Cheap flights from Penang to Kuching

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Flight information Penang to Kuching

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airline


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 1196 kilometres

1h 55min

Most popular airline last month



1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There's one airport in Kuching: Kuching.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Penang to Kuching is RM225. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
1h 55min is the average flight time from Penang to Kuching.
There is one airline that flies direct from Penang to Kuching.
As of January, there are 15 flights per week flying from Penang to Kuching.

Flying from Penang to Kuching

Kuching has a population of just over 300,000 people and is the capital and most popular city in Sarawak. Not only is it a major food destination for tourist in Malaysia, it has also become extremely popular in the recent years for its Rainforest World Music Festival held in the Sarawak Cultural Village every July.

The city is served by Kuching International Airport (KCH). Penang to Kuching flights take only 2 hours.

Airlines that fly from Penang International Airport (PEN) to Kuching International Airport (KCH)

AirAsia is a good airline serving a direct route to Kuching with reasonable fares. Other airlines that serve the Penang to Kuching route with a minimum of one layover are Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines.

Departure from Penang International Airport

Getting to the airport for your Penang to Kuching cheap flight via public taxi or a pre-arranged private airport transfer from Skyscanner is the fastest and most convenient way. A taxi fare will cost travellers approximately RM40 if departing from Georgetown and RM80 from Batu Ferringhi. The journey should take around 35 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

Alternatively, for those on a tighter budget, you can take the Rapid Penang Bus leaving from Komtar Shopping Centre in George Town. A one-way ticket will cost RM3 with an average duration of 45 minutes.

Penang International Airport information

Penang International Airport is a single terminal building located 16km away from George Town. Choices for dining and eateries are limited. We thus recommend that you grab a bite before heading to the airport. Complimentary WiFi is available in most public areas along with a prayer room.

Arrival at Kuching International Airport (KCH)

Upon arrival from your Penang to Kuching flights, the only mode of transportation available is either via a public taxi or a pre-arranged private or shared airport transfer from Skyscanner. It is recommended for travellers to buy a taxi coupon at the arrival hall when arriving from your cheap flight from Penang to Kuching. Taking a taxi will cost at most RM30 depending on where your accommodation is located. A journey time of 15 - 20 minutes should be expected depending on traffic conditions.

Kuching International Airport (KCH) Information

Kuching Airport is a single building terminal divided into three floors dedicated to arrivals, departures and immigration with baggage claims. There is only a small variety of duty-free shops and dining options available. Travellers arriving on late flights should note that there are no 24-hour eateries or convenience stores available. Complimentary WiFi and a prayer room is available in the airport.

Kuching Recommendations

Once you secure your cheap airfare from Penang to Kuching with Skyscanner, here is a budget guide on how to explore Kuching with less than RM185 a day! When visiting this popular food destination, must try food items include 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).

Useful Kuching Travel Information

What is the time difference between Penang and Kuching?

There is no time difference between Penang and Kuching.

What is the weather like in Kuching?

Kuching has an average temperature of 30°C all year round. Travellers planning a trip from Penang to Kuching should take note that the city’s rainy season is between the months of November - January.

What is the currency and exchange rate for Kuching?

Penang and Kuching both use Malaysian Ringgit (RM).

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

The average room rate ranges between RM150 - RM320 per night. Skyscanner not only helps travellers search for cheap flights from Penang to Kuching but also for hotel room deals in Kuching.

How to find cheap flights from Penang to Kuching with Skyscanner

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Information is accurate as of 14 December 2018

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