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Flight information Kuala Lumpur to Kuching

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Average flight time, total distance 983 kilometres

1h 35min

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1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Kuching: Kuching.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching is RM143. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
1h 35min is the average flight time from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching.
There are 7 airlines who fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching.
As of January, there are 185 flights per week flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching.

Flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching

Kuching is the capital and the most popular city in Sarawak with a population of just over 300,000 people. It is a major food destination for tourist and has become extremely popular in its recent years for their Rainforest World Music Festival held at Sarawak Cultural Village every July.

Kuching is served by one airport, Kuching International Airport (KCH). A KL to Kuching flight takes approximately an hour and 45 minutes.

Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Kuching International Airport (KCH)

Budget airlines AirAsia, Thai Lion Air and Firefly all serve a KL to Kuching direct flight. Travellers who prefer to fly with full-fledged airlines may opt to take Malindo Airways or Malaysia Airlines.

Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Kuching International Airport (KCH)

There are no direct flights serving the KL to Kuching route. Passengers wanting to fly out from Kuala Lumpur SZB to Kuching International Airport will be required to interchange airports at least once.

Departure from Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Getting to the airport for your Kuala Lumpur to Kuching flight via the KLIA Express train is the easiest and most convenient mode of transportation. The train departs from KL Sentral and has a journey time of 30 minutes, costing only RM55 per way. With complimentary WiFi on-board, passengers are able to sit back and enjoy their hassle-free ride straight to the airport.

There is also an option of taking the KL Airport bus or Skybus to get to the airport for your KL to Kuching flight which will cost RM10 per way. The bus also departs from KL Sentral and the journey time will take a minimum of 45 minutes depending on traffic.

Alternatively, for a more door-to-door service from KL city to the airport for your Kuala Lumpur to Kuching flight, we recommend pre-booking a private or shared airport transfer.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport information

Once obtaining the cheapest airfare from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching, passengers should check which terminal their flight departs from. Kuala Lumpur International airport has two terminals, KLIA which is the main terminal for both domestic and international flights and KLIA2, a terminal solely for AirAsia flights. There is a free shuttle bus provided for those required to travel from one terminal to the other. T

Both terminals have plenty of eateries and duty-free shops for you to enjoy while waiting for your KL to Kuching flight. Complimentary WiFi is available in most public areas offered for passengers. Prayer rooms are available in both terminals if required as well.

Arrival at Kuching International Airport (KCH)

Upon arriving from KL to Kuching, the fastest and most convenient mode of transportation to Kuching city from the airport is via a pre-arranged private or shared airport transfer or using the public taxi. Buying a taxi coupon at the arrival hall will cost a maximum of RM30 depending on where your hotel is located with a journey time of 15 - 20 minutes. Unfortunately, there is no public bus service operating from the airport to the Kuching city centre anymore due to the lack of customers.

Kuching International Airport (KCH) Information

Kuching Airport is a fairly small airport with only one terminal. The terminal is divided into three floors for arrivals, departures and immigration with baggage claims. Despite being an International airport and having one of the busiest airports in Malaysia, there is a small variety of duty-free shops and dining options available. There are also no 24-hours restaurants or convenience shops available for travellers arriving late. For the muslim travellers, prayer room is available in the airport if required.

Kuching Recommendations

Once securing the cheapest airfare from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching through Skyscanner, here is a budget guide on how to explore Kuching with less than RM185 a day! When in Kuching, travellers should also try Sarawak Laksa (a unique creamy soup broth with noodles, chicken and prawn) and Paku Midin (known as the queen of the jungle ferns in Sarawak). These are not to be missed especially coming all the way from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching!

Useful Kuching Travel Information

What is the time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Kuching?

There is no time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Kuching.

What is the weather like in Kuching?

Kuching has an average temperature of 28°c all year round.

What is the currency and exchange rate for Kuching?

Kuala Lumpur and Kuching both use Malaysian Ringgit (RM).

What is the average cost of a hotel room in Kuching?

The average room rate in Kuching is RM150 – RM250 per night.

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Information is accurate as of 04 October 2018

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.