Flights from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur

Flight information Kuching to Kuala Lumpur

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Average flight time, total distance 983 kilometres

1h 35min

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Kuala Lumpur International and Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Azziz Shah

2 airports

Airlines that fly from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur

There are at least 21 direct flights per day leaving Kuching to the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The flights leave through Kuching International Airport, arriving to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The services are provided by three airlines, including Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, and Malindo Air. Malaysia Airlines regularly flies the route with at least eight flights at any given day, with the earliest flight leaving at 5:35 in the morning, and the latest flight leaving at 9:35 in the evening. AirAsia meanwhile has at least 10 flights daily, with the earliest flight leaving 7:00 in the morning, and the latest flight leaving at 10:20 in the evening. Lastly, Malindo Air flies the route twice daily, with the first flight leaving at 9:35 in the morning and the second leaving at 6:35 in the evening. Several connecting flights are also offered by AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines via Johor Bahru, Sibu, or Singapore.

Terminal Information

Domestic flights from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur are accommodated through sole terminal of Kuching International Airport. The said single-storey terminal facility, which was originally built by the British some decades ago, has been expanded in the years that followed to cater to the increasing number of passengers in the area. Currently, AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, MASWings, Malindo Air, Silk Air, and Xpress Air are the only airlines that operate from the airport terminal. Other features of the terminal include well-appointed check-in counters, security desks, and passenger assistance desks, along with spacious waiting areas and lounges that can be used before flight departures.

In Kuala Lumpur, passengers will arrive at the impressive Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which is the main international airport of Malaysia. Flights from Kuching will either be landing through the Main Terminal of the airport (flights with Malaysia Airlines), or the low-cost terminal klia2 (flights with AirAsia and Malindo Air). All terminals of Kuala Lumpur International Airport have great transportation services that may bring travellers to the central business district. Some options include taxis and buses, car hire services, rail links, and even shuttles.

Practical Information

Local travellers who are flying the between Kuching and Kuala Lumpur should prepare at least one of their valid Picture IDs, which can be their national ID, office/work ID, school ID, social security ID, other government IDs with pictures, or passport, along with their flight confirmation details to be able to check-in and board the flight. Foreign passengers meanwhile will be asked for additional requirements when travelling the domestic route, including visa requirements, booking or flight confirmation, passport and valid picture IDs, and/or driver's licence if they are planning on renting vehicles in the area. Generally for domestic flights, passengers are advised to be at the airport at least an hour before scheduled departure time. Specific check-in and departure times can be confirmed with your respective airlines.

What to expect in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and most populous city in Malaysia. It covers an area of 243 square kilometres, and has an estimated population of about 1.6 million (2010 figures). Kuala Lumpur experiences a tropical rainforest climate, being protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia’s Sumatra Island in the west. It is typically warm and sunny here, with abundant rainfall especially during the north-eastern monsoon seasons between October and March. Temperatures have stuck in the same levels, with average lows of 23.8 degrees Celsius, average highs of 31.7 degrees Celsius, and daily mean temperatures of 27.8 degrees Celsius. Kuala Lumpur enjoys the same time zone as Kuching, as both cities belong to the same region. Local Kuala Lumpur prices though, are higher as compare to Kuching; this can be explained because Kuala Lumpur is the capital and thus the centre of all businesses and services.

This information is correct as of August 2015.

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