Cheap flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur

Flight information Sydney to Kuala Lumpur

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Average flight time, total distance 6611 kilometres

8h 35min

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Malaysia Airlines

Kuala Lumpur International and Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Azziz Shah

2 airports

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Direct flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur

Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines and SriLankan Airlines operate direct flights to Kuala Lumpur (KL) from Sydney.

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A variety of other airlines also operate indirect flights from Sydney to KL. This list includes Jetstar, Scoot, Virgin Australia, Cathay Pacific and Emirates. To find and book the cheapest flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur, you would be wise to sign up to Skyscanner’s price alerts.

Sydney Airport (SYDA) information

Getting there

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is the airport that operates passenger flights to and from the city of Sydney, and is one of the busiest airports in the country. It is located around 8kms from the CBD, and can be reached in taxis, buses, the train (the AirportLink service runs regularly), or you might prefer to drive yourself to the airport and park on site.

Terminal information

On the day of your flight to Kuala Lumpur from Sydney, you should head to the international terminal of the airport. Within the building you find a wide array of services to utilise, including many shops and restaurants, plus a post office and free Wi-Fi.

The airfare you purchase may take you to one of two airports in Kuala Lumpur. There is the main Kuala Lumpur International Airport, or the closer-to-the-city Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. Both airports also provide a wide variety of facilities for passengers to enjoy, such as restaurants, retail stores, spas and banks.

Kuala Lumpur information

Time difference from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is two hours behind Sydney so you will need to wind your watch back once you arrive in Malaysia.


In Kuala Lumpur, you’ll generally find the weather much more humid than Perth, with high temperatures all year round, plus some monsoon seasons. If you prefer more settled weather, try to visit the bustling Malaysian city sometime from May to July.

Expect to pay

Kuala Lumpur tends to be a tad more affordable than Sydney. For example, the average cost of a regular coffee in Sydney is $3.75, while in Kuala Lumpur it’s $3.69.

Transportation to city centre

You will be able to catch a taxi from either of the airports in Kuala Lumpur, with costs varying according to which airport you depart from. Distance wise, Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the furthest distance from the CBD, at about 60km away, while Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is much closer, at only approximately 30kms from the centre of the city. Alternative transport options include buses, trains, rental cars and airport transfers.

Mode of payment

Both cash (the Malaysian ringgit) and cards (credit and debit) are widely accepted throughout Kuala Lumpur.

Check out this page for more details about flying into Kuala Lumpur.

Please note: all information is correct as of May 2016.

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