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Flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is the place to start a holiday in the country. It has an interesting mix of modernity with traditional charm from towering skyscrapers to colonial architectural buildings dotted throughout the city.

Kuala Lumpur is served by two main airports:

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) – Malaysia’s primary airport and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia, the airport is located 45 kilometres from the city centre. A taxi ride from the airport to town would take approximately 45 minutes and cost between MYR90-110. Many airlines operate from this airport including Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, AirAsia, SilkAir and Jetstar Asia.
  • Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB) – Also known as Sabang Airport or Subang Skypark, the airport is located 20 kilometres from the city centre. A taxi from the airport to the city centre would cost around MYR24-60 with the journey taking approximately 19 minutes. Airlines that operate out of this airport include Firefly, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines.

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Best Time to Visit Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a year-round destination with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. Expect humidity to be high most of the year with occasional rain showers and sometimes strong but usually quick downpours of rain.

The best to visit Kuala Lumpur would be between the months of April to early October. This period is drier and lower in humidity making it a tolerable time to visit for those not used to the tropical climate. However, June through August is considered to be the peak travel period so flights and accommodation may be on the higher end. September and October would be cheaper months to visit as it is the low season for travel.

If you are looking for a better deal, travelling towards the end of January through February, while may be rainy, can still be worthwhile as some key events are happening during this period such as the Chinese New Year and Thaipusam, a Hindu festival.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

There are many things to do and places to see in Kuala Lumpur, here a few of the highly recommended spots:

  • Petronas Twin Towers – The very iconic structure in the city’s skyline, they are twin skyscrapers once holding the distinction of being the world’s tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004. It is still the world’s tallest twin towers.
  • Batu Caves – One of the most popular Hindu shrines located outside India, it is a network of caves and cave temples located in a limestone hill. It is the pivotal point of Thaipusam.
  • Aquaria KLCC – An oceanarium located underneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, it features over 5,000 land and aquatic animals across 250 different species.

If you fancy a short trip outside Kuala Lumpur, some of the best destinations include Genting Highlands which is a hilltop resort and theme park or go Putrajaya which is the administrative centre of Malaysia. You can read more about road trips from Kuala Lumpur here.

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