its most natural form.

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How long is the flight to Malaysia from USA?

The length of a flight into Malaysia from the USA can vary based on what city a traveler wants to end up in, as well as where they leave from. When leaving San Francisco to reach Kuala Lumpur, the quickest flights are about 18h 25m, while the longer flights can take up to 44h 15m. George Town is another common destination and those visiting form Chicago will get there in 23h 45m with the quickest flights, while longer flights can take 43h 50m. Going to Kuantan from Los Angeles is another option that takes anywhere from 21h 25m all the way to 51h 55m.

Which cities offer direct flights to Malaysia?

Unfortunately, there are currently no direct, nonstop flights into Malaysia from the United States. However, Malaysia flight deals can be found on stopover flights into various cities including Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, and George Town. Passengers taking a trip from Chicago to George Town can expect to make at least one stop in locations like Chengdu, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, or Los Angeles. When traveling to Kuala Lumpur from San Francisco, some of the stopover options include Manila, Tokyo, Hong Kong, or Shanghai. Travelers can also reach this city from Ontario with stops in Taipei, Cambodia, or Ho Chi Minh City.

What is the best way to travel around Malaysia?

Travelers going to Malaysia have several options for getting around the country. Flights are a common choice with domestic flights available to Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. Some of the best domestic airlines are Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, and Firefly. Taxis in Malaysia are another option and most are metered but you may need to negotiate a fare at some times of the day. There are also many bus companies in the area like Aeroline and Transnational. For travel in the city of Kuala Lumpur, light rail, monorail, and buses are availed. Some of the other large cities also have public transport systems.

What are some things to do in Malaysia?

For an exploration of the outdoors, the islands of Perhentian Kecil and Perhentian Besar are a popular location to explore. The islands feature white beaches, coral reefs, and clear waters in a laidback atmosphere. Kuala Lumpur is another great place to spend time for those who enjoy dining. The street food includes Malay, Chinese, and Indian options while there is also a wide selection of restaurants to visit. Another place to visit is Kota Bharu, which is known for its night market, traditional kites, and shadow puppets. This city hosts Puja Umur in March and April while the Kite Festival is ink June.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Malaysia?

Travelers from the United States going to Malaysia must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of their arrival. However, there is no need to have a visa to make the trip. What travelers will need is a return ticket in order to visit.

How popular are flights to Malaysia this year?

Malaysia flights are currently seeing a 85% decrease in searches when contrasted with this time last year.

What is the climate like in Malaysia?

Malaysia has a typical tropical climate with an average temperature of 86 F and little seasonal change. The rainy season lasts from the end of October, when the monsoons arrive, until the beginning of May.

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When is the best time to fly to Malaysia?

Whether you’re spending a rowdy night out in Kuala Lumpur or relaxing on the beaches of southern Malaysia, there’s no wrong time to book your flight to Malaysia.

Peak Season:

Malaysia cheap flights are scarce from May until October, when the monsoons subside and Malaysia lays sun-soaked in the tropical heat.

Off-Peak Season: Monsoon season lasts from the middle of October through the beginning of April. Though the rain tends to drive tourists away, this half of the year is when you’ll find cheap flights to Malaysia. Malaysia hosts a variety of festivals throughout monsoon season to make up for the dreary weather, including Thaipusam, a vibrant Hindu procession in January; Chinese New Year celebrations in February, the Langkawi Water Festival in April.

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What is the best way to travel around Malaysia?

As a popular destination for foreign tourists, Malaysia has honed its network of air-conditioned busses to service all states in Peninsular Malaysia. The schedules are dependable, the rates are reasonable and the seating onboard is comfortable, making travel within Malaysia easily manageable for out-of-towners who aren’t ready to rent a car and drive around the country themselves.  If you do happen to crave a little road time after your flight to Malaysia, keep in mind that Malaysians drive on the left side of the road and that an international driving license is required of all foreign tourists. The following chart gives approximate journey times from Kuala Lumpur (in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in Malaysia.

Air Road Rail
Penang 0.45 5.00 9.30
Alor Setar 0.45 7.00 7.30
Johor Bahru 0.35 3.00 6.00
Singapore 0.45 6.00 7.00

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What is good to know if travelling to Malaysia?

  • If your Malaysia flight touches down in Kuala Lumpur, spend at least a few days meandering through the energetic Malaysian capital city. A wide array of architectural wonder provides a feast for the eyes. Spend the cash you saved on a cheap flight to Malaysia on souvenirs in the art-deco buildings of the Central Market, where you can find gorgeous batik prints, or gaze at the top of the world-renowned Petronas Twin Towers, which stand over the city at a whopping 88 stories.
  • Get your feet wet after your flight to Malaysia touches down with a trip to the beach! The Langkawi Archipelago offers some of the most sought-after resorts in Southeast Asia, with coral reefs, pristine waters and immaculate beaches.
  • The island of Borneo is divided and governed by three different countries, and Malaysi’’s territory consists of the provinces of Sabah and Sarawak. Both regions have hordes of tourists booking flights to Malaysia for a chance to surround themselves with the natural beauty of Borneo’s ancient rainforests, and scuba enthusiasts from around the world head to Sipadan Island for a glimpse at rare sea turtles and schools of barracuda amid breathtaking coral gardens.
  • Malaysia’s history as a British colony is present in modern day Kuala Lumpur. Merdeka Square, home to the world’s largest flagpole at 328 feet, was built to commemorate Malaysian independence in 1957, and the well-preserved examples of British architecture can be spotted throughout the city. Lake Gardens will provide you with a relaxing retreat after your flight to Malaysia as it did for British administrators throughout the colonial period. The massive expanse of Lake Gardens overflows with a variety of native foliage that stun the senses, and photographers will have a field day shooting the serene surroundings.

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