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There are 6 ways to get from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  11h 39m

  1. Fly from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) AUH - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 1654 - RM 2490

Cheapest option

Bus to Dubai, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station to Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) DXB - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 823 - RM 1619

4 alternative options

Bus, Metro to Sharjah, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  13h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station to Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop
  2. Take the Metro from Ibn Battuta Mall to Rashidiya
  3. Fly from Sharjah (SHJ) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) SHJ - KUL
  4. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 1034 - RM 1544

Drive to Doha, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  15h 17m

  1. Drive from Abu Dhabi to Doha
  2. Fly from Doha (DOH) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) DOH - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 1460 - RM 2643

Fly Abu Dhabi to Kuantan, bus  •  18h 50m

  1. Fly from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Kuantan (KUA) AUH - KUA
  2. Take the bus from UMP Gambang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur

RM 1875 - RM 2703

Drive  •  5 days 20h

  1. Drive from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur 10593.5 km

RM 2100 - RM 3100

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur is to bus and fly and train which costs AED 700 - AED 1400 and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs AED 1400 - AED 2200 and takes 11h 39m.

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The distance between Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur is 5594 km. The road distance is 10593.5 km.

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It takes approximately 11h 39m to get from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Abu Dhabi Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 7h 15m.

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Kuala Lumpur is 4h ahead of Abu Dhabi. It is currently 5:13 PM in Abu Dhabi and 9:13 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

Yes, the driving distance between Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur is 10593 km. It takes approximately 5 days 20h to drive from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur.

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Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, SriLankan Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Abu Dhabi Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 3807+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 5593.6 km
  • Duration: 11h 39m

What companies run services between Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur. However, you can take the bus to Mussafah, 16th, take the bus to Abu Dhabi International Airport T1, take the walk to Abu Dhabi airport, fly to Kuala Lumpur, take the walk to Klia T1, then take the train to Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop, take the walk to Ibn Battuta Mall, take the Metro to Airport Terminal 3, take the walk to Dubai airport, fly to Kuala Lumpur, take the walk to Klia T1, then take the train to Kuala Lumpur.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 2400
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2800
Flights from Doha to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 6000
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 2600
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 2800
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuantan via Muscat, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 4000
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuantan via Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3100
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur via Muscat
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 3700
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Muscat
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 2600
Flights from Doha to Kuala Lumpur via Muscat
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 3800
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuantan via Muscat, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 4000
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur via Colombo
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 4100
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Colombo
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 2900
Flights from Doha to Kuala Lumpur via Colombo
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 4300
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Madras
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 1500
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 1500
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Delhi
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 800 - RM 1600
Flights from Doha to Kuala Lumpur via Delhi
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 2400
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur via Medina
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 4200
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 4200
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2900
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2800
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Doha to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 2000 - RM 6000
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 2400
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur via Colombo
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 4100
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur via Manama
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 4400
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Manama
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3100
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 950 - RM 2300
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuantan via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 2700
Air Arabia
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Sharjah to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 2300
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2100
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 2100
US-Bangla
Website
us-banglaairlines.com
Flights from Doha to Kuala Lumpur via Dhaka
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 5500
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuantan via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1900 - RM 2700
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuantan via Kochi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 4200
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Bus operators
Dubai RTA Bus
Phone
9090800
Website
rta.ae
Bus from Abu Dhabi, Central Bus Station to Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
RM 29 - RM 45
Schedules at
rta.ae
LA Holidays
Phone
+ 6012-389 5689
Email
general@laholidays.com.my
Website
laholidays.my
Bus from UMP Gambang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 24
Schedules at
laholidays.my
Etika Express
Phone
03-9287 7799
Email
etikadelta@yahoo.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from UMP Gambang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
plusliner.com.my
Bus from Universiti Malaysia Pahang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 26
Schedules at
plusliner.com.my
Book at
easybook.com

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